Amino Labs in Education

At Amino Labs, our goal is to make teaching genetic engineering accessible, fun and affordable.

This means any teacher, regardless of research experience or on-site facilities can engage students with real-world hands-on experiments.

With the Amino Labs DNA Playground minilab and experiment kits,  students directly manipulate, observe and understand what happens during the engineering of bacteria while building fundamental skills.

Small groups can use the DNA Playgrounds, kits, online instructions and practice simulator to perform all experiments steps. This makes the DNA Playground ideal for in-class learning, after-school clubs and self-guided modules. 

View the available kits and starter pack

Our new and colorful 'just-in-time' learning textbook complements our engaging hands-on exercises with the necessary theory to truly understand genetic engineering. 

The content is laid out in easy-to-understand chapters that build on each other, allowing the teacher to assign specific contents to different student groups or to different year groups. 

View the book content

Our Genetic Engineering and BioArt kits can be used in

Middle Schools

Teach the basics of DNA, cells and molecular biology. Through our hands-on exercises students will develop real world skills that complement the Canadian  and US curricula.

The crosscutting built-in to our hands-on exercises supports the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

High School

How does biology function and how is biology used in the biotechnology industry to make real products that impact our lives? Cross-cut biology, chemistry, math and even art class to offer a birds-eye view on how biology works and how it is used in society.

Teach Genetics, CRISPR-related bacterial engineering, biomanufacturing hands-on.


Equip your lab and students with personal minilabs complete with real-time sensing on multi-purpose stations as well as simple and robust reagent kit for learning or doing R&D. 

Our technology is leading a new wave of equipment that is personalized, non-communal, and has integrated sensors.  These are 21st century tools. 


The application of biology is no longer limited to science class. Your students can discover cutting-edge and simple to use tools at the service of art. Bio-art is a fast growing and influential segment that merges visual art with biology.

Students engineer cells to produce colour pigments that are then extracted and used to paint, draw, and stain fabrics or other materials.  

"Amino Labs makes it easy for students to see what is possible in the growing field of genetic engineering"

Michael Hirsch, Science Teacher, Acera School, MA, USA.

Watch the video below to see how and why Michael uses Amino Labs in his classroom

Easy to Implement

Simple-to-use and easy-to-implement genetic engineering equipment and kits require no prep time, no prior skills.

Increase 21st-century Scientific Literacy with intuitive all-in-one equipment, kits, simulators and instructions designed for students. Genetic engineering no longer requires prior knowledge or skills before being introduced in your classroom.

Engaging for all learners

Build on curiosity and creativity with transformative technology designed for independent and small groups.

With application-based kits, students engage with theory through ‘making with biology’. Students create pigments, smells and more using DNA programs and next-generation personalized lab equipment. These experiences crosscut over to chemistry, art, ethics

Real-World Content

Cutting-edge teachable content featuring real-world protocols and use cases, from engineering cells to manufacturing end-products.

Real-world activities based on industry and university research help students reach curriculum faster and develop key scientific skills, habits and knowledge. Includes free and interactive pre-assignment simulators to complement the hands-on exercises.

Bring Genetic Engineering to life in your grade 7+ classroom.

Curriculum and NGSS-linked

Middle School / High School

In Canada:









Grade 7-8

Interactions in the Environment, Cells,  

Grade 9 & 10

Sustainable Ecosystems, Sustainable Ecosystems and Human Activity 

Grade 11 & 12

Genetics, Sustainable Ecosystems, Molecular Genetics, Diversity of Living Things, Evolution, Cellular Diversity, Biochemistry, Diversity of Evolution, Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Metabolic Processes, Population Dynamics, Scientific Solutions to Contemporary Environmental Challenges

In the US




MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-2, MS-LS1-7, 

HS-LS1-1, HS-LS1-6, HS-LS3-1


Examples of curriculum and lessons for genetic engineering can be found at: 

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Contact us at  : 

Amino Labs Inc, 93005 RR 21-0, Lethbridge County, AB, T1J 5R1, Canada.