Amino Labs in Education
Empowering the next generation of scientists and innovators
At Amino Labs, our goal is to make genetic engineering accessible to everyone. This means teachers with no research experience or lab access, can also engage their students with real world hands on exercises.
Employers and universities look for real world experience when selecting new graduates. Amino Labs innovative Minilabs (DNA Playground & BioExplorer) and Wetware kits, allow students to directly observe and understand what is happening, while building real world skills.
Started as a research thesis at MIT, we are helping give rise to the next 99 million bioengineers, from the ages of 12 & up.
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).
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.
By choosing to teach with Amino Labs, educators make Scientific Literacy engaging and immersive, transforming the students of today into the innovators of tomorrow.
What educators think:
Student-friendly Genetic Engineering Kits are easy to implement and increase scientific literacy:
Intuitive instructions, equipment, and kit designs means genetic engineering no longer requires prior research experience to be introduced in the classroom. Set up your 32 student class in 10 minutes, with clean up just as fast.
Amino Labs’ transformative designs drive increased student engagement and understanding.
DNA Playgrounds and BioExporers with Engineer-it Kits, enable students to complete the entire exercise on their own. Unlike other kits where teachers prepare days in advance, the students are tasked with owning the entire process.
21ST CENTURY SKILLS
From the basics of growing and engineering cells to biomanufacturing products, Amino Labs’ kits feature real-world protocols and use-cases.
Real-world lab activities help students understand curriculum deeply, and develop key scientific literacy skills, habits and knowledge.
Amino Labs brings Genetic Engineering to life in your grade 8+ classroom.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Educators can pilot our kits by themselves or with a small group of students using the DNA Playground Starter Set, or jump into BioManufacturing with the BioExplorer Starter set.
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Classroom support coming soon
Our team is hard at work developing curriculum linked prompts, examples and provocations for learning that can be used in classrooms for Middle & High Schools.
Our Real-world lab activities with easy-to-follow instructions can be implemented with your existing plans for instruction or provide exciting independent learning opportunities for your students.
Curriculum and NGSS-linked -- Can be applied to:
Middle School / High School
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