Hello NAB Teachers!
Welcome to Amino Labs, your source for engaging, beginner-friendly, student-led biotechnology resources and supplies that are in-class and remote-learning ready.
Students and teachers alike are loving how hands-on can be done safely at home or in school:
I was concerned in September that learning about synthetic biology online would deprive me of the hands-on experience characteristic of BIOE 44. Thankfully we were supplied with Amino Labs kits, making the work so much more meaningful. I want to thank you and your company for making that possible.-
Stanford University BioEngineering Student
The kids have really enjoyed doing the labs. The directions are simplified enough that it doesn’t require an hour of prep with words they have never heard like the Bio rad kits. I am so glad I discovered your company-it’s been the one highlight of this Covid filled year!!-
Scottsdale Unified School District High School teacher
Curious? Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Free Biotechnology Simulators
Virtual Bioengineer simulators allow students to learn and practice skills like building a DNA strand, making agar, streaking bacteria, creating competent cells and engineering them with DNA. The simulators are easy to use on desktop browsers and student understanding can be evaluated quickly using our online quizzes.
Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero Book
Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero: the beginner's guide to programming bacteria at home, school & in the classroom is perfect for students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to do genetic engineering and even participate in Science Fairs and the iGEM competition...on their own! Lesson guides available too.
Student-led experiment kits and equipment!
Amino Labs is a pioneer at student-led biotechnology learning. From our very inception at MIT Media Lab to today, we have always supported both home and school learners, no prior knowledge or lab necessary. That's why we can now offer the best remote-learning experiment kits and equipment.. that's what were made for!
Do you have questions, special requirements, or need to send in a PO?
Our website, book and beginner-friendly instructions include many resources! Here are few more examples:
- Practicing safe science: the genetic engineering hero's pledge, posters, a free lesson guide, quiz and more!
- Youtube follow-along videos and tutorials: build a DIY incubator, complete experiments while watching a scientist do them too, technical tips and some Genetic Engineering Heroes to meet.
- Instruction manuals: browse our illustrated, step by step instructions with a glossary at the end for those new technical terms.