Class Starter Set : DNA Playgrounds™
- What's included
- Equipment Features
- Tech Specs
- Experiment Kit Features
- Ressources & Instructions
Start your class' journey into genetic engineering with the intuitive equipment and kit that enable engineering, growing and analyzing bacteria like the professional. This Class Starter Set has everything your class needs to do hands-on genetic engineering and develop students' scientific literacy skills, habits and knowledge while creating their own bacteria-made pigments.
The DNA playground starter set enables all students, beginners or advanced, to insert DNA programs into bacteria efficiently and without a mess. For teachers, students, and makers.
Are you an educator wanting to try it out yourself? with a few students? Try our DNA Playground-Teacher Tester Set.
Are you Young Scientist or Parent interested in learning at home? See our DNA Playground Starter set -Customizable!
The DNA Playground works with the Engineer-it Kit so that you can engineer bacteria to create colours, dyes, and more. It can be used in or outside the classroom, as a personal and engaging alternative to traditionally large, expensive, and complex lab equipment. DNA Playgrounds reduce genetic engineering class set-up and clean-up time from an hour+ to a few minutes. Get rid of messy ice and water!
- (2-4) DNA Playground: The easy-to-use ab for engineering and growing microorganisms. Each Playground can welcome 4 simultaneous experiements, and is recommended for 4 students at a time.
- (1) Engineer-it Kit, Group Size : all the ingredients needed to create an engineered organisms. Group kits gives your class 16 tries at Engineering the same DNA program into cell.
- Instructions : a manual with easy to understand vocabulary and step by step procedures and the online simulation experiment simulation to practice with, teach you fundamentals and guide you along the way.
|Self-contained system : No need to source and buy heated water baths, ice buckets and ice, incubator and thermometers. The DNA Playground is a playful collection of all the equipment you need to engineer and grow cells in petri dishes.|
|Compact : Easily perform bacterial transformations from the comfort of your desk.|
|Connected: DNA Playground has the option of being connected to the internet so you can monitor experiments while away.|
|Modular: DNA Playground is built knowing that students will want to try more advanced projects, like Bioproduction. In 2017, Brewer Station module will become available which simply plugs into DNA Playground and allows for Bioproduction.|
|Complements the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-2, MS-LS1-7& HS-LS1-1, HS-LS1-6, HS-LS3-1|
|Each DNA Playground can do up to 4 simultaneous transformations.|
The DNA Playground replaces the need for:
- Ice/Ice buckets
- Hot water bath
If you're an educator familiar with genetic engineer experiments, the DNA Playgrounds will empowered and engaged your students as they control and monitor the temperature stations via the touchscreen. If you're an educator who has never done genetic engineering before, these kits are designed for you. All you have to do is try, and you'll be pleasantly surprised with your life science skills!
Ships in 2-10 working days. DNA Playground colours may vary.
Dimensions 12 x 4 x 8 in
Weight: 1.4 Kg
Voltage: 110-250 V
Frequency: 50-60 Hz
Average power: 100 W
Peak power: 750 W
Temperature: 16 - 25 C
Humidity: 20 - 90 %
Altitude: 3,000 m
Network wifi: 802.11n (optional)
Touchscreen: 4.3 inch, capacitive
Tube Heating/Cooling Stations
Tube Cooling Station: 1 - 5 C
Tube Heating Station: 37/42 C
Temperature sensors (4):
Cold Tube Station (1), +/- 0.1 C @ 1 C
Heat shock station (1), +/- 0.1 C @ 42 C
|Engineer-it kits are a general experience that can be used as a hands-on activity to complement various modules from middle school, to high school. They allow for scaffolded learning and Engineer-it Kits are also used in technical colleges and universities.|
|Self-contained kit : No need to source and buy reagents, chemicals and consumables. The Engineer-it kit is a convenient collection of all that is needed to engineer and grow cells in petri dishes.|
|All reagents tubes are color-coded for ease of use and include illustrated, simple procedure.|
2 convenient formats:
Individual kit - 2 transformation tries, can be done by 1-2 people. (Sold separately)
Group kit - 16 transformation tries with 1 shared DNA program - can be done individually or in groups of 2.
Choose from one of 10 pigments :
Blue, Blueberry Blue, Violet, Orange, Teal, Purple
Fluorescent: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Raspberry Red
|All Engineer-it Kits are Biosafety Level 1 (BSL1), meaning they do not require any special containment in North America (you can do it at home, school, etc.). If you are outside of North America, some regulations may apply, please check with your local public health office.|
|Complements the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-5, MS-LS1-8, HS-LS1-1, HS-LS3-1, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5|