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Amino Labs DIY genetic engineering kit & biotechnology kit, Smell-it kit enzymatic reactions - Learn genetic engineering skills while discovering biohacking, biotechnology, life science, DNA, what is an enzyme, enzymatic reactions with this STEM project kit, science kit, biohacking kit for home science, school science, makerspace, DIYbio, iGEM
Amino Labs DIY genetic engineering kit & biotechnology kit, Smell-it kit enzymatic reactions - Learn genetic engineering skills while discovering biohacking, biotechnology, life science, DNA, what is an enzyme, enzymatic reactions with this STEM project kit, science kit, biohacking kit for home science, school science, makerspace, DIYbio, iGEM
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Smell-It Kit™

Genetically engineer organisms to make overripe banana smell through enzyme reactions!

Discover the Smell-it Kit, a biotechnology education kit that lets you practice how to grow and engineering bacteria with a DNA program to express an enzyme derived from yeast that will catalyze a chemical reaction resulting in the smell of over-ripe bananas!

This is an all-in-one STEM project kit with no prior experience necessary though the previous completion of the Canvas kit, Engineer-it Kit, and Extract-it kit can be helpful and is suggested. A perfect step in your journey exploring the world of biotechnology, biohacking & genetic engineering. Compatible with Ch. 6 of  Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero book to learn what is an enzyme, what are enzymatic reactions, and how to use them in biotechnology, synthetic biology, and for your science fair projects. 

  1. Make selective & non-selective agar,
  2. pour Petri dishes,
  3. streak bacteria,
  4. make bacteria chemically competent,
  5. engineer bacteria using DNA plasmid (bacterial transformation),
  6. incubate,
  7. culture bacteria,
  8. create positive and negative controls,
  9. add substrate,
  10. incubate,
  11. smell/analyze results.

During this biotechnology experiment, you will learn what an enzyme is and how to use them to make with biology. 

colourful banana-smelling bacteria made with Amino Labs DIY genetic engineering kit & biotechnology kit, Smell-it kit enzymatic reactions - Learn genetic engineering skills while discovering biohacking, biotechnology, life science, DNA, what is an enzyme, enzymatic reactions with this STEM project kit, science kit, biohacking kit for home science, school science, makerspace, DIYbio, iGEM

Contents: 

  • (1) Smell-it Kit in Individual or Group size: Sterile water, 6cm Petri dish, LB agar, selection marker, ‘blank’ bacteria stab, transformation buffer, recovery media, positive control bacteria stab, DNA plasmid, reaction alcohol, streaking stencils, inactivation bag.
    • Individual Kits: An individual kit with all the ingredients needed for completing one entire science experience. Great for an individual or a small group.
    • Classroom/Group Kits: Four individually packaged kits with the needed ingredients to complete four entire science experiences. 1 shared resources bag containing the bacteria, DNA plasmid, and inactivation bags, which are shared between all participants. Great for the classroom, advanced AP biology, science fair projects, and iGEM teams.
  • Instructions: a manual with easy to understand vocabulary and step by step procedures and an online experiment simulation to practice with, teach you fundamentals, and guide you along the way. Available online. See the Resources tab for links!

The kit must be refrigerated upon arrival for longer shelf life.  

Necessary equipment: DNA Playground (home or large) or BioExplorer or 37 °C incubator + ice bucket + crushed ice + thermometer + hot water bath. 

Cleaning and safety supplies are not included. These supplies are latex or nitrile gloves, a chlorinated cleaner, or a solution of chlorinated bleach in a spray bottle. For more information about safety, set up and clean up, have a look at the instruction manual(s) for your kit or mini lab. 

  • Try the Engineer-it kit Virtual Bioengineer Simulator. - This is like the first part of the Blue-it kit experiment
  • Browse the Smell-it kit instructions
  • Get the Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero book - Chapter 2 is about setting up your laboratory equipment, and space. Chapter 6 is all about genetic engineering and enzymatic reactions with the Smell-it kit.
  • Are you a teacher? We have lesson guides for setting up your laboratory space & biotechnology/life science safety, and for growing & discovering and engineering E. Coli cells using the Engineer-it kit in class!

Experiment kit(s) ship in 1-10 working days. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us before or with your order # so that we can make it happen for you! ☺︎ 

The experiment kit(s) must be refrigerated upon arrival for a longer shelf life. 

 

 Overview

Genetically engineer organisms to make overripe banana smell through enzyme reactions!

Discover the Smell-it Kit, a biotechnology education kit that lets you practice how to grow and engineering bacteria with a DNA program to express an enzyme derived from yeast that will catalyze a chemical reaction resulting in the smell of over-ripe bananas!

This is an all-in-one STEM project kit with no prior experience necessary though the previous completion of the Canvas kit, Engineer-it Kit, and Extract-it kit can be helpful and is suggested. A perfect step in your journey exploring the world of biotechnology, biohacking & genetic engineering. Compatible with Ch. 6 of  Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero book to learn what is an enzyme, what are enzymatic reactions, and how to use them in biotechnology, synthetic biology, and for your science fair projects. 

In this kit, you will

  1. Make selective & non-selective agar,
  2. pour Petri dishes,
  3. streak bacteria,
  4. make bacteria chemically competent,
  5. engineer bacteria using DNA plasmid (bacterial transformation),
  6. incubate,
  7. culture bacteria,
  8. create positive and negative controls,
  9. add substrate,
  10. incubate,
  11. smell/analyze results.

During this biotechnology experiment, you will learn what an enzyme is and how to use them to make with biology. 

colourful banana-smelling bacteria made with Amino Labs DIY genetic engineering kit & biotechnology kit, Smell-it kit enzymatic reactions - Learn genetic engineering skills while discovering biohacking, biotechnology, life science, DNA, what is an enzyme, enzymatic reactions with this STEM project kit, science kit, biohacking kit for home science, school science, makerspace, DIYbio, iGEM

What's Included & what's required

Contents: 

  • (1) Smell-it Kit in Individual or Group size: Sterile water, 6cm Petri dish, LB agar, selection marker, ‘blank’ bacteria stab, transformation buffer, recovery media, positive control bacteria stab, DNA plasmid, reaction alcohol, streaking stencils, inactivation bag.
    • Individual Kits: An individual kit with all the ingredients needed for completing one entire science experience. Great for an individual or a small group.
    • Classroom/Group Kits: Four individually packaged kits with the needed ingredients to complete four entire science experiences. 1 shared resources bag containing the bacteria, DNA plasmid, and inactivation bags, which are shared between all participants. Great for the classroom, advanced AP biology, science fair projects, and iGEM teams.
  • Instructions: a manual with easy to understand vocabulary and step by step procedures and an online experiment simulation to practice with, teach you fundamentals, and guide you along the way. Available online. See the Resources tab for links!

The kit must be refrigerated upon arrival for longer shelf life.  

Necessary equipment: DNA Playground (home or large) or BioExplorer or 37 °C incubator + ice bucket + crushed ice + thermometer + hot water bath. 

Cleaning and safety supplies are not included. These supplies are latex or nitrile gloves, a chlorinated cleaner, or a solution of chlorinated bleach in a spray bottle. For more information about safety, set up and clean up, have a look at the instruction manual(s) for your kit or mini lab. 

Resources

  • Try the Engineer-it kit Virtual Bioengineer Simulator. - This is like the first part of the Blue-it kit experiment
  • Browse the Smell-it kit instructions
  • Get the Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero book - Chapter 2 is about setting up your laboratory equipment, and space. Chapter 6 is all about genetic engineering and enzymatic reactions with the Smell-it kit.
  • Are you a teacher? We have lesson guides for setting up your laboratory space & biotechnology/life science safety, and for growing & discovering and engineering E. Coli cells using the Engineer-it kit in class!

Shipping Times

Experiment kit(s) ship in 1-10 working days. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us before or with your order # so that we can make it happen for you! ☺︎ 

The experiment kit(s) must be refrigerated upon arrival for a longer shelf life.