In this Edvotek experiment students create their own microbial ecosystems and investigate the dynamics of competition and abiotic/biotic change on community composition. By using bacteria with short generation times students can observe, test, and collect their own data on key ecological phenomena in a week!
Kit includes: instructions, BactoBeads™, IPTG, ampicillin, nutrient powder, salt, ReadyPour™ agar, recovery broth, petri dishes, sterile loops, microcentrifuge tubes, 50 mL conical tubes, and wrapped 10mL pipets. All you need: Adjustable volume micropipette and tips, incubator, marking pens, microwave, hot gloves, pipet pump or bulb.
All you need: micropipettes, incubator, centrifuge, marking pens, bunsen burner, hot plate, or microwave, & hot gloves.
Time required: 1 week
For 10 Lab Groups.