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Bacteria Experiment Kit

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Explore the fascinating diversity of bacteria in your own environment.
Ages 10+

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Bacteria Experiment Kit

Item# BE-BACTKIT

Explore the fascinating diversity of bacteria in your own environment!

With this kit you'll be able to experiment with bacteria in the air, on surfaces, and even on your hands. You can also test the anti- bacterial effects of common household cleaners. This experiment/study kit comes with all the supplies you need for growing your own bacteria cultures. You just provide some common household cleaners.

Want to use this kit for a science fair project? See our experiment ideas below to get you started and check out this bacteria article.

Science Fair Project Ideas:

  • How effective are different types of household cleaners against bacteria in the kitchen or bathroom? Try different brands.
  • Do some natural substances (like garlic and tea tree oil) have antibacterial effects?

Bacteria Experiment Kit

  • 20 plastic petri dishes
  • two 125 ml bottles of nutrient agar
  • iodine solution (an antibacterial)
  • ten 2-packs of sterile swabs (20 total)
  • blotter paper
  • disposable bags
  • project instructions

Look at Agar & Petri Dishes for individual items.

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Future gift Review by
I purchased this as an end-of-school-year gift for my 10 year old grandson, so he has not tried it yet. All the parts were received in good condition with extensive directions and I feel the additional video, demonstrating how to use the materials, will be a help. With lots of sweaty sports equipment, I'm sure he'll have a good time!
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I purchased the bacteria experiment kit for a homeschool science project. It came complete with everything needed to conduct a good experiment. We really liked the written materials included with the kit describing some great ideas for experiments to conduct using the kit.

One negative we observed was that the agar was sent in plastic bottles. As a previous reviewer mentioned, the agar did not seem to get hot enough in these bottles when we used the hot water bath method to heat up the agar. Unfortunately I did not know this until after we had poured the agar into the petri dishes since this was our first time using the kit. We followed the directions very closely: we heated the bottles to near boiling for 30 minutes and swirled the bottles gently. We then allowed the agar to cool as directed (about 10 min). When we poured the agar into the petri dishes, some of the agar came out in clumps, and at the end of the bottle, there was a lot of bubbles in the solution which transferred into the petri dishes and did not smooth out. I am hoping that the agar will still culture the bacteria well, even if it may not be as pretty as if the agar had poured in and set more uniformly. ***If you are contemplating using this kit, DO NOT use the hot water bath method to heat the agar; use only the microwave method. We will try this next time and hope for better results.
Great kit Review by
Easy to use, prompted some great thinking and discussions.
Does what it should Review by
This kit works well. The instructions are good, although you may need to remind the young experimenter to pour a decent amount of agar into each dish, and rub the swabs firmly enough against the surfaces that are being tested.
Worked well with my class size. Review by
Awesome project for my class!

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