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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?

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Bacteria Growing Kit

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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This is a better buy than buying seperatly. The agar didn't colonize as well, but that may have been our fault.
Fun and educational Review by
We (my kids 11 and 15, and myself) are really excited about this kit! I plan on using it to show my them the importance of hand washing, using it for an experiment on paper towel drying vs hand dryer, and the importance of covering a public toilet seat! Everything is included to get started when you receive it too!
A fun, educational activity Review by
Prep is quick and easy (pour plates night before). I have kids identify areas they think might be contaminated and then send them out to collect and plate samples. With 20 plates everyone gets one. A week later I bring the plates back and we exclaim over what has grown. Good start to a discussion of hygiene and current research in being too clean.
GREAT activity! Review by
The amount of activity you can get out of just this kit is amazing! We used it to swab different areas in our house. We watched the bacteria grow and then used different soaps to determine which one was most effective. Even with testing several areas of our house we still had plenty of agar leftover for another experiment. So we used it to test what kind of organisms might be present in the air. The possibilities are endless and the kit comes with some good starter ideas. My kids range in age from 3-11 and they ALL loved this kit!
A Great Kit Review by
I ordered the Bacteria Experiment Kit. It arrived in good time. There is enough here to do my daughter's science experiment plus another one next year! Very happy with it.

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