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Bio-Rad’s pGLO™ Bacterial Transformation Kits offer unforgettable lab activities in which students engineer bacteria to express the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) and glow green under UV light. They enable hands-on learning about the central dogma, genetic engineering, and the regulation of gene expression.
Please Note: Kit components may require refrigeration/freezer storage upon receipt. Please read kit instructions for more information.
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Bio-Rad’s pGLO Bacterial Transformation and GFP Kits offer engaging and unforgettable lab activities in which students engineer bacteria to express the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) and glow green under UV light. These kits enable hands-on learning about the central dogma, gene expression and regulation, genetic engineering, protein separation, and the biomanufacturing process.
These lab kits are available in three formats to support your teaching needs:
Please note that, though some items may be shipped at ambient temperatures to reduce shipping costs, some items are to be stored refrigerated or frozen upon receipt to ensure longevity.
Please store some components at 4°C as indicated.
Introducing pGLO Transformation and Inquiry for AP Biology: A ThINQ! Investigation, an inquiry-based kit designed to make students think.
Developed with master AP teachers, Bio-Rad's pGLO Transformation and Inquiry Kit for AP Biology includes five investigative labs in one kit to provide teachers with the tools and resources they need to guide students through the process of scientific discovery while developing their skills and gaining the knowledge that will help prepare them for success on the AP exam.
Students explore the process of bacterial transformation (genetic engineering) using Bio-Rad's exclusive pGLO plasmid. Then, you or your students choose to design and conduct a series of four additional inquiry investigations that explore the effects of changes in scientific design and challenge their understanding of the principles surrounding bacterial transformation.
By proceeding through multiple levels of inquiry exploration — from structured to guided to open inquiry — the pGLO Transformation and Inquiry Kit facilitates a new level of teaching and scientific discovery that engages students, promotes critical thinking and active learning, and encourages collaboration in the classroom.
The focus is not solely on achieving predetermined results; rather, the curriculum involves students making observations, raising questions, and designing scientific experiments to explore the world around them.
This AP-aligned curriculum includes the following:
The kit curriculum is divided into several stages and levels of inquiry:
Bio-Rad Item No.: 1660335EDU
5-in-1 kit, includes reagents for transformation plus 4 inquiry investigations. 8 workstations of transformation, then 4 workstations of inquiry; 32 students. Teacher manual included