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Item #: FB1767 

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With the Using Bacteria to Clean Clothes? Genetic Engineering in Action Biochemistry laboratory kits, investigate whether detergents that list GMO-derived enzymes as ingredients will “clean clothes” better than alternatives.

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Creating organisms that have never existed on Earth is not just science fiction! Today, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are used in many ways to benefit mankind, from making insulin to improving detergents. In this easy-to-use kit, students investigate whether detergents that list GMO-derived enzymes as ingredients will “clean clothes” better than detergents that might not contain enzymes. The detergents are tested by comparing their effectiveness at digesting proteins (gelatin). In addition, many suggestions are included for turning this lab into a cooperative class project by assigning different variables to each group for testing.

Balances with 0.1-g precision, hot plate(s) and pH paper or handheld pH meters are required and available separately.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Cheer® laundry detergent, powder, 1.8 oz, 2
Food dye solution, blue, 50 mL
Gelatin, 200 g
Laundry detergent, liquid, no enzymes, 2
Cup, polypropylene, 200
Paper clips, box of 100
Pipet, Beral-type, graduated, 100

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution
MS-ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
HS-ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

MS-LS1-2: Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.