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LaMotte® Surface Microbe Hunter™ Activity Kit

SKU Code: 653599

A fun and safe way to bring STEM-based learning into the classroom!
Grades 5–10. This complete STEM-based curriculum guides students through the culturing and presumptive identification of common microbes on innovative LaMotte® BioPaddles®. Each paddle contains microbe-specific media enclosed in a sterile vial. Working in teams, students perform surface sampling to explore and identify microbes encountered daily in their school surroundings. During their investigations, students apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts. The activities develop critical-thinking skills and emphasize engineering as a key component.

Kit includes teacher's manual, student guide, and presentations on CD-ROM; BioPaddles® to perform the first 2 activities; and magnifying lenses. Additional paddles (item #653579) may be purchased to perform additional activities in the teacher's manual. Kit also includes access to the free LaMotte® BioPaddle® Colony ID™ Lite App to compare "unknown" microbe growth on the BioPaddle® against a library of photos.

    Topics include:
  • Surface characteristics
  • Microbial diversity
  • Biofilms
  • Surface microbe identification
  • Sanitizers and disinfectants
    STEM activities include:
  • How Clean Are Kitchen Sponges?
  • Do Antimicrobials Keep Products Cleaner?

Note: This item is shipped via ground from the manufacturer in Maryland on Mondays and Tuesdays only, and delivered Wednesday through Friday only (depending on delivery location). Please allow 2 weeks advance notice with specific Monday or Tuesday shipping date.


Manufacturer: Carolina
Department: Ecology and AP Life Science
Product Line: DROPSHIP