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If you'd like to carry out these experiments with your middle school students, request reagents here
Before you begin your work you should put on personal protective equipment as deemed appropriate by your school. These may include
advance of the transformation lab will need to learn sterile technique (shown in "liquid ONs" video), how to use the pipets and how to spread the bacteria on the plates. Videos for these three basic
techniques are shown below.
least one day before the transformation lab day, patch a small square of the bacterial strain called NB370 on an LB agar petri dish.