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. Ages 10 & up.
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.
20 plastic petri dishes
two 125 ml bottles of nutrient agar
iodine solution (an antibacterial)
ten 2-packs of sterile swabs (20 total)
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?