BRING CUTTING EDGE
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
TO YOUR CLASSROOM!

EXPLORE

What is the BioBits Project?


The BioBits Project was started by a group of synthetic biologists who wanted to help students learn biology by doing biology. Usually, running biology experiments outside of a lab was very difficult due to the expensive equipment and complex nuances in growing living organisms. BioBits take advantage of cutting-edge freeze-dried cell-free technology to make it possible to run biological experiments without living cells. Learn about DNA and how it makes proteins by making your own fluorescent proteins, hydrogels, and more! BioBits are portable, user-friendly, and inexpensive, making it possible for to teach biology outside of the lab. Join us in the BioBits community!

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for classrooms

BioBits labs and accompanying curriculum were developed to meet standards for K-12 STEM education

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for everyone

Follow our labs or explore on your own! With BioBits there’s no need to be stuck in the lab. What will you do with your BioBits?

BIOBITS INCORPORATES CUTTING
EDGE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Want to learn more? Check out our video with interviews of our founders, experimental demos, and more!

HOW IT WORKS

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Hydrate

All it takes is water to start your experiments!

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Incubate

Give it time. Wait just a few hours or overnight.

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Observe

Make smells, gels, glowing proteins, and many more!

WHAT EDUCATORS ARE SAYING ABOUT BIOBITS

THOMAS MARTINEZ

Teacher, Glenbard East High School

"I've used BioBits with my after-school biology club to enable student-driven, hands-on biology projects."

KARA REICHERT

Teacher, Jones College Prep High School

"My experience using BioBits with colleagues was really fun! I'm looking forward to incorporating it into my lesson plans next year."

ASHLEE MILLER-BERRY

Teacher, Evanston Township High School

"BioBits make it easy for my students to learn molecular and synthetic biology concepts."