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!
BioBits labs and accompanying curriculum were developed to meet standards for K-12 STEM education
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?
Want to learn more? Check out our video with interviews of our founders, experimental demos, and more!
All it takes is water to start your experiments!
Give it time. Wait just a few hours or overnight.
Make smells, gels, glowing proteins, and many more!
THOMAS MARTINEZTeacher, Glenbard East High School
"I've used BioBits with my after-school biology club to enable student-driven, hands-on biology projects."
KARA REICHERTTeacher, 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-BERRYTeacher, Evanston Township High School
"BioBits make it easy for my students to learn molecular and synthetic biology concepts."