Intro Video

Links to supplies that you might not have on hand:

Laser Pointer

Laser pointer with a power switch (instead of a button that has to be held down) and usb charging. Here's a link to the one we used:

Petri Dishes (including some fancy options)

We'll show you how to make your own with gelatin and beef boulion, but (spoiler alert!) homemade plates that are made in a kitchen will all be contaminated to some degree. You can also order pre-poured sterile plates from a variety of sources. We've included a few (non-affiliate) links for convenience:

Pre-poured plates ($14)

Pre-poured agar plates with a science book ($22)

From Midnight Mushroom Co (free shipping on orders over $25) there are plates for $2 each with different colors available:

If you have any questions about either of these projects, don't hesitate to email us!

-Science Mom & Math Dad

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