Lab Equipment

Do you want to teach Biotech in your classroom?

Worried about not having the necessary equipment? Try one of our portable lab equipment kits!

  • Each equipment kit is customized in order to complete our labs
  • Everything is packed and ready for when you need it
  • See our lab prep (Curricula pages) for how to set up the equipment for student groups
  • See below for the complete contents of our equipment kits
  • Still unsure about what you need? Contact us at [email protected] and we can help you out

Note that equipment rental is available only to local Bay Area schools who also order our reagents. Our standard rental period is 2 weeks and may be adjusted if multiple teachers will be using the equipment at your site. Please see below for the contents of each kit.

We may not have equipment available for your requested dates. If you would like a recommended list of equipment to purchase for your own classroom, please email us at [email protected].

BABEC Equipment Kits

Click the buttons below to learn more about each kit.

Our portable lab equipment kits are only available to teachers within the Bay Area.

*Please note that the inventory listed is generalized. Actual quantity of the equipments may vary depending on the Kit #*

Electrophoresis Kit

Comes with the following:

  • Gel Box and Lid – 10
  • Gel Trays – 10
  • Gel Combs, 8 wells – 20
  • Power Supply – 5
  • UV Transilluminator – 1
  • Mini-Darkroom – 1

Comes with the following

  • Thermal Cycler – 1
  • Thermal Cycler Insert – 3
  • Storage Rack for PCR Tubes – 3
  • Centrifuge – 1
  • p1000 Micropipettes – 10
  • Microtube Racks, 5×16 – 10
  • PCR Tube Racks – 20
  • Dry Heat Bath – 1
  • Heat Block – 2
  • Thermometer – 1
  • Tweezers – 10
  • Micropestles – 40
  • Cap Locks – 40
Micropipetting I and II Activities Kit

Comes with the following

  • 50 mL tubes with lids – 70
  • 50 mL tube racks – 10
  • Precision Pipetting Templates – 16 sets
  • Pipette Art Picture Guide – 1 set
  • Pipette Art Templates – 40 cards
  • 96-well ELISA plate – 40
  • 3 oz plastic cups – 50
  • Graduated Cylinder, 500 mL – 1
"DNA Forensics" Kit

Comes with the following:

  • Water Bath with Lid – 1
  • Thermometer – 1
  • Plastic Beaker, 400 mL – 10
  • Tube Floaters, 6 wells – 20
  • Styrofoam Cups for Ice – 20
Transformation Kit

Comes with the following:

  • Incubator – 1
  • Thermometer – 1
  • Water Bath with Lid – 1
  • Microtube Rack, 8×12 – 1
  • Microtube Rack, 5×16 – 10
  • Plastic Beakers, 1 L – 10
  • Trays – 10
  • Tube Floaters, 6 wells – 20
  • Styrofoam Cups for Ice – 20
Micropipette Equipment Kit

Comes with the following:

  • p20 Micropipette – 20
  • p200 Micropipette – 20
  • p1000 Micropipette – 10
  • p20 and p200 Tips and Tip Boxes – 10
  • p1000 Tips and Tip Boxes – 10
  • Microtube Racks, 5×16 – 10
  • Plastic Beakers, 400 mL – 10
Amanda Cherry
Paradise Valley HS
Phoenix, AZ

The curriculum materials are beautifully prepared and easy to understand-thanks for preparing such great resources that are easy to use.

Byron Gougoumis
Burton HS
San Francisco, CA

All Babec labs are well organised and modelled effectively with clear, helpful procedural instructions, easily transposed to the classroom.

Gianne Souza
Lincoln HS
San Francisco, CA

The online resources are SO well done! The best I have ever had. Very little modification to make them clear and easy to follow. I have done two BABEC lessons and they are so well made that they made teaching online fun again.

Heather Johnson
Burlingame HS
Burlingame, CA

When doing the BABEC labs I consistently hear students say they feel like "real scientists."

Marianne Gudmundsson
Glenbrook South HS
Glenview, IL

Well organized and scaffolded; flexible structure and can be used partially or as a whole. This unit can be used as is...superbly written and thought out...incorporates many skills and allows student collaboration and student choice/voice.

Rocky Ng
South San Francisco HS
South San Francisco, CA

Thank you for creating these curriculum materials. I am beyond grateful for the quality lessons, on-the-point figures/videos, and easy-to-navigate biotechnology curriculum.

Thi Ngo
Capuchino HS
San Bruno, CA

The level of support really made the whole process easier and encouraged me to continue incorporating biotech into my curriculum. Thank you for the live assistance during the labs and for responding to inquiries so promptly and with such urgency.

Anonymous Teacher

Really well thought out curricula. Great to see "old" activities that have been re-imagined with lots of consideration to NGSS.

Anonymous Teacher

This was the best educational workshop I have had the honor of attending, and I am so thankful.

Anonymous Teacher

Wonderfully executed. Strengthened my skills. Thank you!!

Anonymous Teacher

BABEC has such a strong positive impact on teachers and students - thank you for your amazing work!