Reagent Kits

Interested in getting reagent kits from BABEC?

Contact us at babec@babec.org with any questions.

Uncertain about which labs to do? Check out our curricula pages for more information

Click on the labs to see what each reagent kit comes with. Each kit is enough for a class of 40 to work in pairs or groups of four; varies depending on the lab. Please refer to the full inventory guide in the curricula pages for more details.

Comes with all the following concentrated dyes:

  • Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Brown

Comes with the following dyes:

  • RGB Red
  • RGB Blue
  • RGB Yellow

Comes with the following ready-to-load dyes:

  • Blue #1
  • Red #40
  • Yellow #5
  • Yellow #6
  • Brilliant Green
  • Orange G

Comes with the following:

  • Uncut DNA
  • Comparison Sample
  • Sample #1
  • Sample #2
  • Sample #3
  • Restriction Enzymes
  • Restriction Enzyme Buffer
  • Distilled Water
  • Loading Dye

Comes with the following:

  • Fresh e.coli culture plate
  • Choice of plasmid color
  • 50 mM Calcium Chloride
  • LB nutrient broth

Comes with the following:

  • Nickel bead slurry
  • PBS
  • Lysozyme, 25 mg/mL
  • Elution buffer

Comes with the following:

  • 5% Chelex
  • Non-iodized salt
  • Alu Master Mix
  • Alu Primer Mix
  • Positive Control DNA
  • 100 bp Ladder
  • Loading Dye
  • Distilled Water

Comes with the following:

  • 5% Chelex
  • Non-iodized salt
  • mtDNA Master Mix
  • mtDNA Primer Mix
  • Positive Control DNA
  • 100 bp Ladder
  • Loading Dye
  • Distilled Water

Comes with the following:

  • Lysis Buffer
  • 5M NaCl
  • TE/RNase
  • Wolbachia Master Mix
  • Wolbachia Primer Mix
  • Positive Control DNA
  • Positive Control Insect
  • 100 bp Ladder
  • Loading Dye
  • Distilled Water

Comes with the following:

  • Lysis Buffer
  • 5M NaCl
  • TE/RNase
  • Organic Cornmeal
  • Conventional Cornmeal
  • GMO Master Mix
  • GMO Primer Mix
  • Positive Control DNA
  • 100 bp Ladder
  • Loading Dye
  • Distilled Water
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!