GM Soybean Seed

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Includes two test strips, enough for one test.
GM Soybean Seed

Grades 9-12 (Kit)

Provide a hands-on experience for students to compare conventional soybean seeds to genetically modified Roundup Ready® soybean seeds. This kit includes conventional soybean seeds, GM soybean seeds, and the testing materials to indicate which seed contains the protein responsible for making Roundup Ready® soybeans tolerant to the herbicide glyphosate. 

The kit will include the following items: 

  • Conventional soybeans in a coin envelope 
  • Genetically Modified "Roundup Ready"® soybeans in a coin envelope 
  • 2 QuickStix test strips 
  • 4 weighing boats 
  • 2 transfer pipettes 
  • 2 reaction vials 
  • 2 zip closure bags

Each kit includes the resources needed for one seed test experiment. Please order multiple kits if you plan individual or group experiments (e.g., 5 groups would need 5 kits).

This kit is designed to accompany the lesson The Science of a GMO found on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix. Additional lesson plans associated with this kit can be found on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix.

Please Note: If you are not using this kit immediately, the contents of the kit need to be stored in a refrigerator. DO NOT place in the freezer. Please use this kit within 3 months.

GM Soybean Seed Kits can only ship to teachers or students in the United States!

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  • 5
    Quick, Easy Lab

    Posted by Cera on Sep 28th 2022

    This lab is quick and easy. I had students make comparisons between the seeds, completed the test, then planted two of the seeds for further comparisons. I highly recommend purchasing two kits so you can run the test again after the plant has grown. It took about a week for the planted seeds to germinate. Most students are surprised at how similar the seeds look, especially if they are not from a farm background. I typically use this as a "kickoff" to the GMO unit and we track plant growth differences every few days as part of the lab.

  • 5
    Great resource

    Posted by Peggy Payne on Nov 13th 2019

    I use these seeds when I teach the CASE Biotechnology unit on ELISA testing/Quix Sticks protein detection. Product worked great and shipping was prompt!

  • 5
    Great for Homeschooling

    Posted by Elaine on Apr 11th 2019

    This was a great resource for the GMO soybean lesson. It was a good way for my son to engage in the lesson. Thanks for this wonderful resource.