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!
To demystify the science concerning molecular biology and genetics consider conducting "hands-on" experiments with PCR tools. The technique is used by scientists in agriculture, medicine, and criminal justice (to name a few). MiniPCR provides inexpensive hardware, software, and classroom tested curriculum resources for a deep dive into DNA. Other PCR machine options maybe found with a Google search.