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The students are so excited to use Bento Lab, and they really get a physical grasp of the theory.

Plus, I love that it’s so quick to set up!

Head of Science, Leicester

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Teach DNA Science hands-on

Teach the principles of PCR with a Bento Lab classroom kit.

  • Simple steps, Fast results From start to results in 2 periods
  • Designed for the classroom Suitable for 32 students
  • Scenario-based Learning Investigate real world research problems

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DNA Classroom Kits

Teach the principles of PCR with the Bento Lab classroom kits.

Aligned with OCR, AQA and Pearson standards.

Includes all materials:

  • Curriculum and Teacher’s Guide
  • PCR master mix, DNA primers, ladder, test tubes
  • and more for 32 students.

Scenario-based Learning

Challenge your students to apply key concepts in genetics, biotechnology and molecular biology to real world research questions.

  • Agriculture
  • DNA Sequencing
  • Genetics, Evolution and the Human Genome Project
  • Forensics and DNA Fingerprinting
  • Health, Immunity and Infection
  • CRISPR and Gene Therapy
  • Food Science

Featured Learning Modules

Food Safety

Meat quality is a serious issue in the food industry. How sure are you that your burger or supermarket lasagne is really made of beef and not other types of meat? Identify different types of meat samples by studying mitochondrial DNA.

Human Genetics

For some people, lactose intolerance is related to genetics. This project explores the genetic variation of the gene MCM6, which controls the expression of the lactase enzyme.

Genetic Modification

Humans influence plant genetics by farming, selective breeding, and now through genetic modification. Explore this scientific technique, and discuss the societal and political landscape surrounding it.

Curriculum Specification Link

AQA

Section 8.1 (g) Understanding of electrophoresis apparatus, and demonstrating the technique.

Section 3.8.4.1 Understanding of how polymerase chain reaction (PCR) works and its application in DNA analysis.

Section 3.8.4.3 Understanding of the use of genetic fingerprinting in the fields of forensic science, medical diagnosis, animal and plant breeding.

OCR

Section 6.1.3 Manipulating genomes (e) the principles and uses of electrophoresis for separating nucleic acid fragments or proteins

Section 6.1.3 Manipulating genomes (d) Understanding of how polymerase chain reaction (PCR) works and its application in DNA analysis.

Section 6.1.3 Understanding of the use of genetic fingerprinting in the fields of forensic science, medical diagnosis, animal and plant breeding.

Edexcel

Section 6.4 Core Practical 14 Understanding of electrophoresis apparatus, and demonstrating the technique.

Section 6.3 Understanding of the use of genetic fingerprinting in the fields of forensic science, medical diagnosis, animal and plant breeding.

Section 6.4 Understanding of how polymerase chain reaction (PCR) works and its application in DNA analysis.

WJEC

Section 5(d) Understanding of the use of genetic fingerprinting in the fields of forensic science, medical diagnosis, animal and plant breeding.

Section 5(d) Understanding of how polymerase chain reaction (PCR) works and its application in DNA analysis.

Section 7. Application of reproduction and genetics: (d) the use of PCR and electrophoresis to produce a genetic fingerprint; the forensic use of genetic fingerprinting.

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Experiential learning

Demonstrate electrophoresis and PCR with confidence in the classroom with a complete lab solution. Lead your students through real experiences of exciting, current technology.

Bento has arrived and it is fantastic! Thank you so much for creating this product and bringing molecular biology to the classroom

Luke, Science Teacher
Hertfordshire

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Introduce your students to DNA technologies through inspiring
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