Mississippi INBRE is now offering no-cost STEM lesson modules for PUI faculty across the state of Mississippi. Previously only available to K-8 teachers, these lesson modules are an excellent opportunity for STEM faculty to expand their curriculum through standards-based lessons taught by University of Southern Mississippi STEM Education professors.

Lesson modules are taught via online video, and applicants will receive a free classroom supply kit customized to the lesson module chosen. Browse our various modules below:

Curriculum Modules at a Glance

Kit nameModel organism and number of protocolsNumber of lessons* in a moduleExpirationOrderingAdditional equipmentAllergy warning
Bacterial art Model organisms:Recombinant strains of Escherichia coli which expresses Green Fluorescent, ChromoBlue, ChromoPurple and ChromoPink proteins.
  1. Plates and bacterial culture preparation
  3. Introduction and Bacterial art lab
  5. Observation (20 min)
INBRERefrigerator + 4°C, Incubator + 37°C, MicrowaveAmpicillin and penicillin type antibiotics
Bactograph** Model organism:Recombinant Escherichia coli which expresses protein from Synechocystis PCC6803 (pond scum) and senses the light.
  1. Bacterial culture preparation (30 min)

  2. Introduction and Bactograph lab

  3. Observation (20 min)
2 weeksYour Institution***Refrigerator + 4°C, Incubator + 37°C, Water bath, MicrowaveAmpicillin and penicillin type antibiotics
Antibodies The ELISA tests for the presence of antigen (protocols I and II) or antibody (protocol III) in unknown samples.
  1. Bacterial culture preparation (30 min)

  2. Introduction and Bactograph lab

  3. Observation (20 min)
INBRERefrigerator + 4°C, Freezer - 20°C, Incubator + 37°C, Water bath, Micropipettes
Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration  Model organism: Scenedesmus obliquus is green unicellular algae commonly found in clean pods, lakes and rivers and is not pathogenic.
  1. Modeling the inputs and outputs of photosynthesis and cellular respiration

  2. Experimental design with algae beads lab

  3. Photosynthesis and cellular respiration investigation and analysis
Before activation 3 months, after activation 2 weeksINBRERefrigerator + 4°C, Freezer - 20°C, Incubator + 37°C, Compound microscope, Windowsill with sun exposure or lamp with 60–100-watt bulb
Out of the Blue CRISPR Model organism:Recombinant Escherichia coli HB101-pBRKanR
  1. Introduction

  2. lacZ CRISPR gene editing lab

  3. Genotyping extension lab

  4. Genotyping extension lab

  5. Identification and Bioinformatics analysis of Cas9
INBRERefrigerator + 4°C, Freezer - 20°C, Incubator + 37°C, Water bath, Microwave, Balance (1-10 gram range), MicropipettesKanamycin and spectinomycin type antibiotics
Wolbachia Rodeo
  1. Arthropod collection and identification

  2. DNA extraction

  3. DNA amplification

  4. DNA visualization

  5. DNA sequencing and phylogenetics
Your Institution***Refrigerator + 4°C, Freezer - 20°C, Incubator + 37°C, PCR machine, Gel electrophoresis, Water bath, Microwave
Recombinant DNA TechnologiespGLO Transformation and Inquiry (protocol 1), transformation efficiency (protocol 2), and effect of ampicillin on bacterial growth (protocol 3).
  1. Introduction 

  2. pGLO bacterial transformation lab 

  3. Data collection and analysis

  4. Guided and open inquiry investigation lab 

  5. Data collection and analysis 

  6. Discussion
INBRERefrigerator + 4°C, Freezer - 20°C, Incubator + 37°C, Water bath, MicropipettesAmpicillin and penicillin type antibiotics

*Fifty minutes per lesson if not specified otherwise. All modules require various preparation time, and some modules require an incubation time of               24 – 48 hrs between lessons.

**Requires signing Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) with your institution. This process may take up to 6 weeks to sign MTA before shipment.

***Kits are shipped from manufacturer for free and need to be self-ordered.


Please allow 2-3 months for delivery of materials. In order to enhance your curriculum for the spring, fall or summer semester, please be sure to submit your application by the deadlines below:

  • Spring- November 30
  • Fall- July 30
  • Summer- March 30


Once you’ve chosen the semester and course module(s) you wish to enhance your class curriculum with, click the button below to apply now.

Think we’re missing something? Click here to submit our module request form. Be sure to include all details you think are important for our consideration.