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In Just Bead It, students create gel beads using the same cutting edge techniques that scientists use to grow human cells.
What You Should Know
Preparing the starting solutions that the students will use in the challenge takes some time, and should be done at least a day in advance for best results. Best practice would be to assign a student or group of students to mix these chemical for you periodically.
The instructions for preparing the chemicals can be found HERE.
The sodium alginate solution, once prepared, will loose it's ability to create beads after about two weeks, and will need to be prepared again for best results. Refrigerating the solution will make it last longer.
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