We are a group of grade 9 students doing a science project. We would like grow bacteria through a petri dish, and was wondering if "agar agar" is the same as "nutrient agar." In other words, will agar agar still work in growing bacteria than nutrient agar?



Agar is a jelly like substance on which you can grow bacteria and other microorganisms. Different bacteria like different types of agar so have a look at what your bacteria like and buy that one.