This video is part of a series illustrating proper laboratory spreading/streaking technique. This video demonstrates dipping a glass spreader in ethanol, flaming the glass spreader using a bunsen burner, and then spreading an agar plate. This technique is taught in Introduction to Cell Biology: Biology 107 and Molecular Genetics and Heredity: Biology 207. This video was created as part of the University of Alberta OER database project in Biological Sciences. Identifier 3003V.