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The Glowing Germ Contamination - Demonstration Kit

The Glowing Germ Contamination -
Demonstration Kit, AP9080
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The Glowing Germ Contamination - Demonstration Kit
Product Description

By: Rhonda Reist,
Olathe North High School, Olathe, KS

It’s amazing how fast germs can be spread around your classroom. In this activity you’ll place a small quantity of glowing lotion on an object in the lab. Discuss how bacteria and germs are spread, telling students that you’ve contaminated one object in the lab before class and want to see how far the contamination has spread. Turn off the lights and turn on an ultraviolet (black) light. Students will be amazed at the glowing contamination.
A perfect activity to illustrate the importance of good laboratory hygiene. Demonstrate why you should never eat in a lab setting and why you should always wash your hands before leaving the lab. Comes complete with use instructions and presentation tips. Enough materials are provided to perform the demonstration seven times.
Concepts: Fluorescence, epidemiology, laboratory hygiene safety.
Time Required: 20 minutes
Materials Provided: Glowing Germ fluorescent lotion, 8-oz bottle.
Note: An ultraviolet light and a completely darkened room are necessary for this demonstration.


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Additional Resources
Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 363
Flinn Middle School Catalog/Reference Manual Page 622
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