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Characteristics of Algae - Student Laboratory Kit

Characteristics of Algae - Student Laboratory Kit, FB1930
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Characteristics of Algae - Student Laboratory Kit
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By: The Flinn Staff

Discover the realm of photosynthetic algae and increase student microscopy skills with this kit. Students compare and contrast living and preserved species from the groups Chrysophyta, Euglenophyta, and Chlorophyta, and investigate characteristics of both multicellular and colonial algae. The laboratory begins with a thorough inspection of prepared microscope slides. After examining the internal and external features of the preserved specimens, students observe living samples of the same organisms to study their behavior as well. A great introduction to a pond or marine water classification lab!
Kit includes prepared slides and materials for 30 students working in pairs. Compound microscopes and live cultures are required but are not provided.


Diatoms, Mixed freshwater species, Culture, Class Size 30
Chrysophyta-Diatoms   Division that includes the Bacillariophyceae-the diatoms. Diatoms possess chlorophylls a and c and accessory carotenoids which are responsible for the characteristic coloration. Food is stored as the polysaccharide...
Euglena, Culture, Class Size 30
Euglena. Extremely active organism moves by means of single flagellum. Popular for behavioral studies involving responses to light, temperature, and pH (taxes). Also used for vitamin B12 assay. Protists, Flagellates Unicellular organisms characterized...
Spirogyra, Culture, Class Size 30
Spirogyra. Filaments composed of cylindrical cells with large central vacuoles and distinctive ribbon-like spiral chloroplasts. Reproduce sexually by conjugation.Green AlgaeThis division includes both microscopic and macroscopic forms found in...
Volvox, Culture, Class Size 30
Volvox. Large, photactic colonies of Chlamydomonas-like cells surrounded by a common gelatinous matrix. Reproduces asexually via the development of daughter colonies within the hollow sphere of the parent colony. Protists, Flagellates Unicellular organisms...
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Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 994
Flinn Middle School Catalog/Reference Manual Page 507
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