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AIDS—Transfer of Body Fluids Kit—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AB1210 

Price: $63.94

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AIDS and the Transfer of Body Fluids Epidemiology Laboratory Kit for biology and life science is a graphic and exciting activity that is sure to provoke discussion. NO ACTUAL BODY FLUIDS ARE USED.

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A graphic and exciting activity that is sure to provoke discussion! Students simulate the exchange of body fluids as a means of spreading the HIV virus. Use this kit to initiate a discussion about the transmission of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases or any communicable infection. The instructor is able to affect the degree of spreading simply by altering the number of students initially “infected.” The striking results are indicated by an unmistakable color change. NO ACTUAL BODY FLUIDS ARE USED. This will be one of your most exciting class periods of the year.

Materials are provided based on a class size of 35 students. Enough chemicals are provided to conduct the tests 15 times.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Phenolphthalein solution, 0.5%, 30 mL, 3
Sodium hydroxide solution, 0.2 M, 500 mL
Rack, test tube, polypropylene, 40 place
Test tube brush, ¾"
Transfer pipet, narrow stem, 15 mL capacity bulb, 35
Tubes, culture, disposable, 20 x 150 mm, 35

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
MS-ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
HS-ETS1-3. Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.