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Bacteria Soil Ecology—Student Laboratory Kit

By: David Brock and Mariel Torres, Roland Park Country School, MD, and Katie Loya, University of Maryland, MD

Item #: FB1658

Price: $95.00

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Bacteria Soil Ecology Laboratory Kit for microbiology is a great introduction to soil microecology and how soil influences all multi-cellular organisms in an ecosystem. How much bacteria is in your soil?

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A great introduction to soil microecology and how soil influences all multi-cellular organisms in an ecosystem. How much bacteria is in your soil? What is the purpose of bacteria in soil? Students will use Petrifilm™ strips and serial dilutions of soil to answer these questions. This easy-to-perform experiment produces excellent results. Students will have the opportunity to create their own hypothesis, design and perform experiments, and analyze and interpret data.Includes reproducible student handouts, complete teacher notes, and all consumable supplies needed to perform the lab. Complete for a class of 24 students working in pairs.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit: 
Microcentrifuge tube, 15
Petrifilm™, aerobic
Pipet, Beral-type, graduated, 150
Water sample tubes with caps, 30


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
HS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, proportion, and quantity