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Bacterial Pollution (Coliform)—Super Value Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB2058

Price: $144.00

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In the Bacterial Pollution (Coliform) Super Value Laboratory Kit for microbiology, determine the presence or absence of coliform bacteria in water supplies. Observe a dramatic color change to do so.

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Students will determine the presence or absence of coliform bacteria (indicative of the presence of untreated sewage and potentially pathogenic bacteria) in water supplies. By observing a dramatic color change that occurs in a lactose broth medium, students will determine whether coliforms are present. Includes 25 tubes of lactose broth medium with chlorophenol red indicator, sterile transfer pipets and instructions.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Lactose broth/chlorphenol red culture tubes, 75
Pipets, Beral-type, graduated, sterile, 75

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Using mathematics and computational thinking
Developing and using models
Asking questions and defining problems
Planning and carrying out investigations
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
MS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
MS-ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
HS-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
HS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
HS-LS2.B: Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
HS-ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Structure and function
Systems and system models
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-LS2-1: Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-3: Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-4: Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
MS-ESS3-4: Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and percapita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
HS-LS2-3: Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for the cycling of matter and flow of energy in aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
HS-LS2-4: Use mathematical representations to support claims for the cycling of matter and flow of energy among organisms in an ecosystem.
HS-ESS3-4: Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.