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Characteristics of Protists - Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB1929

Price: $65.60

In the Characteristics of Protists Animal Behavior Laboratory Kit for biology and life science, explore the diverse microscopic world of protists. This is an innovative lab activity.

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Explore the diverse microscopic world of protists with this innovative lab activity. The diversity of the Protista kingdom is represented by Euglena, Paramecium, Amoeba, diatoms, and colonial Volvox. Students begin the laboratory with a detailed study of stained, prepared microscope slides. Once students have mastered the morphology and internal features of each type of protist, they capture live specimens from aqueous cultures. The students discover the characteristics of these living specimens as they twirl, ooze, dart or roll through the field of view of a compound microscope! Finally, students stain the living specimens to observe the major external and internal features that are revealed as the biological stain permeates the cell and organelle membranes. Includes one prepared slide each of Euglena, Paramecium, Amoeba, diatoms, and Volvox, plus depression slides, methylene blue stain, and methyl cellulose. Complete for 30 students working in pairs. Compound microscopes and live cultures are required and available separately.