Effects of Drugs Lab Kit for biochemistry and consumer science provides an understanding of what a drug is and how it affects a living organism. See first-hand the profound effects that simple drugs can have.
The use and abuse of drugs are subjects of immense social importance. Young people are asked to form opinions and make real-life decisions about drugs every day. Many times these decisions are not scientifically based. This kit will provide the students with an understanding of what a drug is and how it affects a living organism. Experimenting with a living organism, instead of just reading a written description, allows students to see first-hand the profound effects that simple over-the-counter drugs can have on the test organism, Daphnia.The kit requires the use of a microscope and living Daphnia (ordered separately). The materials provided are sufficient for a class of 30 working in pairs. All drugs are safe, over-the-counter drugs in dilute solutions.