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Introductory Bacteria—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB0480

Price: $49.05

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In the Introductory Bacteria Student Laboratory Kit for microbiology, grow bacteria in simple infusion cultures and then prepare slides to observe and identify the bacteria through a microscope.

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Students will culture bacteria in simple infusion cultures and then prepare slides to observe and identify the bacteria through a microscope. Working individually, through self-paced experiments, students will gain vital and practical laboratory experience as they apply the classical Gram staining technique for bacterial identification. Detailed instructions are provided.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs. Microscopes with oil immersion lenses are required.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit: 
Ethyl alcohol, 95%, 100 mL
Gram's crystal violet solution, 20 mL
Gram's iodine solution, 20 mL
Methylene blue solution, 1%, 20 mL
Safranin alcoholic staining solution, 20 mL
Beans-white, navy, seed, 1 oz
Bottle, jar, capped 60 mL, 15 
Microscope slide, 72
Peppercorns, 4 g
Pipet, Beral-type, thin stem, 50
Timothy hay, 20 g
Toothpicks, plastic, pkg/50


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Analyzing and interpreting data
Planning and carrying out investigations

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Scale, proportion, and quantity

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
MS-LS1-1. Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells