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Microbe Hunting—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB1219 

Price: $73.07

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With the Microbe Hunting Laboratory Kit for microbiology, reduce preparation time and provide a safe microbiology experience for your students.

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Product Details

Reduce preparation time and provide a safe first microbiology experiment for your students. Let students safely culture microbes they collect and test factors affecting their growth. This kit contains the new and innovative 3M® Petrifilm™ plates. These ready-to-use paper-thin growth plates eliminate the need for sterilizing equipment and long hours of pouring agar plates. You and your students are ready to hunt for microbes the day the kit arrives.

Kit contains 50 Petrifilm plates. Includes directions for Petrifilm inoculation and incubation as well as experimental suggestions.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Petri film spreader, 3
Petrifilm™, aerobic count plate
Pipet, Beral-type, graduated, 50

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
MS-LS1.D: Information Processing
MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
HS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
HS-LS4.C: Adaptation

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Cause and effect

Performance Expectations

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
MS-LS1-5. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
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.
HS-LS2-2. Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.
HS-LS2-1. Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.
HS-LS2-6. Evaluate claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
HS-LS4-5. Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.