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Product 14895

By: The Flinn Staff

In the Characteristics of Algae Laboratory Kit for biology and life science, explore the realm of photosynthetic algae and increase microscopy skills. Compare and contrast living and preserved species.

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Discover the realm of photosynthetic algae and increase student microscopy skills with this kit. Students compare and contrast living and preserved species from the groups Chrysophyta, Euglenophyta and Chlorophyta and investigate characteristics of both multicellular and colonial algae. The laboratory begins with a thorough inspection of prepared microscope slides. After examining the internal and external features of the preserved specimens, students observe living samples of the same organisms to study their behavior as well. A great introduction to a pond or marine water classification lab! Kit includes prepared slides and materials for 30 students working in pairs.

Compound microscopes and live cultures are required and available separately.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
MS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Structure and function

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-LS4-2. Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.
HS-LS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.
HS-LS4-1. Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence.