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Item #: PF2170 

Price: $95.00

In this lab experience, students carry out an investigation to determine the effect of road deicers on the germination and growth of lettuce seeds. Specifically, they prepare solutions containing different concentrations of a salt used as a road deicer, and evaluate how the concentration of salt affects the sprouting and growth of lettuce seeds. Based on their results, they argue whether the salt in these solutions is a green choice for use as a deicer.

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Safety: Before conducting the lab, review the safety precautions on the student page with the class. Then discuss any safety precautions that are specific to your science laboratory or classroom. The chemicals used in this lab are considered non-hazardous. However, all standard laboratory safety procedures should be followed.

Materials Included in Kit

Calcium chloride, 120 g
Magnesium chloride, 100 g
Sodium acetate, 100 g
Sodium chloride solution, 10% NaCl, 100 mL
Lettuce-Grand Rapid seeds
Filter paper, qualitative, 9 cm, 100

Petri (culture) dishes, 90 mm x 15 mm, 100

Additional Materials Required
Beral Pipets, Graduated, Pkg. of 500, 1
Forceps or tweezers, 10
Graduated cylinders, 10 mL, 10
Test tubes, 16 mm x 100mm, 90
Test tube rack, 10
Wax Pencil, Black, 10
Scissors, 10