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Yeast and Mold Soil Ecology—Student Laboratory Kit

By: David Brock, Katie Loya, Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, MD, and Mariel Torres, University of Maryland, MD

Item #: FB1668

Price: $105.00

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In the Yeast and Mold Soil Ecology Laboratory Kit for biology and life science, discover more about soil ecology and the levels of yeast and mold in the soil. Soil is the foundation of all land-based life.

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Soil is the foundation of all land-based life and is crucial to the health of any ecosystem. Discover more about soil ecology and the levels of yeast and mold in soil with this hands-on student laboratory kit! Students use Petrifilm™ strips and serial dilutions to quantify levels of yeast and mold in soil. Guided-inquiry activity allows students to create their own hypothesis, design and perform experiments, and analyze and interpret data.Contains enough materials for 24 students working in pairs.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Microcentrifuge tube, 15
Petrifilm™ yeast & mold count plates
Pipet, Beral-type, graduated, 150
Water sample tubes with caps, 30

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
MS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
HS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

Crosscutting Concepts

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-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.