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Yeast on the Job—Student Laboratory Kit

By: David Brock, Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, MD

Item #: FB1436 

Price: $74.53

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In the Yeast on the Job and Processes in Cells Laboratory Kit for biology and life science, develop an understanding of cell processes by experimenting with yeast cells in a series of experiments.

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The most fundamental question in biology-what makes something alive? Biologists recognize at least four fundamental processes of cells-homeostasis, cellular respiration, enzyme-controlled reactions, and reproduction. These basic concepts are critical for an understanding of a modern biochemical model of cellular life. These concepts, however, are often very abstract for students. Experimenting with yeast cells in a series of experiments, students will develop an understanding of these cell processes. Viewing yeast cells, collecting data, and designing experiments will all contribute to students' understanding of these concepts.Enough materials are provided for twelve complete laboratory setups of the experiment. Students can work in groups of 2-4 when observing the major experiments and individually when viewing the yeast cells with a microscope.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Dextrose, 50 g
Methylene blue solution, 1%, 10 mL
Yeast package, 12
Balloons, mixed colors, 12", 24
Cheesecloth, 1 sq. yd
Flour, 150 g
Glucose test strips, 100 strips
Hydrion® 1-12 pH test strips
Pipet, Beral-type, thin stem, 48

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

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