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Air Pollution Assay Kit

Item # 155820

Students stain a lichen sample and then subject it to various cation solutions. The speed with which the dye is leached out of the lichen correlates with the speed at which these cations from polluted air are taken up by lichen in nature.

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$74.95

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Intermediate - Easy to perform; requires some basic training in microbiology.

For a class of 30. Lichens are extremely sensitive to air pollution. Their decreasing numbers in a particular location is an indication of increasing air pollution. Students stain a lichen sample and then subject it to various cation solutions. The speed with which the dye is leached out of the lichen correlates with the speed at which these cations from polluted air are taken up by lichen in nature.

The exercise can be completed in 2 class periods. A paper punch is required, but not included. With teacher instructions.

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Components Qty Included?
Foliose Lichen Sample 1 Included
Methylene Blue Solution, 60 mL 1 Included
Cadmium Chloride Solution, 60 mL 1 Included
Lead Chloride Solution, 60 mL 1 Included
Lithium Chloride Solution, 60 mL 1 Included
Manganese Chloride Solution, 60 mL 1 Included
Sodium Chloride Solution, 60 mL 1 Included
Zinc Chloride Solution, 60 mL 1 Included
Windex®, 10 mL 1 Included
Disposable Culture Tubes with Caps 30 Included
Plastic Container with Lid, 16 oz 1 Included
Teacher Instructions 1 Included
Graduated Cylinders (at least 10 mL) 8 Needed, Not included
Distilled Water Needed, Not included
Paper Punch Needed, Not included
Strainer Needed, Not included
Small Plastic Cups or Beakers Needed, Not included
Test Tube Racks or Beakers for Holding Test Tubes Needed, Not included

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