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Carolina EcoKits®: Biodiversity (with perishables)

Item # 187102P Exclusive

Grades 9-12. Students create a simulated pond using 2 culture mixtures and then identify the protists and algae found in their pond using a dichotomous key. Sampling the top, middle, and bottom of the pond, students compare the biodiversity of the various layers using both species richness and the Simpson index for biodiversity. Kit accommodates a class of up to 32 students working in pairs.

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$72.50

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Grades 9-12.

  • Study the biodiversity of a simulated pond
  • Identify organisms using a dichotomous key
  • Calculate the Simpson index of diversity for different pond levels

Students create a simulated pond using 2 culture mixtures and then identify the protists and algae found in their pond using a dichotomous key. Sampling the top, middle, and bottom of the pond, students compare the biodiversity of the various layers using both species richness and the Simpson index for biodiversity. Kit accommodates a class of up to 32 students working in pairs and includes perishable materials when kit is shipped.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
  • This item contains living or perishable material and ships via 2nd Day or Overnight delivery to arrive on a date you specify during Checkout. To ensure freshness during shipping, a Living Materials Fee may apply to orders containing these items.

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Components Qty Included?
Algae Survey Mixture   1 Included
Protozoan Mixture   1 Included
Plastic Container with Lid, 0.5 gal 1 Included
Timothy Hay, 7 g 1 Included
Soil 1 Included
Wheat Seed, 1 tbs 1 Included
Gridded Transparency Sheets 2 Included
Coverslips 100 Included
Microscope Slides 144 Included
Pipets 70 Included
Protoslo® Quieting Solution 1 Included
Microcentrifuge Tubes 15 Included
Carolina™ Protozoan and Invertebrates Manual 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Compound Microscopes 15 Needed, Not included
Scissors 1 Needed, Not included
Ruler 1 Needed, Not included
Thermometer 1 Needed, Not included
Measuring Tools: 0.24 cup, 1 tbs Needed, Not included
Black Plastic or Paper Needed, Not included
Tape or Other Adhesive Needed, Not included
Source of Indirect Light (e.g., light bank or window) Needed, Not included
Springwater Needed, Not included
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