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Carolina EcoKits®: Ecological Succession

Item # 187110 Exclusive

Grades 9-12. Students learn about ecological succession as they observe bacterial population changes in aging milk. Students study samples of aged milk and assess environmental changes by measuring the pH, then plate the milk on nutrient agar. After the bacteria grow, the colonies are Gram stained and colonies of different ages are compared. Kit accommodates 32 students working in 8 groups of 4.

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$125.95

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Grades 9-12.

  • Observe the community succession of bacteria in aging milk
  • Plate bacteria on agar plates using sterile technique
  • Conduct Gram staining to distinguish between bacterial types

Students learn about ecological succession as they observe bacterial population changes in aging milk. Students study samples of aged milk and assess environmental changes by measuring the pH, then plate the milk on nutrient agar. After the bacteria grow, the colonies are Gram stained and colonies of different ages are compared. Kit accommodates 32 students working in 8 groups of 4.

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  • Limited Qty: Flammable Liquid - This product is/contains a limited quantity of a DOT regulated hazardous material. This item will not incur a hazmat fee when shipped by ground. Orders shipping to HI and AK are subject to review and may incur additional shipping charges.
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Components Qty Included?
Small Cups with Lids 40 Included
Sterile Toothpicks 750 Included
Petri Dishes 40 Included
Brain Heart Infusion Agar, 125 mL 2 Included
Crystal Violet, 500 mL 1 Included
Gram Iodine, 500 mL 1 Included
Safranin Counterstain, 500 mL 1 Included
Ethanol, 95%, 500 mL 1 Included
Pipets 40 Included
Weigh Boats 64 Included
Microscope Slides 72 Included
pH Strips 1 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Pasteurized Whole Milk, 1 gal (expiration date 10 or more days after the first lab date) 1 Needed, Not included
Water Bath or Microwave (for melting agar) 1 Needed, Not included
Thermal Gloves or Hot Pad 1 Needed, Not included
Microscopes with 100x Objective Oil Immersion Lens 8 Needed, Not included
Clothespins 8 Needed, Not included
Permanent Markers 8 Needed, Not included
Timers 8 Needed, Not included
Wash Bottles 8 Needed, Not included
Bunsen Burners or Hot Plates Needed, Not included
Immersion Oil Needed, Not included
Lens Paper Needed, Not included
Paper Towels Needed, Not included
Gloves Needed, Not included
Goggles Needed, Not included
Distilled Water Needed, Not included
Tap Water Needed, Not included
Bleach or 70% Ethanol Needed, Not included

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