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Carolina EcoKits®: Oil Spill Bioremediation Kit

Item # 181324 Exclusive

Grades 9–12. Simulate a marine oil spill in your classroom! Students observe microorganisms consume oil and learn how bioremediation works. Materials in this kit are sufficient for 32 students working in pairs.



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Grades 9–12. Enable your students to simulate the bioremediation of marine oil spills using microorganisms that consume oil. In a controlled experiment, students apply a suspension of oil-degrading microbes to a small amount of oil and chemical indicator in a culture tube. A color change in the indicator signifies a microbial breakdown of the oil’s chemical structure. Observations are recorded over a period of 4 days. Kit materials are sufficient for 32 students working in pairs. Kit Refill (item #181325, sold separately) replenishes all the kit’s consumable items.

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Product Families Featuring This Item:

Components Qty Included?
Tetrazolium Indicator, 0.02%, 100 mL 1 Included
Corn Oil, 40 mL 1 Included
Rid-X® Septic System Treatment (powder), 20 g 1 Included
Graduated Plastic Pipets, 3 mL 81 Included
Cheesecloth, 20" 1 Included
Culture Tubes with Caps 64 Included
Plastic Medicine Cups, 1 oz 24 Included
Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription) 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Test Tube Rack (to hold culture tubes) 8 Needed, Not Included
Distilled Water, 200 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Warm Tap Water, 140 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Beaker, 250 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Flask, 125 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Funnel 1 Needed, Not Included
Glass Stirring Rod 1 Needed, Not Included
Pencils 16 Needed, Not Included
Nutrient Agar Plate (optional) 1 Needed, Not Included
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