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Looking for an activity that demonstrates the sulfur cycle and introduces your students to diverse types of prokaryotes? This kit allows students to observe layers of microbes by growing their own microbial mat.
Looking for an activity that demonstrates the sulfur cycle and introduces your students to diverse types of prokaryotes? This kit allows students to observe layers of microbes by growing their own microbial mat. They learn about the biogeochemical sulfur cycle and draw connections between the sulfur cycle and microbial activity in the microbial mats. Students share their individual observations and discoveries with classmates, and gain experience in slide making and microscopy. For a classroom of 30 students working in groups of 3; conducted weekly for 4 weeks.
|Cyanobacteria Mixed Culture||1||Included|
|Plastic Culture Vessels with Lids||10||Included|
|Sand, 10 lbs||1||Included|
|Calcium Sulfate, 5 g||1||Included|
|Rulers, 6 in||10||Included|
|Protozoa Pond Mystery Mix||10||Included|
|Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide||1||Included|
|Permanent Markers||10||Needed, Not included|
|Water Cups (paper or plastic)||10||Needed, Not included|
|Electronic Balance (accurate to 0.1 g)||1||Needed, Not included|
|Scoop||1||Needed, Not included|
|Springwater||Needed, Not included|
|Weigh Boats||Needed, Not included|
|Safety Goggles||Needed, Not included|
|Latex Gloves||Needed, Not included|
|Kimwipes® Cleaning Tissue (paper towels may be substituted)||Needed, Not included|
|Compound Microscopes (with a 400x objective)||Needed, Not included|
|Tape||Needed, Not included|
|Index Cards||Needed, Not included|
|Source(s) of Information about Aquatic Microorganisms||Needed, Not included|
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