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Algae and Photosynthesis Study Kit



Intermediate - Easy to perform; requires some background knowledge.

For 32 students working in 8 groups of 4. Students examine and become familiar with algae anatomy, plus study the effects of light and dark on starch production in the green algae Closterium.

Complete instructions with reproducible student sheets included. Note: Light microscopes are needed but not included.


Shipping Information or Purchase Restrictions
  • This item contains living or perishable material and ships via 2nd Day or Overnight delivery.
What’s Included:
  • 1 Algae (Closterium) Culture, Living  (perishable item)
  • 4 Algae (Closterium) Microscope Slides, w.m.
  • 1 Alga-Gro® Freshwater Medium
  • 40 Petri Dishes
  • 8 Black Paper Sheets
  • 72 Microscope Slides
  • 100 Cover Slips
  • 30 Sterile Transfer Pipets, 1 mL
  • 4 Iodine-Potassium Iodide Solution, 30 mL
  • 1 Measuring Cup, 2 oz
  • 1 Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Light Bank (with cool white fluorescent light)
  • 8 Microscopes (ideally equipped with a micrometer disc)
  •  Permanent Markers
  •  White Crayons
  •  Beaker or Test Tube Rack
  •  Colored Pencils
  •  Transparent Tape
  •  Stapler
  •  Paper Towels
  •  Aluminum Foil (optional)
  •  Trays (optional)
Return Policy:

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