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Introduction to Sterile Technique Kit

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Allow your students to practice important sterile lab skills for studying microorganisms. Students perform 2 sterile exercises: the transfer of sterile nutrient broth to a culture tube and the transfer of sterile nutrient broth from a culture tube onto a nutrient agar plate. Students must be able to perform both of these exercises without introducing unwanted microorganisms and understand the use of a positive control. Kit includes materials sufficient for 10 groups of 3 students.


What’s Included:
  • 10 Nutrient Broth Tubes, Sterile, 5 mL
  • 6 Nutrient Agar Bottles, Sterile, 125 mL
  • 40 Pipets, Disposable, Sterile, 1 mL
  • 65 Inoculating Loops, Sterile, Individually Wrapped
  • 50 Inoculating Loops, Sterile
  • 40 Petri Plates, Sterile
  • 50 Culture Tubes, Sterile
  • 1 Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription)
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Ethyl or Isopropyl Alcohol, 70%, 500 mL
  • 10 Test Tube Racks (for 17 x 100-mm culture tubes)
  • 10 Lab Markers
  •  Disposable Gloves (enough for each student)
  • 1 Heat-Resistant Gloves
  • 2 Scissors
  • 1 Paper Towels, Roll
  • 1 Clear Tape, Roll
  • 1 Bleach or Autoclave
  • 1 Laboratory Refrigerator
  • 1 Incubator (optional)
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