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Carolina Beyond the Tape®: Lake Carson Crisis Interdisciplinary Kit (with prepaid coupon)

Item # 211833 Exclusive This product is exclusive to Carolina Biological Supply.

Grade 9-College. Students assume the role of environmental forensic scientists to solve a fictional crime, an algal bloom breakout, by integrating core concepts in biology, chemistry, and physics. Using deductive reasoning and scientific methodology, they process evidence from the crime scene and integrate concepts like data analysis and scientific writing to help build a compelling case. This kit is designed for 36 students working in 12 groups of 3.



This item will ship on or about 7/7/21

Grade 9-College. The Lake Carson City Park is in desperate need of your help. An algal bloom has broken out in the lake, and it is threatening to shut down local businesses and send this vacation paradise into a downward spiral. Your students take on the role of environmental forensics experts as they use their engineering, modeling, deductive reasoning, and scientific methodology to piece together this scenario's events. They use their scientific background to eliminate suspects and identify the true culprit—and stay engaged throughout the investigation. Students use physics to build reservoir models and LED conductivity testers; test their chemistry skills with water quality assays; and hone their biology knowledge with macroinvertebrate identification. The kit is designed for 36 students working in 12 groups of 3 and includes a prepaid coupon to request perishable material later at your convenience.

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This item includes a prepaid coupon for living or perishable materials (all items). Redeem the coupon for delivery of these materials at your convenience at www.carolina.com/livingform, by phone at 800.334.5551, or by fax at 800.222.7112.

Components Qty Included?
Anabaena Culture 1 Included
Macroinvertebrate Image Set 4 Included
Macroinvertebrate Key 4 Included
Modeling Clay, .25 lb 1 Included
Glass Stir Rod 2 Included
Plastic Container, Large 2 Included
Plastic Container, Small 8 Included
Tea Candle 1 Included
LED, 1.7 V 2 Included
Battery Clip with Lead, 9 V 2 Included
Black Lead 2 Included
Alligator Clip, Mini 2 Included
Resistor, 390 Ω, .25 W 2 Included
Hook-Up Wire, 25 ft 1 Included
Wire Stripper 1 Included
Plastic Bottle with Cap, 150 mL 15 Included
Amber Plastic Bottle with Cap, 16 oz 4 Included
20-Well Tray 2 Included
Nitrate and Nitrite Test Strip 12 Included
Nitrate and Nitrite Color Chart 2 Included
Ammonium Molybdate Solution, 2.5%, Dropper Bottle 1 Included
Ascorbic Acid, Dropper Bottle 1 Included
NaCl, 25 g 1 Included
Pipet 32 Included
Titration Syringe, 1 mL 4 Included
Titration Vial with Lid, 20 mL 2 Included
Iodine Solution, 20 mL 1 Included
Starch Indicator Solution, 7 mL 4 Included
Sodium Thiosulfate, 50 mL 2 Included
1,000-ppm Nitrate Solution, 15 mL 1 Included
1,000-ppm Phosphate Solution, 15 mL 1 Included
Glass Vial with Cap 12 Included
Resealable Plastic Bag, 6 × 9" 12 Included
Deep-Well Slide 2 Included
Reference Slide Set: Anabaena, Oscillatoria, Chlamydomonas, Chlorella, and Staurastrum 1 Included
Chemistry Labels, Preprinted 1 Included
Physics Labels, Preprinted 1 Included
Biology Labels, Preprinted 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Compound Microscope 2 Needed, Not Included
Colored Pencils, Set 2 Needed, Not Included
Test Tube 20 Needed, Not Included
Rubber Band 20 Needed, Not Included
Battery, 9 V 2 Needed, Not Included
Wash Bottle 6 Needed, Not Included
Beaker, 400 mL 8 Needed, Not Included
Beaker, 500 mL 2 Needed, Not Included
Graduated Cylinder, 250 mL or 500 mL 2 Needed, Not Included
Plastic Funnel, Large 2 Needed, Not Included
Stopwatch 2 Needed, Not Included
Calculator 2 Needed, Not Included
Metric Ruler 2 Needed, Not Included
Riser (books or blocks) Needed, Not Included
Digital Balance Needed, Not Included
Distilled Water Needed, Not Included
Tap Water Needed, Not Included
White Copy Paper Needed, Not Included
Permanent Marker Needed, Not Included
Matches or Lighter Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels Needed, Not Included
Scissors Needed, Not Included
Masking Tape Needed, Not Included
Deionized Water (optional; for conductivity activity) Needed, Not Included
Fume Hood (optional; for preparation) Needed, Not Included
Spectrophotometer (optional) Needed, Not Included
Cuvettes (optional) Needed, Not Included
Kimwipe® Cleaning Tissues (optional) Needed, Not Included