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Inquiries in Science®: Cycling Through Mitosis Kit

Product Highlights
  • Explore the cell cycle and how a typical body cell divides
  • Gain experience making microscope slides
  • Materials support 30 students working in pairs
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Product Details
As students work in pairs for the lab exercises, they will:

  • Observe stages of mitosis in preserved onion cells
  • View normal and cancerous cells undergoing mitosis
  • Make microscope slides

Grades 9–12. Using models, prepared slides, and video, students investigate the phases of the cell cycle. Kit includes enough materials (model chromosomes and genes, prepared slides, and materials to create onion root tip slides) for at least 30 students working in pairs. Receive a FREE digital teacher's manual and student guide with kit purchase. Microscopes are not included.

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What’s Included:
  • 1 Preserved Onion Root Tips
  • 72 Microscope Slides
  • 100 Coverslips
  • 1 Bibulous Paper Booklet
  • 16 Small Cups
  • 4 Carnoy Fixative, 30 mL
  • 1 Toluidine Blue, 2%, 15 mL
  • 4 6 M Hydrochloric Acid, 28 mL
  • 8 Forceps
  • 8 Pipets
  • 8 Scalpels
  • 1 Model Chromosomes with Genes, Set of 16
  • 1 Onion and Fish Mitosis Prepared Slides Set
  • 1 Digital Resource Instruction Card
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  •  Computer with Internet Access
  • 16 Student Microscopes (with 4x, 10x, and 40x objectives)
  • 16 Pieces of Yarn or String, 150 cm
  • 16 Protractors
  • 16 Rulers
  • 8 Beakers of Water
  •  Paper Towels
  •  Chalk
  •  Black Construction Paper (optional)
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