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The Tragic Case of Stan: Laboratory Case Study (with perishables)

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Investigate infectious diseases safely with this laboratory case study kit. Students examine bacterial growth, applying hands-on skills to learn and practice safe microbiological techniques, including plate streaking, Gram staining, and basic bacterial culturing. Once they master those skills, they then examine antibiotic susceptibility, design an experiment to test for it, and learn to interpret their results.

This unique kit was created by scientists at the Center for Translational Science Education at Tufts University. It provides students with a robust learning experience that addresses antibiotic resistance, a real medical problem facing hospitals around the world. The Tragic Case of Stan Classroom Kit includes a week's worth of lessons and enough materials for 30 students working in 10 groups of 3. Kit comes with prepared media plates for your convenience. Note: Refrigerate antibiotic disks and bacterial cultures until use; do not freeze.


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  • Exclamation icon Limited Qty: Flammable Liquid - This product is/contains a limited quantity of a DOT regulated hazardous material. This item will not incur a hazmat fee when shipped by ground. Orders shipping to HI and AK are subject to review and may incur additional shipping charges. This item contains living or perishable material and ships via 2nd Day or Overnight delivery.
What’s Included:
  • 5 Stan's Skin Sample Culture 
  • 5 Stan's Serum Sample Culture 
  • 30 Nutrient Agar Plates 
  • 20 Mannitol Salt Agar Plates 
  • 1 Ampicillin Disk Set 
  • 1 Oxacillin Disk Set 
  • 1 Tetracycline Disk Set 
  • 1 Erythromycin Disk Set 
  • 1 Penicillin Disk Set 
  • 1 Streptomycin Disk Set 
  • 1 Ciprofloxacin Disk Set 
  • 1 Vancomycin Disk Set 
  • 1 Crystal Violet, 1% Aqueous, 30 mL
  • 1 Gram Iodine, 30 mL
  • 1 Gram Alcohol (95% denatured ethanol), 120 mL
  • 1 Safranin Stain, 0.5% Aqueous, 30 mL
  • 100 Sterile Pipet, 1 mL
  • 36 Blank Slides
  • 1 Immersion Oil, 15 mL
  • 36 Plastic Forceps
  • 36 Metric Rulers
  • 60 Sterile Inoculating Loops, 10 µL
  • 100 Sterile Cotton Swabs
  • 1 Loose-Leaf Student's Guide
  • 1 Bound Teacher's Guide and Manual
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Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Incubator
  • 10 Microscope with 100x Oil Immersion Objective Lens (1 per group)
  • 10 Tube Rack (1 per group)
  • 10 Waste Beaker (1 per group)
  • 10 Marker (1 per group)
  •  Lens Paper
  •  Sterile Water, 1 L
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