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Looking Downstream: Could Nanosilver in Consumer Products Affect Pond Life?

$2.50 - $12.40 Quantity Discount Available

In this Science Buddies project, you'll use a live specimen to investigate how a specific freshwater organism, Daphnia magna, responds to the exposure to different concentrations of nanosilver. You can customize your materials to include the live samples, magnifier, pond water, and other supplies needed to complete this experiment.

5 Product Options

  • Daphnia magna Culture, Living ratings
    #142330 (in stock)
    $12.40 Quantity Discount Available
  • Folding Pocket Magnifier Double Plastic Lens 10 x
    #602111 (in stock)
    $5.75 Quantity Discount Available
  • Cylinder, Plastic Graduated, 100 mL ratings
    #721613 (in stock)
    $2.50 Quantity Discount Available
  • Pond Water, 1 gal ratings
    #163380 (in stock)
  • Petri Dishes, Polystyrene, Disposable, Sterile, 100 x 15 mm, Pack of 20 ratings
    #741250 (in stock)
    $6.70 Quantity Discount Available


Do you know why enzymes are oftentimes called the workhorses of biochemistry? It's because they can speed up a wide variety of chemical reactions, and chemists and biologists use enzymes to do all kinds of jobs. In this project, pectinase, an enzyme frequently used in the food industry, will be used to extract juice from apples.

View the full project, background information, procedures, and more at ScienceBuddies.com



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