Lab-Aids: Blood Smear Kit

Lab-Aids SKU: LAB-1B
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Lab-Aids: Blood Smear Kit

Lab-Aids SKU: LAB-1B
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Lab-Aids:‚ Blood Smear Kit

This three-step experiment provides students with a clear understanding of lab techniques and an opportunity for self discovery. Students draw samples of their own blood with individualized sterile lancets and prepare smears by applying Wright's stain. Using a microscope, they examine the smears to identify different cell types (erythrocytes, polymorphonuclears, eosinophiles, basophiles, lymphocytes and platelets). This experiment can be safely conducted in a single class period. MICROSCOPES ARE NEEDED.

Scientific Concepts:
  • Observe and identify different cell types in student„¢s own blood
  • Prepare smear and apply Wright's stain
  • Develop microscope skills

Content List:
  • 1 Teacher's Guide with MSDS
  • 4 Wright's stain, drop controlled bottle
  • 50 Alcohol pads, pre-saturated
  • 50 Lancets, sterile, disposable

Classroom Planning:
  • To complete this kit requires approximately one 50-minute class period.
  • Number of Students: 50


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