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Lab-Aids: Hydroponics Experiment Kit - STEMfinity
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Lab-Aids: Hydroponics Experiment Kit


Lab-Aids: Hydroponics Experiment Kit

Do plants only grow in soil? Not always. Sometimes they grow in water. This Lab-Aid incorporates a uniquely designed LAB-AIDS‚® transparent plastic culture chamber making the study of hydroponics stimulating and fun. Studentsclearly view the plants growing in a nutrient solution. This highly graphic and unique activity can be used by students in grades 4-12 individually or in groups. It is an excellent activity for science fairs or projects.

The following experiments are included: 
  • Seed germination time comparisons‚ 
  • Plant growth time comparisons‚ 
  • Effects of nutrient deficiency‚ 
  • An understanding of hydroponics‚ 
Scientific Concepts:
  • Observe plants growing in a nutrient solution
  • Study and compare seed germination time and plant growth time
  • Observe development of roots, stems and leaves
  • Study effects of nutrient deficiency
  • Use controls in experiments
  • Understand hydroponics

Content List:
  • 1 Teacher's Guide with MSDS
  • 6 LAB-AIDS‚® transparent culture chambers with vented covers
  • 6 Germinating floats
  • 42 Germinating plugs
  • 6 Opaque sleeves for culture chambers
  • 1 Set Assorted seeds
  • 1 Vial of Iron Chelate
  • 1 Vial of Trace Element Solution
  • 1 Bottle of Ca(NO3)2 Solution
  • 1 Bottle of CaCl2 Solution
  • 1 Bottle of KCl Solution
  • 1 Bottle of KNO3 Solution
  • 1 Bottle of MgSO4 and KH2PO4 Solution

Classroom Planning:
  • Number of groups: several
  • To complete this kit requires at least part of one ~50-minute class period for set-up then additional class time for observing and note taking over the next several weeks.