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Lab-Aids: Normal Mitosis Kit - STEMfinity
  • SKU: LAB-9

Lab-Aids: Normal Mitosis Kit


Lab-Aids: Normal Mitosis Kit

Using this outstanding kit, students will be challenged as they:
  • Identify the phases of plant mitosis
  • Observe chromosomal development
  • Gain hands-on experience with the micro-techniques 
  • Stain and mount their own slides 

Students prepare their own plant cells by treating scientifically grown onion root tips cells with a mild acid, then staining the cells. A stained section of cells is then squashed onto a slide and smeared into a single layer for microscopic study. All of the activities in this kit can be completed in a standard lab period. Kit is for 30 students.
Scientific Concepts:
  • Prepare a squashed stained slide of a root tip
  • Observe cells undergoing mitosis
  • Gain experience in microtechnique and staining

Content List:
  • 1 Teacher's Guide with MSDS
  • 30 Student Worksheets and Guides
  • 30 Microscopic slides
  • 30 Cover slips
  • 30 Tissue transfer brushes
  • 30 Tissue treating trays with cavities A and B
  • 1 Root tips scientifically grown and fixed, vial
  • 4 Drop control bottles of Solution A (alcohol and hydrochloric acid)
  • 4 Drop control bottles of Solution B (alcohol, acetic acid and chloroform)
  • 4 Drop control bottles of Aceto Orcein Stain

Classroom Planning:
  • To complete this kit requires approximately one 50-minute class period.
  • Number of students: 30