This simple procedure permits students to obtain impressive results in differentiating many cell types and tissue structures. It provides excellent discrimination among structures with a high density of different cell types such as root tip or bud. Students hand-cut, mount and stain a section of material. Their observations become more meaningful since they provide their own specimens. Almost any fresh plant material can be used to complete this activity. MICROSCOPES ARE NEEDED.
- Demystify staining
- Introduce students to the study of plant cells
- Cut, mount, stain and observe different cell types and tissue structures
- Develop microscope technique
- 1 Teacher's Guide with MSDS
- 30 Student Worksheets and Guides
- 30 Microscope slides
- 30 Cover slips
- 30 Razor blades, single-edged
- 30 Treating dishes, plastic
- 30 Plastic pics, package
- 3 Drop controlled bottles of Toluidine blue stain
- To complete this kit requires one ~50-minute class period.
- Number of students: 30