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Lab-Aids: Simple Stain for Plant Tissue Kit - STEMfinity
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Lab-Aids: Simple Stain for Plant Tissue Kit


Lab-Aids: Simple Stain for Plant Tissue Kit

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.
Scientific Concepts:
  • Demystify staining
  • Introduce students to the study of plant cells
  • Cut, mount, stain and observe different cell types and tissue structures
  • Develop microscope technique

Content List:
  • 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

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