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Microscopic Life Kit

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Use this microscope kit to grow & examine bacteria, investigate tiny pond protozoa & get an up-close look at some of your cells. Includes a study guide, professionally prepared slides, materials to make your own slides & more! Read More

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Explore the microscopic world with your compound microscope (not included)! With this kit you can grow and examine bacteria, investigate tiny pond protozoa, and get an up-close look at some of the cells in your own body! The kit includes a study guide to help you learn more about microscopic life, plus instructions and materials to make your own slides and study bacteria and protists. Contains petri dishes, sterile nutrient agar, protozoa mix, microscope slides, stains, and more.

The study guide includes a short history of the microscope, mini bio of Louis Pasteur, diagram of a cell, and more.


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Microscopic Life Kit

  • 72 Plain Glass Slides
  • 12 Concave Glass Slides
  • Slide Coverslips
  • Methylene Blue Stain (for cell nuclei)
  • Eosin Y Stain (for cell cytoplasm)
  • Prepared Microscope Slides: ficus leaf, paramecium, protozoa, bacteria, and allium (onion) root mitosis
  • #11 Scalpel (for making tiny cross-sections)
  • 1 Bottle of Nutrient Agar, 125 ml
  • 5 Plastic Petri Dishes
  • 4 Sterile Swab Applicators
  • 2 Pipets, 1 ml
  • Latex Gloves
  • Protozoa Mix (to grow your own living culture of mixed protozoans and algae in 3 days)
  • Protist Identification Key
  • Clear Plastic Cup, 9 oz
  • 2 Sterile Lancets
  • Study Guide (with information about cells, bacteria, and other microscopic life)


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