Lassell College Algae Open Lab Projects (2-weeks of investigation)

Dr. Krista Hennig from Lassell College recently used Algae Research and Supply's algae for her non-majors biology class.    They investigated the factors that effect algae growth by varying:

  1. pH
  2. Temperature
  3. Salinity
  4. Chlorine presence
  5. Using rainwater recapture

They used spectrophotometers set to 750nM to quantify the growth of the algae.  

The project worked so well- they sent us pictures!   

Thank You Dr. Henning for having us be part of your students projects!

 

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Recording data

 

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Measuring out algae 

 

Beakers of algae at Lassell College Biology Classroom

Spirulina Culture

 

 

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Pouring the algae into Erlenmeyer flasks for culturing

 

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Microscope investigation with wet mounts

 

Algae cultures Lassell College Biology Classroom

Algae tests growing out for a week

 

drawing Lassell College Biology Classroom

Hand drawing of spirulina under a microscope

 

wet mount Lassell College Biology Classroom

Student preparing a wet mount slide for microscopic examination




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