Algae Research Supply: Algae and Zooplankton Education Kit

Algae Research Supply

AZTP-00500

Nannochloropsis is a useful genus of algae found all around the planet in marine and brackish environments. The cultivation of Nannochloropsis is relatively simple and produces beautiful green cultures. Artemia is a genus of aquatic crustaceans also known as brine shrimp. Baby brine shrimp can either hatch from a cyst or are born live. Its life cycle is affected by salinity, water temperature, and food availability.  In the wild, Artemia  feed on algae.  Their cysts hatch with the highest food availability. The emerging brine shrimp feed on the abundant algae to reach maturity, a process that takes 2-3 weeks depending on food availability and temperature. The algae and brine shrimp can happily live together by helping each other out!

Algae and Zooplankton can be used to help teach many lessons from the Next Generation Science Standards.  We have designed this kit to be used as the basic equipment you will need to do hands-on work in:

  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Reproduction
  • Populations and communities
  • Experimental Design 
  • Energy and matter transfer through systems
  • many more...

     

    • Each kit is a complete set that can be used for a single project or shared by multiple students. The kits each contain:

       

      Algae Culture Salts

      • 0.5L kit contains salts to prepare 0.5L culture media
      • 3.8L kit contains salts to prepare 3.8L culture media
      • 18.9L kit contains salts to prepare 18.9L culture media

      Algae Culture Nutrients

      • 0.5L kit contains nutrients to prepare 0.5L culture media
      • 3.8L kit contains nutrients to prepare 3.8L culture media
      • 18.9L kit contains nutrients to prepare 18.9L culture media

      Algae Culture (Nannochloropsis)

      • 0.5L kit contains 50mL of algae culture
      • 3.8L kit contains 1.0L of algae culture
      • 18.9L kit contains 3L of algae culture

      Secchi Stick

        • 0.5L kit contains 1x Secchi Stick
        • 3.8L kit contains 10x Secchi Sticks
        • 18.9L kit contains 30 x Secchi Sticks

      (Artemia salina), brine shrimp pouches (~50cysts per 500mL)

        • 0.5L kit contains 1x pouch
        • 3.8L kit contains 10x pouches
        • 18.9L kit contains 40 x pouches