This is a kit that explores if YOUR local water could have an algae bloom.
Hi Teachers, Students, and Parents, This lesson plan and experiment kit is an empirical method to test if your local body of water will have an algae bloom. It contains a detailed four-page lesson plan with experiment instructions. Also included are liquid nutrients (sodium nitrate, sodium phosphate, and a complete algae nutrient mixture) you need to supply household bleach. The experiment involves collecting water from a pond or lake near you, then dividing it into 5 different treatments. You will use plastic drinking water bottles as your culture flasks. The treatments for this kit are a positive-control (algae culture), negative-control (chlorine bleach), test for nitrogen limitation (sodium nitrate), and test for phosphate limitation (sodium phosphate). The test can be repeated many times to get replication. We include a secchi stick, so that you can quantify the algae growth, using Beer-Lambers law. (You can see a video of the secchi-stick on Algae Research Supply's You Tube channel). Soon you can see a video of this product also.
$ 175.00 $ 399.75
Complete kit for 35 students. Teaching and demonstration kit for instructor and students. The instructor can grow algae in a 600mL flask and brine shrimp in a separate 600mL flask. It includes a 50mL culture tube for each student to grow algae and later brine shrimp. It includes all the "basics" to grow algae and brine shrimp for a total of 17.5 L of media. The students can keep their flasks or the school can keep the labware for next years batch of new scientists!
|Culture Vessels||2 x Culture flasks, 600mL
35 x Self Standing Tubes, 50mL
|Salt, Nutrients, Brine Shrimp Cysts for 500mL||x 40 bags of Salts, Nutrients, and Brine Shrimp|
|Algae Culture||x 2,000 mL|
|Secchi Sticks||x 40|
|Instruction booklet||x 10|
The things in this kit will get your students all the materials they need to grow the microalgae spirulina. The kit does not contain 'cheat sheets' on how to win at the competition. However, we love answering nerdy algae questions. (email@example.com)
When thinking about this kit consider tests in the following areas:
Physical: Temperature, salinity, light...
Chemical: Nitrate, phosphate, CO2...
Biological: Biomass Density, growth rates, species diversity...
* And because we said LEGO, we should note, that this is not a "promoted product" through LEGO. We are just responding to the market. We have no formal relationship with LEGO (except season passes to LEGO Land).
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Students will use the scientific method to learn about the importance of algae in aquatic systems: the process of photosynthesis, algae's role in the food web, algae's sensitivity to water quality, and algae's impact on water quality through events like harmful algal blooms (HABs). This lesson offers endless opportunities for discussions on topics like nutrient acquisition, effects of climate change, human impacts and nutrient pollution, dead zones and HAB’s, aquaculture, resource limitations, trophic transfers, predator prey interactions, and much more.
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$ 39.95 $ 77.45
Teaching and demonstration kit for instructor and students. The instructor can grow algae in a 600mL flask and brine shrimp in a separate 600mL flask. It includes all the "basics" to grow algae and brine shrimp for a total of 2.5L of media. The students can use existing lab supplies to culture or they can use a water bottles.
|Culture Vessels||2x Culture Flasks, 600mL|
|Salt, Nutrients, Brine Shrimp Cysts for 500mL||5x|
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