Introduction to Microbiology, Small Group Learning Kit (BZ7706)

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Bacteria, good and bad, is all around us. In this activity students will collect and grow bacteria and then learn techniques for studying the bacteria they have grown. They will perform a simple staining technique on bacterial cells to study the morphology. They will also perform a differential staining technique, Gram staining, on bacterial cells and determine if the collected bacteria are Gram-positive, Gram-negative, or both. Kit contains enough materials for 5 groups of students. Teacher’s Manual and Student Study Guide copy masters are included.

Kit Includes:

  • 50mL Prepared nutrient agar
  • 10mL Methylene Blue
  • 10mL Crystal Violet
  • 10mL Gram’s Iodine
  • 10mL Safranin O
  • 30mL Ethanol, 95
  • Microscope Slides, pk/72
  • Coverslips
  • 5 Sterile Petri Dishes
  • 5 Sterile Cotton Swabs, pk/2
  • Instructions/Teacher's Manual
  • Student Study Guide Copy Master
  • SDS Sheets
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

Disciplinary Core Ideas: LS1.A
Performance Expectations: MS-LS1-1; MS-LS1-2
Cross Cutting Concepts: Scale, Proportion and Quantity; Structure and Function
Engineering Practices: Developing and Using Models; Planning and Carrying out Investigations
DOT Info:
Small quantity exemption 173.4
THIS PACKAGE CONFORMS TO 49 CFR 173.4 for domestic highway or rail transport only

*”Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Crystal Violet and Methanol/Methyl isobutyl ketone, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. For more information go to

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