Make Slides To Learn About Plant Cells
- Preparation Of Slide Material With Staining And Mounting
- Develop Microscope Techniques
- Utilize Diagrams And Dichotomous Keys For Identification
- Time Required: One 50 Minute Class Period
This simple, step-by-step lab activity provides a sense of realism and participation that commercially prepared slides or illustrations can't possibly duplicate. Students prepare slides using the pre-cut monocot and dicot plant cross sections and macerated stem tissue. After staining and mounting the samples, students then view their slides through a microscope.
Clearly diagrammed cell guides and individualized student worksheets are provided to help the students through this fascinating activity. In addition to observing and studying stem cells, students develop an understanding of the art of slide preparation, a skill necessary in future life science and biology classes.
Tissue transfer brushes
Drop controlled bottles of Differential Stain
Drop controlled bottle of Glycerin
Vial of Dicot Cross-sections
Vial of Macerated Stem Tissues
Vial of Monocot Cross-sections
Student Worksheet and Guides
Teachers Guide with MSDS
Materials Needed But Not Supplied: Microscopes