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Bacteria Growing Kits NGSS

  • Bacteria Growing Kit-Classroom
    Item #: BIO-300
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  • Bacteria Growing Kit-Science Fair
    Item #: BIO-310
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  • Nutrient Agar Powder 25 g
    Item #: BIO-200
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Grow your own bacteria and win the science fair!

Description

If you are looking to gross out some friends and family (and carry out serious scientific analysis at the same time) you will want to try our bacteria growing kit. It includes everything you need to get started - you just supply water and bacteria (don't worry, it's everywhere.) Perfect for science fair experiments because so many variables can be tested for bacteria growth.

Our Science Fair Kit includes six large (10 cm dia.) plastic Petri dishes, nutrient agar powder, six extra-long wooden shaft cotton swabs, a stirring stick, a plastic beaker, and instructions on how to prepare the agar and conduct your experiment.

The Classroom Kit contains 20 Petri dishes, agar powder, 20 cotton swabs, stirring stick, and instructions. In the right conditions, the bacteria will usually start growing in four to five days.

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Kids Loved It
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Pretty easy to use and comes with everything you need except a microwavable mixing container. You can use anything you already have for that. Make sure your agar mixture is well mixed and has a cloudy yellowish look or it may not contain enough nutrients for your microbes to grow. Video on website was pretty helpful. Had a hard time preventing the condensation on the lids even after letting the material cool. Took a paper towel and did a quick wipe and that did the trick.
E Judeh

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Warning - a lot of work needed to prepare the Petrie dishes
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I bought these thinking they were ready to go. No! You need to make the agar and pour it into each petrie dish. I still have not had to time to do this.
Alan Feingold
Owner Response: You are correct, these Petri dishes are not designed to open and use. The prepared agar has a shelf life, so we send the nutrient agar powder and instructions to prepare it when you are ready to use it. Please consult all the product descriptions to ensure you are not disappointed with future purchases.

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Interest Building
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The materials I have recently purchased will go a long way in building interest in science for my grandchild.
Zelda Ladan

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Works well
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Agar preparation is easy. Gels form as indicated. Everything worked great.
Jasmine Thomas

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Bacteria Kit
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Excellent
Stacey Wieland

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NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

Elementary Middle School High School

K-LS1-1

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit in an investigation to use observations to describe patterns of what living things need to survive.

2-PS1-2

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit in an investigation to analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine witch materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.

2-LS4-1

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit in an investigation to make observations of living things to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

3-LS1-1

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit in an investigation to develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have a common birth, growth, reproduction and death.

3-LS2-1

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit in an investigation to construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

3-LS4-3

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit in an investigation and construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

5-PS1-4

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit growth medium to conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.

3-5-ETS1-3

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit to plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model.

MS-LS1-1

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit to conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells, either one cell or many cells different numbers and types of cells.

MS-LS2-1

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit in an investigation to analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

MS-LS2-3

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit in an investigation to develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.

MS-LS2-4

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit in an investigation to construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.

MS-LS4-2

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit in an investigation to apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and difference among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.

MS-LS4-4

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit in an investigation to construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals' probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.

MS-PS1-2

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit growth medium to analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

HS-LS1-7

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit in an investigation to use a model to illustrate cellular respiration is a chemical process whereby the bonds of food molecules and oxygen molecules are broken and the bonds in new compounds are formed resulting in a net transfer of energy.

HS-LS2-3

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit in an investigation to construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for the cycling of matter and flow of energy in aerobic and anaerobic conditions.

HS-LS2-4

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit in an investigation to use mathematical representation to support claims for the cycling of matter and flow of energy among organisms in an ecosystem.

HS-LS3-3

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit in an investigation to apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population.

HS-ETS1-2

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit to design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems. This process can then be applied for engineering problems.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

Students can use the Bacteria Growing Kit in a variety of investigations. The kit provides opportunities to develop simple and complex studies of bacteria with a control growing medium, agar.

By growing bacteria populations, students at all grade levels gain evidence and concrete examples through observation for analysis.

The materials in this kit are a launching point for many Life Science investigations, simple and complex.

 

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

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