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Petri Dishes NGSS

  • 20 Large Petri Dishes
    Item #: LSP-110
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  • 20 Small Petri Dishes
    Item #: LSP-120
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  • 20 Mini Petri Dishes
    Item #: LSP-130
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Perfect for classrooms or science fair projects.

Description

These high quality, economical plastic Petri dishes are perfect for classrooms or science fair projects. Grow bacteria, sprout seeds, hold small items for viewing, observe life in pond water, etc. The sterile plastic dishes have a consistently even surface and excellent optical clarity. They feature a triple-vented lid to help prevent condensation, and are easily stackable. Sold in packs of 20 dishes. Large dishes: 10 cm dia. Small dishes: 5.5 cm dia. Mini dishes: 3.5 cm dia.

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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 Petri Dishes in an investigation to use observations to describe patterns of what living things need to survive.

2-PS1-2

Students can use the Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes in an investigation to construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

3-LS4-3

Students can use the Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes 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 Petri Dishes 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.

 

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