Microscopic Life Kit
Explore the microscopic world with your compound microscope! With this kit you can grow and examine bacteria, investigate tiny pond protozoa, and get an up-close look at some of the cells in your own body! The kit includes a study guide to help you learn more about microscopic life, plus instructions and materials to make your own slides and study bacteria and protists. Contains petri dishes, sterile nutrient agar, protozoa mix, microscope slides, stains, and more. Ages 10 & up.
The study guide includes a short history of the microsope, mini bio of Louis Pasteur, diagram of a cell, and more.
- 72 plain glass slides
- 12 concave glass slides
- Slide coverslips
- Methylene blue stain (for cell nuclei)
- Eosin Y stain (for cell cytoplasm)
- Prepared microscope slides: ficus leaf, paramecium, protozoa, bacteria, and allium (onion) root mitosis
- #11 scalpel (for making tiny cross-sections)
- 1 bottle of nutrient agar
- 5 plastic petri dishes
- 2 sterile swabs
- Latex gloves
- Protozoa mix to grow euglena, etc.
- Protist identification key
- 2 sterile lancets
- Study guide with information about cells, bacteria, and other microscopic life
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- Saturday, December 29, 2012everything you will needReviewed By: Kelly
Perfect for my 12 year old daughter who is taking Life Science in 7th grade right now, and has therefore become fascinated with the microscope and preparing her own slides. Very complete kit. Highly recommended.
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012A Variety of Microlife ProjectsReviewed By: Jodi
The Microscopic Life Kit is a compilation of the best of the Home Science Tools Bacteria Kit, Basic Slide Making Kit, and the Protozoa Culture Kit. Find bacteria lurking everywhere, view professional slides and learn to make your own out of materials all around and even inside of you, and view water teeming with microlife. This is a great kit that not only has a variety of projects to do, but also helps you find out what you might want to investigate further, maybe even explore as a science fair project. Well worth the money.
- Tuesday, November 08, 2011Hours of Fun in a BoxReviewed By: Beth Boehm
I bought this for homeschooling my daughter in biology. I think I look at things more than she does. Fascinating....what lurks among us.
- Tuesday, January 18, 2011Can't Wait to StartReviewed By: Steven
I bought this kit to start a hobby lab. Having not touched a microscope since high school, I needed the basic accessories for my new LCD Celestron scope (very good buy for home), and this kit seems to cover all my needs. As a beginner, I was very happy that the kit comes with plenty of instructions with respect to slide prep, staining, etc.. The protozoa is a _big_ plus. The only thing that I wish the kit had included would be a microtome, but instructions are included as to how to construct a makeshift one.
- Monday, August 23, 2010lab starterReviewed By: Doc
This is a great kit. Nicely packaged. I started a small lab with this kit and a few other items. I am homescooling and I find it wonderful. I really enjoy the prepared slides and protoza farm. However, I do recommend more petri dishes and sterile swabs. I highly recommend this kit and this website.Read More Reviews