Explore the microworld in your environment
Hunt for various kinds of micro organisms - including bacteria, fungi and protists - in water, air, soil and even food, employing a ready-to-use growth media. The specially formulated gel, which requires no autoclaving or special equipment, makes it easy for students to design experiments that explore the subvisible world around them, collecting and identifying a wide variety of microbes. The investigation also includes a dichotomous key to moulds, bacteria, and protists; a specially formulated dried Microlife Mix that allows you to explore the diversity of pond organisms; and a guide to appropriate viewing techniques.
Your students will:
- Grow bacteria, fungi and protists collected from various microhabitats
- Prepare wet mounts of microbes and stain slide preparations
- Observe and identify microbes under the microscope
- Investigate pondlife organisms