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Why Is the Water Green? Lab Investigation

Investigate how common pollutants affect pond microlife.

Manufacturer: fisher scientific  AZ-20-1153

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Compound microscope (not included)

Catalog No. S23194

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Description & Specifications


Product Type 40-Student class kit
Includes Dried culture mix, test vials, microscope slides and cover slips, pipets, nitrate and phosphate pollutants, comprehensive teacher and student guides

  • Learn how pollutants, detergents, and fertilizers impact the growth of microalgae in ponds and contribute to environmental problems
  • Use either included dried culture mix or actual pond water samples to investigate the effect of algae by phosphates and nitrates
  • Learn the concentrations at which these common pollutants cause algal blooms
  • Determine the effects of other common pollutants