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Differentiation of Cells Experiment

kit #63

Cell Differentiation is a process by which development of a living organism is achieved. Through a series of progressive changes, a generalized cell transforms into a specialized cell. The more specialized the cell becomes; the less likely it is to divide. After the seeds germinate, students prepare slides, then watch living material differentiate before their eyes.
They will also observe generalized cellular divisions in meristematic root cap tissue and isolate specialized cells. In the final activity, students diagram and label the differentiated cells. This experiment can also be used for independent student investigation. MICROSCOPES ARE NEEDED.


  • Observe differentiation of cells
  • Prepare slides use microscopes
  • Isolate specialized cells
  • Observe generalized cellular divisions in root tip tissue

Content List in Differentiation of Cells Experiment is as follows:

Quantity Description
30 microscope slides
30 cover slips
30 single edge razor blades
12 germinating papers
3 two-section clear plastic petri dishes
2 drop controlled bottles of Balanced salt solution
1 vial of grass seed
1 vial of petrolatum
1 package of plastic picks
30 Student Worksheets and Guides
1 Teacher’s Guide with MSDS
Number of students

To complete this kit requires one ~50-minute class period.

Title Item # Price Quantity
Differentiation of Cells Experiment 63 $87.50