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Normal Mitosis

kit #9

Using this outstanding kit, students will be challenged as they:
♦ Identify the phases of plant mitosis
♦ Observe chromosomal development
♦ Gain hands-on experience with the micro-techniques
♦ Stain and mount their own slides
Students prepare their own plant cells by treating scientifically grown onion root tips cells with a mild acid, then staining the cells. A stained section of cells is then squashed onto a slide and smeared into a single layer for microscopic study. All of the activities in this kit can be completed in a standard lab period. Kit is for 30 students.


  • Prepare a squashed stained slide of a root tip
  • Observe cells undergoing mitosis
  • Gain experience in microtechnique and staining

Content List in Normal Mitosis is as follows:

Quantity Description
1 Teacher’s Guide with MSDS
30 Student Worksheets and Guides
30 Microscopic slides
30 Cover slips
30 Tissue transfer brushes
30 Tissue treating trays with cavities A and B
1 Root tips scientifically grown and fixed, vial
4 Drop control bottles of Solution A (alcohol and hydrochloric acid)
4 Drop control bottles of Solution B (alcohol, acetic acid and chloroform)
4 Drop control bottles of Aceto Orcein Stain
Number of students

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

Title Item # Price Quantity
Normal Mitosis 9 $166.65
Normal Mitosis REFRESH-A-KIT 9-RC $106.05