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Normal Mitosis

kit #9

Using this outstanding kit, students view the phases of mitosis in a slide they prepare with scientifically grown onion root tips.
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

This activity REQUIRES MICROSCOPES and can be completed in a standard lab period.


  • 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
30 Lab-Aids A and B trays
30 Tissue transfer brushes
30 Tissue macerating blades
30 Microscope slides
30 Cover slips
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
1 Root tips scientifically grown and fixed, vial
1 Teacher’s Guide with MSDS
30 Student Worksheets and Guides
Number of students
30 (if done individually) - 60 (if done in pairs)
Number of groups
maximum 30 groups of 2 students

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

Title Item # Price Quantity
Normal Mitosis 9 $171.65
Normal Mitosis REFRESH-A-KIT 9-RC $109.25