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Seed Staining

kit #66

In this engaging and fun kit, students learn how to differentiate between plant food stored as a simple sugar and food stored as a starch. Using a step-by-step procedure, students first dissect the seeds, and then treat them with reagents. This helps to determine the quantity and location of the sugar and starch. The individualized, open-ended worksheets provide additional investigations for student exploration.


  • Understand the difference between plant food that is stored as simple sugar and food stored as starch in sprouting seeds
  • Dissect seeds and treat them with reagents
  • Develop lab techniques

Content List in Seed Staining is as follows:

Quantity Description
15 Treating dishes, 3-section clear plastic
15 Razor blades, single-edged
3 Droppers
3 Bottles of Lugol’s Solution
3 Drop controlled bottles of Tetrazolium Solution
1 Seeds, kidney bean, pkg
30 Student Worksheets and Guides
1 Teacher’s Guide with MSDS
Number of students
Number of groups
Maximum 15 groups

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

Title Item # Price Quantity
Seed Staining 66 $88.55
Seed Staining REFRESH-A-KIT 66-RC $47.35