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Study of the Structure and Function of Mitochondria

kit #62

This unique kit uses celery to vividly present the study of mitochondria to your students. Normal preparation methods tend to destroy the mitochondria. The LAB-AIDS® method utilizes a special stain that acts as a hydrogen acceptor. Students "observe" mitochondria oxidizing food. The stain on the slides gradually loses color as hydrogen is removed. In this activity, students prepare microscope slides and observe mitochondria, both as cytoplasmic particles and as centers of enzyme activity - the "energy producers" in cells. Very fresh celery and microscopes, required for this activity, are not provided.

$81.55

  • Study mitochondria in living plant cells
  • Observe mitochondria oxidize food microscopically
  • Understand the relationship of cytoplasm particles as centers of enzyme activity - the "energy producers" in cells

Content List in Study of the Structure and Function of Mitochondria is as follows:

Quantity Description
1 Teacher’s Guide with MSDS
30 Student Worksheets and Guides
30 Microscope slides
30 Cover slips
30 Single-edge razor blades
1 Absorbent paper strips, pkg
1 Toothpicks, plastic, packet
3 Drop control bottles of Janus Green B Stain
3 Drop control bottles of Sodium Bisulfate Solution
3 Drop control bottles of Sucrose Solution
Number of students
30
Calendar

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

Title Item # Price Quantity
Study of the Structure and Function of Mitochondria 62 $81.55