DNA/Chromosome Staining Lab Activity

Aldon Corporation

Prepare your own squashed stained slide and be able to identify the phases of plant mitosis and chromosomal development. Students will be able to prepare, stain and mount slides using specially prepared onion root tips.


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Item Price Qty
Small Group Learning, DNA/Chromosome Staining Lab Activity ALD3000-SGL $34.99

 Kit contains enough material for 15 groups. Teacher’s Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included.

Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

Disciplinary Core Ideas: LS1.A; LS1.B

Performance Expectations: MS-LS1-1; HS-LS1-1; HS-LS1-4

Cross Cutting Concepts: Scale, Proportion, and Quantity; Systems and System Models; Structure and Function

Engineering Practices: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations; Developing and Using Models; Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions

Kit Includes:

  • 1 vial Preserved root tips
  • 2 X 25mL Hydrochloric Acid, 6M
  • 2 X 25mL Toluidine Blue, 1.0% Solution
  • 1 box Microscope Slides
  • 1 box Coverslips
  • 30 Aluminum Dishes
  • 30 Forceps

Regulatory Note: Small Qty Exemption 49CFR173.4

*”Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Methanol/Methyl isobutyl ketone, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.