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Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments by Barbara Barbara Fritchman Thompson Thompson, Robert Robert Bruce Thompson Thompson

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Chapter 17. Chlorophyll and Photosynthesis

Equipment and Materials

You’ll need the following items to complete this lab session. (The standard kit for this book, available from www.thehomescientist.com, includes the items listed in the first group.)

Materials from Kit

  • Goggles

  • Beaker, 250 mL

  • Bromothymol blue

  • Centrifuge tubes, 15 mL

  • Centrifuge tubes, 50 mL

  • Chromatography paper

  • Forceps

  • Gram’s iodine stain

  • Hydrochloric acid

  • Pipettes

  • Ruler (mm scale)

  • Slides (flat) and coverslips

  • Test tube clamp

  • Test tube rack

  • Thermometer

Materials You Provide

  • Gloves

  • Coin with milled edge (optional)

  • Cotton balls

  • Elodea (water weed; see text)

  • Isopropanol, 70%

  • Leaves, various (see text)

  • Light source (see text)

  • Meter stick or measuring tape

  • Microscope (with reflection illumination)

  • Microwave oven ...

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