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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 26. Preparing Culturing Media

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

  • Agar

  • Bottle, polypropylene, 125 mL

  • Centrifuge tubes, 15 mL

  • Petri dishes

  • Spatula

  • Stirring rod

  • Test tubes

  • Test tube rack

  • Thermometer

Materials You Provide

  • Gloves

  • Aluminum foil

  • Balance (or measuring spoons)

  • Bottle, 500 mL soda (clean and empty)

  • Broth, chicken (or bouillon cube)

  • Cotton balls

  • Marking pen

  • Measuring cup, 500 mL (microwave-safe)

  • Microwave oven

  • Pressure cooker (optional; see text)

  • Refrigerator

  • Sodium chloride (table salt)

  • Spray disinfectant (Lysol or similar)

  • Sprayer bottle filled with water

  • Sucrose ...

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