Ward's® The Road to Life: Forming Coacervates Lab Activity

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Education / Science Teacher / Homestead, FL
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The gelatin and gum arabic are already in solution, making the lab super easy. I've gotten good results even with the kit being 2-3 years old. The only thing that would be helpful is having more than one dropper bottle of the HCl and NaOH.
WARDSCI.com associate Published 02/10/2021
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470007-678KT 79.99 USD
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Ward's® The Road to Life: Forming Coacervates Lab Activity
Educational Classroom Kits and Activities
Provide insight into evolution.

  • Students will study the formation of coacervates
In this exceptional lab activity, your class actually produces coacervates, which are liquid colloidal suspensions of organic compounds. Coacervates, while not truly alive, exhibit several lifelike properties. They contain an outer membrane and grow by reacting to the physical and chemical conditions of their environment. Students will study the formation of coacervates, stain them and compare them to simple living organisms. The kit contains materials for 30 setups, a teacher’s guide, and student copy master.

Ordering information: A refill kit is available and contains only consumable component items. It does not contain additional student or teacher guides.