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Laboratory equipment list

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Major Equipment Required Per Group

 

The labs are set up for students to work in groups of 4. Each group requires:

 

  • Amscope Inverted Microscope with 3MP Camera (IN300TC-3M) ~ $2100
    (Other models are possible, but the general requirement is Digital imaging capability and sufficient magnification and illumination quality to see 1 micron beads) 
  • Red Tide Education Spectrometer (USB-650) ~ $1300
    (Other models are possible, but the general requirement is computer interface and wavelength range including the near IR and UV)
  • 1-2 Desktop computers ~ $500 - $1000
  • Vernier Lab Pro with Voltage Probe ~ $225
  • Webcam with 30 FPS capability
    (We use a 2 MP Logitech Webcam that has since been replaced with a newer model. ~ $40)

 

Total ~ $4700 per group

 

General Equipment and Materials for Lab Preparation

 

  • VWR Micropipette Starter Set ~ $800
  • VWR 15 mL Centrifuge Tubes~ $20
  • VWR 50 mL Centrifuge Tubes~ $20
  • 1.5 mL Microcentrifuge Tubes for student distribution~ $20
  • Distilled Water
  • Bangs Laboratories Microspheres ~ $200 each
    • 1 µm Silica (SS04N)
    • 2 µm Silica (SS06N)
    • 5 µm Silica (SS04N)
    • 2 µm PolyStyrene (PS05N)

 

Total ~ $1700

 

Lab Equipment and Materials for specific labs

 

First semester

  • Lab 1 (one week)
    • Relies on existing video: ImageJ and Excel needed.
  • Lab 2 (two weeks)
    • 12 Clear 2L Graduated Cylinders
    • ~20 ball bearings each of 4 different densities – We use McMaster-Carr ball bearings
    • ~100 basket-style coffee filters
    • 1 meter stick with stand per group
  • Lab 3 (two weeks)
    • VWR Micro Slides
    • Micropipettes with tips for Student Use – We use Accumax Jr. Mini Pipettes
  • Lab 4 (two weeks)
    • Lab-Tek 8 Well Chamber Slide
    • Disposable 1mL Pipettes
    • 1 Stand per group to tilt Microscopes
  • Lab 5
    • Onions, preferably Vidalia
    • VMR Micro Slides
    • VMR Micro Cover Glass
    • Saline Solution
    • Kitchen knives

 

Second semester

  • Lab 6
    • Microfluidic Chambers
    • 10 mL Syringes and tubing
  • Lab 7
    • Lab-Tek 8 Well Chamber Slide
    • Voltage Generator
    • Copper Wire
  • Lab 8
    • Breadboards – We use Jameco Electronics
    • Banana Plug Wires
    • 6V Batteries
    • Variety of Resistors
  • Lab 9
    • Patterned Light Source
    • 1 Meter metal pole w/ stand
    • Lens holders
    • Variety of lenses
  • Lab 10
    • Hydrogen Lamp
    • Neon Lamp
    • UV Lamp
    • Fish tanks filled with water
    • Old Spectrometers, if available
    • Red, blue and green LEDs
    • Variety of color filters
  • Lab 11
    • Chlorophyll Solution – Can be homemade from grass/leaves
    • Other fluorescent materials

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