Science Shepherd Biology Lab Kit with Slides
Contains: dissection pan, dissection tool set, 5 blank slides (glass), 1 depression slide (glass), plastic cover slips (package of 100, 22mm x 22mm), methyl cellulose (30 ml), methylene blue (15 ml), iodine (Gram's iodine, 30 ml), Wright's stain (15 ml), plastic eyedropper, protist culture kit and set of 9 prepared slides used in the course.
So it took us a few months to get it together, but we are now able to offer a kit that includes the lab supplies and specimens needed for the Science Shepherd Biology course. We're offering a complete kit (includes non-consumable lab supplies and dissection specimens [earthworm, grasshopper, freshwater clam, perch & double-injected fetal pig] as well as the two groups of components separately. We set it up this way so you could purchase the complete kit the first time you use the course, then replace only the dissection specimens for use with another child.
What do you do when you're a homeschooling dad and a medical doctor and you don't see many good options for parents tackling high school science at home? Why, you write your own, of course! And the result is impressive, especially for a newcomer to the curriculum scene. Author Scott Hardin didn't just reinvent the wheel here - I think he's added the equivalent of antigravity boosters with some of the excellent features he's built in. The courses currently available include Life Science (for 7th-9th grade) and Biology (for 10th-12th grade). Both courses are written to the student, and intended to be very user-friendly for parents without a science background. They are academically strong with straightforward text that covers challenging concepts in an appealing way. Compared to some of the other science curriculum available to homeschoolers, these stand firmly in the "college prep" category. As you might have guessed from the
Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.
Here are the prepared slides:
Allium (onion) root tip slide
Amoeba proteus slide
Paramecium slide, fission
Ficus (Indian Rubber Tree - dicot) slide, leaf
Ranunculus (Buttercup - dicot) slide, root
Ranunculus (Buttercup - dicot) or Pelargonium (dicot) slide, stem
Zea Mays (Corn - monocot) or Lilium (Lily - monocot) slide, leaf
Zea Mays (Corn - monocot) slide, root
Zea Mays (Corn - monocot) slide, stem