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In the Lab with Daphnia

Author(s): Deanne Erdmann, M.S.

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Demonstration for how best to conduct Activity 4 of The Science of Alcohol Teacher's Guide, in which students study the effects of alcohol on a microorganism (Daphnia) using a light microscope.

Included in the demonstration are best tips and lab practices for working with solutions and slides, microscopes and Daphnia to obtain the best learning experience for students. Students will chart results.

Though designed for use with a specific activity, many techniques found in this presentation are applicable for use with other microscopic experiments.

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National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism, NIH

Grant Number: 3-R25-ES10698-04S1T