Re: An easy stain to show kids

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From:Amos Brooks <>
To:"Ford, Judi {Path~Palo Alto}" <JUDI.FORD@ROCHE.COM>
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    Just Iodine in a dilute solution will stain the starch in the cell walls.
The Iodine is cheap (incase they spill it) and its an easy stain. Also in a
dilute form is not especially hazardous.
Amos Brooks

"Ford, Judi {Path~Palo Alto}" wrote:

> Hi Everyone in Histoland:
> Our workplace is having a bring your kids to work day and we are doing the
> microscope lab.  I need suggestions on an easy(one step) stain to do on
> plant tissue.  So far we're having kids look at stomata, algae and
> earthworms.   Any other ideas on histo activities to do with kids would be
> greatly appreciated.  We have 13 kids who range in ages from 8 to 14.
> Thanks
> Judi Ford
> Palo Alto, CA

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