Antimicrobials: Is Keeping Clean Risky?

Catalog #STO-151

Explore environmental health effects of the antimicrobial Triclosan

Time To Complete Time to complete: Two 40-minute class periods

Explore potential environmental health issues associated with Triclosan, an antimicrobial agent found in a variety of consumer products.

  • Conduct simulated tests that show Triclosan may be present in humans, lake water, and soil.
  • Model how natural selection could result in the evolution of antimicrobial resistant bacteria.
  • Analyze readings to identify the benefits and potential risks associated with Triclosan.
  • Discuss actions that can be taken when the potential effects of chemicals are unknown or poorly understood.

Limit 1 free sample per customer

Quantity Price
1 - 9$14.00 ea.
10 - 24$13.30 ea.
25 - 1000$12.60 ea.

Each assembled kit contains:

  • Student instructions
  • Triclosan Test Sheet
  • Simulated Triclosan Test solution
  • Simulated urine samples
  • Positive control and negative control samples
  • Labeled droppers
  • Beads
  • Clear plastic dish
  • Evolution of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria - diagrams and caption cards

Also required: Safety goggles, paper towels for clean up

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Refill Your Kit

Antimicrobials: Is Keeping Clean Risky? – Pack of 10 Unassembled Kits

Catalog # STO-151U

Unassembled packs contain materials for 10 kits.

  • All supplies, lab materials, and printed labels
  • Student instructions copy master
  • Easy to follow instructions for kit assembly
Quantity Price
1 - 9$102.00 ea.
10 - 1000$96.90 ea.

Antimicrobials: Is Keeping Clean Risky? – 10 Kit Refill Pack

Catalog # STO-151R

Refill packs contain materials to replace consumable supplies for 10 kits.

Quantity Price
1 - 9$32.00 ea.
10 - 1000$30.40 ea.

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- Middle school science teacher (TX)

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STO-151