Mercury Poisoning

Catalog #STO-128

How does mercury affect the brain? Model biomagnification.

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

Simple hands-on activity!

  • Learn about the effects of mercury poisoning on the brain.
  • Model the flow of toxins and energy through an ecosystem's food chains and food webs.
  • Develop the concept of biological magnification for environmental toxins.

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Quantity Price
1 - 9$9.00 ea.
10 - 24$8.55 ea.
25 - 1000$8.10 ea.

Each assembled kit contains:

  • Student instructions
  • Organism Cards
  • Nervous System Function Chart
  • Parts of Nervous System Damaged by Mercury diagram
  • 1 bag of “mercury” beads
  • 6 labeled cups to represent organisms in food chain
  • 1 cup to represent energy lost from food chain
  • 1 large measuring cup
  • 1 small measuring cup
  • 1 graduated dropper

Also required: Water

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Mercury Poisoning – Pack of 10 Unassembled Kits

Catalog # STO-128U

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$60.00 ea.
10 - 1000$57.00 ea.

This kit does not require refills since all its contents are reusable.

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- High school biology teacher (PA)

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