Birth Defects and Folic Acid

Catalog #STO-130

How does folic acid prevent neural tube defects?

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

Follow the case of a pregnant woman who is concerned that her developing baby is at risk for spina bifida, a birth defect.

  • Test the mother's "blood" and "amniotic fluid" for alpha-fetoprotein, an indicator for potential birth defects.
  • Interpret the results of a sonogram.
  • Make a clay model of the developing nervous system.
  • Learn about clinical trial research studies.
  • Explore the importance of prenatal care for preventing birth defects.

Limit 1 free sample per customer

Quantity Price
1 - 9$15.14 ea.
10 - 24$14.38 ea.
25 - 1000$13.63 ea.

Each assembled kit contains:

  • Student instructions
  • 1 tube of simulated “Anita’s Blood Serum”
  • 1 tube of simulated “Amniotic Fluid”
  • 1 tube of simulated “AFP Indicator”
  • 2 labeled droppers
  • AFP Fast-Test Strip
  • AFP Test Sheet
  • AFP Color Chart
  • “Ectoderm” (clay)
  • Neural Tube Defects Fact Sheet
  • Ultrasound and Amniocentesis information sheet
  • Experimental Group card
  • Control Group card
  • 1 penny
  • Preventing Birth Defects brochure

Also required: Safety goggles

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Birth Defects and Folic Acid – Pack of 10 Unassembled Kits

Catalog # STO-130U

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$113.56 ea.
10 - 1000$107.88 ea.

Birth Defects and Folic Acid – 10 Kit Refill Pack

Catalog # STO-130R

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

Quantity Price
1 - 9$34.61 ea.
10 - 1000$32.88 ea.

Teacher Testimonial

These activities are great. Easy prep, which is really encouraging to teachers who may not have a lot of time to prepare labs.

- High school biology teacher (OK)

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