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Robert M. Rioux and Taslima A. Zaman, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, PA
Users are responsible for the proper disposal of the waste generated during their work. Improper waste disposal may severely endanger public health and/or the environment. The handling of hazardous waste must be regulated from the moment of…
Caterpillar Energy Dynamics
NOTE: In this lab you will grow caterpillars in conditions with and without food to examine the transfer of biomass in a typical trophic system.
Weigh and record the wet mass of enough leaves of cabbage to line the bottom of a plastic tub.
Then, collect two batches of five caterpillars from their cabbage habitat,…
Source: Robert M. Rioux & Taslima Zaman, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Since chemicals are commonly used for laboratory research purposes, it is extremely important to be adequately prepared to handle chemical spills or accidental release of hazardous chemicals, which can happen at any time. No matter how minor a…
Source: Robert M. Rioux & Suprita Jharimune, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Working with extreme temperatures, both high and low, is an integral part of many laboratory operations. For many, mentioning a laboratory instantly evokes the mental picture of a Bunsen burner. Bunsen burners and hot plates are used…
Source: Laboratory of Dr. Lydia Finney — Argonne National Laboratory
X-ray fluorescence is an induced, emitted radiation that can be used to generate spectroscopic information. X-ray fluorescence microscopy is a non-destructive imaging technique that uses the induced fluorescence emission of metals to identify and quantify their…