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Colorful Kelp Beads (Macrocystis pyrifera) is a fun science experiment. Making colorful kelp beads is a great hands-on activity, involving principles in life science, physical science, chemistry and art. Anyone can do this fun and educational activity with classmates, family, friends or for special events.

The colorful beads are made from sugars extracted from the Giant Kelp. The kelp sugars are naturally clear. We add non-toxic dyes to make them colorful. When you drop the kelp sugar into the calcium rich water, the calcium grabs and binds the chains of kelp sugar forming a skin on the outside. If you leave the beads in the calcium rich water, the calcium will diffuse inside the beads and they will gel throughout. After the beads are in a gelatinous state, you can keep them for years in tap water. You can string the gelled beads on a fishing line to make a chain.

The Colorful Kelp Beads come with: Kelp Powder Extract, Calcium Powder, Scientific Plastic ware, and Curriculum. Colorful Kelp Beads Price List

Lights From The Sea (Pyrocystis fusiformis) is a study in Marine Science. These tiny plants live in the ocean. They are unicellular algae, which look like delicate, beautiful, golden eyes, and produce oxygen and sugars like all plants do. In the dark, Lights From The Sea produce glowing blue light. Pyrocystis sets its bioluminescence by a biological clock (just like our sleep patterns). At sunset the cells produce the chemicals that cause a luciferin-luciferase reaction. You can see the general shape of the plant through a magnifying glass. You do not need to feed them since they use the light in your room to photosynthesize producing their own oxygen and food. Lights From The Sea can last several weeks to months. You must treat them as you would a delicate plant or a bouquet of flowers. They need light but prefer to remain between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Pyrocystis fusiformis is a visually exciting marine science, great for science fairs, classroom learning, and special events. Lights From The Sea Price List

 

Materials For Educators (VHS video tapes and books) are visual aids for the study of the kelp forest. The Amber Forest is a comprehensive book with beautiful full color photographs of kelp forests, and its inhabitants. The Amber Forest book is no longer in print. We have a limited number of copies available. The Amber Forest video is approximately 20 minutes in length and is a wonderful tool for classroom learning. Materials for Educators Price List

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Colorful Kelp Beads (Macrocystis pyrifera)
Payment
Shipping charges will be added for all domestic and international destinations. California sales tax will be added for California destinations.

Acceptable forms of payment:
We accept Checks, Money Orders, Mastercard, Visa, School Purchase Orders.

ALL SHIPMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF MATERIALS.
PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

PRODUCT/QUANTITY SHIP U.S. PRIORITY
Classroom Kit (for up to 40 persons) $36.00
Classroom Kit Replacement Kelp Powder $18.00
Plasticware Only (for up to 40 persons)
    (2 Types of cups, screens, pipettes)
$24.00
Kelp Powder for 1 liter (10 gm) $12.00
   for 10 liters (100 gm) $24.00
   for 20 liters (200 gm) $36.00
   for 40+ liters (450 gm) $50.00


Lights From The Sea
(Pyrocystis fusiformis)

PLEASE NOTE OUR SPECIAL SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS

DOMESTIC SHIPPING (USA)
We offer U.S. Priority Mail and FED EX Overnight shipping services.
When freezing temperatures exist at destination, all shipments require FED EX Overnight.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING (Canada, Mexico, Europe and Great Britain)
All shipments outside of the USA are FED EX International Priority.

Payment
Shipping charges will be added for all destinations. California sales tax will be added for California destinations.

ALL SHIPMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF ORGANISMS.
PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

IF YOUR ORDER DOES NOT ARRIVE IN GOOD CONDITION, REPLACEMENTS WILL BE SENT OR YOUR PAYMENT REFUNDED.

QUANTITY/PRODUCT SHIP U.S. PRIORITY
(3) 50 ml bags $25.00
(8) 10 ml bags $25.00
(10) 50 ml bags $50.00
(30) 3 ml vials $30.00
(30) 10 ml tubes $45.00
(1) 1 liter container $80.00

NOTE: Current Shipping Rates are Subject to Change.
U.S. Priority costs $5. for the first pound, $11. for two pounds and more for larger orders.
FEDEX charges for the first pound range from $30. for the West Coast, $50. for the East Coast and $70. for European destinations.

Materials for Educators
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The Amber Forest Book / Beauty and Biology of California’s Submarine Forests(while our limited supplies last)

- Available in hard bound $25. ea.+ shipping
- Available in soft bound $22. ea. + shipping

- The Amber Forest VHS Video (approx. 20 minutes in length)
Available for loan (included in orders of kelp products upon request)

Curriculum
Appropriate curriculum is included in each order.
Additional curriculum is available upon request.

Contact our office for details.