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Micropipets are a common laboratory instrument used for moving very small volumes of liquid, typically measured in microliters (µl), or 1/1000 of a milliliter. The micropipets and equipment in the kit are the same as those found in research laboratories.
Measuring very small metric volumes is essential for working with DNA samples, reagents, and enzymes like those found in the Gel Electrophoresis Kits.
Using micropipets offers an opportunity to consider several important concepts, especially accuracy and precision (or reproducibile vs. variable). Micropipets offer an engaging immersion in using metric volume measurements. For example, what's the volume of a red blood cell? How big are inkjet printer ink drops? How much liquid is in a tear drop?
Measure for Measure Resources
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We have four Micropipets Kits. Each kit has one brand of pipet. Look at the table below to see which pipet brand each kit contains and the ranges of pipets in the kits. At the bottom of the box is a sample Micropipet Inventory that shows what items and equipment are included.