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Carolina EcoKits®: Build Your Own Microcosm

Item # 187012 Exclusive

Grades 9–12. Using this inquiry-based kit, students create an enclosed aquatic ecosystem that allows them to observe biogeochemical and life cycles. Students observe this ecosystem, known as a microcosm, and identify ecological relationships. They are then challenged to find the answer to a fundamental question: “What factors can determine whether an ecosystem will succeed or fail?” Kit includes enough materials for 32 students working in groups of 4.

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$169.95

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Grades 9–12. Using this inquiry-based kit, students create an enclosed aquatic ecosystem that allows them to observe biogeochemical and life cycles. Students observe this ecosystem, known as a microcosm, and identify ecological relationships. They are then challenged to find the answer to a fundamental question: “What factors can determine whether an ecosystem will succeed or fail?” The activity requires approximately 4 weeks to complete. Enough materials are provided to accommodate 32 students working in groups of 4. Note: Kit includes prepaid coupons for 2 sets of living organisms that are shipped separately. Set 1 includes Daphnia pulex, Lumbriculus, and algae for a food source. Set 2 includes pond snails, Chara, and dwarf aquarium frogs. Allow approximately 12 days between the requested arrival dates for these 2 sets.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
  • Due to USDA or USDOT regulations this item may not be shipped to the following locations:
    • Alaska
    • Virginia
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This item includes prepaid coupons for living or perishable materials (all items). Redeem the coupons for delivery of these materials at your convenience at www.carolina.com/livingform, by phone at 800.334.5551, or by fax at 800.222.7112.

Components Qty Included?
Lumbriculus Culture 2 Included
Daphnia Culture 2 Included
Algae Food Source, 1 qt 1 Included
Chara 50 Included
Pond Snails, Medium 12 Included
Dwarf Aquarium Frogs 9 Included
Fish Food, 4 oz 1 Included
Aquariums, 1-1/2 gal 3 Included
Aquarium Lids 3 Included
Plastic Jars, 1/2 gal 8 Included
Plastic Wrap, Roll 1 Included
Pipets, Graduated, Nonsterile, 3 mL 8 Included
Rubber Bands 20 Included
Gravel, Aquarium, 5 lb 1 Included
Sand, Marine, 5 lb 1 Included
Aquarium Test Strips 1 Included
Aquarium Net, 3" 1 Included
Digital Resource Card 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Springwater, 1 gal 10 Needed, Not Included
Aquarium Thermometers 8 Needed, Not Included
Plastic Containers, 1 gal 6 Needed, Not Included
Permanent Marker 1 Needed, Not Included
Colored Markers, 4-Color Sets 8 Needed, Not Included
Paper Clips 8 Needed, Not Included
Jars, Small 8 Needed, Not Included
Scissors 8 Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels, Roll 1 Needed, Not Included

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