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Carolina EcoKits®: Species Interactions (with prepaid coupon)

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Grades 9-12. Students observe examples of competition, predation, parasitism, and symbiosis. First, they explore predation as they observe Stentor protozoa prey upon Chilomonas. Next, they observe Amoeba and Stentor as they compete for the Chilomonas food source. Students then extract gut contents of termites and examine protozoan symbionts. Lastly, students study the parasitic relationship between WOWBugs and Sarcophaga larvae. Kit accommodates a class of up to 32 students working in pairs.

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Grades 9-12.

  • Observe examples of predation, competition, symbiosis, and parasitism
  • Practice microscope techniques to observe interactions between microscopic organisms
  • Determine whether the relationships between organisms are beneficial, harmful, or have no noticeable effect to the organisms involved

Working in groups that rotate to 4 different lab stations, students observe examples of competition, predation, parasitism, and symbiosis. First, students explore predation as they observe Stentor protozoa prey upon Chilomonas. Next, students observe Amoeba and Stentor as they compete for the Chilomonas food source. Students then extract the gut contents of termites and examine protozoan symbionts. At the last lab station, students study the parasitic relationship between WOWBugs and Sarcophaga larvae. Kit accommodates a class of up to 32 students working in pairs and includes a prepaid coupon to request the perishable materials later at your convenience.

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Components Qty Included?
Amoeba Culture 1 Included
Chilomonas Culture 1 Included
Stentor Culture 1 Included
WOWBugs 4 Included
Termite Symbiont Culture 1 Included
Petri Dishes 2 Included
Forceps 4 Included
Hand Lenses 8 Included
Pipets 5 Included
Microscope Slides 36 Included
Deep-well Microscope Slides 10 Included
Coverslips 100 Included
Sorting Brush 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Compound Microscopes (up to 400x total magnification) 12 Needed, Not included
Dissecting Scopes (optional) 4 Needed, Not included
Timers 4 Needed, Not included
Permanent Marker 1 Needed, Not included
Wash Bottle of Springwater 1 Needed, Not included
Cup(s) for Containing Rinse Water Needed, Not included

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