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Students work together to observe organism relationships. They then design a microorganism ecosystem and study the organism interactions within it. Different types of symbioses between species are identified and the benefits to and impacts on each organism are evaluated. Students also study factors involved in the development of relationships between organisms. Materials are sufficient for 30 students working in groups of 3.
Grades 9-12. Students work together to observe relationships between organisms. They then design a microorganism ecosystem and study the organism interactions within it. Different types of symbioses between species are identified and the benefits to and impacts on each organism are evaluated. Students also study factors involved in the development of relationships between organisms. Helps you teach the cross-cutting concepts of Cause and Effect and Systems. Materials are sufficient for 30 students working in groups of 3. Receive a FREE digital Teacher’s Manual and Student Guide with kit purchase. Note: Includes coupon for perishable materials. Contact us or return the coupon to request delivery of perishable materials.
|Didinium or Bursaria Culture||1||Included|
|Paramecium bursaria Culture||1||Included|
|Paramecium aurelia Culture||1||Included|
|Paramecium caudatum Culture||1||Included|
|Colpidium striatum Culture||1||Included|
|Wheat Seeds, 1 tbs||1||Included|
|Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide||1||Included|
|Microscopes||10||Needed, Not Included|
|Beakers, 150 mL||10||Needed, Not Included|
|Wash Bottles with Distilled Water||10||Needed, Not Included|
|Small Containers (able to hold 5 wheat seeds)||2||Needed, Not Included|
|Springwater||Needed, Not Included|
|Forceps||Needed, Not Included|
|Scalpel||Needed, Not Included|
|Paper Towels||Needed, Not Included|
Inquiries in Science® is our exclusive series of hands-on kits specifically designed to help high school students understand abstract, hard-to-grasp science concepts. The series tracks well with most textbooks, and kit topics reflect state science standards and extensive educator input. Since Inquiries in Science® is modular, you can use the kits individually, as a strand, or as a series to teach biology, chemistry, and environmental science.
Field-tested in classrooms nationwide, Inquiries in Science® employs guided inquiry based on the 5E learning cycle of engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate. This inquiry-based approach also promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) practices. It enables students to:
Inquiries in Science® helps students build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and encourages creativity, collaboration, and teamwork. It creates an environment in which you and your students work together as active learners.
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