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Inquiries in Science®: Tracking Endangered Species Kit

Item # 251416 Exclusive

Grades 9–12. Students set up a balanced micro-community using Demoslide systems. After the community is established, they introduce an alien species and investigate the resulting population dynamics. Through these experiences students explore several factors that endanger a species and understand some of the reasons for preserving threatened populations. Kit includes enough materials for at least 30 students working in groups.

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  • Establish a protozoan community in a Demoslide
  • Introduce an alien species to the community and observe any effects
  • Monitor the species populations through mark and recapture

Grades 9–12. Students set up a balanced micro-community using Demoslide systems. After the community is established, they introduce an alien species and investigate the resulting population dynamics. Through these experiences students explore several factors that endanger a species and understand some of the reasons for preserving threatened populations. Kit includes lab supplies (enough for 30 students working in groups) plus teacher’s manual. Note: To run this kit in multiple class sections per day, order 1 Kit Refill (item #251466 or #251475) and 1 extra Demoslide Set (item #131011) for each additional section.

Receive a FREE digital teacher’s manual and student guide with kit purchase.

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Components Qty Included?
Paramecium caudatum Cultures 2 Included
Paramecium aurelia Culture 1 Included
Daphnia Cultures 3 Included
Potting Soil, 1 L 1 Included
Disposable Scalpel 1 Included
Coverslips 100 Included
Concavity Microscope Slides 12 Included
Petri Dishes 30 Included
Transfer Pipets 30 Included
Fertilizer, 10 g 1 Included
Corn Oil, 40 mL 2 Included
Demoslides 20 Included
Red Beads 1,600 Included
White Beads 400 Included
Endangered Species Card Sets 10 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Microscopes with 4x, 10x, and 40x Objectives 10 Needed, Not Included
Containers for Beads 20 Needed, Not Included
Calculators 10 Needed, Not Included
Permanent Markers 10 Needed, Not Included
Beakers, 250 mL or larger 10 Needed, Not Included
Digital Balance 1 Needed, Not Included
Small, Sterile Container for Wheat Seeds Needed, Not Included
White Copy Paper Needed, Not Included
Springwater Needed, Not Included
Sterile Forceps Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels Needed, Not Included


Inquiries in Science Series

Inquiries in Science® Series Kits

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.


Improve Student Achievement

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:

  • Consider a real-world question or problem
  • Plan and conduct an investigation and gather data
  • Understand the science concept by analyzing data and communicating findings
  • Apply their findings to the original real-world question or problem and master the science concept

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.

Disciplines and topics addressed by the kits were organized and selected based on data from numerous sources, including the National Research Council's National Science Education Standards, AAAS's Project 2061 Science Benchmarks, NAEP's Science Framework, and state science education standards from across the US. In addition, the Inquiries in Science® content and activities reflect the science practices and engineering practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts outlined by the National Research Council's A Framework for K–12 Science Education (2011) and the Next Generation Science Standards (2013).


Inquiries in Science® Components

  • Kit—Includes lab supplies (enough for at least 30 students working in groups) plus teacher's manual.
  • Kit Refill—Replenishes consumed materials
  • Multi Class Equipment Set—Includes extra lab supplies so you can use the kit in 1 additional class section per day. Note: You'll also need to order an extra kit refill for each additional class section. For example, to teach the same Inquiries in Science® kit in 3 biology sections on the same day, purchase 1 kit, 2 kit refills, and 2 multi class equipment sets.
  • Digital Teacher's Manual—FREE with kit purchase

Correlations to State Standards

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