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Inquiries in Science®: Behaving Like Animals Kit

Item # 251021 Exclusive

Grades 9-12. Give your class an opportunity to investigate animal behavior firsthand. Students become behavioral analysts as they study isopods (pill or sow bugs) and their behavior in a choice chamber. After making observations over time, students adjust environmental conditions to determine the isopods’ preferred habitats. Helps you teach the cross-cutting concepts of Cause and Effect and Stability and Change. Kit contains materials for 30 students working in groups of 3.

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  • Study the effects of behavior on natural selection
  • Explore orientation and movement via taxis and kinesis
  • Design an experiment to determine preferred environmental conditions
  • Uses NGSS practices of Asking Questions and Defining Problems, Planning and Carrying out an Investigation, Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions, and Engaging in Argument from Evidence

Grades 9–12. Give your class an opportunity to investigate animal behavior firsthand. Students become behavioral analysts as they study isopods (pill or sow bugs) and their behavior in a choice chamber. Students propose explanations for the isopods’ behavior; make predictions about factors affecting animal behavior; and form connections between behavior and natural selection. After making observations over time, students design their own experiments by adjusting environmental conditions to determine the isopods’ preferred habitats. Helps you teach the cross-cutting concepts of Cause and Effect and Stability and Change. Kit contains materials 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.

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Components Qty Included?
Pill Bugs 125 Included
Choice Chambers 10 Included
Filter Paper, Sheets 100 Included
Sorting Brushes 10 Included
Pipets 10 Included
Paper Cups 10 Included
Spoons 10 Included
Fiberglass Screen Squares 10 Included
pH 5 Buffer, 30 mL 1 Included
pH 6 Buffer, 30 mL 1 Included
pH 7 Buffer, 30 mL 1 Included
pH 8 Buffer, 30 mL 1 Included
pH 9 Buffer, 30 mL 1 Included
Sandpaper, Coarse, Sheets 4 Included
Sandpaper, Fine, Sheets 5 Included
Humus, 4 cups 1 Included
Clay, 4 cups 1 Included
Sand, 4 cups 1 Included
Potting Soil, 1 L 3 Included
Tank, Plastic, 1-1/2 gal, with Lid 1 Included
Aluminum Foil, 25-ft Roll 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Containers for Water (at least 100 mL) 10 Needed, Not Included
Spray Bottle 1 Needed, Not Included
Spring Water or Dechlorinated Tap Water (at least 1 L) 1 Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels 40 Needed, Not Included
Raw Potato or Apple Slices Needed, Not Included

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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

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