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Bean Beetle Study Kit


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Grades 6–12. For 32 students working in groups of 4. Students study beetle anatomy and behavior using the easy-to-handle bean beetle (Callosobruchus maculatus). All materials are supplied for students to conduct and design their own guided-inquiry experiments. Kit includes bean beetle cultures, beans, petri dishes, forceps, hand lenses, and instructions with reproducible student sheets.


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What’s Included:
  • 2 Bean Beetle Cultures, Living 
  • 20 I-Plate Petri Dishes
  • 20 Y-Plate Petri Dishes
  • 1 Dried Host Beans, 1 lb
  • 1 Dried Kidney Beans, 1 lb
  • 1 Dried Pinto Beans, 1 lb
  • 16 Forceps
  • 16 Hand Lenses
  • 1 Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
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What's Excluded:
  • 8 Stereomicroscopes
  •  Beakers or Cups (for distribution of beans)
  •  Blank White Paper
  •  Masking Tape
  •  Permanent Markers
  •  Ice Packs or Refrigerator
  •  Freezer
  •  Plastic Bags (for disposal)
  •  Microvideo Camera Equipment (optional)
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