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Ladybugs in the Classroom Demo Kit (with live ladybug larvae)

Item # 144242P Exclusive This product is exclusive to Carolina Biological Supply. With Digital This kit includes 1-year access to digital resources including videos, digital teacher’s manuals, printable student guides, interactive lessons, editable assessment questions, and more.

Provide students an opportunity to observe the growth, development, and metamorphosis of the twelve-spotted ladybug. Kit includes a ladybug journal activity plus 4 additional learning units, from development and life cycle to defensive strategies of ladybugs. Kit materials are sufficient for 1 teacher demonstration and include access to digital resources. Designed for upper elementary and middle school students.



This item will ship on or about 10/12/21

Introducing the new standard in ladybug activities

Provide students with an opportunity to observe the growth, development, and metamorphosis of the twelve-spotted ladybug (Coleomegilla maculata), from young larva to adult. Students complete a ladybug journal as the ladybugs complete their life cycle. Along with the journal activity, the kit provides 4 different learning units, ranging from development and life cycle to defensive strategies of ladybugs. To facilitate learning, the included full-color teacher's manual provides or suggests dozens of different activities. Digital resources are also included to help your students learn about the ladybug in greater depth. Designed for upper elementary and middle school students, the kit comes with everything needed to ensure healthy growth and care of your ladybugs.

The activities in this kit build toward the following Next Generation Science Standards*:

  • 4-LS1-1. Structure and Function
  • MS-LS1-4. Growth and Development of Organisms

The Demo Kit comes with 1 ladybug larvae culture and is intended for the instructor to handle the ladybugs while providing observational activities for students. The 1-year single teacher subscription gives access to digital resources: reproducible teacher's manual, digital student worksheets, and graphics that can be used with interactive whiteboards and teacher presentation stations.

Note: Kit ships with perishable materials included (ladybug culture and food), for immediate use.

*Next Generation Science Standards® is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
  • This item contains living or perishable material and ships via 2nd Day or Overnight delivery to arrive on a date you specify during Checkout. To ensure freshness during shipping, a Living Materials Fee may apply to orders containing these items.

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Components Qty Included?
Lady Beetle Larvae Culture  1 Included
Brine Shrimp Eggs, 1.5 mL  2 Included
Dropping Pipet 1 Included
Paintbrush 1 Included
Cup, 1 oz, with lid 15 Included
Microcentrifuge Tube 15 Included
Modeling Clay, 1/4 lb 1 Included
Cotton Balls 300 Included
Plastic Forceps 1 Included
Wash Bottle 1 Included
Plastic Bottle, 8 oz, with Cap 1 Included
Sand, 1 lb 1 Included
Food Coloring Set (blue, green, red, and yellow) 1 Included
Taster Spoon 1 Included
Document Camera or Overhead Projector Needed, Not Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Notebook (1 per student) 30 Needed, Not Included
Scissors 1 Needed, Not Included
Funnel 1 Needed, Not Included
Disposable Cups 5 Needed, Not Included
Craft Sticks or Plastic Spoons 5 Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels, Roll 1 Needed, Not Included
Water Needed, Not Included
Wax Paper, Roll (optional) 1 Needed, Not Included