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Inquiries in Science®: Behaving Like Animals Kit

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Description

  • 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.

Specifications

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