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Carolina STEM Challenge®: How to Train Your Isopod Kit (with perishables)

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In this Carolina STEM Challenge®, students become animal trainers to learn about isopod behavior. Lab groups study animal preferences and behavior and then develop and design experiments to encourage isopods to move towards a specific target. This kit provides enough material for 32 students working in groups of 4. Note: Kit includes perishable materials for immediate use.


Shipping Information or Purchase Restrictions
  • Exclamation icon This item contains living or perishable material and ships via 2nd Day or Overnight delivery.
What’s Included:
  • 100 Sow Bugs 
  • 8 Sorting Brushes
  • 8 Disposable Pipets, 3 mL
  • 8 Choice Chambers
  • 8 Paper Cups
  • 100 Filter Paper
  • 1 Potting Soil, 1 L
  • 1 Labeling Tape, Roll
  • 3 Plant Trays
  • 16 Medicine Cups
  • 1 Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription)
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Large Plastic Container (for isopod habitat)
  • 1 Raw Potato or Apple (food source for isopods)
  • 8 Stopwatches or Timing Devices
  • 1 Springwater or Dechlorinated Tap Water, 1 L
  • 8 Beakers or Cups for Water, 100 mL
  • 1 Spray Bottle
  •  Other Soil Types (sand, humus, clay, compost, aquarium gravel, etc.) (optional)
  •  Various Liquids (beverages, tap water, buffers, etc.) (optional)
  •  Other Substrates (sponges, sandpaper, colored construction paper, fabrics, aluminum foil, etc.) (optional)
  •  Light Sources (UV lights, colored lights, etc.) (optional)
  •  Temperature Sources (hot packs, cold packs, etc.) (optional)
  •  Food Sources (potato, apple, etc.) (optional)
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