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Planaria Regeneration Kit (with prepaid coupon)

Item # 132902 Online Only This product is not available in our print catalog. 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.

Product Highlights

  • Enables students to plan and carry out an investigation on tissue regeneration in planaria to build a predictive model for regeneration patterns based on stem cell locations.
  • High school laboratory investigation with enough materials for 10 lab groups.
  • Carolina Kits 3D®—Labs that use phenomena to support NGSS and 3-dimensional instruction.
  • Kit includes a prepaid coupon to request delivery of perishable materials later at your convenience.



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Starfish regeneration introduces the investigative phenomenon of regeneration in animals. Over the course of this multi-week lab, students gather evidence as they observe and identify patterns in the regrowth of planarians that have undergone several different controlled injuries. After compiling evidence of planaria regeneration from observations by the entire class, student groups revisit their original hypotheses regarding the driving question. Note: Kit includes a prepaid coupon to request delivery of perishable materials later at your convenience. Contact us or return the coupon to request delivery of perishables.

Time Requirement
270 minutes over 2 to 6 weeks: 1 lab period to set up the experiment; 10 to 20 minutes a lab period to collect data over the next 2 to 6 weeks; and then 2 to 3 lab periods for discussion and assessment.

Digital Resources
Includes 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction for NGSS. Digital resources may include a teacher manual and student guide, pre-lab activities and setup videos, phenomenon videos, simulations, and post-lab analysis and assessments.

Performance Expectation(s)

Crosscutting Concepts

Disciplinary Core Ideas
HS.LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms

Science and Engineering Practices
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Learning Objectives

  • Formulate directional hypotheses regarding planarian regeneration patterns after certain cuts are performed.
  • Collect data to document regeneration changes in a planarian.
  • Summarize class data by creating a list of regeneration patterns observed.
  • Apply observations of regeneration patterns to the prediction of neoblast locations and of cut patterns that are likely to result in no regeneration.

Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills
Students need a knowledge of the process of mitosis and experience performing experiments with living organisms.

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Components Qty Included?
Planarian Culture (Dugesia dorotocephala) 1 Included
Disposable Scalpels 10 Included
Dropping Pipets 20 Included
Brushes 10 Included
Petri Dishes 40 Included
Ice Containers 10 Included
Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription) 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Permanent Marker Needed, Not Included
Stereomicroscope/Dissecting Scope (10–20x magnification is sufficient) Needed, Not Included
Spring Water Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels Needed, Not Included
Containers (soap free; for distributing spring water) Needed, Not Included
Freezer Needed, Not Included