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Planaria Regeneration Kit (with perishable)

Item # 132900 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 perishable materials for immediate use.



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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 evidence from the entire class’s observations of planaria regeneration is compiled, student groups revisit their original hypotheses regarding the driving question. Kit includes perishable materials for immediate use.

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.

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