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Carolina BioKits®: Group Behavior and Social Insects (with perishables)

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Explore how cooperative behavior in social insects enhances individual survival. Students first examine cooperative foraging behavior in bees and model bee communication. Next, they identify how termites communicate with members of their colony. Finally, students assess hypotheses and share results between groups.

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$55.95

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It might take a village to raise a child, but in the case of social insects, it takes a colony to find food, raise young, and defend against threats. While humans can write down directions and instructions, bees and termites must use other means to communicate their needs and where best to find food. In this activity, students first examine cooperative foraging behavior in bees and model bee communication. Next, they identify how termites communicate with members of their colony and explore how cooperative behavior enhances individual survival. Students then assess their hypotheses and share results between groups.

This kit addresses the following Next Generation Science Standards*:

  • HS-LS2-8. Evaluate evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species' chances to survive and reproduce.

Kit materials are sufficient for 30 students working in groups of 3 and include 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction.

Note: Due to termites' natural life cycle, they are often fragile in early fall and may not ship well. Kit includes perishable materials for immediate use.

*Next Generation Science Standards® is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve 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 is only available at Carolina.com.
  • Due to USDA or USDOT regulations this item may not be shipped to the following locations:
    • Alaska
    • Nevada
    • Oregon
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Components Qty Included?
Worker Termites  100 Included
Small Choice Chambers 10 Included
Paintbrushes 10 Included
Pens 10 Included
Cups, 1 oz, with Lids 10 Included
Beads, 12 oz 1 Included
Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription) 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Scissors (1 per group) 10 Needed, Not Included
Printer Paper (3 to 5 sheets per group) Needed, Not Included
Paper Clips (2 to 3 per group) Needed, Not Included
Clock or Stopwatch (per group) Needed, Not Included
Assorted Pens, Markers, or Pencils in Various Colors Needed, Not Included
Springwater or Conditioned Tap Water, 250 mL Needed, Not Included

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Classroom Activities

Free Next Gen Activities

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