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Experimental Design with Pillbugs—Guided-Inquiry Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB1624

Price: $19.95

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With the Experimental Design with Pillbugs Animal Behavior Guided-Inquiry Kit for biology and life science, conduct your own experiments on pillbug behavior.

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Let your students design and conduct their own controlled experiments. The lowly little pillbug is a perfect inquiry laboratory organism. They are odorless and easy to obtain, maintain and handle while displaying an amazing variety of behaviors that can be easily observed by students. After observations of basic pillbug behavior, students are then encouraged to design and conduct an experiment based on their understanding of pillbug behavior.

Basic items, such as Petri dishes, filter paper and detailed teaching instructions, are provided. Isopods are ordered separately.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Culture (petri) dish, 90 x 15 mm, 15
Filter paper, qualitative, 9 cm, pkg/30
Magnifier, plastic, dual lens, 15

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.D: Information Processing
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-LS1-8. Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories.