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Ward's® Animal Behavior Kit

Avg. Ratings: 1.0 (1 Review)
Students use specially designed trays to examine the reactions of organisms.

  • Pre- and post-laboratory assessments included
  • Specimens include Daphnia, Planaria, Terrestrial Isopods, and Mealworms
  • Reusable environmental trays
  • Estimated lab time; Part One: 45 minutes, Part Two: 45 minutes
  • Material for eight setups
By altering the conditions specimens are exposed to, such as moisture, habitat, and light, students can observe changes in behavior and habitat selection. This activity utilizes Ward's own two and five-chamber behavior trays, which allow students to test several factors simultaneously.

The kit includes Daphnia, Planaria, terrestrial isopods, and mealworms. It also contains a teacher's guide, a student copymaster, and material for eight setups.

Ordering information: This kit includes one 2-cell behavior tray, one 5-cell behavior tray, acrylic behavior tray covers, one package of 100 filter papers, petri dishes, 1 environmental-sample set of wood chips; pine shavings; moss; and sand, sheets of black construction paper, 1 package of colored cellophane, pipets, and one coupon redeemable for 1 planaria culture; 1 daphnia culture; 1 mealworm culture; and 1 terrestrial isopods (pill bugs) culture. A stopwatch or timer, a light source, and environment-altering materials (depending on students' experimental design) are required but not provided.



Item # Description No. of Lab Groups Unit Availability Price Quantity
470030-318 Animal Behavior Kit
8 Kit of 1 Retrieving

Teaching Tips

Extend your experiment with isopods in this activity to test:
What kind of food preferences do pill bugs display?
Do pill bugs prefer different types of leaf litter?
Are pill bugs preferential to a certain pH?


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Total Ratings: 1
Avg. Ratings: 1.0 out of 5

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Yes: 1 No: 0 user Education / Science Teacher / North Carolina
No, I didn't recommend
I am not happy with this kit because it was not described appropriately on the website which states, "it contains materials for eight setups, a teacher’s guide, and student copy master." The website also list supplies as: 2-cell behavior tray 5-cell behavior tray Acrylic behavior tray covers Filter papers, pkg./100 Petri dishes Set of environmental samples (wood chips, pine shavings, moss, sand) Sheets of black construction paper Package of colored cellophane Pipets Coupon Redeemable for the Following: 1 Planaria culture, 1 Daphnia culture, 1 Mealworm culture, 1 Terrestrial Isopods (pill bugs) culture You only get 2 of the 5-cell trays which is the only item I wanted out of the kit. When you search for the animal behavior kit this is the only kit that shows up. There is another kit that contains 5-cell trays. Hopefully, I'll receive some information soon on how to return this kit for a refund.
Reply associate Published 11/15/2017
We are sorry the Animal Behavior kit (873530) did not meet your expectations. This kit offers more of a variety of specimens than the AP Biology kit (367412) with fewer trays. If you ever have a problem with a product or suspect some components are missing, please contact our customer service department at 1-800-962-2660. We want your experience with us to help you engage your students!
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