Carolina Primary Consumer Energy Flow Kit

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A Carolina Exclusive! As an alternative to measuring energy flow through primary productivity, students measure the transfer of energy at a higher trophic level–they modify environmental conditions to explore the effect on energy consumption.

Using the kit's Vanessa cardui (painted lady butterfly) cultures and habitat chambers, students work in groups of 2 or 3 to plot the change in mass of a controlled environment (butterfly culture cups) and determine the efficiency of energy transfer from the food medium to the larva and ultimately the adult butterfly. The activities take about 2 weeks, concluding with the emergence of beautiful painted ladies.

The kit provides materials for 12 cultures and also includes thermometers and instructions for students and teacher.
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181102PCarolina™ Primary Consumer Energy Flow Kit, with Perishables : In Stock
181102Carolina Primary Consumer Energy Flow Kit : In Stock