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Egg To Chicken - 2 Week Check Out - The kit includes models and photos of a chick's daily development from the inside of an egg from fertilization to hatching. Kit also includes: A power point of a chick's development from the first day to the 21st day, a poster showing the life cycle of a chick, and printed educational material showing the process of how to hatch your chick. Keyword: kit/model/trunk
Anabaena - Anabaena is a genus of filamentous, un-branched Cyanobacteria consisting of bead-like cells and enlarged spores or heterocysts. Teach concepts of gene differentiation with Anabaena's barrel-shaped heterocysts. Excellent organism to discuss the complex relationship between bacteria, Cyanobacteria, and algae. MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: algae/protist
AlgaeProtista Care.doc
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii - Demonstrates isogamous reproduction where gametes are similar in appearance and behavior. MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: algae/protist
AlgaeProtista Care.doc
Oscillatoria - Oscillatoria is a genus of filamentous green algae that moves by sliding filaments back and forth against each other. Filamentous, freshwater green algae,unbranched trichome, highly sheathed. Genus gets its name from the oscillating motion it exhibits. MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: algae/protist
AlgaeProtista Care.doc
Rat (LIVE) - **Note: We do not send water bottles unless you specify that it is for 2-week check out only. Please specify when ordering if rodent will be used only as a two week check out or kept for a classroom pet. If kept as a classroom pet you are responsible for providing it's habitat. A rodent similar in appearance and behavior to a mouse, only considerably larger. May be used in genetic or nutrition studies or can be kept as a classroom pet. Keyword: mammals/rodent/rat
Healthy Pets -Rodents001.PDF
Mammal Safety.doc
rats.doc
Mice (LIVE) - **Note: We do not send water bottles unless you specify that it is for 2-week check out only. Please specify when ordering if rodent will be used only as a two week check out or kept for a classroom pet. If kept as a classroom pet you are responsible for providing it's habitat. May be used in genetic or nutrition studies or can be kept as a classroom pet. Please contact Living Science (210-370-5688 or livingscience@esc20.net) with any specifics. Keyword: mammals/rodent
Healthy Pets -Rodents001.PDF
Mammal Safety.doc
Spirogyra - Spirogyra is a genus of filamentous green algae with chloroplasts arranged in a helical (spiral) pattern. Excellent food source for freshwater snails and fish. Undergoes both sexual and asexual reproduction. Spirogyra are a genus of Chlorophyte algae that can be found in freshwater lakes and ponds. They are characterized by green plastids and cell walls composed of cellulose. MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: algae/protist
AlgaeProtista Care.doc
Vinegar Eels - Turbatrix aceti (Anguillula). Lives in vinegar on the fungus forming the "mother." MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: nematode/protist/algae
Mealworm Lifecycle Kit - 2 Week Check Out - Includes life cycle poster, 4 models of the life cycle stages,and worksheets on the life cycle of the mealworm. Keyword: kit/model/trunk/life cycle
Brine Shrimp Eggs - Place these eggs in a brine solution for two days in order to make the shrimp (Artemia) hatch. Keyword: crustacea
brineshrimp.doc
Prepared Nutrient Agar Slant - General purpose media to support the growth of a variety of bacteria and fungi. Must be refrigerated until used. Keyword: agar/slant/fungi/bacteria

Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
Oedogonium foveolatum - Freshwater, Filamentous, Homothallic strain. Characterized by green plastids and cell walls composed of cellulose. MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: algae/protist
AlgaeProtista Care.doc
PTC Paper - PTC Paper lets you test genetic variation in tasting abilities. The PTC chemical causes a bitter flavor for some people. Test your friends or your students. 100 sheets per bottle. Keyword: ptc/seed
Petri Dishes (NO AGAR) - Empty disposable sterile petri dishes. May be used for growing seeds and for other experiments. PLEASE ORDER EXACT QUANTITY NEEDED. Keyword: petri/bacteria/fungi/seed
Owl Pellets (PRESERVED) - Castings of undigested materials from what the owls eat (skeletal bones, beaks, claws, etc.). Limit 1 per every 2 students. A dissection diagram will be shipped with each order. THESE ARE FOR CLASSROOM USE ONLY. Keyword: preserved/owl
LME-303 Owl Pellet lab.pdf
Owl Pellets in the Classroom.docx
Sheep Eyes (PRESERVED) - Formalin preserved sheep eye. Limit 1 per every 2 students. A dissection diagram will be shipped with each order. Keyword: preserved/eyes
LME-304 Eye Dissection.PDF
Preserved Specimens.docx
Insect Collections - 2 Week Check Out - A collection of insects showing 7 major orders. Includes a 60 pg. booklet on the Insects of Texas. Keyword: kit/collection/insects
Prepared Nutrient Agar Petri Plates - General purpose media to support the growth of a variety of bacteria and fungi. Must be refrigerated until used. Comes with bio-hazard bags. Quantities could be limited. PLEASE ORDER EXACT QUANTITY. Keyword: agar/slant/fungi/bacteria
Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
Deionized Water - Water that has had almost all of its mineral ions removed. PLEASE SPECIFY NUMBER OF GALLONS NEEDED. A MAXIMUM OF 10 GALLONS WILL BE SENT PER SHIPMENT. PLEASE RETURN EMPTY BOTTLES TO LIVING SCIENCES. Keyword: water/DI water/bacteria/fungi
Fern Mini Marsh - Hydrate fern spores and pour them over a hydrated peat pellet. Cover with growth cone and set minimarsh under a light bank or in a window. Germinated fern spores produce prothallia (gametophytes) in 2 to 4 weeks and young sporophytes in 5 to 6 weeks.LIMIT ONE PER TEACHER. Keyword: plants
Marchantia (Liverwort) - For High School use only. Sometimes known as the common liverwort with a wide distribution around the world. It is variable in appearance and has several subspecies. It is dioicous, having separate male and female plants. Shipped in small quantities. Keyword: plants
Assorted Plants (6 per set)(Order # of sets) - Our selection of all plants available. NOTE: PLANTS ARE FOR CLASSROOM CURRICULUM ONLY. WHEN ORDERING FOR MORE THAN ONE TEACHER. PLEASE SPECIFY THE QUANTITY OF TEACHERS ON ORDER. Teachers are limited to the following quantities per school year: 24 total for elementary school teacher, 30 total for middle school teacher, and 36 total for high school teacher. Keyword: plant
Coleus - Dicot. Red and green variegated leaves, it is native to the tropics and warmer temperate regions. You can use these plants for vegetative reproduction studies, plant growth experiments using hormones, and other investigations. NOTE: PLANTS ARE FOR CLASSROOM CURRICULUM ONLY. WHEN ORDERING FOR MORE THAN ONE TEACHER, PLEASE SPECIFY THE QUANTITY OF TEACHERS ON ORDER. Teachers are limited to the following quantities per school year: 24 total for elementary school teacher, 30 total for middle school teacher, and 36 total for high school teacher. Keyword: plant
Geranium - Dicot. Large rounded leaves and upright growth habit, this plant is distributed worldwide. NOTE: PLANTS ARE FOR CLASSROOM CURRICULUM ONLY. WHEN ORDERING FOR MORE THAN ONE TEACHER, PLEASE SPECIFY THE QUANTITY OF TEACHERS ON ORDER. Teachers are limited to the following quantities per school year: 24 total for elementary school teacher, 30 total for middle school teacher, and 36 total for high school teacher. Keyword: plant
Begonia - Dicot. A fibrous rooted flowering plant native to the tropics that can also be maintained in the classroom. NOTE: PLANTS ARE FOR CLASSROOM CURRICULUM ONLY. WHEN ORDERING FOR MORE THAN ONE TEACHER, PLEASE SPECIFY THE QUANTITY OF TEACHERS ON ORDER. Teachers are limited to the following quantities per school year: 24 total for elementary school teacher, 30 total for middle school teacher, and 36 total for high school teacher. Keyword: plant
Planaria (dugesia dorotocephala) - This is the most widely studied Turbellarian, a free-living flatworm commonly used in science fair projects. Approx. 25 to 30 per jar. MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE DURING HOT WEATHER MONTHS. MAXIMUM OF 6 JARS PER ORDER. Keyword: platyhelminthes, flatworm
Amoeba proteus - Classical example of a rhizopod. Delicate, very small, and difficult to see and culture. NOT RECOMMEMDED FOR ELEMENTARY CLASSROOMS. MAXIMUM OF 6 JARS PER ORDER. Keyword: protist/algae
Blepharisma - Pink to bright rose color. Characterized by cilia; nearly all possess two types of nuclei. MAXIMUM OF 6 JARS PER ORDER. Keyword: Protista/algae
Euglena sp. (gracilis) - Characterized by a lack of rigid cellulosic walls, instead these organisms have pellicles made of protein. They store paramylon instead of starch. Excellent for studying general flagellates. MAXIMUM OF 6 JARS PER ORDER. Keyword: protist/algae
AlgaeProtista Care.doc
Mixed Protozoans - Recommended when diversity of structure is to be observed. A mixture of most Protista. MAXIMUM OF 6 JARS PER ORDER. Keyword: Protista/algae
Paramecium caudatum - This ciliate is characterized by a massive macronucleus and compact micronuclei. MAXIMUM OF 6 JARS PER ORDER. Keyword: protista/algae
Paramecium multimicronucleatum - Paramecium multimicronucleatum is one of the largest species of Paramecium. This ciliate contains a single macronucleus and four or more micronuclei. MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: protist/algae
Spirostomum - A very large Protozoa that graphically demonstrates the basic animal cell. MAXIMUM OF 6 JARS PER ORDER. Keyword: protist/algae
Stentor - This organism is easily recognized by its trumpet-shape and blue coloration. It is quite large and is a good option for students that are just starting to look at the microscopic world. MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: protist/algae
Snake (LIVE) Ball Python - 2 Week Check Out - Nonvenomous reptile, native to Africa, popular within the pet trade. Please specify in order if species substitution can be made. All cages are secured with a tight rubber strap stretched across the top from left to right. Teachers are asked NOT TO FEED THE SNAKES. PLEASE NO MORE THAN ONE SNAKE PER CAMPUS. Keyword: reptile/snake
safety-around-reptiles-H.pdf
Snake Safety2020.pdf
Anole (LIVE ) - 2 Week Check Out - A small green lizard that changes color from green to brown. Anole must be left in habitat container and can not be handled. LIMIT ONE ANOLE PER TEACHER. IF ORDERING FOR MORE THAN ONE TEACHER PLEASE SPECIFY IN THE TEACHER COMMENTS. PLEASE RETURN SPRAY BOTTLE WITH HABITAT AND ANOLE. Please order crickets for feeding. Keyword: reptiles/lizard/crickets
safety-around-reptiles-H.pdf
Anole Safety2020.pdf
Anole Care2020.pdf
Dwarf Aquarium Frog (LIVE) - These small aquatic amphibians breed readily in a freshwater tropical aquarium. These frogs are very active and are excellent for classroom observation. Easy to maintain and do not require large aquaria. They feed on Daphnia and small earthworms. Specimens are approximately 1" to 1.5" in size. ONE PER TEACHER. Keyword: amphibians/fish/frog
Classroom Fish Information Sheet.pdf
LMP-164 African Dwarf Frogs.pdf
Beets - Germinates in 5 days under optimum temperature and moisture conditions. 50 seeds per package. Order number of packages required. Keyword: seeds/vegetables/flowers
Cucumber - Germinates in 3 days under optimum temperature and moisture conditions. 50 seeds per package. Order number of packages required. Keyword: seeds/vegetables/flowers
Mung Beans - Germinates in 3 days under optimum temperature and moisture conditions. 50 seeds per package. Order number of packages required. Keyword: seeds/vegetables/flowers
Structure & Function - 2 Week Check Out - Adaptations kit with core information, learning activities, games, reference books, animal track rubbing plates and stamps. Keyword: kit/model/trunk
GENETIC Corn Seed (Secondary and Genetic Use Only) - Growing seedlings demonstrates dominance, segregation, gene pairs, as well as probability in the statistics of genetics. 100 seeds per package. NOTE: FOR SECONDARY USE ONLY. Keyword: seeds/genetic
Green Beans - Germinates in 6 days under optimum temperature and moisture conditions. 50 seeds per package. Order number of packages required. Keyword: seeds/vegetables/flowers
Lima Beans - Germinates in 7 days under optimum temperature and moisture conditions. 50 seeds per package. Order number of packages required. Keyword: seeds/vegetables/flowers
Peas - Germinates in 6 days under optimum temperature and moisture conditions. 50 seeds per package. Order number of packages required. Keyword: seeds/vegetables/flowers
Green Tree Frog (LIVE) - 2 Week Check Out - These fascinating frogs are uniquely adapted for climbing with prominent adhesive pads on the ends of their digits. Will occasionally vocalize, especially during springtime. Recommend no handling of these fast and slippery creatures. LIMIT OF ONE TREE FROG PER TEACHER. IF ORDERING FOR MORE THAN ONE TEACHER PLEASE SPECIFY IN THE TEACHER COMMENTS. Please order crickets for feeding, and RETURN SPRAY BOTTLE with the frog. Keyword: amphibians/frog/cricket
Tree frog Care2020.pdf
Tree Frog Safety2020.pdf
safety-around-reptiles-H.pdf
Pinto Beans - Germinates in 6-7 days under optimum temperature and moisture conditions. 50 seeds per package. Order number of packages required. Keyword: seeds/vegetables/flowers
Radish - Germinates in 3 days under optimum temperature and moisture conditions. 50 seeds per package. Order number of packages required. Keyword: seeds/vegetables/flowers
Rye - Germinates in 3 days under optimum temperature and moisture conditions. 50 seeds per package. Order number of packages required. Keyword: seeds/vegetables/flowers
Squash - Germinates in 9 days under optimum temperature and moisture conditions. 50 seeds per package. Order number of packages required. Keyword: seeds/vegetables/flowers
Sunflower - Germinates in 10 days under optimum temperature and moisture conditions. 50 seeds per package. Order number of packages required. Keyword: seeds/vegetables/flowers
Leopard Frog (LIVE) - NOT FOR DISSECTION. Leopard grass frog. These frogs can be kept as a class pet and will not come with its own habitat. One per teacher please. Please order crickets for feeding. Keyword: amphibians/frogs/crickets
Leopard FrogCare.pdf
safety-around-reptiles-H.pdf
Crickets (Live - One Size Feeds All) - Crickets for feeding tree frog, anole lizard, tarantula, turtles, and leopard frog. 12 per container. PLEASE SPECIFY NUMBER OF CONTAINERS. If crickets are needed on a weekly basis, repeat orders can be place on the "Online Order" page. Our crickets are gut loaded with High Calcium Diet food. Keyword: arthropoda/insect
cricket.docx
Cricket Safety.doc
Frogs (PRESERVED) - Formalin preserved grass frog. Limit 1 per every 2 students. A dissection diagram will be shipped with each order. Keyword: preserved/amphibian/frog
LME-302 Frog Dissection.PDF
Preserved Specimens.docx
Gerbils (LIVE) - **Note: We do not send water bottles unless you specify that it is for 2-week check out only. Please specify when ordering if rodent will be used only as a two week check out or kept for a classroom pet. If kept as a classroom pet you are responsible for providing it's habitat. Small furry mammal with long tail. Very active during the day. Gerbils generally take one mate for life. Keyword: mammals/rodent
Mammal Safety.doc
gerbil.doc
Healthy Pets -Rodents001.PDF
Hamster(LIVE) - **Note: We do not send water bottles unless you specify that it is for 2-week check out only. Please specify when ordering if rodent will be used only as a two week check out or kept for a classroom pet. If kept as a classroom pet you are responsible for providing it's habitat. Small furry nocturnal animals with no tail. Keyword: mammals/rodent
Mammal Safety.doc
Healthy Pets -Rodents001.PDF
hamsterdocx.docx
Red Wiggler Worms, (LIVE) - Small red wigglers. 20 per container. May be used as feeders for leopard frog and turtles. Not suitable for dissecting. MAXIMUM 20 CONTAINERS PER GRADE LEVEL. PLEASE SPECIFY NUMBER OF CONTAINERS. Keyword: earthworms/red wigglers/worms/annelida
Red Wiggler & Isopod Safety.doc
Red Wigglersdocx.docx
Rock and Minerals - 2 Week Check Out - Includes 15 labeled rocks, fossil sample, books, and activities. Also included is a 30 minute DVD titled "The Rock Art of Texas" from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Keyword: kit/model/trunk, rock, mineral, fossil. 2-week checkout.
Wildlife Investigations A - 2 Week Check Out - There are over 1,200 species of animals native to Texas and Wildlife Biologists utilize a variety of methods to identify animals, aside from observing the animal in its habitat. This Discovery Trunk allows students to examine the clues animals leave behind and participate in animal identification exercises. This trunk features skulls of a Beaver, Hawk, Bobcat, Quail, Raccoon and Turkey. Printed materials include Curriculum Binder, Stewarding Texas Binder, and a variety of books on skulls, tracks, and scat. A LIMITED SUPPLY OF TWA TRUNKS REQUIRES US TO LIMIT ONE TRUNK PER CAMPUS. If we can't fill your order, try ordering at https://trunks.texas-wildlife.org/ Keyword: kit/model/trunk
Venomous and Non-venomous Spiders - 2 Week Check Out - A resin bar with preserved Brown Recluse and Black Widow spider, book 'Spider and Their Kin', and a folder with limited activities. Keyword: kit/model/trunk
Snake I.D. Mount - 2 Week Check Out - Mounts to help in identifying venomous and non-venomous snakes in the United States. Keyword: kit/model/trunk/snake
Copperhead Snake Mount - 2 Week Check Out - Model of a venomous snake found in Texas. Keyword: kit/model/trunk/snake
Coral Snake Mount - 2 Week Check Out - Model of a venomous snake found in Texas. Keyword: kit/model/trunk/snake
Cottonmouth Snake Mount - 2 Week Check Out - Model of a venomous snake found in Texas. Keyword: kit/model/trunk/snake
Rattle Snake Mount - 2 Week Check Out - Model of a venomous snake found in Texas. Keyword: kit/model/trunk/snake
Earthworm (PRESERVED) - Used for dissecting and anatomy studies. Limit 1 per every 2 students. A dissection diagram will be shipped with each order. Keyword:preserved/earthworm/annelida
earthworm dissect.pdf
Preserved Specimens.docx
Erythromycin Discs (15 mcg) - Erythromycin Disk Size: Diameter 1/4 inch, 50 Erythromycin Disk 15 mcg disks with re-closable cap. 1 vial per 50 plates. MAXIMUM OF 6 vials PER ORDER. Keyword: antibiotic disc/bacteria
Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
Grow Kit - This Kit includes The Seed Story, TeacherVision packet "Plants & Trees", Cactus packet, 2 DVDs, Pumpkin life cycle poster, 2 wildflower guides, Grass Guide, level 1 Read aloud book How A Seed Grows; Keywords - cactus, desert, plants, trees, wildflowers, seeds, kit, life cycle. 2 WEEK CHECK-OUT
Tetracycline (30mcg) - Tetracycline Disk, Diameter: 1/4 inch, 50 Tetracycline 30 mcg disks with re-closable cap. 1 vial per 50 plates. MAXIMUM OF 6 vials PER ORDER. Keyword: antibiotic disc/bacteria
Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
Penicillin (2 units) - Penicillin Disk, Diameter: 1/4 inch, 50 Penicillin 10 units disks with re-closable cap. 1 vial per 50 plates. MAXIMUM OF 6 vials PER ORDER. Keyword: antibiotic disc/bacteria
Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
Physarum Polycephalum - Physarum polycephalum is a plasmodial slime mold. Biosafety Level: 1 MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: fungi
Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
Penicillium notatum - This fungi culture is a source of penicillin (high yield). Biosafety Level: 1 Fungal Rank: Ascomycetes MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: fungi
Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
Streptomycin (5mcg.) - Streptomycin Disk, Diameter: 1/4 inch, 50 Streptomycin 10 units disks with re-closable cap. 1 vial for 50 plates. MAXIMUM OF 6 vials PER ORDER. Keyword: antibiotic disc/bacteria
Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
Duckweed (Lemna minor) - Small plants that often cover the water like a green carpet. Keyword: aquatic/plants
Hornwort, Ceratophyllum - Called the hornwort because of its rough texture; also called coontail because of the appearance of the stem tips with crowded whorls of leaves. 6 tips to a bunch. Please order by the bunch. Keyword: aquatic/plants
Bacillus cereus - This culture is Gram+, motile rods, and common spore forming. Biosafety Level: 1 Gram Stain: Positive Shape: Bacillus (rod-shaped). MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: bacteria
Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
Elodea densa (Anachris) - An excellent aquarium oxygenator. Elodea densa is great for teaching plant respiration, photosynthesis, and plasmolysis. Sprigs can be rooted in substrate for aquarium use. 6-8 sprigs per bunch. Please order by the bunch. Keyword: aquatic/plants
Tarantula (LIVE) - 2 Week Check Out - One of three species of tarantulas will be sent, depending on availability. LIMIT ONE TARANTULA PER TEACHER. IF ORDERING FOR MORE THAN ONE TEACHER PLEASE SPECIFY IN THE TEACHER COMMENTS. USE CAUTION WHEN HANDLING. Some people may have an allergic reaction to hairs on tarantula. Please order crickets to feed tarantula. Keyword: insect/spider/arachnid/cricket
Tarantula Care2020.pdf
Tarantula Safety2020.pdf
Wild Flower Seeds - Mix of 19 varieties of annuals and perennials for Dry Land, Hummingbird/Butterflies and Bee mix. Sow Germination for the 19 varieties occurs between 10-30 days. 50 seeds per package. Order number of packages required. Keyword: seeds/vegetables/flowers
Drosophila, Vestigial - Chromosome II Mutants - The common fruit fly is widely used in genetic studies. They express a number of mutations such as eye, wing, and body mutations. Students can study sex-linked, recessive, and dominant mutations. Drosophila also make an excellent live food for mantises, small reptiles, and amphibians. Drosophila demonstrates complete metamorphosis with egg, larva, pupa, and adult stages in its life cycle. The pupae will usually appear within ten days. MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: fruit fly/arthropoda
"Drosophila, wild" - The common fruit fly is widely used in genetic studies because they express a number of mutations such as eye, wing, and body mutations. Great for studying sex-linked, recessive, and dominant mutations. Easy to maintain with short generation times. Excellent live food for large insects such as praying mantises, small reptiles, and amphibians. Drosophila demonstrates complete metamorphosis with egg, larva, pupa, and adult stages in its life cycle. MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: fruit fly/arthropoda
Mealworms, (LIVE) - Teach your students about the complete metamorphosis of an insect with these mealworms. Store mealworms in bran until ready to use. Excellent food source for turtles, salamanders, and fish. 20 per container. PLEASE SPECIFY NUMBER OF CONTAINERS NEEDED. Note: Eggs cannot be seen with the naked eye. Keyword: arthropoda/mealworm
mealworm.docx
Mealworm Safety.doc
"Drosophila, yellow" - Chromosome I - The common fruit fly is widely used in genetic studies. MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: fruit fly/arthropoda
Texas Wild - This kit includes: Endangered Species of Texas poster, Keep Texas Wild DVD, WETLANDS: Texas Treasures, Exploring Texas Ecoregions, Texas Endangered Species activity book, Endangered & threatened Animals of Texas- life history & management, Mountain lions in Texas pamphlet; 2-week checkout for more info...https://tpwd.texas.gov/ Keyword: kit/model/trunk
"Drosophila, white" - Chromosome I - The common fruit fly is widely used in genetic studies. MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: fruit fly/arthropoda
"Drosophila, sepia" - Chromosome III - The common fruit fly is widely used in genetic studies. MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: fruit fly/arthropoda
Madagascar Hissing Cockroach (LIVE) - 2 Week Check Out - Large and fierce looking, these natives of Madagascar are actually harmless. They make a hissing sound when alarmed by expelling air through their spiracles. These wingless specimens live for years, bear live young, and rarely escape. They pose no infestation threat and are a fascinating specimen. Size: up to 3". Shipped as a pair. THERE IS A LIMIT OF ONE CONTAINER OF HISSING COCKROACH PER TEACHER. IF ORDERING FOR MORE THAN ONE TEACHER PLEASE SPECIFY IN THE TEACHER COMMENTS. Keyword: arthropoda/cockroach/insect
hissingcockroach.doc
Pollinators - 2 Week Check Out - Includes poster, Pollinator Wheel, work sheets, and educational material on various species that pollinate. Keyword: kit/bat/seeds/flower/plant
Butterfly Life Cycle - 2 Week Check Out - Includes life cycle poster, 4 models of life cycle stages, Read aloud bookbook, and activity printouts for copying. Keyword: kit/butterfly/flower/seed/plant/life cycle NEW ADDITION: "Monarch Migration Mayhem" interactive game!
Frog Life Cycle - 2 Week Check Out - Includes 4 models of life cycle stages, life cycle poster, fact sheets, and student work sheets, National Geographic Kids book FROGS - level 1 Keyword: kit/frog/life cycle
Turtle (WATER) - 2 Week Check Out - Shipped in it's own container. TURTLES MUST BE KEPT IN THE CLASSROOM. DO NOT PLACE IN OUTDOOR GARDENS AS THEY CAN DIG OUT OR MAY BE STOLEN. THERE IS A LIMIT OF ONE WATER TURTLE PER TEACHER. IF ORDERING FOR MORE THAN ONE TEACHER PLEASE SPECIFY IN THE TEACHER COMMENTS. Please order crickets for feeding. Keyword: reptiles/turtle/cricket
Turtle Safety2020.pdf

safety-around-reptiles-H.pdf
Water Turtle Care2020.pdf
"Drosophila, apterous" - Wingless, Chromosome II - The common fruit fly is widely used in genetic studies. They express a number of mutations such as eye, wing, and body mutations. MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: fruit fly/arthropoda
Snakes of Texas - 2 Week Check Out - Contains transparencies and print material of the 4 major venomous snakes of Texas, along with facts and habitats, 2 DVD's (one on snake handling), and a Venomous Snakes of Texas Poster, two fold-out guides - Snakes of Central Texas & Snakes of South Texas. Keyword: kit/model/trunk
Escherichia Coli - This culture is Gram- rods and is a widely studied intestinal organism. Biosafety Level: 1 Gram Stain: Gram-Negative Shape: Bacillus (rod-shaped). MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: bacteria
Turtles of Texas - 2 Week Check Out - Includes 2 folders of activity pages, info & color pictures of sea and land turtles;3 posters; 2 DVDs and 1 Power Point CD; turtle ecology, anatomy & life cycle sheets; Turtles of Texas foldout guide; Sea Grant Texas Turtle packet & coloring book pages.
Micrococcus luteus - This culture is Gram+, nonmotile cocci in clusters with yellow pigment. Biosafety Level: 1 Gram Stain: Positive Shape: Coccus (round-shaped). MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: bacteria
Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
Sarcina lutea - This culture is Gram+, nonmotile cocci; strain of Micrococcus luteus; yellow colonies. Biosafety Level: 1 Gram Stain: Gram-Positive Shape: Coccus (round-shaped) MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: bacteria
Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
Serratia marcescens D1 - This culture is Gram–, motile rods, stable red pigment, and suitable for UV light experiments. Biosafety Level: 1 Gram Stain: Gram-Negative Shape: Bacillus (rod-shaped). MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: bacteria
Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
Tomato Seed - Germinates in 5 days under optimum temperature and moisture conditions. 50 seeds per package. Order number of packages required. Keyword: seeds/vegetables/flowers
Crayfish (PRESERVED) - A freshwater arthropod. It is excellent for the study of exoskeletons and internal anatomy. This is a preserved speciman. Limit 1 per every 2 students. A dissection diagram will be shipped with each order. Keyword: preserved/crustacea
LME-305 Crayfish Dissection.pdf
Preserved Specimens.docx
Bacillus megaterium - This organism is a common environmental isolate and can be found in soil or in industrial settings. Biosafety Level: 1 Gram Stain: Gram-Positive Shape: Bacillus (rod-shaped) MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: bacteria
Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
Bacillus subtilis - This culture is Gram+, spore-forming, motile rods, and an antibiotic producer. Gram Stain: Positive Biosafety Level: 1 Gram Stain: Gram-Positive Shape: Bacillus (rod-shaped). MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: bacteria
Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
Hydra littoralis (brown) - Hydra are tiny animals closely related to jellyfish. They are a carnivorous species that can be found in healthy freshwater rivers and streams where they attach themselves to plants and rocks. Limited quantitites. Keyword: colenterata
Let's Talk Turkey - 2 Week Check Out - This trunk covers a vast amount of information about the Wild Turkey. Inside you will find turkey trivia, Jake and Hen decoys, a turkey foot, male and female scat, a replica egg, real turkey feathers, and turkey calls. Your students will love learning facts about turkey adaptations, habitat, and history. Also included are Bio facts, a CD, and turkey poster. A LIMITED SUPPLY OF TWA TRUNKS REQUIRES US TO LIMIT ONE TRUNK PER CAMPUS. If we can't fill your order, try ordering at trunks.texas-wildlife.org Keyword: kit/model/trunk
More Than a Drop - 2 Week Check Out - This trunk will open students’ minds to the various facets of water, from raindrops to aquifers. Students will be challenged to think about where water comes from, how it got there, where it ends up, and how it is being used. CONSERVATION is the main message. A LIMITED SUPPLY OF TWA TRUNKS REQUIRES US TO LIMIT ONE TRUNK PER CAMPUS. Keyword: kit/model/trunk
Crayfish-Live-Cambarus sp. - NOT FOR DISSECTING. Also known as crawdads or crawfish. Freshwater organisms related to marine shrimp and crabs. These freshwater decapods adapt easily to any aquarium and are ideal for introductory scientific investigation with younger students. ONE PER TEACHER. Keyword: crustacea/crawfish
Exploring Adaptations A - 2 Week Check Out - Students can explore the major vertebrate groups while identifying various adaptations of select native Texas animals by examining their skulls, tracks, and more. Students will learn to use field guides and books to further explore animal adaptations. Throughout the lessons, students are encouraged to research wildlife through outdoor observation as well. The trunk includes body coverings of Deer, Turkey and Turtle. Also includes skulls and feet of Deer, Turkey and Armadillo. Printed material includes Curriculum Binder, Stewarding Texas Binder, Texas Critters and Wildlife Guides along with coordinating animal books. Includes track rubbing plates, molds and models. A LIMITED SUPPLY OF TWA TRUNKS REQUIRES US TO LIMIT ONE TRUNK PER CAMPUS. If we can't fill your order, try ordering at trunks.texas-wildlife.org Keyword: kit/model/trunk
Paramecium bursaria (ciliate) - Paramecium bursaria is a ciliate that contains mutualistic algae called Zoochlorella. The algae lives in the cytoplasma of the Paramecium and provides it with food. Paramecium bursaria grows in dilute Alfalfa Medium (Hay Medium) or Soil Water Medium. Requires light for growth. MAXIMUM OF 6 JARS PER ORDER. Keyword: Protista/algae
AlgaeProtista Care.doc
Chaos (Pelomyxa sp.) - This sarcodine is a large multinucleate amoeba. MAXIMUM OF 6 JARS PER ORDER. Keyword: Protista/algae
AlgaeProtista Care.doc
Egg Incubator with Automatic Egg Turner - 30 Day Check Out - Egg incubator with automatic egg turner. Holds 48 eggs at a time. Comes with a companion binder that includes a hatching guide, information on the 21 days of egg development, and egg related activities. LIMIT 1 PER CAMPUS. Keyword: kit/model/trunk
incubators-and-accessories-manual.pdf
Snake (LIVE) Corn Snake - 2 Week Check Out - This snake is non-venomous and native to Texas. Please specify in order if species substitution can be made. All cages are secured with a tight rubber strap stretched across the top from left to right. Teachers are asked NOT TO FEED THE SNAKES. PLEASE NO MORE THAN ONE SNAKE PER CAMPUS. Keyword: reptile/snake
safety-around-reptiles-H.pdf
Snake Safety2020.pdf
Snake (LIVE) Rat Snake - 2 Week Check Out - This snake is non-venomous and native to Texas. Please specify in order if species substitution can be made. All cages are secured with a tight rubber strap stretched across the top from left to right.Teachers are asked NOT TO FEED THE SNAKES. PLEASE NO MORE THAN ONE SNAKE PER CAMPUS. Keyword: reptile/snake
safety-around-reptiles-H.pdf
Snake Safety2020.pdf
Snake (LIVE) King Snake - 2 Week Check Out - This snake is non-venomous and native to various regions in the US. Please specify in order if species substitution can be made. All cages are secured with a tight rubber strap stretched across the top from left to right. Teachers are asked NOT TO FEED THE SNAKES. PLEASE NO MORE THAN ONE SNAKE PER CAMPUS. Keyword: reptile/snake
safety-around-reptiles-H.pdf
Snake Safety2020.pdf
Snake (LIVE) Milk Snake - 2 Week Check Out - This snake is non-venomous and native to Texas. Please specify in order if species substitution can be made. All cages are secured with a tight rubber strap stretched across the top from left to right. Teachers are asked NOT TO FEED THE SNAKES. PLEASE NO MORE THAN ONE SNAKE PER CAMPUS. Keyword: reptile/snake
Snake Safety2020.pdf
safety-around-reptiles-H.pdf
Exploring Adaptations B - 2 Week Check Out - Students can explore the major vertebrate groups while identifying various adaptations of select native Texas animals by examining their body coverings, skulls, tracks, and more. Students will learn to use field guides and books to further explore animal adaptations. Students are also encouraged to research wildlife through outdoor observation. Trunk includes body coverings, skulls, and feet of Raccoon, Skunk, Porcupine, and Hawk. Printed material includes Curriculum Binder, Stewarding Texas Binder, Texas Critters and Wildlife Guides along with coordinating animal books. Track rubbing plates and molds are also included. A LIMITED SUPPLY OF TWA TRUNKS REQUIRES US TO LIMIT ONE TRUNK PER CAMPUS. If we can't fill your order, try ordering at trunks.texas-wildlife.org Keyword: kit/model/trunk
Wildlife Investigations B - 2 Week Check Out - There are over 1,200 species of animals native to Texas and Wildlife Biologists use a variety of methods to identify animals, aside from observing them in their habitats. This Discovery Trunk allows students to examine the clues animals leave behind in the animal identification exercises. This trunk includes skulls of a Coyote, Duck, Fox, Rabbit, Squirrel, Turtle, and Opossum, as well as, track molds and scat. Printed material includes Curriculum Binder, Stewarding Texas Binder, and a variety of books on skulls, tracks, and scat. LIMITED SUPPLY OF TWA TRUNKS REQUIRES US TO LIMIT ONE TRUNK PER CAMPUS. If we can't fill your order, try ordering at trunks.texas-wildlife.org Keyword: kit/model/trunk
Isopods - Isopods, commonly known as pill bugs or sow bugs. Isopods breathe with gills and require a humid environment for survival. 20 to a container. LIMIT ONE CONTAINER PER CLASSROOM. IF ORDERING FOR MORE THAN ONE CLASSROOM PLEASE SPECIFY IN TEACHER COMMENTS. Keyword: roly poly/crustacea
Snake (LIVE) Boa Constrictor - 2 Week Check Out - Native to Central and South America this nonvenomous reptile is popular within the pet trade. Please specify in order if species substitution can be made. All cages secured with heavy duty clips and a lock. Combination for the lock is 2-1-4. Teachers are asked NOT TO FEED THE SNAKES. PLEASE NO MORE THAN ONE SNAKE PER CAMPUS. Keyword: reptile/snake
Snake Safety2020.doc
safety-around-reptiles-H.pdf
Autoclave Services - Autoclave services is used to request pick up of used petri dishes, bacteria and fungi. Please have the materials at your drop off/pick up location before school on your regular delivery day. petri/bacteria/fungi
Chinese Algae Eaters - Eats algae to help keep aquarium glass clean. Order only 1 per 10-gallon tank. The fish will starve without enough algae to eat and will chase slower fish. Fish food can also be given. Keyword: fish/algae
Classroom Fish Information Sheet.pdf
Black Mollies - Mollies are similar in appearance to their livebearer cousins, the platy and guppies. The molly tends to be slightly larger and more energetic. Keyword: fish
Classroom Fish Information Sheet.pdf
Bat Facts Kit - 61 pages of core print material about bats plus Educator's Activity Book About bats; 'Bats Of The World' Golden Book; 'Frankie The Free-Tailed Bat' book; Bat Skeleton Model; Bats of America poster; Bats of Western Forests poster bat/kit/flower NEW ADDITION: "Bats On The Move" interactive Game!
Tetras - Similar to angel fish in appearance with black stripes on silver body. They are egg layers. Keyword: fish
Classroom Fish Information Sheet.pdf
Goldfish - Common goldfish are social animals who prefer living in groups. They are egg layers. Keyword: fish
Classroom Fish Information Sheet.pdf
Living Science In-Person Demonstration - ESC 20 Living Science personnel to provide onsite participation related to requested living science material in school science event. ESC 20 Living Science employee will coordinate with school representative for the delivery of material and event information. 1st hour cost is $100.00. $50.00 per each additional hour. Request must be submitted two weeks prior to event.
Guppies - Small, live bearing fish. Males are colorful. Keyword: fish
Classroom Fish Information Sheet.pdf
Platys - A medium size, colorful, and live bearing fish. Keyword: fish
Classroom Fish Information Sheet.pdf
Body Bag - 2 week checkout; Systematic Me human body book of poems and plays; Maybe You book of science inquiry; student reproducible journal; 3 sets body systems manipulative blocks. Keyword: Kit/Model/Trunk
Aspergillus niger - This fungi culture is a common airborne contaminant with black conidia. It is occasionally pathogenic on squash. Biosafety Level: 1 Fungal Rank: Ascomycetes MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: fungi
Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
Rhizopus stolonifer (-) - Fungi cultures are labeled by name and media on which they are cultivated. Biosafety Level: 1 Fungal Rank: Zygomycetes MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: fungi
Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
Rhizopus stolonifer (+) - Known as black bread mold. Biosafety Level: 1 Fungal Rank: Zygomycetes MAXIMUM OF 6 PER ORDER. Keyword: fungi
Microorganisms in the Science Laboratory.docx
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