Live Organism Schedule

Live Organism Schedule

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Live Organism Schedule For FOSS Next Generation Edition Modules

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Module
Organism
Investigation
and Part
Amount Needed
Delta Part #
Live Organism Coupon (LOC)
When to Order
Notes
Guppies
Inv. 1, Part 4
6
1450917
3 weeks before start of module
LOC includes guppies, goldfish, Elodea
Goldfish
Inv. 1: Parts 1–4
2
1450917
3 weeks before start of module
LOC includes guppies, goldfish, Elodea
Elodea
Inv. 1 and Inv. 2, Part 1
2 bunches
1450917
3 weeks before start of module
LOC includes guppies, goldfish, Elodea
Pond Snails
Inv. 2, Part 1
12
1450923
3 weeks before start of module
LOC includes pond and ramshorn snails
Ramshorn Snails
Inv. 2, Part 1
12
1450923
3 weeks before start of module
LOC includes pond and ramshorn snails
Land snails
Inv. 2, Part 3; Inv. 4, Part 4
12–15
N/A
N/A
Collect locally
Redworms
Inv. 3
150
1450925
2 weeks before start of module
Earthworms (night crawlers)
Inv. 3, Part 3
12
1450930
2 weeks before start of module
Pill bugs/Sow bugs
Inv. 4
25 each
270-4063
1 week before start of module
LOC includes pill bugs and sow bugs
Set of 5 Live Organisms
1459531
3 weeks before start of module
LOC includes all organisms listed above except for land snails
Pillbugs/sowbugs
Inv. 3, Part 2
25 of each
270-4063
After completing Inv. 1, Part 2
LOC includes both pillbugs and sowbugs
Mealworms
Inv. 1
200
270-4085
Three weeks prior to starting the module
Milkweed eggs
Inv. 3
75
270-4107
One week prior to starting the module
Silkworm eggs
Inv. 4
50
270-4118
Week 2 of instruction
Painted Lady larvae
Inv. 5
5
270-4129
Week 3 of instruction
Set of 4 of above organisms
Inv. 1, 3, 4, and 5
1 set
1459532
Three weeks prior to starting the module
LOC includes mealworms, milkweed eggs, silkworm eggs, and painted lady larvae
Crayfish
Inv. 3
12
270-4184
Week 1 of instruction
LOC includes 12 crayfish and 12 water plants
Water (Aquatic) Plants
Inv. 3
12
270-4184
Week 1 of instruction
Crayfish will eat the water plants. Extra will be needed.
Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
Inv. 3 (Alternate), Parts 1-4
8 (4 male, 4 female)
202-6751
Week 1 of instruction
Mealworms
Inv. 1, Part 1
200
270-4085
Three weeks prior to starting the module
Ongoing observations throughout the module
Pillbugs/sowbugs
Inv. 1, Part 2
25 each
270-4063
Three weeks prior to starting the module
LOC includes 25 each pillbugs and sowbugs
Pond Snails
Inv. 2, Part 1
12
270-2259
One week prior to starting the module
Guppies
Inv. 2, Part 1
10
1450931
One week prior to starting the module
LOC includes 10 guppies and 2 goldfish
Goldfish
Inv. 2, Part 1
2
1450931
One week prior to starting the module
LOC includes 10 guppies and 2 goldfish
Elodea sprigs
Inv. 2, Part 1
6
270-2220
One week prior to starting the module
Goldfish will eat elodea
Gammarus
Inv. 2, Part 1
30
1450932
One week prior to starting the module
Goldfish will eat gammarus
Set of 6 (includes all of above)
Inv. 1 and 2
1 set
1459533
Three weeks prior to starting the module
LOC includes 1 full set of the above organisms
Redworms
Inv. 1, Part 4
150
1450925
Two weeks prior to starting the module
Painted Lady larvae
Inv. 2, Part 3
5
270-4129
Week 2 of instruction
Set of 2 (includes above organisms)
Inv. 1 and 2
1 set
1459534
Two weeks prior to starting the module
LOC includes 1 full set of both organisms listed

Paramecium caudatum culture

Inv. 3, Parts 1-2

1 culture/jar

270-4373

Several days before starting Inv. 3, Part 1

The culture will be used over several days so don't use it up all at once.

Elodea sprigs

Inv. 3, Part 1

8

270-4372 (for 16 sprigs)

Several days before starting Inv. 3, Part 1

Can be collected locally or purchased at aquarium stores.

Amoeba culture

Inv. 3, Extending the Investigation

1 culture/jar

270-4374

Several days before the end of Inv. 3, Part 4

See Extending the Investigation, Look at other protists

Euglena culture

Inv. 3, Extending the Investigation

1 culture/jar

270-4375

Several days before the end of Inv. 3, Part 4

See Extending the Investigation, Look at other protists

Organisms needed for Inv. 3 (paramecium, elodea, amoeba, euglena)

Inv. 3, Parts 1-2, and Extending the Investigation

1 set of 4 organisms

270-4388

Several days before starting Inv. 3, Part 1

Euglena and amoeba are used after Inv. 3 in Extending the Investigation: Look at other protists

Madagascar hissing cockroaches

Inv. 8, Parts 1-2 and Extending the Investigation

16

270-4377

Several days before starting Inv. 8, Part 1

Each group needs a male and a female.

Milkweed Bugs

Inv. 1 Part 1

30

270-4380

Order a week prior to Inv. 1

Bugs will arrive in last instar or as adults. (It takes about 5-7 days for bugs to reach maturity.)

Pond Snails

Inv. 4, Part 2,
session 1

50

270-1896
(for 25 snails)

Several days before starting Inv. 4, Part 2.

Snails might lay egg masses on plants or sides of aquarium.

Scuds:Gammarus

Inv. 4, Part 2,
session 1

50

Not available separately

Several days before starting Inv. 4, Part 2.

Can possibly be obtained locally.

Elodea sprigs

Inv. 4, Part 2,
session 1

36

270-4372 (for 16 sprigs)

Several days before starting Inv. 4, Part 2.

Can possibly be obtained locally.

Duckweed

Inv. 4, Part 2,
session 1

2 oz. jar

270-1930

Several days before starting Inv. 4, Part 2.

Can be collected locally or purchased at aquarium stores.

Guppies

Inv. 4, Part 2,
session 1

26

270-0367 (for 10 guppies)

Several days before starting Inv. 4, Part 2.

Shipping will stress the guppies. A few may die. Avoid weekend arrival.

Tubifex worms

Inv. 4, Part 2,
session 1

1/2 oz.

270-3172

Several days before starting Inv. 4, Part 2.

Optional. Can be purchased at aquarium stores.

Isopods

Inv. 4, Part 2,
session 2

50

270-1710

Several days before starting Inv. 4, Part 2 session 2

Can also be collected locally.

Land snails

Inv. 4, Part 2,
session 2

2-3 per group

No coupon

Several days before starting Inv. 4, Part 2 session 2

Optional. Can be collected if available in your area.

Redworms

Inv. 4, Part 2,
session 2

150

1450925

Several days before starting Inv. 1, Part 2

20 worms are for the worm habitat in Inv. 1.
130 worms are for the terrariums in Inv. 4.

Organisms for Mini Ecosystem(Includes all of the above except Milkweed bugs and land snails.)

Inv. 4

1 set

270-4379

One week prior to starting Investigation 4

Will need to obtain redworms for worm habitat prior to Inv. 1, Part 2. Redworms can also be purchased at bait stores.