Biological Sciences

View photos of the biological sciences equipment (PDF). 

FOSS New Plants 

The New Plants module provides experiences that heighten young students’ awareness of the diversity of life in the plant kingdom. Students care for plants to learn what they need to grow and develop. They observe the structures of flowering plants and discover ways to propagate new plants from mature plants (from seeds, bulbs, roots, and stem cuttings). They observe and describe changes that occur as plants grow, and organize their observations on a calendar and in a journal. Grades 1 - 2 

FOSS Structures of Life

The Structures of Life module consists of four sequential investigations dealing with observable characteristics of organisms. Students observe, compare, categorize, and care for a selection of organisms, and in so doing they learn to identify properties of plants and animals and to sort and group organisms on the basis of observable properties. Students investigate structures of the organisms and learn how some of the structures function in growth and survival. Grades 3 - 4 

STC Program: Organisms Unit Kit

How is a pill bug different from a snail? Do a pine tree and a guppy have anything in common? By observing various plants and animals, you'll help students begin to understand the diversity of life around them. With these activities, you'll encourage students to observe and detail similarities and differences in living things. This is a very exciting unit for young students because they have a chance to observe, touch, hold, and care for a number of living things as they plant seeds and observe and record their growth, construct terraria and aquaria and stock each with plants and animals, and compare observations of the terrestrial & aquatic habitats in terms of the needs, behavior, and changes in the animals and plants in each. The two use kit comes with all of the great materials you’d expect from the STC Program™, along with a box containing the materials for a second, non-concurrent use. All you need to do is set the box aside until you are ready for it. Grades K-1st

Mr. Thrifty Bones

This economical, 33" skeleton has remarkable detail and full, natural movement. All bones are individually wired and the arms, legs, and skull are removable for close-up study. Constructed of sturdy plastic with dust cover and heavy, metal stand. 

Articulated Skeletons

Posed skeletons of a bat, rat, fish, snake, frog and pigeon.

Microscope and Digital Camera

Ken-A-Vision CoreScope comes with a multi-directional round floating stage, high-quality glass optics, incandescent lighting, and separate coarse and fine focusing knobs, making it easier for the students to use. PupilCAM 2.0 is a 1.3-megapixel, high-resolution microscope camera with digital CMOS technology. It has an attached 5-ft USB cable for direct computer interface and a built-in microscope adapter to provide a secure, precise attachment to a microscope or stereomicroscope

The Blue Planet: Seas of Life DVD

The Blue Planet: Seas of Life is the definitive exploration of the marine world, chronicling the mysteries of the deep, coastline populations, sea mammals, tidal and climatic influences, and the complete biological system that relies on and revolves around the world's oceans