This is the prep for one section of 24 students.
Side bench: containers of assorted beans: garbanzo bean, black beans, mung beans, baby lima beans, split green peas, black eyed peas
To share between students: cultures of bean beetles, male and female adults. Bean beetles can be purchased from Carolina Biological. Information for care of bean beetles to maintain your own culture can be found here: http://beanbeetles.org/handbook/
Students will do this part in table teams (groups of 4).
|large Petri dish (experimental chamber)||1 per table|
|soft forceps||1-2 per table|
|small paint brush||1-2 per table|
|hand held lens||1-2 per table|