Classroom Activities: Planaria Regeneration Activity

This Classroom Activities: Planaria Regeneration Activity activity & project also includes:

Observe a flatworm as it regenerates its own head. A laboratory exploration asks learners to cut a planaria worm at different locations and then observe it regenerate. Using data collected during the exploration, they make conclusions about the regeneration capabilities of the worm.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Research additional species that have the regeneration trait
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a specific set of materials and time for set up
  • Pupils must observe the planaria over a period of two weeks
Pros

  • Provides a teacher guide to help plan for instruction
  • Offers additional resources to provide instructional content
Cons

  • None
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