Helpful Handouts
The following handouts provide information on the use and care of many of the living materials available for checkout from the Living Science Center. The handouts are in Adobe™ Acrobat© format. Click the document title or call (210) 370-5688 for any of the following handouts that may be of interest to you.
Living Science Handouts
Handout # Title Description
LME-2 Structure & Function
LMP-3 Protista
LMP-4 Trichocyst in Paramecium
LMP-7 Algae
LME-11 Experimenting with Hydra
LMP-12 Maintaining Hydra
LMP-13 Planaria
LME-14 Embryo Development
LMP-15 Vinegar Eels
LMP-16 Earthworms Care
LMP-17 Snails
LMP-23a Drosophila Fruit Flies Describes the life cycle of fruit flies.
LMP-23b Handling Drosophila Describes the proper way to handle drosophila in genetic experiments.
LME-32 Frog Dissecting
LME-40 Bacteria Staining
LME-40a Bacterial Growth
LME-61a Plants and CO2
LME-61b Plant Cell
LMP-70 Plant Care
LME-72 Bottle Biology Provides instructions for making an ecosystem in a 3-liter soda bottle.
LME-79 Plant Growth
LME-93 Animal Tissue & Organs
LMP-101 Small Mammal Care Explains how to care for rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters, and guinea pigs.
LME-117 Growth by Hormones
LMP-125 Cricket Care Provides information on the care of crickets.
LMP-126 Mealworm Care Provides information on the care and feeding of mealworms.
LMP-127 Crayfish Care Provides information on the care and feeding of crayfish.
LMP-157 Brine Shrimp Provides information about brine shrimp and explains how to hatch their eggs.
LMP-164 African Dwarf Frogs
LMP-165 Leopard Frogs
LMP-165a Tadpoles
LME-166 Incubating Eggs Explains the procedures for incubating and hatching chicken eggs.
LMP-170 Reptiles Provides general information on snakes and their care.
LME-172 Earthworms Dissection
LME-200 Constructing an Egg Incubator Lists the materials needed and procedures for building an egg incubator.
LMP-202 Feeding Aquarium and Terrarium Animals Describes how to feed and what to feed snails, fish, salamanders, toads, frogs, alligators, lizards, snakes, turtles, guinea pigs, rats, and mice.
LMP-203 Food Requirements Lists the food needs for baby birds, chameleons, dragonflies frogs, horned toads, lizards, minnows, praying mantis, baby rabbits, salamanders snakes, spiders, squirrels, tadpoles, toads, and turtles.
LME-205 Classroom Terrarium Lists the materials needed and procedures for setting up a terrarium.
LMP-206 School Terrarium Provides information about a variety of terrarium types: desert, woodland, bog, and semi aquatic.
LMP-207 Setting Up an Aquarium Explains what is needed and how to set up an aquarium.
LME-209 Snakes & Man
LME-210 Chemicals in Water
LME-211 Perspiration
LME-212 Temperature & Bacteria Growth
LME-213 Fuel From Cactus
LME-214 Animal Behavior
LME-215 Plant Phototropic
LME-216 Carbon Dioxide in Plants
LMP-301 Spiders
LMP-302 Tarantulas
LME-303 Owl Pellets
LME-304 Sheep Eye Dissection
LME-305 Crayfish Dissection
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