Bark Beetle Kit

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Bark Beetle Kit

Rental Fee: $50*

Discover the hidden world under the tree bark! Students have the opportunity to explore the windy tracks left in the wood by the bark beetle while investigating the ecological role of the bark beetle and how it can both help and harm forest communities. Students will also learn about the process of spalting wood and the role of fungi in the discoloration. This kit helps students learn about different organisms that affect trees and the health of the wood.

The Bark Beetle Kit includes:

  • 5 Engraved logs
  • 1 Bark sample
  • 1 Spalted wood sample

The Bark Beetle Kit is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards.

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*Shipping and handling fees apply. The rental fee is waived for teachers participating in VINS School Programs.