Gall Kit

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Gall Kit

Rental Fee: $50*

Have you ever noticed the small bumps and lumps on plant stems and leaves and wondered what they are? There’s a good chance they are galls, abnormal growths on a plant that act as a home and source of food for small insects, mites, fungi and even viruses. Galls present themselves in a variety of fascinating shapes, colors and textures. Students will have the chance to discover a commonly unobserved natural process up close and later recognize the almost hidden homes of these tiny creatures when they are outside.

The Gall Kit includes:

  • Beech family
  • Birch family
  • Cashew family
  • Composite family
  • Heath family
  • Maple family
  • Pine family
  • Rose family
  • Willow & poplar family
  • Grass & sedge family

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

Reserve Kit

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