Class Set - Bulb Divisions Venus Flytraps


Lab: Venus Flytrap Bulb Divisions - Class Set for 32 Students

Purpose: Investigate the plant propagation technique of bulb division and produce venus flytrap plants.
Materials Provided:
    8 Bare-root Venus Flytraps
    8 Cups with lids
    Sphagnum peat moss
    Student directions and data sheets (automatic email delivery)
Materials Needed:
    1 Gallon distilled water or rain water
    Optional: magnifying glass
    Optional: 3" pots and CP soil
Grade Level: 4-5 elementary, middle school, high school, undergraduate.

Venus Flytraps are probably the most famous and desired of all carnivorous plants. Their fast moving bear trap like leaves are unique in the world, and they quickly close on flies and other medium size insects to digest them within a few days. Cool.

In this laboratory experience students learn and practice the propagation method of bulb division. They divide a bulb, place divisions in damp peat, record observations, and harvest dozens of flytrap plantlets. They can also identify and investigate the variables that affect this process. A productive experiment will end with dozens of healthy venus flytrap plants. Students may opt to plant them up and take them home.

This series of carnivorous plant lab investigations is based on scientific inquiry standards of the National Science Education Standards, and are consistent with State Learning Objectives. Students have the opportunity to think and act like scientists during these investigations. Written and classroom tested by Michael Szesze, Awarding Winning Science Teacher.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Emily Breclaw
Wonderful lab!

These plants are tiny when they arrive, and they all survived shipping. Most of them went home with my students at the end of the school year, but the six that got left behind are still thriving in my classroom. My only mistake was ordering too much soil for when they grew bigger. They are still happy in the tiny condiment cups that came with the lab, and we did not have any need for additional soil beyond what came in the kit. Photo below was taken of one of the cuttings 6 months after the lab.

Llorye Flores
Not worth the expense

The flytraps were so small that I could not use. Luckily the local nursery had some in stock and were less expensive.

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