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Human Reflex Study—Super Value Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB1988 

Price: $68.18

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In the Human Reflex Laboratory Kit for anatomy and physiology studies, perform five tests to observe the innate reflexes that are designed to protect us from harm.

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You pick up a pan by the handle and almost simultaneously realize it is scorching hot and drop it! The act of letting go of the pan is an example of a reflex. The body has numerous reflexes that are designed to protect us from harm. Students perform five tests to observe the innate reflexes the body performs in order to maintain homeostasis. Reflex tests include the patellar, Achilles, Babinski, pupillary, and blink reflexes. Kit includes enough materials for 15 groups of students and five reflex hammers which are shared among three groups. Super Value Kit—all materials are completely reusable!


Materials Included in Kit: 
Acetate sheet, 8.5" x 11", 15
Cotton balls, 20
Reflex hammer, 5

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.D: Information Processing
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
MS-LS1-8. Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories.
HS-LS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.