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Starfish Dissection Kit

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Get everything you need for dissecting a starfish! This starfish dissection kit comes with a preserved starfish specimen, plus all of the dissection tools you need for an engaging and interactive dissection experience. Read More

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Get everything you need for dissecting a starfish, also known as a sea star! 

This starfish dissection kit comes with a preserved starfish dissection specimen, plus all of the dissection tools you need for an engaging and interactive dissection experience: a full-color photographic starfish dissection guide, dissecting scissors, a teasing needle, and a styrofoam dissecting tray.

Whether homeschooling or teaching in a public or private school setting, integrating a starfish dissection lab into your lesson plans provides a memorable and eye-opening learning experience for elementary, middle school, and high school students.  

Use the step-by-step starfish dissection guide to closely examine this amazing echinoderm and invertebrate! As students dissect, they can learn about a starfish's digestive system, reproductive system, circulatory system, and more. 

Home Science Tools recommends using disposable gloves for all dissections.

Not quite ready to add this starfish dissection kit to your shopping cart and checkout? Take a look at the customer reviews below for more product details and to discover why this kit has a near 5-star rating!

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Note: Specimens are initially preserved with a formaldehyde solution, the best animal tissue fixative. The formaldehyde is then displaced first with water and finally with a glycol solution to produce a moist, low-fume specimen which will not decay over time.

HST Specimen Guarantee

In sealed, original packaging, our preserved specimens are guaranteed to remain fully preserved and free of decay for six months from the date of purchase.

Once the original package is opened, use specimen within one month. For best results, observe the following storage procedures:

  • Store specimen in heavy-duty, zip-lock bags to minimize drying between dissections.
  • Specimen will slowly dry out or become contaminated in zip-lock bags; add a teaspoon of Specimen Holding Fluid to retain moisture.
  • Freezing or refrigeration is not necessary and may damage fragile tissues.

WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Formaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Methanol, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.


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Starfish Dissection Kit Contents:

  • Preserved starfish, 3"-6"
  • Dissecting scissors
  • Teasing needle
  • Styrofoam dissecting tray
  • Dissection guide


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