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Carolina Investigations® for AP* Environmental Science: Biomass to Biofuel: Grasses for Ethanol Production 8-Station Kit (with prepaid coupon)

Item # 181115 Exclusive

This lab activity guides students in the design of their own experiment testing various pretreatments of grass to maximize glucose production that could ultimately be used for the production of ethanol fuel. They examine the effect of mechanical grinding on enzymatic digestion of cellulose. They test experimental variables, such as pH, heat pretreatment, or a combination of these, to optimize the digestion of cellulose into glucose. For 32 students working in groups of 4. With prepaid coupon.

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$167.95

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This lab activity guides students in the design of their own experiment testing various pretreatments of grass to maximize glucose production that could ultimately be used for the production of ethanol fuel. Students first follow a guided activity to examine the effect of mechanical grinding on enzymatic digestion of cellulose. In an inquiry activity, each group tests its experimental variables, such as pH, heat pretreatment, or some combination of these, to optimize the digestion of cellulose into glucose. This 8-station kit includes enough materials for a class of 32 students working in groups of 4. Kit also includes a prepaid coupon to request perishable material later at your convenience. Contact us or return the coupon to request delivery of perishable material.

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, these products.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
  • Excepted Quantity - This product is/contains a DOT regulated hazardous material in an excepted quantity. This does not incur a hazardous materials fee. Orders shipping to HI and AK are subject to review and may incur additional shipping charges.
 

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Components Qty Included?
Cellic® CTec2 Enzyme, 35 mL 1 Included
Coarsely Chopped Grass, 7 g 1 Included
Pelleted Grass, 32 g 1 Included
Finely Milled Grass, 32 g 1 Included
Glucose Test Strips 100 Included
Weigh Boats 8 Included
Tubes, 15 mL 48 Included
Transfer Pipets 100 Included
Plastic Cups 60 Included
0.2 M Hydrochloric Acid, 15 mL 1 Included
0.1 M Sodium Hydroxide, 15 mL 1 Included
pH Paper Dispenser (range of 1.0-14.0) 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Balance 1 Needed, Not included
Thermometer 1 Needed, Not included
Hot Plate 1 Needed, Not included
Labeling Tape and Marking Pens Needed, Not included
Paper Towels Needed, Not included
Incubator (optional) Needed, Not included
Ice Bath (optional for inquiry activity) Needed, Not included
Water Baths (optional) Needed, Not included
Beakers or Flasks, 200 mL (optional for inquiry activity) Needed, Not included
 


Carolina Investigations® for AP® ® Environmental Science

Carolina™ Labs for AP® ® Environmental Science

Kits that Support the AP® ® Curriculum and, More Important, Your Classroom

Our exclusive approach to the AP® ® Curriculum

If you are an AP® teacher, you go out of your way to help your students perform successfully on the AP® exam. Carolina AP® Environmental Science Kits are specifically designed to help you do just that.

Carolina Investigations® for AP® ® Environmental Science Kits are designed to help AP® teachers help their students achieve exceptional results by:


  • Facilitating the successful integration of inquiry-based learning into the laboratory experience
  • Using teacher-developed and field-tested activities that are designed for the AP® classroom
  • Cultivating students' conceptual understanding of the topics covered, while allowing them to draw upon real-world connections
  • Open-ended labs let students design their own activities for enhanced critical thinking
  • Integrating mathematics and analytical thinking through the graphing and interpretation of student-collected data
  • Reinforcing knowledge by connecting concepts to students' lives
  • Minimizing teacher prep and cleanup time

Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science kits offer a unique perspective on the world around your students. Allow them to experience labs that focus on 4 distinct subject areas that relate to Earth Systems & Resources, Ecological Systems, Issues & Impacts, and Sustainability & Solutions. Pick various topics from each strand to create your own robust hands-on lab curriculum. Focus on labs that can be performed in your classroom or explore and sample your surrounding environment. Carolina has everything you need to outfit your AP® Environmental Science classroom or lab.


Carolina Biological Supply Company: Supporting AP® for Over 25 Years

Carolina is proud supply unique kits and activities that are specifically designed for the AP® Environmental Science curriculum. These environmental science kits were developed using the College Board® APES course description. They highlight subjects addressed on each APES exam and include real-world labs and field exercises that make learning more relevant and increase retention.

Our staff continually works with real AP® teachers to design, develop, and build products that meet AP® teachers' needs. We back all of our products with unparalleled support and our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Let us help you help your students score a 5 on the AP® Exam!


Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science Kits
Earth Systems & Resources Ecological Systems Issues & Impacts Sustainability & Solutions
Coriolis Effect and Atmospheric Circulation Exploring Biodiversity Loss of Biodiversity Wastewater Treatment
Soil Formation and Properties Primary Consumer Energy Flow Ocean Acidification Wet Scrubbers and Air Pollution
Soil Productivity Population Growth of Lemna minor Air Pollution and Vehicle Emissions Agriculture and Feeding a Growing Human Population
Quality of Natural Waters: Biological Factors Biogeochemical Cycles Cultural Eutrophication and Biodegradable Waste Biomass to Biofuel
Quality of Natural Waters: Physical and Chemical Factors Primary Productivity and Energy Flow Acid Deposition  



AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board®, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, these products.

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