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Carolina Investigations® for AP* Environmental Science: Exploring Biodiversity Kit

Item # 180604 Exclusive

This kit uses 3 different labs to demonstrate methods to collect and evaluate invertebrate diversity. Provides 8 sets of reusable Berlese funnels, evaluates the use of other insect traps, and tests bait as a way to collect and observe insects. Students evaluate diversity by analyzing 3 indices: species richness, Shannon-Wiener, and Simpson’s. Designed for 32 students working in groups of 4.

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$246.75

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Investigate the invertebrate community in your area! This kit uses 3 different labs to demonstrate various methods to collect and evaluate invertebrate diversity. It provides 8 sets of reusable Berlese funnels, evaluates the use of other insect traps, and tests bait as a way to collect and observe insects. Students evaluate diversity by analyzing 3 indices: species richness, Shannon-Wiener, and Simpson’s. They use graphing and data analysis to accurately assess the area's insect diversity. This kit is designed for 32 students working in groups of 4.

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

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
 
Components Qty Included?
Hand Lenses, 4× 8 Included
Berlese Funnel Sets (plastic funnel, wire mesh disk, clear plastic container, 60 × 15-mm petri dish) 8 Included
Toothpicks 100 Included
Resealable Plastic Bags, 12 × 15” 56 Included
Corn Syrup, Bottle 1 Included
Tuna, 6 oz 2 Included
Cups, 8 oz 14 Included
Index Cards, 3 × 5” 200 Included
Sticky Traps 100 Included
Teacher’s Guide with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Desk Lamps (or other heat sources) 8 Needed, Not Included
Trowels (or small shovels) 8 Needed, Not Included
Alcohol (isopropanol or ethanol), 500 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Laboratory Markers 8 Needed, Not Included
Paper, White, 8.5 × 11” Sheets 8 Needed, Not Included
Containers (large enough for soil samples) 8 Needed, Not Included
Can Opener 1 Needed, Not Included
Calculators 8 Needed, Not Included
Pencils 8 Needed, Not Included
Cotton Swabs 8 Needed, Not Included
Spoons or Scoops 8 Needed, Not Included
Watches or Clocks 8 Needed, Not Included
Dissecting Microscopes (optional) 4 Needed, Not Included
Hole Punches (optional) 8 Needed, Not Included
Scissors (optional) 8 Needed, Not Included
Rulers (at least 30 cm) or Yard Sticks (optional) 8 Needed, Not Included
Weights (rocks approximately 3 cm in diameter) (optional) 8 Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels, Roll (optional) 1 Needed, Not Included
Hand Brooms (optional) 8 Needed, Not Included
Graph Paper, Sheets (optional) 32 Needed, Not Included
Survey Flags (optional) 4 Needed, Not Included
Cardboard, Large Sheets (optional) 8 Needed, Not Included
String (optional) 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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