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This kit provides 3 different labs to demonstrate methods to collect and evaluate invertebrate diversity. Students collect soil samples and use Berlese funnels to isolate the invertebrates, evaluate the use of other insect traps, and test baits as a way to collect and observe insects. Students then quantify biodiversity using 3 indices: species richness, Shannon-Wiener, and Simpson’s. Designed for 32 students working in groups of 4.
Investigate the invertebrate community in your area! This kit provides 3 different labs to demonstrate various methods to collect and evaluate invertebrate diversity. Students collect soil samples and use Berlese funnels to isolate the invertebrates, evaluate the use of other insect traps, and test baits as a way to collect and observe insects. Students then quantify biodiversity using 3 indices: species richness, Shannon-Wiener, and Simpson’s. They use graphing and data analysis to accurately assess the area’s insect diversity.
The materials in the kit are sufficient for 32 students working in groups of 4. Digital teacher’s manual, included FREE with kit purchase, is a 12-month eBook license to the Exploring Biodiversity Teacher’s Manual and Student Guide.
AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board®, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
|Hand Lenses, 4×||8||Included|
|Berlese Funnel Sets (plastic funnel, wire mesh disk, clear plastic container, 60 × 15-mm petri dish)||8||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|
|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|
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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:
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 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.
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|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.