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Carolina Investigations® for AP* Environmental Science: Primary Energy Flow Kit (with perishables)

Item # 181079P Exclusive

In this lab, Vanessa cardui (painted lady butterfly) larvae, representing a primary consumer, feed on a growth medium that represents a primary producer. Students investigate how efficiently developing butterflies convert food into body mass. They then analyze results, calculate efficiency, and build food chains by constructing ecological pyramids. For 30 students working in pairs.

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As an alternative to measuring energy flow through primary productivity, students measure the transfer of energy at a higher trophic level and modify environmental conditions to explore their effects on energy consumption. In this lab, Vanessa cardui (painted lady butterfly) larvae, representing a primary consumer, feed on a growth medium that represents a primary producer. Students investigate how efficiently developing butterflies convert food into body mass. They then analyze results, calculate efficiency, and build food chains by constructing ecological pyramids. The lab requires 10 to 15 days to complete. Kit provides materials for 30 students working in pairs and ships with perishable material included.

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

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Components Qty Included?
33-Larva Set of Vanessa cardui with Medium   1 Included
Plastic Forceps 15 Included
Wooden Spatulas 15 Included
Larva Sorting Brushes 15 Included
Culture Cups with Lids 30 Included
Paper Towels 15 Included
Graph Paper Sheets 100 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Balances (accurate to 0.01 g) 3 Needed, Not Included
Scissors 15 Needed, Not Included
Push Pins 15 Needed, Not Included
Rulers, Metric 15 Needed, Not Included
Permanent Markers 15 Needed, Not Included
Butterfly Habitat (optional) 1 Needed, Not Included
Foil or Plastic Wrap (optional, but helpful) 1 Needed, Not Included
Cups or Other Containers (optional, but helpful) 15 Needed, Not Included
Additional Paper Towels 1 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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