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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Wastewater Treatment Kit

Item # 181089 Exclusive
Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Wastewater Treatment Kit is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 6.
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Students use the wastewater apparatus as a model to observe simulations of primary, secondary, and tertiary wastewater treatment processes. Then they use the scientific method to explore a question about wastewater treatment and pollutant removal. The guided activity is composed of 3 processes that will require a total of 95 minutes and at least 2 class periods to complete.

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$284.00

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Familiarize students with the physical, biological, and chemical processes of a wastewater treatment plant. During a guided activity, students use the wastewater apparatus as a model to observe simulations of primary, secondary, and tertiary wastewater treatment processes. The inquiry activity allows the students use the scientific method to explore a question about wastewater treatment and pollutant removal. The guided activity is composed of 3 processes that will require a total of 95 minutes and at least 2 class periods to complete.

Digital teacher's manual, included FREE with kit purchase, is a 12-month eBook license to the Wastewater Treatment 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.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
 
Components Qty Included?
Air Pump 1 Included
Airline Tubing, 18” 1 Included
Air Stone 1 Included
Rubber Tubing, 6” 1 Included
Plastic Pinch Clamps 2 Included
Glucose Test Strips 100 Included
Plastic Beads 25 Included
Sand, Bag 1 Included
D-Glucose, 14 g 1 Included
Alum (aluminum potassium sulfate, 12-hydrate), 100 g 1 Included
0.1 M Sodium Hydroxide 0.4%, 500 mL 1 Included
Wastewater Treatment Apparatus with 4 Tanks (preliminary screen, primary sedimentation, aeration, and secondary sedimentation tanks) and Base with 3 Stands (for tanks) 1 Included
Solid Rubber Stoppers, Size 00 2 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Tap Water, 550 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Beaker, 250 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Beaker, 400 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Scissors 1 Needed, Not Included
Yeast, 7 g 1 Needed, Not Included
Balance (measuring to 0.0 grams) 1 Needed, Not Included
Weigh Boats 3 Needed, Not Included
Lab Spoon 1 Needed, Not Included
Vegetable Oil, 20 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Hot Plate/Stirrer or Bunsen Burner 1 Needed, Not Included
Stirring Rod 1 Needed, Not Included
Timer, Watch, or Clock 1 Needed, Not Included
Gravel or Pebbles (optional for inquiry activity) Needed, Not Included
Sand, Coarse (optional for inquiry activity) Needed, Not Included
Sand, Fine (optional for inquiry activity Needed, Not Included
Plant Material (small twigs, leaves, grass, etc.) (optional for inquiry activity) Needed, Not Included
Soap (optional for inquiry activity) Needed, Not Included
Food Coloring (optional for inquiry activity) Needed, Not Included
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a creative way to teach about sewage treatment! This kit, once set up, is a clever way to demonstrate the stages of sewage treatment by using glucose as a substitute for organic waste and yeast as a substitute for aerobic, decomposing bacteria. You can have the students pour various things into your glucose-rich sewer water (such as cooking oil to represent crude oil, broken up leaves & soil) to represent other substances that may wash into a sewer system. The first stage of the apparatus removes the large debris, and the second part has the yeast which gradually break down the glucose over a relatively short period of time. The students measure and plot the declining glucose levels over 30 minutes.
Date published: 2016-03-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wastewater Treatment I like this setup for the lab. I have two, one was won at an AP training and the other came in the AP lab bundle. I wish I had enough setups for every group I have, but they are too expensive for that. The first one took me a bit longer to put together, but the 2nd one went together like a breeze once I knew how to do it. If you don't follow the directions with the yeast it may not work right. Sometimes the test strips didn't seem very accurate, or maybe it was just my students messing it up. There is time during the process you will have to fill. Overall my kids enjoyed the lab and I feel did get the concept of how we treat wastewater, however if you can visit a wastewater facility that would be great.
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great demo but a few glitches in instructions This kit is a great demo of the wastewater treatment process. It could replace a field trip, but I used it after a trip to reinforce the processes. A couple of changes I made to the set up are: 1) I increased the amount of glucose, since the test paper has high readings on it, so I started with about 3000 mg/dL for my glucose concentration. 2) I do not use oil for the wastewater, as that is very hard to clean up afterwards. The kit could be improved with test papers that give more accurate readings in the 100-500 mg/dL range. You could most likely set up this kit as a series of beakers and decant material from one beaker to the next.
Date published: 2013-07-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Customer support is poor My county just bought this for my AP Environmental Science class and I misplaced the teacher and student guides in the month since it arrived. i called to see if I could get replacement instructions and was told that I can not even find out if they can send them to me until I either get the account number from the county or the order number from my packing slip. So right now I have a kit that I can figure out some things to do with it but not with any help from the supplier.
Date published: 2013-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fun and educational The wastewater treatment kit is extremely fun and really drives home the point. The first time I used it, I was surprised to see how interested students were in how their water was treated. The kit serves as a great introduction to the chapter on water treatment. It is appropriate for all levels of environmental science.
Date published: 2010-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from a bit overpriced This product works well but for the price and the overall design it would probably be easier to make your own setup and purchase the chemicals separately. The guide is easy to use and understand but this kit only acts as an expensive wastewater treatment demonstration.
Date published: 2010-02-23
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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.

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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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