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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Biology: Cell Communication

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Addresses AP® Biology Big Ideas 2 and 3 and Essential Knowledge 2.B.2, 2.C.3, 2.D.1, 2.E.1, 2.E.2, 3.B.2, 3.D.1, 3.D.2, 3.D.3, and 3.E.1. Using sterile technique, students culture and mix 2 strains of yeast and then use microscopes to observe interaction between the strains over their life cycles. Students further investigate mating pheromone communication by designing individual experiments.

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  • Aligned with Big Ideas 2 and 3 and Essential Knowledge 2.B.2, 2.C.3, 2.D.1, 2.E.1, 2.E.2, 3.B.2, 3.D.1, 3.D.2, 3.D.3, and 3.E.1
  • Emphasizes Science Practices 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

Students put their microscopy skills to the test as they use sterile technique to investigate the life cycle of yeast cells. As they build an understanding of the yeast life cycle, they delve deeper into the process of yeast reproduction. Students then culture and mix 2 strains of yeast and observe the role pheromones play in the cell communication. Students further investigate mating pheromone communication by designing individual experiments using both a-factor and alpha-factor yeast cells.

The 8-Station Kit includes enough materials for a class of 32 students working in groups of 4. The 1-Station Kit includes materials for 1 group of 4 students. The digital teacher’s manual is a 12-month eBook license to the Cell Communication Kit teacher’s manual. You can also access the digital student guide for this kit for free on Carolina Science Online®.

Note: Order the kit with the perishable materials included or with a prepaid coupon to request perishable materials later at your convenience. Kit does not have a refill because the materials are completely used during the activity.

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