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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Biology: Electrophoresis and Simulated Genetic Screen 1-Station Kit

Item # 747711 Exclusive

Addresses AP® Biology Big Idea 3 and Essential Knowledge 3.A.1, 3.A.3, and 3.C.1. Students learn how to perform gel electrophoresis. Once the technique is mastered, they use their skills to perform a simulated genetic analysis. Materials for 1 group of 4 students.



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  • Aligned with Big Idea 3 and Essential Knowledge 3.A.1, 3.A.3, and 3.C.1
  • Emphasizes Science Practices 1, 3, 5, 6, and 7

Use gel electrophoresis to conduct restriction enzyme analysis in your classroom with a new, inquiry-based twist.

  • Learn how to perform gel electrophoresis, a key technique in genetic engineering
  • Gain experience with genetic patterns of inheritance
  • Review restriction enzymes and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and their significance in genetic analysis

Students learn how to perform gel electrophoresis as they begin to understand the roles of restriction enzymes, genetic inheritance, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in this key genetic engineering process. Following their initial experimentation, students dive deeper into the activity by working to optimize the technique and completing a simulated genetic screen. The 1-Station Kit includes materials for 1 group of 4 students.

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.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
Components Qty Included?
Child #1 DNA 1 Included
Child #2 DNA 1 Included
No DNA Template Control 1 Included
Wild Type Control DNA 1 Included
Mutated Control DNA 1 Included
HindIII/EcoRI Cut Lambda DNA 9 Included
Agarose, 10 g 1 Included
TAE Buffer, 50x, 100 mL 1 Included
Needle Point Pipettes 15 Included
Carolina Blu™ Final Stain, 250 mL 1 Included
Carolina Blu™ Gel and Buffer Stain, 7 mL 2 Included
Staining Trays 9 Included
Non-latex Gloves 4 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Rack for Holding Samples 1 Needed, Not included
Electrophoresis Chambers with Gel Trays 8 Needed, Not included
Power Supplies 8 Needed, Not included
Flasks, 100 to 250 mL 8 Needed, Not included
Graduated Cylinder, 1 or 2 L 1 Needed, Not included
Camera 1 Needed, Not included
White Light Box, Slide Viewing Box, or other Similar Viewing Device 1 Needed, Not included
Large Container (for 1x TAE) 1 Needed, Not included
Distilled or Deionized Water Needed, Not included
Hot Plates, Microwave, or Boiling Water Bath (for melting agarose) Needed, Not included
Heat-resistant Gloves Needed, Not included
Water Bath, 65°C (optional) Needed, Not included

Carolina Investigations® for AP* Biology Kits

Teach AP® Biology Your Way with Support from a Name You Can Trust

With the current AP® Biology curriculum, you are no longer limited to 12 prescribed labs in your classroom—meaning you can now teach the course using labs that fit your classroom and student interests.

Exclusive kits from Carolina

Carolina is proud to be the only supplier with unique kits and activities that are exclusively designed for the new AP® curriculum. Our Carolina Investigations® series is specifically aligned to the Big Ideas and Science Practices and was built from the ground up with the help of expert AP® teachers.

Inquiry made simple

Focused on making inquiry easier in your classroom, Carolina Investigations® kits feature activities that allow students to take a guided approach to inquiry while building their Science Practices and connecting the Big Ideas. These kits offer an initial skill-building activity that features a more traditional classroom approach. This is followed by a secondary investigation using a unique experimental design template to help guide those student-driven, inquiry-based learning opportunities.

Carolina Investigations® for AP® Biology
Catalog No. Kit Title Science Practices Big Idea 1 Big Idea 2 Big Idea 3 Big Idea 4
747500 Origin of Life 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6      
747510 Population Genetics and Evolution 2, 3, 4, 5, 7      
747520 Natural Selection 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7      
747600 Cell Respiration 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7      
747610 Transpiration 1, 2, 4, 6, 7    
747620 Physiology of the Circulatory System 1, 2, 3, 6      
747700 Animal Behavior 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  
747710 Electrophoresis and Simulated Genetic Screen 1, 3, 5, 6, 7      
747720 Exploring Mendelian Genetics 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7      
747730 Transformation 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7    
747740 Cell Communication 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7    
747800 Plant Pigments and Photosynthesis 1, 2, 3, 6, 7    
747810 Species Interaction 3, 5, 6, 7      
747820 Evolving Enzymes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
181079 Primary Consumer Energy Flow 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7      

Flexible options for any classroom

In addition to the Carolina Investigations® series, Carolina is proud to offer teachers the flexibility to use a variety of options in their classroom including:

In the end, whether you want to use one of our kits, follow a College Board® lab, or design your own experiment, Carolina has all the products and solutions you need for your AP® Biology classroom.

Let us help you help your students score a 5 on the AP® Exam!

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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