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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Biology: Natural Selection 8-Station Kit

Item # 747520 Exclusive

Addresses AP® Biology Big Idea 1 and Essential Knowledge 1.A.1, 1.A.4, 1.B.2, and 1.C.3. Students investigate natural selection using brine shrimp. After quantifying brine shrimp hatch rates in environments of different salinity to determine viability, students do an inquiry activity to investigate other environmental changes that might affect viability and change the population. Materials for a class of 32 students working in groups of 4.

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

Explore the concept of natural selection through quantification of brine shrimp tolerance to salinity changes.

  • Conduct counts of hatched brine shrimp
  • Quantify the effects of salinity on brine shrimp hatching rates
  • Test other factors that affect brine shrimp viability
  • Relate brine shrimp salinity tolerance to natural selection

Students investigate natural selection using brine shrimp. After quantifying brine shrimp hatch rates in environments of different salinity to determine viability, students do an inquiry activity to investigate other environmental changes that might affect viability and change the population. The 8-Station Kit includes enough materials for a class of 32 students working in groups of 4.

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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.

Components Qty Included?
Brine Shrimp Eggs 1 Included
Double-sided Tape 1 Included
Petri Dishes 80 Included
Microscope Slides 72 Included
Sorting Brushes 8 Included
Dropping Pipets 80 Included
0.5 M Sulfuric Acid, 30 mL 1 Included
Calcium Carbonate, 5 g 1 Included
0.2 M Sodium Hydroxide, 30 mL 1 Included
Sodium Chloride, 25 g 1 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Dechlorinated Water, 2.4 L 1 Needed, Not included
Beakers, 40 mL 40 Needed, Not included
Stirring Rods 8 Needed, Not included
Small Plastic Bags 8 Needed, Not included
Graduated Cylinders 8 Needed, Not included
Scissors 1 Needed, Not included
Laboratory Markers 8 Needed, Not included
Stereomicroscopes 8 Needed, Not included
Scale (measuring to 0.01 g) 1 Needed, Not included
Weigh Boats Needed, Not included
Lab Spoons Needed, Not included
Thermometers (option for inquiry activity) Needed, Not included
Cooling Packs (option for inquiry activity) Needed, Not included
Heating Pads (option for inquiry activity) Needed, Not included
Sand (option for inquiry activity) Needed, Not included
Screens (option for inquiry activity) Needed, Not included
Lamp (option for inquiry activity) Needed, Not included
Aluminum Foil (option for inquiry activity) 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!





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