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Addresses AP® Biology Big Idea 1 and Essential Knowledge 1.D.1 and 1.D.2. Using kit materials, students explore the origin of life by creating coacervatesphospholipid vesicles similar to those created in the laboratory by Alexander Oparin in the 1920s. Extending their new knowledge of coacervate formation and properties, students design an investigation into the various environmental factors affecting coacervate formation and movement. Materials for a class of 32 students working in groups of 4.
Simulate the conditions of primeval Earth to create coacervates and explore their lifelike properties.
Students learn about various scientific models concerning the origin of life and then extend their knowledge through hands-on inquiry exploration. This lab challenges students to explore the origin of life by creating coacervatesphospholipid vesicles similar to those created in the laboratory of Alexander Oparin in the 1920s. Students then design an additional experiment to investigate the impact of various environmental factors on coacervate formation and movement. The 8-Station Kit includes enough materials for a class of 32 students working in groups of 4.
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|Gum Arabic, 100 g||1||Included|
|Gelatin, 2 oz||1||Included|
|0.1 M Hydrochloric Acid, 15 mL||8||Included|
|Congo Red, 0.05%, 15 mL||1||Included|
|Sudan III Fat Stain, 100 mL||1||Included|
|0.1 M Sodium Hydroxide, 7 mL||1||Included|
|Methanol, 30 mL||1||Included|
|Albumin Powder, 29.2 g||1||Included|
|1 M Sodium Sulfate, 120 mL||1||Included|
|0.5 M Sucrose, 30 mL||1||Included|
|pH Paper (3.0-6.0)||2||Included|
|Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide||1||Included|
|Distilled Water, 1 gal||1||Needed, Not included|
|Hot Plate||1||Needed, Not included|
|Beakers, 200 mL||2||Needed, Not included|
|Scale (measuring to 0.1 g)||1||Needed, Not included|
|Weigh Boats||2||Needed, Not included|
|Lab Spoons||2||Needed, Not included|
|Graduated Cylinders (measuring to 10 mL)||16||Needed, Not included|
|Compound Microscopes||8||Needed, Not included|
|Test Tube Racks||8||Needed, Not included|
|Rulers||8||Needed, Not included|
|Hot Water Bath (option for inquiry activity)||Needed, Not included|
|Ice Water Bath (option for inquiry activity)||Needed, Not included|
|Thermometers (option for inquiry activity)||Needed, Not included|
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.
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.
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.
|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||✔|
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.
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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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