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Addresses AP Biology Big Idea 1 and Essential Knowledge 1.D.1 and 1.D2. 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|
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