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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Biology: Origin of Life 8-Station Kit

Item # 747500 Exclusive

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 coacervates—phospholipid 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.

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$102.95

This item will ship on or about 10/30/14

  • Aligned with Big Idea 1 and Essential Knowledge 1.D.1 and 1.D.2
  • Emphasizes Science Practices 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

Simulate the conditions of primeval Earth to create coacervates and explore their lifelike properties.

  • Learn about different scientific models concerning the origin of life
  • Combine organic molecules under specific environmental conditions to create phospholipid vesicles
  • Explore the lifelike properties of coacervates
  • Perform experiments with coacervates that model Oparin’s experiments on the origin of life

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 coacervates—phospholipid 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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  • Excepted Quantity - This product is/contains a DOT regulated hazardous material in an excepted quantity. This does not incur a hazardous materials fee. Orders shipping to HI and AK are subject to review and may incur additional shipping charges.
  • This item is sold and shipped to schools and businesses only. Not available to individuals or residential addresses.

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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?
Gum Arabic, 100 g 1 Included
Gelatin, 2 oz 1 Included
Microscope Slides 72 Included
Coverslips 100 Included
Dropping Pipets 16 Included
0.1 M Hydrochloric Acid, 15 mL 8 Included
Culture Tubes 16 Included
Caps 16 Included
Stirring Rods 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
Carolina Investigations® for AP® Biology: Origin of Life 8-Station Kit 3 5 1 1
Great when it works but does not always work I have done this lab for 3 years now. Every year, it is hit or miss whether or not the coacervates will form. Yesterday, despite fresh reagents prepared the day before, it did not work for any of my students. I am trying upping the concentration of gelatin to 1.75 g/150 mL of water. When it has worked, we have gotten good results, but we have never gotten a test tube that looked like the one shown in the instruction manual. October 2, 2013
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