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Inquiries in Science®: Analyzing Population Growth Kit

Item # 251420 Exclusive

In this laboratory activity, students model how the population of a bird species changes over time. They explore and build several mathematical models of population growth and generate J- and S-shaped population curves. Students then analyze the effects of resource quality on population by investigating the response of yeast culture growth to changes in environment. Materials are sufficient for 30 students working in groups of 3.

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$104.95

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Grades 9–12.

  • Explore concepts of population growth and carrying capacity
  • Practice microbiology techniques
  • Use a simulation to explore the growth of a bird population over several generations

In this laboratory activity, students model how the population of a bird species changes over time. They explore and build several mathematical models of population growth and generate J- and S-shaped population curves. Students then analyze the effects of resource quality on population by investigating the response of yeast culture growth to changes in environment, developing connections with the key concepts of logistic and exponential growth and carrying capacity. As a capstone exercise, students grow plate cultures and use them to test their own hypotheses on the effects of light intensity, nitrate, glucose, or lactose on yeast population growth. Materials are sufficient for 30 students working in groups of 3.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.

Product Families Featuring This Item:

 
Components Qty Included?
Dextrose, 18 g 1 Included
Lactose, 18 g 1 Included
Sucrose, 10 g 1 Included
Excess Nitrate Solution, 30 mL 1 Included
Black Construction Paper 2 Included
Sterile Pipets 20 Included
Graduated Pipets 20 Included
Yeast Malt Media Bottles 4 Included
Petri Dishes 40 Included
Yeast Packets 10 Included
Sterile Cotton-Tipped Applicators 40 Included
Plastic Test Tubes 40 Included
Lazy-L-Spreaders™ 20 Included
Bean Bird Island Maps 10 Included
Plastic Containers with Lids 10 Included
Dry Pinto Beans, 2 lb 2 Included
Parafilm® Squares 124 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Blank Paper 60 Needed, Not Included
Beakers, 400 mL 20 Needed, Not Included
Beakers, 250 mL 10 Needed, Not Included
Erlenmeyer Flasks, 125 mL 10 Needed, Not Included
Hot Plates 10 Needed, Not Included
Permanent Markers 10 Needed, Not Included
Thermometers 10 Needed, Not Included
Graduated Cylinders, 100 mL 10 Needed, Not Included
Stopwatches or Timers 10 Needed, Not Included
Rulers 10 Needed, Not Included
Calculators 10 Needed, Not Included
Spatulas 3 Needed, Not Included
Bunsen Burners 1 Needed, Not Included
Matches or Striker Needed, Not Included
Electronic Balance(s) Needed, Not Included
Distilled Water, ~.5 gal Needed, Not Included
Weighing Boats Needed, Not Included
Graph Paper Needed, Not Included


Inquiries in Science Series

Inquiries in Science® Series Kits

Inquiries in Science® is our exclusive series of hands-on kits specifically designed to help high school students understand abstract, hard-to-grasp science concepts. The series tracks well with most textbooks, and kit topics reflect state science standards and extensive educator input. Since Inquiries in Science® is modular, you can use the kits individually, as a strand, or as a series to teach biology, chemistry, and environmental science.


Improve Student Achievement

Field-tested in classrooms nationwide, Inquiries in Science® employs guided inquiry based on the 5E learning cycle of engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate. This inquiry-based approach also promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) practices. It enables students to:

  • Consider a real-world question or problem
  • Plan and conduct an investigation and gather data
  • Understand the science concept by analyzing data and communicating findings
  • Apply their findings to the original real-world question or problem and master the science concept

Inquiries in Science® helps students build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and encourages creativity, collaboration, and teamwork. It creates an environment in which you and your students work together as active learners.

Disciplines and topics addressed by the kits were organized and selected based on data from numerous sources, including the National Research Council's National Science Education Standards, AAAS's Project 2061 Science Benchmarks, NAEP's Science Framework, and state science education standards from across the US. In addition, the Inquiries in Science® content and activities reflect the science practices and engineering practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts outlined by the National Research Council's A Framework for K–12 Science Education (2011) and the Next Generation Science Standards (2013).


Inquiries in Science® Components

  • Kit—Includes lab supplies (enough for at least 30 students working in groups) plus teacher's manual.
  • Kit Refill—Replenishes consumed materials
  • Multi Class Equipment Set—Includes extra lab supplies so you can use the kit in 1 additional class section per day. Note: You'll also need to order an extra kit refill for each additional class section. For example, to teach the same Inquiries in Science® kit in 3 biology sections on the same day, purchase 1 kit, 2 kit refills, and 2 multi class equipment sets.
  • Digital Teacher's Manual—FREE with kit purchase

Correlations to State Standards

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