AP Biology Lab 11-12 Take-Home Exam
AP Exam time is fast approaching! Try these teacher-tested, take-home tests to let your students determine their readiness for the upcoming exams. These are great for review after each lab or as a group as a final review.
Lab 11 (Behavior)
- Define and give an example of taxis.
- Define and give an example of kinesis.
- Define and give an example of phototaxis.
- In this lab, pill bugs (isopods/ terrestrial
crustaceans/arthropods) were used. After the pill bugs
have been in the choice chamber for 10 minutes, you might
observe one of these situations:
Situation A: Wet: 5 pill bugs Dry: 5 pill bugs
Situation B: Wet: 7 pill bugs Dry: 3 pill bugs
Situation C: Wet: 2 pill bugs Dry: 8 pill bugs
Pill bugs are crustaceans, and they respire through gills. Because of this characteristic, which situation would you predict to occur: A, B, or C?
Explain your answer.
- This brings us to an important consideration: The pill bug exercise is not a controlled experiment. Without a control, it is very risky to state a conclusion. Design a controlled experiment. Be sure to include your Hypothesis, Null Hypothesis, IV, DV, and predictions of results.
- Courtship Behavior in Fruit Flies: Courtship between male and female animals usually is a ritual with specific behaviors. Is there an advantage to this for the species and/or individual? Explain your answer.
Lab 12 (DO and PP)
- Create a graph showing the relationship between temperature and the percent saturation of dissolved oxygen.
- Create a graph showing the relationship between the amount of light received and the amount of productivity.
- Create a graph that shows the relationship between the amount of oxygen consumed by photosynthetic organisms and the amount of carbon fixed.
- Why is net productivity lower than gross productivity?
- What process occurs at night in water systems that lowers the amount of oxygen?
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