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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Agriculture and Feeding a Growing Human Population 1-Station Kit

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Engage students with activities that allow them to evaluate the trade-offs between agricultural production and the environment. Students first construct a calorimeter from a soda can to calculate the energy and food calories contained in different foods. They next determine how much food is required to support 1 person, then calculate how much agricultural land is needed to produce enough food to feed the world population.

This kit is designed for 1 group of 4 students. Digital teacher's manual, included FREE with kit purchase, is a 12-month eBook license to the Agriculture and Feeding a Growing Human Population Teacher's Manual and Student Guide. Note: Optional materials for the Inquiry Activity include the following: potato chips; dried fruits or vegetables; whole-grain crackers or bread; cheese puffs; assorted nuts (cashews, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts); assorted seeds (sunflower, pumpkin); and a drying oven.

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What’s Included:
  • 1 Beef Jerky, 1.5-oz Bag
  • 1 Almonds, 1.5-oz Bag
  • 1 Corn Seeds, Pack of 100
  • 1 Dried Peas, 0.25 lb
  • 1 Dried Pinto Beans, 1 lb
  • 1 Marshmallows, 10.5 oz
  • 2 Brown Paper Bags
  • 1 Glass Stirring Rod
  • 2 Corks, #18
  • 100 Paper Clips
  • 2 Pipe Cleaners
  • 1 Butane Lighter
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Support Stand
  • 1 Ring Clamp
  • 1 Empty Soda Can (with pop tab)
  • 1 Balance (accurate to 0.01 g)
  • 1 Thermometer
  • 1 Tap Water, ~300 mL
  • 1 Beaker, 500 mL
  • 1 Graduated Cylinder, 50 mL
  • 1 Foil, 250 cm2
  • 1 Clear Adhesive Tape, 100 cm
  • 1 Scissors
  • 3 Weighing Boats
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