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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Exploring Biodiversity Kit

Product Highlights
  • Collect and evaluate invertebrate diversity
  • Connects to Unit 1 and Topic 2.1
  • Materials for a class of 32 students in 8 groups of 4
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Product Details
Investigate the invertebrate community in your area! This kit provides 3 different labs to demonstrate various methods to collect and evaluate invertebrate diversity. Students collect soil samples and use Berlese funnels to isolate the invertebrates, evaluate the use of other insect traps, and test baits as a way to collect and observe insects. Students then quantify biodiversity using 3 indices: species richness, Shannon-Wiener, and Simpson's. They use graphing and data analysis to accurately assess the area's insect diversity.

Product Features

  • The materials in the kit are sufficient for 32 students working in groups of 4.
  • Digital teacher's manual, included FREE with kit purchase, is a 12-month eBook license to the Exploring Biodiversity Teacher's Manual and Student Guide.

AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board®: which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.


What’s Included:
  • 8 Hand Lenses, 4×
  • 8 Berlese Funnel Sets (plastic funnel, wire mesh disk, clear plastic container, 60 × 15-mm petri dish)
  • 100 Toothpicks
  • 56 Resealable Plastic Bags, 12 × 15”
  • 1 Corn Syrup, Bottle
  • 2 Tuna, 6 oz
  • 14 Cups, 8 oz
  • 200 Index Cards, 3 × 5”
  • 100 Sticky Traps
  • 1 Teacher’s Guide with Reproducible Student Guide
Needed But Not Included:
  • 8 Desk Lamps (or other heat sources)
  • 8 Trowels (or small shovels)
  • 1 Alcohol (isopropanol or ethanol), 500 mL
  • 8 Laboratory Markers
  • 8 Paper, White, 8.5 × 11” Sheets
  • 8 Containers (large enough for soil samples)
  • 1 Can Opener
  • 8 Calculators
  • 8 Pencils
  • 8 Cotton Swabs
  • 8 Spoons or Scoops
  • 8 Watches or Clocks
  • 4 Dissecting Microscopes (optional)
  • 8 Hole Punches (optional)
  • 8 Scissors (optional)
  • 8 Rulers (at least 30 cm) or Yard Sticks (optional)
  • 8 Weights (rocks approximately 3 cm in diameter) (optional)
  • 1 Paper Towels, Roll (optional)
  • 8 Hand Brooms (optional)
  • 32 Graph Paper, Sheets (optional)
  • 4 Survey Flags (optional)
  • 8 Cardboard, Large Sheets (optional)
  •  String (optional)
Return Policy:

If for any reason you are not satisfied with this item, it is eligible for a return, exchange, refund, or credit up to 180 days from date of purchase. Restrictions may apply. Returns & Exchanges Policy.