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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Primary Productivity and Energy Flow 8-Station Kit

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Integrate the second law of thermodynamics into plant growth and development with this primary productivity lab. Students gain hands-on experience with manipulating parameters that affect net and gross productivity and plant respiration. They also investigate how energy flows through trophic levels in an ecosystem.

This kit is designed for a class of 32 students working in groups of 4. Digital teacher's manual, included FREE with kit purchase, is a 12-month eBook license to the Primary Productivity and Energy Flow 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:
  • 1 Rye Grass Seed, 1 lb
  • 2 Plant Tray
  • 48 Planting Cells
  • 2 Vermiculite, 8-qt, 8.8-oz bag
  • 32 Plant Labels
  • 8 Plant Bag
  • 1 Fertilizer, 1 oz (for inquiry activity)
  • 8 Jumbo Pipet
  • 1 Wheat Seed, 1 Tbsp (for inquiry activity)
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Dark Cupboard or Closet
  •  Tap Water or Springwater (amount needed will vary)
  • 1 Balance (measuring to 0.01 g; depending on class size, more than 1 may be needed)
  • 1 Plant Light (depending on class size, more than 1 may be needed)
  • 1 Paper Towel, Roll
  • 8 Cups or Beakers (at least 150 mL)
  • 1 Drying Oven (depending on class size, more than 1 may be needed)
  • 1 Bucket
  • 48 Weigh Boats
  • 1 Aluminum Foil, Roll
  • 8 Permanent Marker
  •  Screens (optional for inquiry activity)
  •  Colored Lights/Filters (optional for inquiry activity)
  •  Various Annuals or Other Types of Plants (optional for inquiry activity)
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