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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Biology: Transformation 8-Station Kit (with prepaid coupon)

Item # 747730 Exclusive This product is exclusive to Carolina Biological Supply.

Addresses AP® Biology Big Ideas 1 and 3 and Essential Knowledge 1.A.1, 1.A.2, 3.A.1, 3.C.1, and 3.C.2. Students explore the process of transformation. They perform a classic transformation activity, to build background knowledge regarding plasmid function, genotype/phenotype connection, and antibiotic resistance. Using proper sterile technique, students then design an experiment to distinguish between 3 plasmids and determine their gene function. For a class of 32 students working in groups of 4.

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  • Aligned with Big Ideas 1 and 3 and Essential Knowledge 1.A.1, 1.A.2, 3.A.1, 3.C.1, and 3.C.2
  • Emphasizes Science Practices 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

Investigate the role of DNA as the determining source of heritable information and its impact on phenotypic traits.

  • Learn and visualize the impact of DNA on phenotypic traits
  • Use proper sterile technique to perform transformation with plasmid DNA
  • Demonstrate a powerful model of natural selection and genetic variation

Students discover and explore the process of transformation, a key technique in genetic engineering. They perform a classic transformation activity, to build background knowledge regarding plasmid function, genotype/phenotype connection, and antibiotic resistance. Using proper sterile technique and inquiry, students then design a new experiment to distinguish between 3 different plasmids and determine their gene function. The 8-Station Kit includes enough materials for a class of 32 students working in groups of 4. Kit includes prepaid coupon to request perishable materials later at your convenience.

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

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


Carolina Investigations® for AP* Biology Kits

Teach AP® Biology Your Way with Support from a Name You Can Trust

With the current AP® Biology curriculum, you are no longer limited to 12 prescribed labs in your classroom—meaning you can now teach the course using labs that fit your classroom and student interests.


Exclusive kits from Carolina

Carolina is proud to be the only supplier with unique kits and activities that are exclusively designed for the new AP® curriculum. Our Carolina Investigations® series is specifically aligned to the Big Ideas and Science Practices and was built from the ground up with the help of expert AP® teachers.


Inquiry made simple

Focused on making inquiry easier in your classroom, Carolina Investigations® kits feature activities that allow students to take a guided approach to inquiry while building their Science Practices and connecting the Big Ideas. These kits offer an initial skill-building activity that features a more traditional classroom approach. This is followed by a secondary investigation using a unique experimental design template to help guide those student-driven, inquiry-based learning opportunities.




Carolina Investigations® for AP® Biology
Catalog No. Kit Title Science Practices Big Idea 1 Big Idea 2 Big Idea 3 Big Idea 4
747500 Origin of Life 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6      
747510 Population Genetics and Evolution 2, 3, 4, 5, 7      
747520 Natural Selection 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7      
747600 Cell Respiration 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7      
747610 Transpiration 1, 2, 4, 6, 7    
747620 Physiology of the Circulatory System 1, 2, 3, 6      
747700 Animal Behavior 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  
747710 Electrophoresis and Simulated Genetic Screen 1, 3, 5, 6, 7      
747720 Exploring Mendelian Genetics 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7      
747730 Transformation 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7    
747740 Cell Communication 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7    
747800 Plant Pigments and Photosynthesis 1, 2, 3, 6, 7    
747810 Species Interaction 3, 5, 6, 7      
747820 Evolving Enzymes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
181079 Primary Consumer Energy Flow 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7      


Flexible options for any classroom

In addition to the Carolina Investigations® series, Carolina is proud to offer teachers the flexibility to use a variety of options in their classroom including:


In the end, whether you want to use one of our kits, follow a College Board® lab, or design your own experiment, Carolina has all the products and solutions you need for your AP® Biology classroom.

Let us help you help your students score a 5 on the AP® Exam!





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