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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Biology: Transformation

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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Biology: Transformation is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 6.
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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 discover and 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 different plasmids and determine their gene function.

 
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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

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. This kit takes the traditional Lab 6 for AP® Biology to a new level with a unique inquiry approach and fits seamlessly into the College Board standards.

The 8-Station Kit includes enough materials for a class of 32 students working in groups of 4. The 1-Station Kit includes materials for 1 group of 4 students. The digital teacher's manual is a 12-month eBook license to the Transformation Kit teacher's manual. You can also access the digital student guide for this kit for free on Carolina Science Online®.

Note: Order the kit with the perishable materials included or with a prepaid coupon to request perishable materials later at your convenience. Kit does not have a refill because the materials are completely used during the activity.

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.

 
 
 
 
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Glowing Bacteria It was fairly easy to transform the bacteria in this kit with the pGLO. However, only the glowing plasmid transformed. We were not able to get either of the other two even after multiple attempts.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Lab Great student guide. Set up instructions do not tell how many pipettes for each group. Plasmids (which are supposed to be unknown to students) are labelled--I failed to realize this before students saw which they were working with. Overall great lab! Will definitely do agin!
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is easy to use and works perfectly! I have been so pleased with the ease of use and clear results that have come from this kit. The teacher instructions are clear and detailed. The student lab manual is instructional with plenty of visual cues for students. The lab itself supports the 4 Big Ideas for AP Biology as well. The customer service is quick and accurate. I really can not say enough nice things. Thank you Carolina!
Date published: 2014-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything is included and easy to follow Everything is included with instructions and student copies. The directions are easy to follow and I didn't have to spend time finding everything.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Quality Lab This lab made my life easier because the directions are clear and supplies are easy to use. Melting the agar was a bit difficult but it takes patience. I will use this lab again next year.
Date published: 2013-05-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not work The lab was very easy to use and the pre-poured plates were a major bonus, but it didn't work! I got absolutely no transformed bacteria despite being very careful about following the lab procedures. With only 1 set of materials there is no second chance if it doesn't work the first time.
Date published: 2013-01-10
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