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

Item # 747740 Exclusive This product is exclusive to Carolina Biological Supply.

Product Highlights

  • Investigate the metabolic process of cellular respiration in germinating pea seed
  • Connected to Unit 4: Cell Communication and Cell Cycle, topics 4.1: Cell Communication and 4.3: Signal Transduction
  • Addresses content in Enduring Understanding IST-3



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Students explore communication between cells using different strains of yeast. In the Guided Investigation, students use sterile technique to investigate the life cycle of yeast cells. Then they culture and mix 2 strains of yeast and observe the role that pheromones play in cell communication. In the Inquiry Activity, students design an investigation to further explore cell communication in yeast. Kit includes enough materials for 8 groups. Note: Kit includes a prepaid coupon to request perishable material later at your convenience. Contact us or return the coupon to request delivery of perishable material.

Unit Connection
Unit 4: Cell Communication and Cell Cycle, topics 4.1: Cell Communication and 4.3: Signal Transduction

Standards Connection
IST-3 Cells communicate by generating, transmitting, receiving, and responding to chemical signals.

Time Requirements
The Pre-Lab takes approximately 30 minutes of preparation, the Guided Investigation takes approximately 90 minutes of preparation, and the Inquiry Investigation takes approximately 30 minutes of preparation.

The Pre-Lab takes approximately 20 minutes. The Guided Investigation takes approximately 50 minutes. The time required for the Inquiry Investigation will vary based on students' plans.

Digital Resources
Includes 1-year access to digital resources that support instruction. Digital resources may include a teacher manual and student guide, pre-lab activities and setup videos, simulations, and post-lab analysis and assessments.

Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills
Students should be familiar with the differences between mitosis and meiosis, concepts of diffusion across a gradient from higher to lower concentrations, and with using compound microscopes.

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

This item includes a prepaid coupon for living or perishable materials (all items). Redeem the coupon for delivery of these materials at your convenience at www.carolina.com/livingform, by phone at 800.334.5551, or by fax at 800.222.7112.

Components Qty Included?
Saccharomyces cerevisiae, HAO, Slant Culture 1 Included
Saccharomyces cerevisiae, HBO, Slant Culture 1 Included
YED Broth, 100 mL 2 Included
Transfer Pipets 100 Included
Cotton Applicators 40 Included
Sterile Toothpicks 750 Included
YED Media, 350 mL 3 Included
Sterile Water, 20 mL 2 Included
Culture Tubes 50 Included
Petri Dishes 60 Included
Coverslips 100 Included
Microscope Slides 72 Included
Autoclave Bag 1 Included
Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription) 1 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Laboratory Markers Needed, Not included
Compound Microscopes Needed, Not included
Forceps Needed, Not included
Incubator Needed, Not included
Centrifuge (option for inquiry activity) Needed, Not included
Shaker (option for inquiry activity) Needed, Not included
Cloth for Straining Yeast (option for inquiry activity) Needed, Not included
Centrifuge Tubes (option for inquiry activity) Needed, Not included

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.