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Carolina Investigations® for Use with AP® Biology: Cell Communication

$83.90 - $139.90

Product Highlights

  • Explore communication between cells using different strains of yeast
  • 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. The 8-Station Kit includes enough materials for 8 groups. The 1-Station Kit includes materials for 1 group.

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

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 45 minutes of preparation, the Guided Investigation takes approximately 60 minutes of preparation with overnight incubation, and the Inquiry Investigation takes approximately 60 minutes of preparation.

The Pre-Lab and Guided Investigation each take approximately 60 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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