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Carolina Investigations® for Use with AP® Biology: Cell Respiration 1-Station Kit

Item # 747601 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 3: Cellular Energetics, topic 3.6: Cellular Respiration
  • Addresses content in Enduring Understanding ENE-1



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Students investigate the metabolic process of cellular respiration in germinating pea seed. In the Guided Investigation, students use respirometers to measure the rate of respiration based on the rate of relative oxygen consumption. In the Inquiry Activity, students design an investigation to further explore cellular respiration. Kit includes enough materials for 1 group of students.

Unit Connection
Unit 3: Cellular Energetics, topic 3.6: Cellular Respiration

Standards Connection
ENE-1 The highly complex organization of living systems requires constant input of energy and the exchange of macromolecules.

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 cellular respiration and photosynthesis, the reactants and products of aerobic cellular respiration, the variables of the ideal gas law and how to manipulate the gas law equation, and calculating rate from graphed data.

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.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
  • Excepted Quantity - This product is/contains a DOT regulated hazardous material in an excepted quantity. This does not incur a hazardous materials fee. Orders shipping to HI and AK are subject to review and may incur additional shipping charges.

The 1-Station Kit includes materials for 1 group of 4 students.

Components Qty Included?
Alaska Peas, 1/4 lb 1 Included
Mung Beans, 1 lb 1 Included
Rye Seeds, 1 lb 1 Included
Alfalfa Seeds, 1/4 lb 1 Included
Plastic Trays 2 Included
Dropping Pipets 2 Included
Glass Pipets, 1 mL 4 Included
Stoppers, #4, 1-Hole 4 Included
Silicone Adhesive 1 Included
Vials 4 Included
Potassium Hydroxide, 15%, 30 mL 1 Included
Washers 4 Included
Styrene Beads, Red 200 Included
Forceps 1 Included
Cotton Balls 10 Included
Nonabsorbent Cotton 1 Included
Centrifuge Tubes 1 Included
Parafilm® 8 Included
Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription) 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Stopwatches, Timers, or Clocks with a Second Hand 1 Needed, Not included
Thermometers 1 Needed, Not included
Paper 2 Needed, Not included
Scissors 1 Needed, Not included
Cups or Beakers Needed, Not included
Resealable Bags Needed, Not included
Paper Towels Needed, Not included
Water Needed, Not included
Food Coloring Needed, Not included
Container of Ice (option for inquiry activity) Needed, Not included
Hot Plate (option for inquiry activity) Needed, Not included
Scale (option for inquiry activity) Needed, Not included
Lamp with Heat Sink (option for inquiry activity) Needed, Not included

(M)SDS - (Material) Safety Data Sheets

Living Organism Care Information


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.