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

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Students investigate water loss in plants as they build toward an understanding of osmoregulation and plant responses to the environment. In the Guided Investigation, students construct and use a simple potometer to measure water loss from transpiration of bush bean seedlings. In the Inquiry Activity, students explore a question about one of the various factors that affect the rate of transpiration. Kit includes enough materials for 1 group of 4 students.

Unit Connection
Unit 8: Ecology, topic 8.1: Responses to the Environment

Standards Connection
ENE-3 Timing and coordination of biological mechanisms involved in growth, reproduction, and homeostasis depend on organisms responding to environmental cues.

Time Requirements
The Pre-Lab takes approximately 60 minutes of preparation, the Guided Investigation takes approximately 60 minutes of preparation and 2 weeks to grow the plants, and the Inquiry Investigation takes approximately 45 minutes of preparation.

The Pre-Lab takes approximately 45 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 basic plant anatomy, including the vascular tissues of plants; the process of photosynthesis; the properties of water, specifically hydrogen bonding and water potential; and the movement of water through a plant.

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What’s Included:
  • 1 Bush Beans, 34 g
  • 1 Plant Bags
  • 1 Plant Tray
  • 1 Planting Cells, 36 cells
  • 2 Single-edge Razor Blades
  • 1 Spray Bottle
  • 1 Soil, 12 L
  • 1 Petroleum Jelly, 3.34 oz
  • 2 Tygon Tubing, 12 in
  • 2 Pipettes, 1 mL
  • 2 Syringes, 10 mL
  • 1 PTFE Tape
  • 1 Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription)
  • 1 Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Ring Stands
  • 1 Extension Clamps
  • 2 Thermometers
  • 1 Stopwatchs or Clocks with a Second Hand
  •  Sink or Basin
  •  Aged Tap Water
  •  Cups or Beakers
  •  Electric Fan (option for inquiry activity)
  •  Lamp with 100-W Bulb (option for inquiry activity)
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