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Carolina Investigations® for Use with AP® Biology: Exploring Mendelian Genetics Kit

Item # 747720 Exclusive This product is exclusive to Carolina Biological Supply.

Product Highlights

  • Uncover and experience the mechanism of Mendelian genetics with Wisconsin Fast Plants®
  • Connected to Unit 5: Heredity, topic 5.3: Mendelian Genetics
  • Addresses content in Enduring Understanding IST-1



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Students uncover and experience the mechanism of Mendelian genetics with Wisconsin Fast Plants®. In the Guided Investigation, students germinate the F1 and F2 generations of a population to learn about the inheritance of traits. In the Inquiry Investigation, students must design an investigation to determine the genotype of an unknown sample of Wisconsin Fast Plants® seed. Kit includes enough materials for 8 groups.

Unit Connection
Unit 5: Heredity, topic 5.3: Mendelian Genetics

Standards Connection
IST-1 Heritable information provides for the continuity of life.

Time Requirements
The Pre-Lab takes approximately 30 minutes of preparation, the Guided Investigation takes approximately 25 minutes of preparation 3 days before the lab and 30 minutes the day of the lab, and the Inquiry Investigation takes approximately 45 minutes of preparation.

The Pre-Lab takes approximately 60 minutes. The Guided Investigation takes approximately 60 minutes on each of 2 days, 3 days apart. 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 basics of Mendelian genetics; the use of Punnett squares; the life cycle of diploid organisms as it relates to genetics, including an understanding of meiosis; and independent assortment and the segregation of alleles. It will be helpful if students also have some familiarity with the chi-square goodness of fit test.

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.
Components Qty Included?
Wisconsin Fast Plants® Rosetta Dwarf 50 Included
Wisconsin Fast Plants® Non-Purple Stem, Hairless 50 Included
Wisconsin Fast Plants® F1 Rosette 200 Included
Wisconsin Fast Plants® F2 Rosette Dwarf 250 Included
Wisconsin Fast Plants® F1 Non-Purple, Hairless 200 Included
Wisconsin Fast Plants® Purple Stem, Hairy 200 Included
Wisconsin Fast Plants® Watering Pipets 24 Included
Filter Paper 100 Included
Petri Dishes 40 Included
Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription) 1 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Light Bank with Cool-white Fluorescent Tubes 1 Needed, Not included
Water Needed, Not included
Masking Tape with Cards (for distributing seeds) Needed, Not included

Wisconsin Fast Plants

Wisconsin Fast Plants®—Fast, Fun, and Easy!

  • Super-fast generation cycle of 35 to 40 days
  • Virtually maintenance-free
  • Complete materials kits

From one day to the next, students witness the rapid growth of these amazing plants, which can have a dramatic impact on the way your students learn. What's even better, there's a kit that's relevant to the topic you're teaching, whether it's plant biology, environmental science, genetics, or even mathematics.

As the exclusive supplier of Fast Plants® for the educational market, Carolina takes pride in delivering top-of-the-line materials to your class. All kits come with everything you need to complete the activities. Just add a light source and you're on your way to joining the thousands of teachers who routinely use these plants to enhance their curriculum.

Classroom Kits contain seeds and supplies for up to 32 students. Student Kits are great for classroom demonstrations, homeschoolers, and science fair projects.

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.