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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Biology: Origin of Life

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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Biology: Origin of Life is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
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Addresses AP® Biology Big Idea 1 and Essential Knowledge 1.D.1 and 1.D.2. Using kit materials, students explore the origin of life by creating coacervates—phospholipid vesicles similar to those created in the laboratory by Alexander Oparin in the 1920s. Extending their new knowledge of coacervate formation and properties, students design an investigation into the various environmental factors affecting coacervate formation and movement.

 
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  • Aligned with Big Idea 1 and Essential Knowledge 1.D.1 and 1.D.2
  • Emphasizes Science Practices 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

Students learn about various scientific models concerning the origin of life and then extend their knowledge through hands-on inquiry exploration. This lab challenges students to explore the origin of life by creating coacervates—phospholipid vesicles similar to those created in the laboratory of Alexander Oparin in the 1920s. Students then design an additional experiment to investigate the impact of various environmental factors on coacervate formation and movement.

The 8-Station Kit includes enough materials for a class of 32 students working in groups of 4. The 1-Station Kit includes materials for 1 group of 4 students. The 8-Station Refill replaces consumed items. The digital teacher's manual is a 12-month eBook license to the Origin of Life Kit teacher's manual. You can also access the digital student guide for this kit for free on Carolina Science Online®.

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.

 
 
 
 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ordered with reservations, but worked great! Let me start off by saying I was VERY worried about purchasing this kit. The last thing I wanted was for an "origin of life" lab to not work correctly, then deal with a barrage of "I told you so's" from students regarding evolution and the origin of life. However, I must say this kit worked better than I could have hoped for. My students were amazed at how easy coacervate formation was, and it really got them discussing the content. I would recommend this to anyone!
Date published: 2014-11-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great when it works but does not always work I have done this lab for 3 years now. Every year, it is hit or miss whether or not the coacervates will form. Yesterday, despite fresh reagents prepared the day before, it did not work for any of my students. I am trying upping the concentration of gelatin to 1.75 g/150 mL of water. When it has worked, we have gotten good results, but we have never gotten a test tube that looked like the one shown in the instruction manual.
Date published: 2013-10-02
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