Ward's® AP Biology Investigation 6: Cell Processes: Cellular Respiration

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Education / college biology teacher / Fort Morgan, CO
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The kit is great in that it provides all of the necessary parts to do this experiment - I used to do it at my last school and we were constantly trying to find enough large containers, test tubes and rubber stoppers of the right size, etc. I especially like the bottles with the metal disc already glued to the bottom to make them sink, although they could use TWO discs, and the metal washers to keep the pipets under the water. The bad part is the trays, which are the most important part of the kit. They are about 1/4 larger than they need to be (it takes a LOT of water to fill them) and very flimsy. They crack and leak easily. They have to be on a flat surface to fill (you can't hold them under a faucet) and you can't carry them when they are full. I am going to try Flex Seal on them to prevent leaks, and maybe even cut one down to a more manageable size and seal it with Flex Tape.
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Tampa Bay Area
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Nicely packed kit. - For teachers who want to use the traditional respirometer kit for cell respiration inquiry, this kit is complete. It will take a few minutes to assemble respirometers, but the teacher will have them for years. With any inquiry, students will need to plan carefully with this respirometer technique and add materials and organisms to meet their inquiry challenge. Careful with the glass pipets!
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Ward's® AP Biology Investigation 6: Cell Processes: Cellular Respiration
Educational Materials Biology Educational Materials AP Biology Learning Activities
Meets AP Science Practices 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7

  • Preassembled respirometers for quick preparation
  • Easily converted to an inquiry lab
  • Available for individual student use or class-size kit
Through the construction and utilization of a microrespirometer, students will measure and record the rate of oxygen consumption related to cellular respiration. Then, using germinating seeds versus a non-germinating control sample (acrylic beads) they'll evaluate the results obtained. Finally, through self-designed experimentation, students will investigate the effects of various factors on the rate of cellular respiration.

The Only Kits Aligned with AP Science Practices. Ward's AP Biology Investigations provide complete coverage of the Four Big Ideas and Seven Science Practices to help you meet new AP Biology curriculum standards and prepare students for real-world success in college and research-level labs. Each investigation follows a series of three parts, beginning with a structured lab investigation, followed by a related guided inquiry investigation with thoughtful assessment questions, and finally, suggestions to encourage students to formulate their own questions and explore further self-guided experimentation. This complete series of investigations emphasizes the progression to fully student-directed investigations and builds competence in all of the science practices, helping students:
• Practice concept application instead of fact memorization.
• Focus on self-guided experimentation instead of step-by-step lab procedure.
• Investigate real-world concepts with greater curriculum flexibility.
• Apply problem-solving skills to strengthen student inquiry.

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Individual student kit contains reduced quantities of materials to perform most activities, but on an individual student basis.

Accessories information: Refill kits contain only consumable component items and do not contain additional copy masters.