In an advanced or AP Biology course, classroom time is a precious commodity. That's why PASCO's Advanced Biology through Inquiry lab manual provides accurate data collection and analysis, editable labs that can be seamlessly integrated into your individual curriculum and continual assessment to ensure that students are engaged and critically thinking throughout the activity.
Over 22 challenging, standards-based lab activities that include inquiry extensions. All are editable to suit the needs of your students or to better coordinate with your classroom lectures. All labs are also accompanied by a compete teacher's guide with intensive background information and "teacher tips" as well as multiple choice questions to help students gain confidence for those critical standardized exams.
PASCO's Advanced Biology through Inquiry Teacher Guide was recently recognized as a finalist in the 2015 REVERE Awards!
Students follow the growth and development of Wisconsin Fast Plants and determine if limiting cross-pollination to certain plants with a desired trait affects the frequency of that trait in the second generation.
Students analyze the DNA and protein sequences of beta globin of five mammalian species to determine their evolutionary relatedness.
Students work with a mathematical model and computer simulation to explore how inheritance patterns and gene frequencies change in a population.
Students use a choice chamber to test the response of fruit flies to different stimuli and determine if there is a significant change in their behavior.
Students use a pH sensor to investigate the diffusion of hydrogen ions through a semipermeable membrane, comparing the rates of diffusion for two solutions that differ in their acidity.
Students use physical models of chromosomes to explore meiosis and genetic variation, and use cross over rates observed in Sordaria to calculate gene distance from the centromere.
After learning the technique for growing roots and preparing root tip squashes for microscope analysis, students observe the root tips for evidence of mitosis and statistically analyze the data.
Students use a carbon dioxide gas sensor to investigate the rate of cellular respiration of germinating seeds.
Students use multiple temperature probes simultaneously to investigate the body’s ability to maintain homeostasis when subjected to a cold stimulus.
Students use EcoChamber containers and a carbon dioxide gas sensor to estimate energy flow and carbon cycling within a variety of detritus-based ecosystems.
Students use an ethanol sensor to determine the ability of yeast to use different types of carbohydrates—sucrose and starch—for fermentation.
Measure the rate of photosynthesis of a leaf using the carbon dioxide gas sensor.
Students analyze spinach pigments and chloroplasts using paper chromatography, a colorimeter, and a spectrometer to understand how plants capture light for photosynthesis.