Advanced Placement / Biology

Animal Behavior

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...

Advanced Placement / Biology

Population Genetics

Students determine their phenotype for the PTC (phenylthiocarbamide) tasting trait and use class data to derive allele frequencies for a population.

Advanced Placement / Biology

Artificial Selection

Students follow the growth and development of Wisconsin Fast Plants and determine if limiting cross-pollination to certain plants with a desired...

Advanced Placement / Biology

Enzyme Activity (Spectrometer)

Students use a spectrometer to investigate the catalyzed breakdown of hydrogen peroxide by peroxidase.

Advanced Placement / Biology

Energy Dynamics

Students use EcoChamber containers and a carbon dioxide gas sensor to estimate energy flow and carbon cycling within a variety of detritus-based...

Advanced Placement / Biology

Meiosis

Students use physical models of chromosomes to explore meiosis and genetic variation, and use cross over rates observed in Sordaria to calculate...

Advanced Placement / Biology

Mitosis

After learning the technique for growing roots and preparing root tip squashes for microscope analysis, students observe the root tips for evidence...

Advanced Placement / Biology

BLAST Bioinformatics

Students analyze the DNA and protein sequences of beta globin of five mammalian species to determine their evolutionary relatedness.

Advanced Placement / Biology

Plant Pigments

Students analyze spinach pigments and chloroplasts using paper chromatography, a colorimeter, and a spectrometer to understand how plants capture...

Advanced Placement / Biology

Transpiration

Students use a pressure sensor and a weather sensor to investigate the rate of transpiration in plants under normal and humid conditions.

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