Advanced Placement / Biology

Homeostasis

In this lab, students investigate the body’s ability to maintain homeostasis in terms of body temperature by testing the body's response to...

Advanced Placement / Biology

Cellular Respiration

In this lab, students use a carbon dioxide gas sensor to measure the rate of cellular respiration of germinating seeds. Students will design...

Advanced Placement / Biology

Fermentation

In this lab, students determine the ability of yeast to use different types of carbohydrates—sucrose and starch—for fermentation and monitor...

Advanced Placement / Biology

Photosynthesis

In this lab, students test how light influences the rate of photosynthesis. Students will compare carbon dioxide concentrations for photosynthesis...

Advanced Placement / Biology

Plant Pigments

In this lab, students will extract pigments from spinach leaves and analyze their samples using chromatography and colorimetry. Students will...

Advanced Placement / Biology

Transpiration

In this lab, students investigate the rate of transpiration in plants under normal and humid conditions. Then, they will have the opportunity...

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

Meiosis

Students use physical models of chromosomes to explore the topics of meiosis and genetic variation. First, students use “paper chromosomes”...

Advanced Placement / Biology

Energy Dynamics

Students set up a variety of simple detritus-based model systems to estimate energy flow and carbon cycling within an ecosystem. Students set...

Advanced Placement / Biology

Artificial Selection

Students follow the growth and development of Wisconsin Fast Plants® (a variety of Brassica rapa) through two generations. These plants have...

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