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ABO/Rh Eldoncard 30 Kit
$163.51Add to cart
For a class of 30 students. Includes all materials necessary for each student to type his or her own blood and obtain a permanent record. Each Eldoncard is sealed in a foil envelope. With background information, online resources, and instructions.
ATP Muscle Kit
$117.39Add to cart
Grade 9-College. This activity is designed for minimal prep time and can be completed in 1 class period. Students observe and measure the contraction of real muscle tissue using the materials included. The kit features glycerinated (preserved) muscle tissue that amazingly retains the ability to contract when ATP and the appropriate ions are added. The glycerinated muscle is processed from striated muscle tissue. During processing, much of the water-soluble content is extracted in cold glycerol, while the striations are left intact and can be easily observed under low-power magnification. Each strip of glycerinated muscle can be cut into 2- to 3-cm lengths. Kit materials are sufficient for a class of 16 to 32 students and include teacher’s manual with student guide plus a 1-year single teacher subscription to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction. Note: Perishable; please provide use date during checkout. When the materials arrive, refrigerate the solutions at 4 to 10 C and use them within 7 days. Place the tubes with muscle strips in a freezer compartment at -20 to -10 C.
Bacteria, Fungi, and Plants Illustrated Manual and Slide Set
$147.20Add to cart
Introduce students to a microscopic exploration of bacteria, fungi, and plants with this expertly prepared set of 24 slides and highly detailed color manual. Students can study life in the 3 kingdoms – exploring concepts of life cycles, metabolism, reproduction, photosynthesis, and more! The manual features labeled color images and illustrations outlining a variety of cells, tissues, and structures. This slide set is a fantastic teaching tool for reinforcing concepts addressed in the manual.
Butterfly Display Cage
$122.11Add to cart
A Carolina Exclusive! Enjoy displaying your live butterflies in the classroom, or in an entry hallway for the whole school to see, with this easy-to-assemble butterfly display cage. Made of white mesh with a clear vinyl, front-zippered entryway, this dome-topped cage showcases your butterflies, giving them plenty of room to fly. Add a feeder and greenery, or use your imagination to create a natural-looking garden inside. Assembled size, 24 x 24 x 78″.
Carolina Introduction to Electricity Kit
$173.65Add to cart
Grades 9-12. This kit allows students to study the properties of electricity firsthand. Students build batteries from different combinations of metals, learn about current and voltage, and use ammeters and voltmeters to measure the properties of the circuits they build. Students also learn the relationship between electrical current, resistance, and voltage and explain their measurements in series and parallel circuits.Materials are sufficient for 32 students working in groups of 4. Includes instructions and free 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction for NGSS.
Carolina Investigations for AP Environmental Science: Population Growth with Lemna minor 8-Station Kit (with perishables)
$136.28Add to cart
Over a 4-week period, students conduct investigations and analyze the carrying capacity and biotic potential of a model plant species, Lemna minor (duckweed). They formulate a hypothesis, collect data, and analyze exponential and logistical population growth. They also discuss and apply knowledge gained from their experiments to a real-world scenario. The kit is designed for a class of 32 students working in groups of 4. Digital teacher’s manual, included FREE with kit purchase, is a 12-month eBook license to the Population Growth with Lemna minor Teacher’s Manual and Student Guide. Kit ships with the perishable materials included. APÂ® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College BoardÂ®, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
Carolina Investigations for Use with AP Biology: Exploring Mendelian Genetics Kit
$147.96Add to cart
Students uncover and experience the mechanism of Mendelian genetics with Wisconsin Fast PlantsÂ®. In the Guided Investigation, students germinate the F1 and F2 generations of a population to learn about the inheritance of traits. In the Inquiry Investigation, students must design an investigation to determine the genotype of an unknown sample of Wisconsin Fast PlantsÂ® seed. Kit includes enough materials for 8 groups.Unit ConnectionUnit 5: Heredity, topic 5.3: Mendelian GeneticsStandards ConnectionIST-1 Heritable information provides for the continuity of life.Time RequirementsThe Pre-Lab takes approximately 30 minutes of preparation, the Guided Investigation takes approximately 25 minutes of preparation 3 days before the lab and 30 minutes the day of the lab, and the Inquiry Investigation takes approximately 45 minutes of preparation.The Pre-Lab takes approximately 60 minutes. The Guided Investigation takes approximately 60 minutes on each of 2 days, 3 days apart. The time required for the Inquiry Investigation will vary based on students’ plans.Digital ResourcesIncludes 1-year access to digital resources that support instruction. Digital resources may include a teacher manual and student guide, pre-lab activities and setup videos, simulations, and post-lab analysis and assessments.Prerequisite Knowledge and SkillsStudents should be familiar with the basics of Mendelian genetics; the use of Punnett squares; the life cycle of diploid organisms as it relates to genetics, including an understanding of meiosis; and independent assortment and the segregation of alleles. It will be helpful if students also have some familiarity with the chi-square goodness of fit test.APÂ® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College BoardÂ®, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
Carolina STEM Challenge: Solar Car Design Kit
$163.02Add to cart
Turn your students into automotive design engineers! The challenge: design a model car powered by solar cells and an electric motor. Weight, gear ratios, sun angle, aerodynamics, traction, friction, front- or rear-wheel drive, and wheelbase are all design factors that are considered. Finally, students race their cars to determine the most successful design. This activity is designed for a class of 32 students working cooperatively in 8 groups of 4. FREE 1-year access to digital resources that support NGSS instruction included.
Eldoncard School Kit
$214.32Add to cart
Cut the double cards in half to yield a credit card-sized unit. Use the fixation foil provided to laminate the cards once they have been allowed to dry. Students will have a permanent record of their blood typing results. Complete with instructions. Materials sufficient for 50 blood-typing exercises.
Flow of Genetic Information Kit
$121.02Add to cart
3D Molecular Designs. Interact with and model the central dogma using this powerful simulation. Kit comes with durable color-coded foam nucleotides, tRNAs, placemats, and more, which allow students to model DNA replication, transcription of DNA into RNA, and translation of RNA into proteins. Addresses challenging concepts such as DNA strand directionality, anti-parallel structure, leading/lagging strands, and implications of encoded proteins due to changes in the DNA code. Demonstrates the structural differences between RNA/DNA and model the flow of genetic information from DNA to RNA to proteins. PDFs of Teacher Notes (an activity guide) can enhance student understanding of the central dogma, and student handouts can supplement or reinforce concepts presented in the classroom; both are available on the 3D Molecular Designs website.
Forensic PCR Investigation Amplification and Electrophoresis Kit with CarolinaBLU (with perishables)
$210.08Add to cart
Advanced – For experienced high school and college classes; requires some technical skill.Looking to build on your students’ classroom knowledge of DNA fingerprinting with a hands-on activity? This kit takes your forensics class to the next level by giving students the opportunity to analyze DNA samples from a (fictitious) crime scene. As students immerse themselves in attempting to identify the culprit, they learn more about DNA profiling and the role of tandem repeats in the analysis. They build on that knowledge by conducting a hands-on investigation of the samples using PCR amplification and gel electrophoresis using CarolinaBLUÂ® to help close the case. This kit is a great next step for bringing molecular techniques into your forensics classroom or an ideal investigation for engaging your biology classroom in a new way. Kit is designed for 4 groups of students and contains materials for 28 PCR reactions and for electrophoresis using CarolinaBLUÂ®. Kit also includes perishable materials.
Glow-in-the-Dark Transformation 8-Station Student Kit (with prepaid coupon)
$114.53Add to cart
Intermediate – Easy to perform; requires some background knowledge. Bacteria that produce light are very common in the ocean. The group of genes involved in the production of light (also known as the lux genes) has been removed from V. fischeri and placed in a plasmid, pVIB. Bacterial transformation is used to transfer the pVIB plasmid into E. coli. After E. coli takes up the plasmid, it glows in the dark. The transformed colonies are also ampicillin resistant. Kit includes a prepaid coupon to request living materials later at your convenience. Contact us or return the coupon to request delivery of living materials. Note: Bacteria transformed with the pVIB plasmid must be grown at 30 C or less for the glowing to be seen.
Inquiries in Science: Building Ecological Pyramids Kit
$195.85Add to cart
* Analyze animal remains to determine food chains and energy flow * Explore environmental impact based on students’ own food selections * Create food pyramids based on individual student dietsGrades 9-12. Explore how energy moves through an ecosystem. Students analyze the contents of owl pellets and construct ecological pyramids to represent the data collected. After discussing their results, students are then challenged to apply their knowledge by constructing an ecological pyramid based on the foods they themselves eat. Kit includes enough materials for at least 30 students working in groups. Receive a FREE digital Teacher’s Manual and Student Guide with kit purchase.
Introductory Bacterial Conjugation Kit (with perishables)
$115.38Add to cart
Intermediate – Easy to perform; requires some background knowledge.Developed in cooperation with Dr. Robert Thomson, formerly of Marquette University. Useful for teaching bacterial identification and the intercellular transfer of genes for antibiotic resistance between microorganisms. Students identify and confirm the identity of bacteria with different antibiotic resistance by streaking on different antibiotic selective media. Strains are then combined on a “mating” plate to allow conjugation. Results are tested on various media for growth response to demonstrate that DNA can be transferred between 2 genetically different cells. Requires an overnight culture and minimal teacher preparation. Kit is designed for 16 to 32 students working in groups of 2 or 4 (8 stations).Note: Kit includes perishable materials. Kit and perishable components will ship separately and may arrive on different days. Antibiotic solutions and cultures last 1 month when refrigerated.