Investigative Labs: Comprehensive Links

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AP Biology Investigative Labs: Comprehensive Links

The following resources appear in the second printing of the AP Biology Investigative Labs: An Inquiry-Based Approach, Teacher Manual.

General Overview
Mahjongg Solitaire Games (problem solving).
Lab Report Rubric
General Lab Safety Recommendations
Occupancy Loads in School Science Laboratories
The Integral Role of Laboratory Investigations in Science Instruction
Making Science Labs Accessible to Students with Disabilities
Big Idea 1: Evolution
Investigation 1: Artificial Selection
Wisconsin Fast Plants Program
Growth, Development and Reproduction Booklet (.pdf/1.5MB)(Wisconsin Fast Plants)
Who's The Father? (.pdf/293KB) (Wisconsin Fast Plants)
Investigation 2: Mathematical Modeling: Hardy-Weinberg
Downloadable ESTEEM Modules
AlleleA1: Population Genetics Software for Evolutionary Analysis
AlleleA1 (Web browser-based model)
Population Genetics Simulation Program
Hardy-Weinberg Deme 2.0
A Biologist's Guide to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution
Investigation 3: Comparing DNA Sequences to Understand Evolutionary Relationships with BLAST
NCBI Blast Tutorial (video)
How to use NCBI BLAST
NCBI BLAST video tutorials
NCBI Educational Resources
Gene files for Investigation 3: Comparing DNA Sequences to Understand Evolutionary Relationships with BLAST
The Evolution of Flight in Birds.
What did T. Rex Taste Like?
Journey into Phylogenetic Systematics.
Entrez Gene section of NCBI website.
BLAST home page.
Cladogram Lab Activity.
NOVA: The Missing Link (cladogram investigation)
The Virtual Petrified Wood Museum: Taxonomy (the plant group cladogram table)
Big Idea 2: Energetics
Investigation 4: Diffusion and Osmosis
LabBench Activity: Diffusion and Osmosis
Plasmolysis of Elodea
Red Onion Plasmolysis (video)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003
Teaching Diffusion & Osmosis Through Inquiry & Modeling (.pdf/943KB)
Science Experiment—Diffusion Through a Membrane (video)
Osmosis and Diffusion Lab Report (video)
Osmosis and Diffusion Through a Membrane Lab (video)
Plasmolysis in Elodea (video)
Elodea (Anacharis) Plasmolysis—400X (video)
Investigation 5: Photosynthesis
Sinking Disks for the Floating Leaf Disk Lab (video)
Harvesting Light for Photosynthesis
Investigation 6: Cellular Respiration
Cell Respiration
Gas Laws
Virtual Cell Animation Collection
Big Idea 3: Information Storage and Transmission
Investigation 7: Cell Division: Mitosis and Meiosis
Mitosis, Meiosis and Fertilization – Teacher Preparation Notes (.pdf/447KB)
Modeling mitosis and meiosis with clay (.doc/125KB)
Modeling mitosis and meiosis with pipe cleaners
But I'm Too Young! (article on cell cycle control as it relates to ovarian cancer)
Mitosis and Meiosis
NOVA: How Cells Divide
The Biology Project: Cell Biology
Mitosis: The Division of Plant & Animal Cells
Online Onion Root Tips
Stages of Mitosis
Control of the Cell Cycle (game)
Checkpoints and Cell Cycle Control (.swf/215KB)
CELLS alive!: Table of Contents – Cell Biology
Mitosis and Meiosis
Karyotyping Activity
Investigation 8: Biotechnology: Bacterial Transformation
The Biology Project
Dolan DNA Learning Center
Natural Plasmids of Filamentous Fungi
The Biology Place
Bio-Rad: Products for Life Science Research & Clinical Diagnostics
Bio-Rad: Biotechnology Explorer
Carolina: Science Supplies & Curriculum
Investigation 9: Biotechnology: Restriction Enzyme Analysis of DNA
Carolina: Teacher Resources
Dolan DNA Learning Center
The Biology Place
New England BioLabs, Inc.
Restriction Enzyme Cleavage of DNA Kit
Bio-Rad: Biotechnology Explorer
Bio-Rad Forensic DNA Fingerprinting Kit
Bio-Rad: Cloning and Sequencing Explorer Series
The Innocence Project
Big Idea 4: Systems Interactions
Investigation 10: Energy Dynamics
Wisconsin Fast Plants Program
Effects of an Herbivore-Induced Plant Volatile on Arthropods from Three Trophic Levels in Brassicas
Investigation 11: Transpiration
LabBench Activity: Diffusion and Osmosis
Virtual Lab: Plant Transpiration
Water: Properties and Behavior
Whole Plant Transpiration, Teacher Guide
The Transpiration of Water at Negative Pressures in a Synthetic Tree
Investigation 12: Fruit Fly Behavior
Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project
FlyBase: A Database of Drosophila Genes and Genomes
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (teacher resources on fruit flies)
National Center for Biotechnology Information (biomedical and genomic database)
The WWW Virtual Library: Drosophila
Investigation 13: Enzyme Activity
Incorporation of Bioinformatics Exercises into the Undergraduate Biochemistry Curriculum (.pdf/404KB)
Cloning and Sequencing of a cDNA Encoding Ascorbate Peroxidase from Arabidopsis Thaliana
NCBI Mini-Courses



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