Meets all Seven Science Practices
- Determine the biomass for a producer and a consumer
- Updated illustrated instructions are easy to comprehend
Working within a model ecosystem, students will investigate the factors that affect energy capture, allocation, storage and transfer. By tracking and analyzing changes in mass of both autotrophs (producers) and the heterotrophs that feed upon them (consumers) — plants and insects — the energy dynamics of a system of interdependent organisms is brought to life in a tangible way.
The Only Kits Aligned with AP Science Practices. Ward's AP Biology Investigations provide complete coverage of the Four Big Ideas and Seven Science Practices to help you meet new AP Biology curriculum standards and prepare students for real-world success in college and research-level labs. Each investigation follows a series of three parts, beginning with a structured lab investigation, followed by a related guided inquiry investigation with thoughtful assessment questions, and finally, suggestions to encourage students to formulate their own questions and explore further self-guided experimentation. This complete series of investigations emphasizes the progression to fully student-directed investigations and builds competence in all of the science practices, helping students:
Practice concept application instead of fact memorization.
Focus on self-guided experimentation instead of step-by-step lab procedure.
Investigate real-world concepts with greater curriculum flexibility.
Apply problem-solving skills to strengthen student inquiry.
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Ohaus balances, scales, and equipment meet the highest quality standards and are proven to be reliable in your classroom for years of use. Use the Ohaus Pioneer Analytical Balance, item number 156339, with AP Biology Investigation 10 to measure and analyze change in mass of autotrophs and heterotrophs.
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