Carolina Investigations® for Use with AP® Biology: Exploring Mendelian Genetics Kit
Students uncover and experience the mechanism of Mendelian genetics with Wisconsin Fast Plants®. 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 Plants® seed. Kit includes enough materials for 8 groups.
Unit 5: Heredity, topic 5.3: Mendelian Genetics
IST-1 Heritable information provides for the continuity of life.
The 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.
Includes 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 Skills
Students 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.
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