Ch 26: AP Biology - Laboratory: Tutoring Solution

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The AP Biology: Laboratory chapter of this AP Biology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about biology lab experiments. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the information involving lab experiments required in a typical AP biology course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other AP biology work.
  • Identify the lab concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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Who's it for?

This chapter of our AP biology tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn lab experiments and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding artificial selection, photosynthesis, transpiration or any other lab topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their AP biology laboratory unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in AP biology
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

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Learning Objectives

  • Explain how artificial selection is implemented in a biology lab.
  • Learn how mathematical modeling is used in a biology lab.
  • Understand how comparing DNA sequences can lead to an understanding of evolutionary relationships.
  • Describe the mechanisms behind diffusion and osmosis.
  • Explore the process of photosynthesis in the lab.
  • Take a look at the differences between mitosis and meiosis.
  • Analyze DNA using restriction enzymes.
  • Observe fruit fly behavior.

13 Lessons in Chapter 26: AP Biology - Laboratory: Tutoring Solution
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Artificial Selection: Biology Lab

1. Artificial Selection: Biology Lab

Natural selection is a major way that evolution works, but what happens when humans get involved? In this lesson, we'll see how humans influence the characteristics of a population through artificial selection.

Mathematical Modeling - Hardy-Weinberg: Biology Lab

2. Mathematical Modeling - Hardy-Weinberg: Biology Lab

What is a scientific model? How can we create them? How can they be used in biology? In this lesson, you'll answer all of these questions as you explore how a model called the Hardy-Weinberg theorem can be used to predict how a population will change over time.

Comparing DNA Sequences to Understand Evolutionary Relationships with BLAST: Biology Lab

3. Comparing DNA Sequences to Understand Evolutionary Relationships with BLAST: Biology Lab

About 90% of human DNA is the same as mouse DNA, and that's a good thing. In this lesson, you'll explore how scientists use genetic similarities to determine how living things are related.

Diffusion and Osmosis: Biology Lab

4. Diffusion and Osmosis: Biology Lab

Molecules are always on the move thanks to kinetic energy. This energy makes diffusion and osmosis possible, two processes used by cells to maintain homeostasis. In this lab, we'll look how osmosis and diffusion work and what factors affect them.

Photosynthesis: Biology Lab

5. Photosynthesis: Biology Lab

Plants and other organisms that have the pigment chlorophyll can do something that no other living creature can - capture light energy from the sun and use it to make chemical energy through photosynthesis. In this lab, we'll see how we can set up an experiment to measure the rate of this important process.

Cellular Respiration: Biology Lab

6. Cellular Respiration: Biology Lab

Oxygen is essential to life. Without this molecule, we would not be able to complete cellular respiration, the process which creates much of a cell's energy. This lab will explore how we can quantify this process by designing a procedure to measure respiration in germinating seeds.

Cell Division - Mitosis and Meiosis: Biology Lab

7. Cell Division - Mitosis and Meiosis: Biology Lab

Organisms use cell division to replicate, grow, and, in the case of a process called meiosis, to make gametes for reproduction. This lab explores the processes of mitosis and meiosis through both physical and mathematical modeling.

Biotechnology - Bacterial Transformation: Biology Lab

8. Biotechnology - Bacterial Transformation: Biology Lab

Genetic engineering is responsible for medicines, pest-resistance foods, and even denim. In this lesson, you'll explore the process of bacterial transformation, one way in which scientists use genetic engineering to move genes from organism to organism.

Biotechnology - Restriction Enzyme Analysis of DNA: Biology Lab

9. Biotechnology - Restriction Enzyme Analysis of DNA: Biology Lab

As any amateur sleuth knows, DNA is an important part of crime scene analysis. But why is that, and how is it used in the lab? This lesson will explore restriction enzymes analysis of DNA and how it's used to 'fingerprint' suspects in a crime.

Energy Dynamics: Biology Lab

10. Energy Dynamics: Biology Lab

Even young science students know that energy flows through an ecosystem, from the sun to producers to consumers. But what happens, exactly, to that energy? This laboratory explores ecosystem energy dynamics by creating a very simple food chain.

Transpiration: Biology Lab

11. Transpiration: Biology Lab

Transpiration, movement of water from the roots to shoots of a plant, is crucial to a plant's ability to maintain homeostasis. This lab examines both the mechanism of transpiration and the effects of the environment on this important process.

Fruit Fly Behavior: Biology Lab

12. Fruit Fly Behavior: Biology Lab

Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly, is a model organism used in many types of biology experiments. In this lesson, you'll explore how to design an experiment to see how this animal responds to an environmental stimulus.

Enzyme Activity: Biology Lab

13. Enzyme Activity: Biology Lab

The amount of energy necessary to start a biochemical reaction is called activation energy. Special proteins called enzymes lower activation energy, allowing life to exist. In this lesson, explore how enzymes work and see what conditions affect them.

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