Animal Behavior Kit for AP* Biology


  • Observe animal behavior relating to food preference

  • Use statistical analysis to determine significance of results

  • Design and conduct animal behavior experiments

Addresses AP Biology Big Ideas 2 and 3. Students set up a choice experiment to determine the food preferences of Brassica larvae. Results are collected and quantified, and their significance is determined using chi-square analysis. Applying these techniques, students pose proximate and ultimate questions about other Brassica larvae behaviors and design an experiment to answer the questions.

The 8-Station Kit includes enough materials for a class of 32 students working in groups of 4. The 1-Station Kit includes materials for 1 group of 4 students. The 8-Station Replacement Set includes all Δ items.

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Content standards - This kit addresses the following AP Biology concepts:

Big Idea 2: Biological systems utilize energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce, and to maintain homeostasis.
Essential Knowledge:
- 2.C.3. - Organisms constantly respond to changes in their external environments.
- 2.E.3. - Timing and coordination of behavior is regulated by several mechanisms.

Big Idea 3: Living systems restore, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information essential to life processes.
Essential Knowledge:
- 3.E.1. - Organisms exchange information with each other in response to internal changes and external cues, which may change behavior.
- 3.E.3. - Individuals can act on information and communicate it to others.

This kit addresses the following National Science Content Standards:
Grades 9-12.

Carolina Science Online offers a Digital Teacher's Manual for use with the Animal Behavior Kit for AP* Biology.

You can also access the Digital Student Guide for this kit for free on Carolina Science Online.
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