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Structure and Function—Review Demonstration Kit for AP® Biology

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Item #: FB1981

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With the Structure and Function Review Demonstration for AP® Biology, use three biology demonstrations to review ideas of function and structure.

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The major biology theme of structure and function occurs frequently in the essay portion of the AP exam. Use these three biology demonstrations to review Big Ideas 2, 3 and 4.

• Use acids and bases to demonstrate how the structure of some proteins allows for different structures in acidic versus basic solutions.
• Use an indicator to observe the permeability of a living membrane.
• Spool DNA to show the polymer structure of this and other important biomolecules. Then use the included sample essay questions to delve into the related function of these biomolecules.

Includes enough materials to perform each demonstration at least three times.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Ammonium hydroxide solution, 0.1 M, 10 mL
Casein, 7 g
EDTA solution, 0.1 M, 40 mL
Ethyl alcohol, 95%, 50 mL
Hydrochloric acid solution, 2 M, 40 mL
Hydrochloric acid solution, 0.01 M, 10 mL
Neutral red solution, 1%, 20 mL
Potassium hydroxide solution, 0.1 M, 10 mL
Sodium bicarbonate solution, 10%, 100 mL
Sodium chloride solution, 1 M, 500 mL
Sodium dodecyl sulfate solution, 10%, 30 mL
Sodium hydroxide solution, 0.1 M, 75 mL
Sodium hydroxide solution, 0.1 M, 10 mL
Sodium hydroxide solution, 2 M, 75 mL
Universal indicator solution, 20 mL
Yeast, package, 3
Bag, resealable, 4" x 6", 3
Banana chips, 1 lb
Cheesecloth, 100% cotton, 2 sq yd
Filter paper, quantitative, 9 cm, 5
Pipet, Beral-type, graduated, 24
Universal indicator chart

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
HS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Energy and matter
Structure and function
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

HS-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
HS-PS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles.
HS-LS1-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins, which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.
HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.
HS-LS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.
HS-LS1-6. Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for how carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other elements to form amino acids and/or other large carbon-based molecules.
HS-LS3-1. Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.