Innovating Science® AP® Biology Lab - Investigation #7: Cell Division: Mitosis and Meiosis

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Grades 9-12. Allow students to get the most out of their AP® Biology class with college-level labs designed to challenge the more advanced student. Students will explore key concepts while preparing for higher education. Enough materials provided for eight lab groups.

Students will study the cellular steps involved in DNA replication and cell division in both mitosis and meiosis. Students can examine the stages of mitosis in the preparation of plant root tips. Crossing over in meiosis will also be investigated through the use of Sordaria cultures. Redeem the included coupons to receive wild type and tan mutant Sordaria. Meets AP® Science Practices 1, 5, 6, and 7, and Big Idea 3. For 32 students in eight lab groups.

Kit includes:

  • 10 sterile, disposable scalpels
  • 20 sterile Petri dishes
  • 200 ml Sordaria agar
  • 200 ml Sordaria mating agar
  • 8 sterile, disposable inoculating loops
  • 8 forceps
  • 1 microscope slide with coverslip
  • 16 plastic pipettes
  • 8 plastic cups
  • 500 g sand
  • 30 ml 6.0M hydrochloric acid
  • 30 ml 1% toluidine blue

Materials needed by not supplied:

  • Microscopes
  • Distilled water
  • Microwave or hot water bath
  • Garlic cloves


  • Lectin
  • pH buffers
  • NaCl
  • Plant hormones (e.g. indole acetic acid, kinetin)
  • Herbicides
  • Any other materials students may think might affect the rate of mitosis in garlic root tips

Item Weight: 5.50
Brand: Innovating Science
Assembly Required: false
Grade: 9 - 12
School Type: High School
Subject Areas: Biology
Age: 14 yrs. - 18 yrs.
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