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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Quality of Natural Waters: Biological Factors Kit


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This lab activity enables students to monitor water quality and determine the Water Quality Index (WQI) for several local test sites. Students gather samples and test for dissolved oxygen, coliform bacteria, biochemical oxygen demand, total solids, and change in temperature.

The materials in the kit are sufficient for 32 students working in groups of 4. Digital teacher's manual, included FREE with kit purchase, is a 12-month eBook license to the Quality of Natural Waters: Biological Factors Teacher's Manual and Student Guide. Note: Additional water quality tests are available in Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Quality of Natural Waters: Physical and Chemical Factors Kit (item #180602).

AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board®, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.


What’s Included:
  • 1 LaMotte® Dissolved Oxygen Water Quality Test Kit
  • 1 Water Thermometer
  • 16 Sample Collection Bottles
  • 8 Sterile Collection Tubes
  • 16 Graduated Pipets
  • 8 Petri Dishes, 100 × 15 mm
  • 2 MacConkey Agar, 125 mL
  • 4 Water-Resistant Procedure Sheets
  • 1 Instructions for Bottled Media
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Cooler (to store collected samples)
  • 8 Permanent Marking Pens
  • 64 Gloves (latex, vinyl, or nitrile)
  • 32 Safety Goggles
  • 1 Water Bath
  • 8 Beakers, 250 mL
  • 8 Graduated Cylinders, 100 mL
  • 1 Laboratory Oven (up to 103° C) or Bunsen Burners with Ring Stands and Clamps
  • 1 Balances (accurate to 0.01 g)
  • 2 Maps of Local Watershed
  • 1 Masking Tape, Roll
  • 8 Aluminum Foil, Roll
  • 1 Ethanol, 70%, or Bleach Solution (for sanitizing surfaces)
  • 8 GPS Tracking Devices (optional)
  • 8 Rubber Boots or Waders (optional)
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