Advanced Biology Through Inquiry Teacher Guide

Product Code: PS-2852


In an advanced or AP Biology course, classroom time is a precious commodity.  That’s why PASCO’s Advanced Biology through Inquiry lab manual provides accurate data collection and analysis, editable labs that can be seamlessly integrated into your individual curriculum and continual assessment to ensure that students are engaged and critically thinking throughout the activity.

This manual includes challenging, standards-based lab activities with inquiry extensions.  They can be edited to suit the needs of your students or to better coordinate with your classroom lectures.  All labs are also accompanied by a complete teacher’s guide with intensive background information and “teacher tips”, as well as multiple-choice questions to help students gain confidence for the AP exam.

Equipment Kits for the Investigations

The 18 included labs integrate PASCO sensors and equipment for an engaging year of advanced biology teaching and learning. Sensors and equipment can be purchased individually or you may also choose to purchase individual kits that combine multiple items.

Lab Title Biology Starter Lab Station
Starter + Extension Lab Station
(EB-6334 + EB-6335)
1A Enzyme Activity (Pressure)
1B Enzyme Activity (Oxygen)
1C Enzyme Activity (Spectrometer) For Customers with PS-2600

purchased separately

2 Diffusion
3 Osmosis
4 Plasmolysis
5 Cell Size
6 Homeostasis
7 Cellular Respiration
8 Photosynthesis
9 Plant Pigments
10 Transpiration
11 Mitosis
12 Meiosis
13 Energy Dynamics
14 Artificial Selection
15 BLAST Bioinformatics
16 Population Genetics
17 Mathematical Modeling of Evolution
18 Animal Behavior

15 -18 require no sensors


  • Advanced labs for students in AP Programs.
  • Opportunities to assess student comprehension before, during and after the

What’s Included

  • Advanced labs for students in AP Programs
  • Editable Word files for each student version
  • Electronic storage device containing all information in electronic format

The Advanced Biology Standard Sensor Bundle (PS-2851) includes everything shown here.

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

**The International Baccalaureate Organization was not involved in the production of, and does not indorse, this product.


Lab Title IB Topics AP Topics
00 Advanced Biology through Inquiry Student Lab Manual (complete)   
01B Enzyme Activity (Oxygen) 2.5 1-2.B; 2-1.F; 2-1.G; 4-3.A   
01A Enzyme Activity (Pressure) 2.5 1-2.B; 2-1.F; 2-1.G; 4-3.A   
01C Enzyme Activity (Spectrometer) 2.5 1-2.B; 2-1.F; 2-1.G; 4-3.A   
02 Diffusion 1.4; 10.3 2-1.C; 2-2.C; 2-2.F; 2-2.I  
03 Osmosis 1.4 2-1.C; 2-2.C; 2-2.F; 2-2.H; 2-2.I; 2-3.A; 2-3.B; 2-3.D; 3-3.A; 3-3.B  
04 Plasmolysis 1.4 2-2.D; 2-2.F; 2-2.H; 2-2.I  
05 Cell Size 1.1 1-2.B; 2-1.A; 2-1.B; 2-2.I   
06 Homeostasis N/A 2-1.M; 2-3.A; 2-3.B; 2-3.D; 3-3.A; 4-3.D   
07 Cellular Respiration 2.8 1-2.B; 2-1.H; 2-1.K; 2-2.K; 4-1.E; 4-1.F  
08 Photosynthesis 2.9 2-1.A; 2-1.I; 2-1.J; 2-1.O; 4-3.A  
09 Plant Pigments 2.9 2-1.A; 2-1.I; 2-1.J; 2-2.A; 2-2.K; 2-4.C; 4-1.F; 4-3.A  
10 Transpiration 9.1 2-1.A; 2-2.H; 2-2.I; 2-3.A; 2-3.D; 4-3.D
11 Mitosis 1.6 3-1.B; 3-1.C; 3-1.D; 3-1.K
12 Meiosis 3.3; 10.1 3-1.F; 3-1.G; 3-1.H; 3-1.I; 3-1.K; 3-4.A; 4-3.C
13 Energy Dynamics 4.2 2-1.A; 2-1.H; 2-1.I; 2-4.B; 4-1.G
14 Artificial Selection N/A 1-1.C; 1-1.D; 1-1.E; 1-1.F; 1-3.A
15 BLAST Bioinformatics 3.1; B.5 1-1.H; 1-1.M; 1-1.N; 1-2.B; 1-2.C; 1-3.A–1-3.C
16 Population Genetics 10.3 1-1.C; 1-1.H; 1-1.I; 1-1.K; 1-1.M
17 Mathematical Modeling of Evolution 10.3 1-1.C; 1-1.E; 1-1.H; 1-1.K; 1-1.L; 1-3.A
18 Animal Behavior A.4 2-3.D; 2-4.B; 3-5.A; 4-1.G

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