AP® Biology Investigation #8: Bacterial Transformation
Biology Educational Materials
AP Biology Learning Activities
Students will genetically engineer bacteria through transformation with a plasmid that
confers antibiotic resistance. They will then examine the number of resistant bacteria
to determine the efficiency of the transformation procedure. Teachers manual and
Student Study Guide copymasters are included. Materials provided for 8 lab groups.
Meets AP Science Practices 1, 3, 5, 6, and 7, and Big Idea 3.