BIOLOGY Lab Kits and Online Lab Curriculum
With our wide array of innovative and classic biology labs, your students will observe biological phenomena, generate testable hypotheses, collect and analyze data, and more.
These lessons will guide students as they investigate life, from analyzing living organisms to conducting procedures that manipulate biological pathways and model genetic processes at the cellular level. Our biology lab kits provide students with state-of-the-art materials that match the sophistication of a formal lab facility.
We offer comprehensive dissection procedures with a variety of both vertebrate and invertebrate specimens, and you can customize your students' microscope experience with prepared slides of plant and animal tissues, wet mount activities, and microbial observation. Digital microscope activities are available online as well.
- Build the structures of 14 macromolecules using a modeling kit.
- Perform qualitative tests to determine the presence of lipids, sugars, proteins, and starch in a variety of samples.
- Identify an unknown through its composition of macromolecules
- Investigate the properties of cohesion and adhesion in water and demonstrate how these properties contribute to surface tension and capillary action.
- Extract the anthocyanin pigment from red cabbage to create pH strips.
- Measure the pH of common household items with commercial and homemade indicators.
- Investigate the effect of buffers on a living system by graphing pH changes for unbuffered and buffered solutions.
- Compare the specificity of the enzyme lactase on the catabolism of lactose and sucrose.
- React lactase with lactose at three temperatures and three pH levels.
- Relate experimental results to conditions within the human body.
- Observe and compare the roots, stems, leaves, and flowers of a monocot and dicot plant.
- Examine prepared slides of root, stem, and leaf tissue of a monocot and dicot.
- Relate internal and external structures of angiosperms to their functions.
- Create a generalized phylogenetic tree of plants and summarize the features of mosses, ferns, and conifers.
- Examine the macroscopic and microscopic structures of a moss (Bryophyta).
- Relate the morphology of confer reproductive structures to their functions.
- Identify and label the reproductive structures of a fresh flower.
- Examine samples of pollen and ovules under the microscope.
- Dissect an immature fruit and observe the structures of a developing seed.
- Examine cross sections of living root and stem tissue with a hand lens and microscope.
- Analyze the annual ring pattern of a woody plant stem.
- Model transpiration with a celery stalk and colored water
- Identify and label the cellular structures of bacteria, animal, and plant cells.
- Examine microscope slides of plant, animal, bacteria, and protist cells.
- Categorize organisms as prokaryotic or eukaryotic based on cellular structures.
- Germinate millet seeds under experimental conditions.
- Measure respiration rates as a function of water displacement by germinated and dormant millet seeds.
- Graphically analyze experimental data.
- Measure osmosis in potato sections placed in distilled water and five concentrations of sucrose solution.
- Analyze experimental data to classify solutions as hypotonic, hypertonic, or isotonic.
- Examine how large and small molecules diffuse across a semipermeable membrane using dialysis tubing, sucrose and starch.
- Summarize the structure of a double-stranded DNA molecule.
- Isolate DNA from split peas by physically breaking down plant tissues, lysing cell membranes with detergent, and precipitating isolated DNA in alcohol.
- Record observations of the appearance and volume of DNA extracted from peas.
- Summarize each step of mitosis.
- Examine images of plant and animal cells undergoing mitosis.
- Identify the different stages of mitosis in cells of an onion root tip and whitefish blastula.
- Create models to simulate the stages of mitosis and meiosis in an animal cell.
- View microscope slides of plant and animal cells undergoing mitosis.
- Identify the different stages of mitosis in cells of an onion root tip and a whitefish blastula.
- Create codons for a specific protein sequence and identify codon mutations.
- Perform gel electrophoresis using food coloring as DNA.
- Analyze electrophoresis results to determine molecule size.
ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
- Calculate the number and frequency of alleles and genotypes in a population
- Use the Hardy-Weinberg equation to compare predicted and observed data.
- Analyze and compare a population subjected to no agents of evolution and a population subjected to natural selection.
- Model population growth and graphically illustrate the data.
- Relate population trends to resource constraints.
- Calculate the probability of death within a cohort from cemetery data and graphically illustrate the results.
- Compare the biotic and abiotic components of two ecosystems.
- Examine an owl pellet and identify its contents.
- Relate owl diet to habitat characteristics.
- Summarize the habitat, feeding, mobility, and reproduction of bacteria, Daphnia, and Hydra.
- Create two experimental microcosms and compare their inhabitants.
- Examine living microbes under the microscope.
- Research evolutionary mechanisms for various given scenarios.
- Identify the evolutionary processes at play for each scenario.
- Diagram the hydrologic cycle, utilizing arrows and key terms.
- Construct a simplified model of the hydrologic cycle to observe condensation, evaporation, and precipitation in a closed system.
- Calculate the total magnification and field of view for the lenses on an optical microscope.
- Examine prepared slides under scanning, low, and high power lenses.
- Prepare wet-mount slides and practice staining technique.
- Apply the scientific method to address 2 real-world problems.
- Construct hypotheses and collect qualitative and quantitative data from systematic observations of 5 white, solid substances.
- Design a controlled experiment, conduct observations, and draw conclusions about the identities of 3 unknown substances.
- Perform measurements using a graduated cylinder, volumetric flask, graduated pipet, ruler, digital scale, beaker, and thermometer.
- Apply Archimedes’ principle and the water displacement method to measure the volume of an irregularly shaped object.
- Create solutions of varying concentrations and densities by diluting a stock solution.
- Create Punnett squares for 10 traits.
- Identify homozygous dominant, homozygous recessive, and heterozygous alleles for common human traits.
- Perform karyotyping on two sets of chromosomes to identify potential chromosomal disorders.
- Create Punnett squares for genetic conditions including color blindness, cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs disease, and Huntington’s disease.
- Interpret a series of pedigree charts and describe inheritance of hemophilia.
- Read 4 karyotypes, diagnose genetic abnormalities, and describe phenotypes and genotypes.
- Identify three food samples by smell and/or taste.
- Compare the ability to taste and smell between different individuals.
- Relate experimental results to the interactions between the chemoreceptors for taste and smell
- Identify positive and negative feedback and determine the stimulus, receptor, control center, effector, and response for various stimuli.
- Test the body’s sensitivity to temperature through exposure to a series of water baths and various temperatures.
- Collect and analyze data on heart rate during a series of exercises.
- Summarize the agents, incidence, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of six contagious diseases.
- Model the transmission of a contagion using chemical substances.
- Relate the transmission of infectious disease to common social practices.
- Analyze and interpret EMGs (electromyographies) to view the results of coactivation and the effect of nerve stimulation on muscle twitch and summation.
- Measure fatigue both quantitatively and qualitatively after performing forearm exercises.
- Perform maximal vertical jump tests and compare results between stretch-shortening and non-stretch shortening cycles.
- Summarize the characteristics of five vertebrate classes.
- Examine the skeletal structure of bony fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
- Relate vertebrate structure to survival adaptations.
- List shared characteristics of animals that belong to phylum Arthropoda.
- Compare and contrast external anatomical features of a garden spider (Argiope sp.), crayfish (Cambarus sp.), and the plains lubber grasshopper (Brachystola magna).
- Dissect a crayfish and grasshopper and identify and label internal organs.
- Create a Venn diagram to classify the characteristics of mammals.
- Identify the major internal organs of a human and describe their functions.
- Dissect a fetal pig and label key internal structures.
- Summarize the habitat, feeding, reproduction, and unique features of phyla Porifera, Cnidaria, Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Rotifera, and Annelida.
- Examine prepared slides of a budding Hydra, planarian, and rotifer.
- Dissect a common earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) from phylum Annelida and identify internal and external structures.
- Dissect the sea star (Pisaster spp.), frog (Rana forreri), and perch (Pomadasys macracanthus) and identify the major organs of each animal.
- Describe the function of organs identified through dissection.
- Compare and contrast echinoderm and chordate structures.
- Dissect a clam (Anodonta spp.) from phylum Mollusca and a grasshopper (Brachystoma spp.) from phylum Arthropoda.
- Identify and label the internal features of a clam and grasshopper.
- Relate internal and external structures of protostomes to their functions.