Lab Activities

Lab Activities

Count: 24
A Coral Conundrum
Coral reefs are in danger due to the effects of climate change, including sea temperature rise. In... more
Age: College
A Living Conveyor Belt: Glomerular and Renal Tubule Filtration
An active learning demonstration, using a homemade conveyor belt, where students act out the... more
Age: College
Piguliar Investigation
Zoonoses (diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animals) are increasingly becoming a... more
Age: College
A Royal Disease
Whenever an individual suffers an injury the body produces a fibrin polymer clot to stop the... more
Age: College
Bad Food at a Good Party
Based on a real-world Shigella outbreak, this exploration delves into the concepts of DNA-based... more
Age: College
Biofuels
Students will bioprospect and test various soil samples for the presence of cellulose degrading... more
Age: College
Detecting Zika
Local clinics are reporting increased cases of patients with fevers, rashes, and headaches. There... more
Age: College
Diagnosing Disease with Biomarkers
Examine biomarkers and their role in diagnosing disease. Analyze simulated blood samples for the... more
Age: College
Dislike Broccoli? -- Blame it on Your Genes!
Alleles of the TAS2R38 taste receptor gene can confer the phenotypic ability to taste the chemical... more
Age: College
Genomics and CRISPR
Targeted genome editing using CRISPR has become one of the most intriguing molecular science... more
Age: College
GMO Detective
Students will perform a simulated pGLO transformation as well as test popular snack foods for the... more
Age: College
In Search of the Cholesterol Gene
Coronary heart disease and stroke are major causes of death in the Western world. Elevated blood... more
Age: College
Roach
In this investigation, students rotate through various stations to understand how the brain... more
Age: College
It's Electric
In this investigation, students rotate through various stations to understand how the brain... more
Age: College
Let’s Get Physical with Edible Sarcomeres and DIY Sliding Filaments
Sliding filament theory of muscular contraction can be a difficult and abstract concept for... more
Age: College
Missy Baker is Missing!
Genetics meets forensics in the case of a missing person. In this lab, students will be introduced... more
Age: College
PCR Informatics
Students use real-world forensic techniques to extract DNA from their cheek cells, and then use PCR... more
Age: College
PCR Informatics
Students use real-world forensic techniques to extract DNA from their cheek cells, and then use PCR... more
Age: College
Photospheres
In this inquiry-based activity, students will use algae balls and a spectrophotometer to explore... more
Age: College
Prosthesis Thesis
In this lab students will participate in electroneurophysiology demonstrations intended to further... more
Age: College
Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Spectrophotometers measure the effect of a sample on a beam of light. This information can provide... more
Age: College
Restriction Digestion and Analysis of Lambda DNA
Students use three different restriction enzymes to digest genomic DNA from lambda bacteriophage.... more
Age: College
Show me the Moo-ney
Did you know that there are strong connections to be made between genetic profiling and profit... more
Age: College
The Potential of Hydrogen Has Pucker Power
In this investigation, students will learn the effects hydronium and hydroxide concentrations in... more
Age: College