Great lab experiences are the key to a successful biology or life science course. Spice up your class by having your students perform these 15 "must-do" biology labs. These labs cover cell structure, biochemistry, cell division, genetics and DNA, classification and evolution, and so much more!
Students love lab work! If you give them plenty of lab opportunities, their excitement for your course will grow, and retention of complex and difficult concepts will improve. Of all the labs completed by my students, these 15 are my favorites and the ones that I feel are the most beneficial and most effective in illustrating key biological concepts.
Each of these labs is sold separately in my TpT store, but purchasing the bundle of labs will save you money. If purchased separately, the cost would be $42.49. The bundle price is $31.50, a savings of 25%.
Each of my labs includes the following:
1) Title and Introduction
3) Safety Precautions
4) Detailed Procedure
5) Student data pages
6) Follow up / Analysis Questions
7) All Answers
8) Teacher Preparation Page with tips and strategies
9) Two forms of the lab: An editable word document as well as a pdf version.
The labs are listed below. Click on each link to read a detailed description and preview of each lab.
The labs included in the bundled package are:
Living Cells, pH and Buffers
Kinetics of Cell Division (Mitosis)
Observing Live Planaria
Testing Foods for Organic Compounds
Cell Structure and Function
The Effect of the Environment on Gene Expression
The Compound Microscope
Catalase: An Enzyme Common to Both Plants and Animals
Determining the Traits of a Mystery Organism Through Protein Synthesis
Controlling Bacterial Growth: The Effect of Antibiotics and Disinfectants on Bacterial Growth
The Effect of Disinfectants and Antiseptics on Bacterial Growth
Let's Learn to Use and Build a Dichotomous Classification Key
Simulating Mitosis and Meiosis Using Pop Beads
Pigment Chromatography: Identifying Leaf Pigments
Qualitative and Quantitative Plasmolysis
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