Need some ideas for fun Biology labs, experiments, and activities? Never taught a high school Biology course and don't know where to start? These fun and easy labs are the perfect solution! Topics covered include: radioactive dating, classification, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, biogeochemical cycles, and ecology.
You may also be interested in my Biology Lab Bundle: Set 1
Each lab or activity includes teacher directions, a materials list, student procedures, discussion questions, and an answer key.
These labs are thorough, well-planned, and have been implemented many times in my own classroom. I've used these activities with both public school classes and homeschool co-op classes because they cover all of the essential biology topics and use inexpensive materials.
Labs included in this bundle:
1. Radioactive Dating: Students visualize half-lives by making candy "decay"
2. Classification: Students make a dichotomous key using everyday objects
3. Bacteria: Research a bacterial disease and create a classroom poster gallery
4. Protists: Observe microscopic protozoans in pond water or by using prepared slides
5. Fungi: Dissect mushrooms to observe the various structures fungi use for survival
6. Plants: Observe plant anatomy in several stations using real plants or provided photographs
7. Biogeochemical Cycles: Visualize the nitrogen cycle using a board game
8. Ecology: Create a food web for a specific biome of the world
Teaching an Animal Unit too? Check out my Animal Dissection Lab Bundle
for labs that coincide with invertebrate and vertebrate animals!
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