Biology

Biology investigations cover the
chemistry of life; cells and metabolism;
organism form and function; genetics
and evolution; and diversity
and ecology

Biology Series

This comprehensive introduction to college biology features hands-on investigations covering the chemistry of life; cells and metabolism; animal form and function; plant form and function; genetics and evolution; and diversity and ecology.

Each investigation has learning outcomes for students to master, such as formulate a hypothesis that can be tested empirically, i.e., based on observation; describe the chemical composition of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids; identify the parts of a compound light microscope and their functions; and many, many more. All Biology Series kits include a Starter Pack that contains common laboratory and safety equipment used throughout the investigations. The Dissection Set, Distance Learning Microscope, and/or Botany Equipment Set may also be included depending on the investigations you select.

Investigations:

  • Introduction to Graphing
  • Biodigital Access
  • Faster Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz: A Scientific Method Investigation

Chemistry of Life

  • Macromolecules of Life
  • Chemistry of Life: Bonding and Properties of Water
  • Enzyme Catalysis
  • Biological Macromolecules and Enzymes
  • Chemistry of Life: pH and Buffers

Cells and Metabolism

  • Fundamentals of Microscopy
  • Introduction to Microscopy
  • Cellular Respiration in Germinating Peas
  • Cell Structure & Function: Eukaryotes, Prokaryotes, and Viruses
  • Dichotomous Keys: Cells and Viruses Dry Lab
  • Exploring Photosynthesis and Plant Pigments
  • Survey of Plant and Animal Cells
  • Mitosis and Meiosis: A Chromosome Simulation
  • Cell Cycle and Mitosis

Animal Form and Function

  • Blood Typing with Eldon Cards
  • Blood Typing with Simulated Blood
  • Blood Typing Dry Lab
  • Mammalian Brain Dissection
  • Mammalian Heart Dissection
  • Pig Heart Dissection
  • Animal Behavior: Stimulus Response in Isopods
  • Mammalian Eye Dissection
  • Fetal Pig Dissection
  • Mammalian Kidney Dissection (Sheep)
  • Mammalian Kidney Dissection (Pig)
  • Comparative Mammalian Organ Dissection
  • Organ Systems and Terminology
  • Perch Dissection
  • Frog Dissection
  • Squid Dissection
  • Frog Dissection
  • Earthworm Dissection
  • Crayfish Dissection

Plant Form and Function

  • Anatomy of Flowering Plants
  • Anatomy of Flowering Plants Dry Lab
  • The Effect of Gravity on Plant Development
  • Wavelength of Light and its Effect on Phototropism
  • The Effect of Ethylene on Fruit Ripening
  • Seed Germination and Light Colors

Genetics and Evolution

  • DNA, RNA, and the Ventral Dogma of Molecular Biology
  • Transcription and Translation Using DNA/RNA Puzzles
  • DNA Replication, RNA Transcription, and Protein Synthesis Dry Lab
  • DNA Extraction
  • Fruit DNA Extraction
  • Introduction to Biotechnology Methods
  • Mendelian Genetic Inheritance
  • Human Chromosome Analysis
  • Natural Selection: Salt Concentration on Brine Shrimp

Diversity and Ecology

  • Cladistics
  • Cladistics Dry Lab
  • Diversity and Ubiquity of Microbes
  • Microbial Inhibition by Spices
  • Plant Histology
  • Survey of Protists
  • Survey of Protists Dry Lab
  • Survey of Fungi
  • Survey of Fungi Dry Lab
  • Simulating Methods to Estimate Population Size
  • Characterizing Community Structure: Plants
  • Predator/Prey Interactions
  • Carrying Capacity and Demographics
  • Carrying Capacity and Demographics Dry Lab

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