Egg Osmosis: Modeling Selective Permeability
This 4-day lab requires students to create a selective permeability with an egg, and observe how hypo and hypertonic solutions direct the movement of water. This can done with a gummy bear for a shortened, more simplified lab.
Examining the Expression of Sickle Cell
Disease During Transcription & Translation
This activity applies the processes of transcription and translation to sickle cell anemia, a disease prominent in African Americans.
The Function of Organelles
This exploration can be done at home or in the school building. Students are required to research the functions of major organelles and then take photos of things around the building that can relate to each organelle. They must th...
Visualizing Calories: Energy in a Cheeto vs. a Marshmallow
This lab serves to introduce students to the function of macromolecules, more specifically carbohydrates and lipids. It examines the accuracy of nutrition labels, by physically burning calories in a Cheeto and a marshmallow.