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Banana DNA Extraction:
Visualizing Deoxyribonucleic Acid

This at home lab shows how to extract DNA from a banana using salt, soap, and rubbing alcohol.

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Battle of the Beaks: Modeling Natural Selection

This simulation lab models Darwin's theory of natural selection.

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Carbon Dioxide Balloons: Visualizing Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling

This lab serves to introduce students to the role of decomposers in nutrient cycling.

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Catalase Reactions: Measuring Enzymatic Rates

This lab demonstrates the structure and function of enzymes.

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Environmental Effects of Leaching: Testing Your Drinking Water

In this lab, students test their drinking water and compare it to the control of distilled water.

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Immortal Cell Line of Henrietta Lacks

This activity introduces cell division and cancer by incorporating the story and contributions of Henrietta Lacks.

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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...

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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.

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