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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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Cell Structure, Function, and YOU!

What makes a virus different from YOU? You'd first need to ask yourself if a virus consists of one or more cells. Come learn about this classic Biology topic!

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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.

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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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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.

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Heads or Tails? Modeling The Principle Of Dominance

This lab uses two coins to model how genes are inherited according to Gregor Mendel's Principle of Dominance.

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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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