Tag: virtual

  • Investigation – Cellular Respiration Virtual Lab

    Investigation – Cellular Respiration Virtual Lab

    Students complete a virtual version of the cellular respiration lab by collecting data using a simulation, where variables

  • Frog Dissection – Virtual  for Remote Learners

    Frog Dissection – Virtual for Remote Learners

    Students usually end the comparative anatomy unit with a dissection of a frog specimen. Though some schools have decided to opt out of this project, it remains one of the most remembered activities of the school year. I can understand why this project may seem like a relic, but it is still in our curriculum.…

  • Virtual FlyLab (New!)

    Virtual FlyLab (New!)

    Virtual fruit fly genetics lab where students can explore phenotypes and genotypes of flies, design experiments, and perform chi square analysis

  • Brain Dissection – Virtual Version

    Brain Dissection – Virtual Version

    Don’t have time or the resources to do a dissection in the classroom? Try this virtual version to supplement your lessons on the brain! In a traditional anatomy class, students dissect a sheep brain using the Sheep Brain Dissection Guide which walks them through identifying first external features of the brain and then internal features.…

  • Photosynthesis Virtual Lab

    Photosynthesis Virtual Lab

    This lab was created to replace the popular waterweed simulator which no longer functions because it is flash-based. In this virtual photosynthesis lab, students can manipulate the light intensity, light color, and distance from the light source. A plant is shown in a beaker and test tube which bubbles to indicate the rate of photosynthesis.…

  • Virtual Diffusion Lab

    Virtual Diffusion Lab

    The diffusion lab has been a yearly activity in my biology class as part of a unit on cells and cell transport. Students fill a bag with starch and water and then submerge it in a solution of iodine and observe what happens. The iodine diffuses across the plastic bag and turns the starch purple.…

  • Virtual Microscope

    Virtual Microscope

    This worksheet can be used with the Virtual Microscope where students can place specimens on a stage and use coarse and fine adjustment knobs to magnify up to 100x. Generally, I have my students practice with real microscopes, starting with a basic tutorial lab where they focus on the letter “e.” This virtual lab also…

  • Population Genetics in a Fishbowl

    Population Genetics in a Fishbowl

    Students learn about Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium by exploring a virtual population of koi fish. This virtual lab allows students to run experiments where they can change variables, like population size, migration rate, mutation rate, and fitness of two separate alleles. The alleles being studied control the coloration of the fish. Fish can either be white, gold,…

  • What Happened to Virtual Dissections?

    What Happened to Virtual Dissections?

    Many of us may have used virtual dissection platforms to supplement classroom activities or provide make-up work for students who missed lab days.  Unfortunately, many of the platforms for virtual dissections were created using flash animation.   Web browsers no longer support flash, mainly because they create security risks.   Viruses and malware can be delivered through…

  • Photosynthesis Lab – How Light Color Affects Growth

    Photosynthesis Lab – How Light Color Affects Growth

    A virtual simulator that shows how plant growth changes in response to the color of light. Students measure the heights of plants grown under different colors.

  • Stickleback Fish – An Evolution Story

    Stickleback Fish – An Evolution Story

    Students to examine two lakes and compare the types of fish in each. They learn how lakes form, and why spines may be an advantage for some populations.

  • Population Biology with Paramecium

    Population Biology with Paramecium

    Activity illustrates the competitive exclusion principle by showing students how each population behaves when grown alone or when mixed together.