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Fetal Pig

Fetal Pig Dissection 
Fetal Pig Dissection Review 

Frog Dissection

Frog External Anatomy  – legs, eyes, mouth structures
Frog Digestive and Urogenital System  – stomach, kidneys
Frog Brain and Bones - remove the frog’s brain, expose the bones of the lower leg

Frog Dissection Crossword – review terms and procedures

Observe a Living Frog – non dissection, behavior and characteristics

Bullfrog Dissection – bullfrog dissection guides, more advanced than basic frog dissection, used in AP biology

Frog Dissection Alternative – for students who do not wish to dissect a frog, project using internet resources
Frog Anatomy Review – resource site for virtual frogs and practice quizzes
Frog Anatomy Labeling – basic pictures of frogs for students to label, serves as a review for the lab test

Other Organisms

Planarian Observation 
Observation of a Live Earthworm  
 Earthworm Dissection  
 Earthworm Labeling 
Squid Dissection 

Crayfish External Anatomy
Crayfish Dissection

Grasshopper Anatomy - examines the appendages and mouth parts
Fish Anatomy – coloring guide, fish organs and analyze fish age by scale rings
Fish Observation – view a live goldfish, take data on breathing rates

Rat Dissection

Introduction – rat classification, body regions, terminology
External – general external structures, skinning of the rat to expose muscles and bone
Head, Thoracic, Abdominal - digestive system, heart, lungs
Urogenital System – kidneys, reproductive organs
Circulatory – major veins and arteries


Kidney Coloring - color the nephron, and various other structures

Body Worlds Resources – worksheets and information about the Body Worlds Exhibit by Gunther von Hagens

*Human Anatomy and Cat dissection resources can be found at the A&P Class Site


Peppered Moth Simulation - newspaper and colored paper simulated natural selection
Modeling Natural Selection - use tools such as spoons to capture beans and determine the best adaptatons
Peppered Moth Online Simulation - uses shockwave to simulate capturing moths
Sex and the Single Guppy - uses pbs site that models sexual selection in guppies
Sex and the Single Guppy - advanced, lab report required
Evolution Lab - simulator models mutation rates and selection strengths

Evolution Concept Map - graphic organizer
Evolution Crossword Puzzle - terms related to topic of evolution

Examining the Fossil Record - organize paper fossils to show change over time
Explorations Through Time - explore Berkeley website on evolution, answer questions
Understand Homology and Analogy - also Berkeley website, questions

Understanding Evolution - The Arthropod Story- Berkeley interactive activity with questions

PBS Series Evolution - watch video clips, answer questions
Becoming Human - video clips and information website; questions


Interpreting Graphics - uses a map to show groups of animals and how they are related
Dichotomous Keys (Norns) - practice using keys, imaginary creatures
Dichotomous Keys (Aliens) - more practice using keys
Fingerprint Classification - look at fingerprints and develop a way to classify them

Taxonomy Project - students create their own kingdoms, phyla..etc and design organisms
Zoobook - project that explores orders and naming of species, taxonomic structures


Estimating Population Size | Online Simulation - mark and recapture technique
Owl Pellets - dissect owl pellets, reconstruct skeletons
Deer Predation Graph - graph data on deer population (growth curves)
The Lesson of the Kaibab - another deer graphing exercise
Random Sampling - estimate a population of "sunflowers"
Interpreting Ecological Data - graphs and data tables
Ecological Succession- graphic shows how a pond changes, with questions

Population Biology (Virtual Lab) - growth of paramecium
Demography Lab - collect cemetery data, construct survivorship curve
Predator Prey Simulation - collect data, growth curves, analyze
Examine an Ecosystem - observation of jar/pond water

Build an Ecosystem - use bags, water BTB, oxygen data
Food Web Label - image; label producers, consumers, carnivores..etc
Food Web Label II - another image to identify producers, consumers..etc

Biomes Concept Map - research biomes, create graphic organizer
Biomes Webquest - research biomes, create a presentation and travel brochure
Biomes at MOBot- web lesson, research site, fill out table and answer questions
Biome Map- color N. America's biomes

Isopod Behavior Lab - AP Lab 11, modified

Environmental Issues

Recycle City - web lesson, view EPA's site on recycling with questions
Smog City - web lesson, use simulator to adjust environmental conditions

Ecology Project - create a powerpoint presentation about an environmental issue
So You Want a Dog - be a responsible pet owner, choose your dog wisely (web lesson)
Endangered - visits, complete a project on endangered species
Food for Thought - model the amount of food resources each country has using Hershey kisses
Zebra Mussels - read an article about exotic (invasive) species, answer questions
Human Population Graph - use data to graph growth and analyze
Environmental Action - as a group, allocate resources to different causes

Scientific Method

Controls and Variables - read experiment scenarios, identify controls
Scientific Method Stories - identify steps, hypotheses
The Elephant Poem - contemplate the nature of observations
The Martian and the Car - identify what makes something "alive"
Lab Safety - illustration, identify good and bad procedures
The Language of Science - prefixes and suffixes
Sponge Animals - quick lab using capsules and water (toys) to collect data on how fast the animals grow
Water in Living Things - investigate how much water is stored in grass clippings

Microscope "E" Lab - use a microscope to examine the letter "e"
Microscope Virtual Lab - for students who miss "E" Lab
Microscope Labeling - image, no labels
Microscope Lab (advanced) - for AP Biology
Microscope Coloring- very simple worksheet on parts

Observation - opener lab, using the senses
Pendulum Project - Inquiry based, experimental design and data analysis (physical science)
Penny Lab - conduct an experiment on surface tension
Carbon Dioxide Production - determine how activity changes the amount of CO2 expelled
Making Slime - instructions for creating a polymer
Measuring Lung Capacity - graphing and data gathering
Measure a Bean- basic lab where students work with volume and mass, as well as common lab equipment
Debunking the Paranormal - investigate a claim from a scientific standpoint, critical thinking skills
Lab Report Template & Rubric


Flower Coloring - color the parts of a flower; stamen, pistil, ovary, petals
Leaf Coloring - color structures; xylem, phloem, bundle sheath, epidermis..etc
Monocot and Dicot Comparison - coloring with terms and questions
Waterweed Simulator - control the light and CO2 amounts and observe the rates of photosynthesis
Botany Wordsearch - plant terms
Tree Identification - leaf terminology (alternate vs simple), and a key to identify trees of the midwest
Tree Rings - website on dendrology, with questions
Where do Plants Get Their Food - grow plants, weigh soil and disprove that plants consumes soil
Plant Hormones - lab investigates effects of gibberellic acid on growth
Photosynthesis Simulation - measure rates of ATP production while changing light intensity and CO2 levels
Investigation of Leaf Stomata - compare stomata of plants kept in the light and dark
Help Wanted - descriptions of plant jobs (classifieds), students guess the structure best suited
Transpiration Lab - measure rates of water loss in plants kept in different conditions
Germination Inhibitors - measure germination rates in tomatoes
Seed Germination Experiments - students investigate what factors affect germination




Cell Parts

Cheek Cell Lab -   observe cheek cells under the microscope
Cheek Cell Virtual Lab – if  you missed it in class
Animal Cell Coloring - color a typical animal cell

Plant Cell Coloring - color a typical plant cell
Plant Cell Lab  -  microscope observation of onion and elodea
Plant Cell Lab Makeup -  microscope observation of onion and elodea, if students missed the lab that day they can view a site with pictures to complete lab handout
Plant Cell Virtual Lab – use a virtual microscope to view plant cells.

Comparing Plant and Animal Cells – looks at cheek and onion cells

Prokaryote Coloring - color a typical bacteria cell
Cell City Analogy - compares a cell to a city
Cells Alive (internet) - view cells on the web
Cell Model – create a cell from household and kitchen items, rubric included
Cell Research & Design - research cells on the web, use computer to create your own cell
Cell Rap – song or poem to describe the parts of the cell

Cell Reproduction

Mitosis in an Onion – view picture, identify stages
Cell Cycle Label – label a picture of the stages of mitosis
Onion Root Tip Lab – view real cells with a microscope
Onion and Whitefish Virtual Lab – view cells, if you missed the classroom lab
Mitosis Internet Lesson  – view animations of mitosis; questions
Meiosis Internet Lesson -  view animations of meiosis, compare to mitosis
Cell Cycle Cut and Paste - students arrange words and draw arrows to illustrate mitosis

Cell Processes

Diffusion - model diffusion using a plastic baggie
Observing Osmosis – use an egg, vinegar, corn syrup, will take a few days
Salt and Elodea – quick lab to observe the effects of salt water on elodea cells
Diffusion and Osmosis Crossword Puzzle - vocabulary review

Chemiosmosis Coloring – color the membrane and the steps involved in the production of ATP
Cellular Respiration Concept Map – map of the steps involved in cellular respiration
Cellular Respiration – AP Lab 5, virtual lab at LabBench
Osmosis in Cells - AP Lab 1, modified
Plant Pigments – AP Lab 4, modified
Photosynthesis Simulation – use simulator online to adjust light settings and gather data on ATP production
Acids and Bases - basic coloring showing how water dissociates into ions, pH scale
Enzyme Lab – compare the rates catalase breaks down hydrogen peroxide
Enzyme Weblab – also looks at reaction rates, completed online
Organic Compounds – concept map, students fill in terms


Animal Symmetry - drawings of animals, students identify types of symmetry
Animal Kingdom Survey Lab - introductory lab, set up stations with specimens
Animal Phyla Matching - match the phylum to pictures and descriptions
Characteristics of Life - make a concept map

Kingdom Protista

Ameba Coloring- color the structures of an ameba; pseudopodia, vacuole, nucleus.
Paramecium Coloring- color paramecium, vacuole, mouth pore, macronucleus, cilia.
Euglena Coloring - color euglena; flagella, chloroplast, pellicle...
Kingdom Protista Concept Map - organize the types of protists by characteristic
Ameba & Paramecium Lab - view both specimens, compare and draw
Algae Lab - compare 3 types of algae: volvox, spirogyra, and euglena
Biodiversity of Ponds - sample pond water, identify organisms (protists, arthropods..ect)
Protista Crossword - vocabulary; vacuole, paramecium, algae, malaria..etc

Phylum Porifera & Phylum Cnidaria

Sponge Anatomy - sponge image; students label amebocytes, collar cells, spicules...
Sponge Coloring - another anatomy page, color the structures
Hydra Anatomy - hydra image; students label tentacles, cnidocytes, buds. .
Hydra Lab - anatomy and behavior of hydra .

Phylum Platyhelminthes & Nematoda

Observation of a Planarian - view a live planarian and observe regeneration

Phylum Mollusca

Squid Dissection - external and internal structures, using real squids
Virtual Squid - online dissection photos for students to view, labeling and questions, makeup lab
Mollusk Chart - compares cephalopods, gastroods, and bivalves

Phylum Annelida

Observation of a Live Earthworm
Earthworm Dissection
Earthworm Labeling
Earthworm -the Adventures of Herman

Mollusk and Annelid Crossword Puzzle

Phylum Arthropoda

Arthropod Poetry - short riddles (poems) where students have to guess the associated vocab
Arthropod Chart - students complete a chart outlining the characteristics of arthropod subphyla
Arthropod Coloring - color and label parts, compare types

Phylum Chordata

Amniote Egg Coloring - learn egg structures; yolk, allantois, amnion, chorion
Comparing a Human and Avian Skeleton - coloring and bone identification
Bird Beaks and Feet - view pictures of birds, make inferences about their diet and habitat

Animal Diversity Web - explore website, information on classes, orders and relationships

Virtual Field Trip to the San Diego Zoo - explore the site, answer questions
Zoo-logical - a logic puzzle about dinosaurs, mainly for fun

Fish Temperature Lab - investigate how the respiration rate of a fish changes with temperate; graphing
Fish Temperature Make-up Lab - same as above, online version for students not in class
Observation of a Living Fish - simple lab where students observe a fish in a beaker

Mammal Chart - fill in a chart on the mammal orders; write descriptions and relatives

Animal Behavior

Territorial Behavior in Crickets - mark and observe crickets as they interact with each other


Simple Genetics Practice - using mendelian genetics and punnett squares
Heredity Simulation - using monsters and popsicle sticks to show how alleles are inherited
Penny Genetics - flip a coin to compare actual outcomes versus predicted outcomes from a punnett square
Heredity Wordsearch - fill in the blank, find terms

Genetic Crosses with two traits - basic mendel cross
Genetic Crosses with two traits (hard) - basic mendel cross
Dihybrid Crosses in Guinea Pigs (pdf) - step through on how to do a 4x4 punnett square
Codominance & Incomplete Dominance- basic crosses

Oompa Loompa Genetics - basic crosses and problem sets, using oompa loompas

Human Genetics Survey - class takes a survey of human traits, such as ear points
Modeling Chromosomal Inheritance - use pipe cleaners to show how genes are inherited; independent assortment, segregation, sex-linkage
Linkage Group Simulation - uses pipe cleaners and beads, students construct chromosomes with alleles and perform crosses, predicting outcomes (advanced)
Design-a-Species - using the rules of inheritance (mendel), create an organism; dominance & recessiveness, multiple allele traits, codominance
Inheritance and Eye Color - uses a simulation to show how multiple alleles can influence a single trait (eye color)

Hardy-Weinberg Problem Set - statistical analysis, using HW equation
Corn Genetics and Chi Square - statistical analysis, using preserved corn and counting kernals

Corn Genetics - grow corn, 3:1 albino ratio, lab report analyzes F1, F2 crosses
Fruit Fly Genetics - virtual lab where you cross different flies, gather data and statistically analyze the results
Fruit Fly (Drosophila) Virtual Lab - more extensive virtual lab through a program created by Virtual Courseware, requires set up by teacher.

Meiosis Label - look at cells in various stages of meiosis, identify and order
Meiosis Internet Lesson - look at animations of meiosis and answer questions



DNA Coloring - basic image of DNA and RNA
DNA Crossword - basic terms
Transcription & Translation Coloring - shows structures involved, nucleotides, base pair rules, amino acids
DNA Analysis - simulate DNA recombination using paper slips and sequences
DNA Extraction - instructions for extracting DNA, best used as a demonstration
DNA in Snorks - analyze and transcribe DNA sequences, construct a creature based on that sequence
How DNA Controls the Workings of a Cell - examine a DNA sequence, transcribe and translate
DNA Sequencing in Bacteria - website simulates the sequencing of bacterial DNA, PCR techniques
Who Ate The Cheese - simulate gel electrophoresis to solve a crime
Genetic Science Learning Center - website, with questions

Genetic Science Ethics- survey as a group ethical questions involved genetics (cloning, gene therapy..)

HIV Coloring - advanced, viral infection & DNA