"The open-ended cell transport lab sounds fab! How do you set this up so that materials are available to students? What materials do you make available? How much time do you allow? On a trimester system, we have VERY little…"
"Is there anywhere I can find a list of great open-ended biology labs? I am looking for a teacher's guide to get them rolling. Clearly, they need some guidance and focus, but exploration is best. Materials that get them onto…"
"My favorite (my student's Favorite!) is the egg lab for osmosis. A lot of schools do it because it works so well. For those that DON'T know it.....put regular un-cooked eggs in vinegar for about 2-3 days, changing the vinegar depending on…"
"I have a few favorite labs. On the first day of school I do I live crayfish lab. The students observe various methods of locomotion (walking, using the tail to move quickly backwards). During the lab the students discuss adaptations for survival,…"
"I am new to high school this year and we started the year with an owl pellet. We set out material like probes, rulers, scales, water ect and gave them a pellet, yellow legal sheet for notes, plate and gloves. All we told them was it was not feces.…"
"I worked with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Long Island, NY at the Dolan DNA Center. They have amazing DNA-genetics labs which I will try this year. Teachers can participate in free professional development and try out the labs at their…"