Biology Labs

We have a number of teacher tested biology labs for you to print. Students love these hands on activities. They are so fun that students forget they are learning valuable skills for their future.

  1. Eat Your Heart Out New York Times! - This is an entire class project, in which student create a newspaper about air for the school. ow do we as a class develop a newspaper to enlighten our school about the air around us? Materials: A pen and a lot of paper, also some art supplies.
  2. How Does A Plant Cell Relate To Your School? - Students compare their school to a plant or animal cell. In the space provided below describe the function of each cell organelle and then state what person in your school serves a similar function in your school.
  3. Introduction to Populations - Students examine ecosystems and the organisms who live in them. Draw a nature scene in the box below. Include the following: At least 5 different animals. Draw multiples of the same type of animal. At least 5 different types of plants. Draw multiples of each plant. Draw at least 3 different types of terrain (i.e. pond, grassland, marsh).
  4. It's Alive, Alive, Allllllllllliiiiiiivvvvveeee! - A cooperative activity, in which students construct a 3-D plant cell. You will be in groups of three, each with your own job. The jobs to choose from are Contractor, Architect, Surveyor. Your job, as a group, is to build the most realistic life-like plant cell the world has ever seen.
  5. It's Just a Phase They're Going Through! - Students observe the different phases of mitosis. What phases do cells undergo during mitosis? What happens at each phase?
  6. I've got a feeling?????? - Students put their senses to the test! Are certain nerves in our body better at the sense of touch then others? Why?
  7. Lights, Camera, Action! - Students make a flip book to illustrate enzyme kinetics. You will be making a movie showing how an enzyme works. You will design a flip-book (many pages of drawings which, when flipped, move like a motion picture) which demonstrates the lock and key theory of enzyme activity.
  8. Picking your teeth with DNA! - Students make a DNA ladder that runs around the room. here is DNA found in living organisms? What is DNA made of? What are nucleotides? What are the four nitrogenous bases found in DNA? Which bases pair together in a DNA molecule?
  9. Put yourself in Giligan's shoes? - Students develop their own island. A fun critical thinking activity. What things are needed to sustain life on a deserted island?
  10. The Cardiac 100 - Students develop an analogy that relates the movement of blood through the heart to a race course. What eight-stage path does a single drop of blood follow through the heart from the Vena Cava to the Aorta?
  11. The Incredible, Edible Cell! - Students build a 3-D cell out of jello! What are organelles? What organelles are found in a cell (plant/animal)? What are the functions of those organelles?
  12. The Nervous Security System - Students will make brochures that relate modern day security systems to the nervous system. How does the Nervous system relate to a modern day security system? What does each part exactly relate to?