How-To & Techniques
How to Make Microscope Slides for Science Fair Projects
Here's a beginner’s guide to making wet- or dry-mount slides for science fair projects, plus some excellent suggestions for specimens to observe.
How I Use the Magnetic Water Kit in My Classroom
In this how-to article, a teacher shares her successes teaching topics like states of matter, hydrogen bonding, surface tension, solubility, and more using the Magnetic Water Kit molecular model.
Fitting an Electrophoresis Lab into your Classroom
This article provides tips on how to fit an electrophoresis lab into a schedule based on relatively short classroom periods.
Carolina Quick Tips: Life Cycle of the Tobacco Hornworm
Gain an understanding of the tobacco hornworm life cycle by observing the growth and development of a hornworm larvae in a vial. Learn about the integral steps of care and handling throughout this life cycle to witness the emergence of an adult moth.
Make Your Lab Greener for Good!
Despite Kermit's lament, it's really not hard to be green. In fact, it can save you money, reduce hazardous chemical use, and make your lab a safer, more pleasant environment for you and your students.
It's Summer Break but My Classroom Is Alive!
It’s the end of the school year and your classroom is filled with critters in your aquarium, terrarium, or petri dishes. What do you do with them over summer break?
Measuring the "Power of Hydrogen Ions" (pH)
The measurement of pH is critical to many fields, including medicine, biology, chemistry, and environmental science, and thus has many applications in daily life.
The Whys and Hows of Writing a Lab Report
This author provides an excellent student lab-report format, explains how it adapts to different science disciplines, and suggests simple labs to familiarize students with it.
Pollinating Wisconsin Fast Plants
To produce seeds, plants must be pollinated with a stick or wand. Coss-pollination is also necessary.
Triple Beam Balance: Setup
Learn how to set up a triple beam balance in this instructional video.
Freshwater Fish Acclimation
Learn how to properly acclimate newly delivered fish in this instructional video.
Preserved Specimen Packaging and Storage
If you are teaching a dissection activity over time you need to consider storage. Watch this video to see all of Carolina's options!
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