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  • Come to Your Senses: Physiology in Action Don’t think you have the nerves for physiology? This workshop offers 4 easy, hands-on activities, suitable for all grade levels, to explore homeostasis, reflexes and reactions, and response to stimuli. View »
  • Introduction to Wisconsin Fast Plants® Learn how to plant and teach with Fast Plants®. Ideal for all grade levels, they are easily used to explore many scientific concepts. View »
  • Strawberry Milkshakes: DNA and Lactose Intolerance In this workshop, learn how to introduce students to molecular biology through age-appropriate, hands-on activities designed to make challenging abstract concepts (including DNA, genes, and enzymes) more concrete—and to make biology fun. View »
  • They Come in Pairs: Addressing Student Misconceptions About Chromosomes What if meiosis and chromosomes were as easy to understand as folding laundry? This workshop shows how ChromoSock® specialty socks can address student misconceptions. View »
  • Cutaneous Sensation You have probably noticed that cutaneous receptors are not equally distributed throughout the skin. Some places on your body are more sensitive than others. This activity explores the density of mechanoreceptors in the skin on the hand. View »
  • Comparative Mammalian Organ Dissection with Carolina’s Perfect Solution® Specimens This comparative dissection workshop explores 4 mammalian organs and their structures, using superior quality Carolina’s Perfect Solution® preserved specimens. View »
  • Bouncing Off the Page Combine physics and biology concepts in one lesson that focuses on the art of creating two-dimensional images with the illusion of depth. Includes a materials list and step-by-step instructions. View »
  • Cow Eye Dissection This dissection activity introduces students to the anatomy of the mammalian eye. Includes a materials list and step-by-step instructions. View »
  • Disorder Detectives In this activity, students take on the role of a cytogeneticist. They are given a case study and a set of patient chromosome decals that they arrange into a completed karyotype. View »
  • Elephant Toothpaste Demonstrate the use of a catalyst in the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide with this activity. Includes a materials list and step-by-step instructions. View »
  • Strawberry DNA Extraction Introduce students to DNA with this activity. A discussion of how this DNA extraction procedure works might also touch on the plant cell wall, the cell membrane, and DNA's lack of solubility in ethanol. Includes materials list and step-by-step instructions. View »
  • A "Taste" of Carolina® Physiology Our sense of taste is limited to a few basic responses. In this activity, students explore how the perception of flavor can be influenced by other factors. Includes a materials list and step-by-step instructions. View »
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