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Life Science

  • Probing into Protozoa Activity In this activity, students will get familiar with the characteristics of Sarcodina and will study Amoeba proteus while comparing and contrasting it to other members of the phylum. View »
  • Muscular Typogram Flex your skills with this muscleman typogram by artist Aaron Kuehn. It offers a unique and creative way to learn the names and locations of muscles. View »
  • Investigating Photosynthesis This video contains great activities you could use to teach photosynthesis! View »
  • Ant Zombies and Other Mind Control Parasites Parasites are pesky little creatures. They wreak havoc on their hosts and can cause the host they’re attacking to do some pretty surprising things. Add interest to your next classroom discussion on parasites with these real-life examples. View »
  • Planting and Growing Wisconsin Fast Plants Learn how to plant and grow Wisconsin Fast Plants in your own classroom. View »
  • Bacterial Hydrolysis of Casein In this lab, students culture two bacteria on skim milk agar. The protein casein gives milk its white color. Some bacteria secrete protease enzymes that can hydrolyze casein. When these bacteria are grown on skim milk agar a clear area develops around the colonies, indicating that casein has been hydrolyzed into its component amino acids. View »
  • Easy Variation and Natural Selection Lessons with Wisconsin Fast Plants® Seed Disks Explore a technique that makes teaching variation and natural selection lessons with Fast Plants® easier than ever. In this activity, students examine the effects an abiotic environmental change (salinity) has on an experimental plot of Fast Plants®. Includes detailed background information and instructions. View »
  • How to Set Up a Terrarium This video illustrates how to set up a tropical plant terrarium, or low maintenance plant habitat. View »
  • Chicks! Carolina offers 4 living options for studying the avian life cycle—button and Coturnix quail, chickens, and ducks. View »
  • The TerrAqua Column Students learn the excitement of constructing their own environmental chambers from recycled materials, and they gain ownership and pride in the experiments they design. 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 »
  • Carolina's Genetic Corn: Part 2-Harvesting This video documents the harvesting of our genetic corn, that will be sold to schools and colleges for use in genetic lessons and studies. View »