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Biology Lab Resources

by Phil Moss
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MERLOT resources for lab experiences in the life sciences.

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Virtual Neurophysiology Lab

Added 11/05/2009
A shockwave based simulation of a dissection of a leech followed by and investigation of the electrical behavior of the leech neurons.

Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab

Added 11/05/2009
A virtual lab where you carry out the sequential steps to isolate bacterai, purify DNA, PCR amplify the DNA, sequence the 16S ribosomal region and then use the sequence for a blast search of Genbank to finally identify the unknown bacterium.

Anatomy and Physiology Lab

Added 11/05/2009
An on-line lab manual for anatomy and physiology. Mostly annotated images. Some histological slides are presented at different levels of magnification.

MMID Virtual Microbiology lab

Added 11/05/2009
This site allows a student to test their knowledge of pathogenic bacteria by identifying one to four unknowns. Each case requires the selection and interpretation of appropriate tests.

General Biology OnLine PreLabs

Added 11/05/2009
A series of interactive exercises used to prepare students for the actual Lab exercises. Prelabs return printable receipts as proof of completion.

The eSkeletons Project

Added 11/10/2009
This interactive site allows participants to learn about skeletal anatomy by viewing the bones of a human, chimpanzee, and baboon.

The Visible Heart

Added 11/10/2009
This animation focuses on the gross anatomy of the human heart. The model of the heart is semitransparent, allowing users to see through the thick cardiac muscle into the four heart chambers.

Get Body Smart: Anatomy and Physiology

Added 11/10/2009
A tutorial with flash animations on the human systems; part of the Get Body Smart web site (by ConceptCreators, Inc.) called "An Online Examination Human Anatomy and Physiology."

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Added 11/10/2009
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute offers virtual labs in different subjects as a means of spreading education about science and technology.

Connecting Concepts: Natural Selection 3: Microevolution: Evolution in a Population

Added 11/10/2009
Students play the role of predators on moths on a tree trunk. Then, they play the role of biologist, analyzing the changing gene frequencies of the moth population and determining if the population evolved over three generations.
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