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									-1ALABAMA SCIENCE IN MOTION Biology Labs Available 2007

Folders A-Safety

ASIM Participant Level

Lab Code

Safety Information

Kits/Groups/Students per Group

1-3 1-3

A1Rule A2Cont

ASIM Biology Safety Video ASIM Biology Safety Contract (student, parent, teacher) Laboratory Skills Toilet Paper Strength – use a scientific approach to determine which toilet paper brand has the greatest strength when wet Ob-Scertainers/Black Box – use indirect observation to predict and describe Measuring & Pipetting – become proficient with the correct and safe use of pipettes, micropipettes, toploading balances and centrifuges. Measuring Human Differences – measure and identify some physical characteristics used in anthropometry Introduction to the Microscope – demonstrate proper microscope techniques using the ATC 2000 microscope Using the Microscope – develop skills using the ATC 2000 microscope Gel Electrophoresis Using Dyes – simulate DNA fingerprinting using Kool-aid Classification of Living Things – use flashcards and dichotomous keys to classify living things Cell Structure and Function The Cell Cycle – use prepared onion root tip slides to identify the stages of the cell cycle; calculate the length of time of each phase of the cell cycle Osmosis and diffusion – use dialysis tubing to demonstrate osmosis and diffusion. (*This is a College Board AP Biology Lab.) Reproduction, Development, and Cellular Division – observe, identify, and draw reproductive cells and tissues, stages of starfish development, and the mitotic cycle Comparing Plant and Animal Cells – use of prepared slides and living specimens for comparison between plant (onion) and animal (human cheek) cells Magnetic Cell – illustrate plant and animal cell organelles *requires a magnetic whiteboard Cell Size – determine the effect of cell size on the rate of diffusion Genetics Karyotyping – construct and use a simple karyotype to identify a chromosomal disease DNA Extraction (Strawberry) – use “low-tech” procedures to extract DNA from strawberries Alcaptonuria – simulation that traces the inheritance of Alcaptonuria through three generations of a family, permitting the genotypes of past and present family members to be determined

4 DVDs *see media list below No Limit


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B1aTPS B1bObscr B2MePip B3MeaHum B4ScpIn B5ScpUs B8EleDye B9aLvTh

4/12/2-4 1/12/2

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C5CompPA C6MagCel C7CellSz

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D1bKaryo D2cBerry

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-2Folders ASIM Participant Level Lab Code
D3bSong D4bMixUp D4cPatCa

The Pedigree Song – construct a pedigree of the family described in a song Mix-up at the Hospital – use DNA profiles to determine whether couples are the parents of particular children. A Paternity Case – analyze DNA data to determine whether a particular man is the father of a child Manipulating DNA – illustrate the role restriction enzymes play in DNA fingerprinting; analyze DNA fragment sizes generated by restriction enzymes during gel electrophoresis Corn Lab – express traits of a dihybrid cross and compare values to theoretical ratios Chromosome Simulation – simulate events of mitosis and meiosis with pop-bead chromosomes (*This is a College Board AP Biology lab.) Popsicle Stick Genetics – use popsicle sticks to determine the genotype and phenotype of a zygote Dragon Genetics – use chromosome filled “dragon” eggs to determine genotypes/phenotypes of offspring Fruit Fly Genetics – Use plastic “fruflies” to simulate sex-linkage, testcrosses, monohybrid, and dihybrid crosses Protein Synthesis Demonstration Model – illustrates transcription & translation using magnetic models Protein Synthesis With Words – use a paper lab to simulate transcription and translation DNA Model – construct a model to better understand the molecular structure of DNA Pop Bead DNA Model – construct a model to better understand the molecular structure of DNA Evolution Stones and Bones – measure various hominid skulls to calculate a bio-index Molecular Evolution – compare amino acid sequences to identify organisms that are closely related (paper lab) Bead Bug Lab – use beads to demonstrate natural selection Bird Adaptation – compare beak adaptations for feeding Pepper moth Lab – illustrations the process of natural selection Microbiology (Viruses, Monera, Protista) Epidemiology – model how an infectious disease like AIDS can be spread, and the factors affecting its spread Aseptic Technique – learn how to safely handle bacteria Simple Stain – learn techniques for making prepared slides of bacteria Gram Stain – transfer and stain microorganisms using the Gram stain technique Termite Lab – observe symbiotic relationships and identify protozoans found in the termite gut Observing Protists – using a microscope, examine living protists to compare structure and activity

Kits/Groups/Students per Group
2/whole class Paper Lab/No Limit

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Paper Lab/No Limit Paper Lab/No Limit


D7Corn D8Xsim D10PopSt D14DraGen D15FruFly D16Protein D17PSWW D19DNAmod D19bDNAmod

1/15/2 1/15/2

2/14/2-3 2/15/2 2/12/2

1/12/2 Paper Lab/No Limit 1/8/2 1/12/2

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E1Stones E2MolEvo E3BeadBug E4Beak E6Moth

1/stations Paper lab/No Limit 1/8/4 1/5/4 1/4/3-4

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F1Epidem F2Aseptc F3Sstain F5Gstain F6Termit F8Protis

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-3Folders ASIM Participant Level Lab Code

How Clean Are You? – perform a variety of activities to demonstrate the importance of aseptic technique Fungi Lichen Lab – identify three forms of lichens and their use as indicators for air pollution Animal Classifying Arthropods – use a dichotomous key to classify arthropods Frog Lab – use field guides to classify frogs based on family characteristics Tardigrade Lab – isolate and identify organisms that are classified within Phylum Tardigrada Pests – use key to ID pests; use a field quide to determine destructive behaviors of common pests, identify best management practices, and explore the physiology of insect mouthparts Bird Identification Lab – identify birds using field guides, bird song software, models, and other group activities Feather Dissection – observe and dissect major feather types Insect Collection – develop skills of insect collecting, identification, and habitat location Human Anatomy and Physiology

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I-Human A&P

H1Arthro H2Frog H3Tardi

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H5BirdID H6BdFea H7Insect

2/15/2 Not built

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I1Tissue I2Other I3aGrip I3bReact I3cGrReT I3dFat I4EKG I5Vision I6BP I7Lung I8aBlood I8bMatch I10Urine I11aMuscl I11bMusco I12aArti

Vertebrate Tissues – identify and draw cells of various body tissues Other Tissues and Organs – observe, identify, and differentiate between layers of skin Grip Strength – use a grip test to measure grip strength Reaction Time – use various methods to determine reaction time Reaction Time and Grip Strength – use a grip test to measure grip strength an determine reaction time using a reaction time ruler Percent Body Fat – determine percent body fat and calculating ideal body weight EKG – conduct, record, and identify individual EKGs Vision – conduct various tests to examine characteristics of the sense of vision Blood pressure – use a digital and sphygmomanometers to measure blood pressure Respiratory Volumes – use a dry spirometer to determine lung volumes Blood Typing – determine ABO and Rh blood types using simulated blood The Match Game – use simulated blood to identify blood type compatibilities Urinalysis – use simulated urine to perform urinalysis Manikens – use clay to study various muscle groups Musco – bingo game used for identifying muscles Skeletal System Articulations – compare/contrast the

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-4Folders ASIM Participant Level Lab Code Title-Description
three classes of joints giving characteristics, naming joint types, and describing joint movements Whose Skeleton is in Your Closet? – discover skeletal differences according to sex, race, and age Skeletal System Practical – identify the name of selected bones of the pelvic girdle and lower extremities of the skeleton (DEM) Bones – identify the name and location of the major bones of the skeletal system; classify bones according to their shapes Smell Lab – review four characteristics of the olfactory sense Comparative Anatomy: ♂ vs ♀ skeleton – compare/contrast morphological features of the human female/male skull and pelvis Environment Water Quality – conduct various chemical tests on water samples Bio-assessment – use a game to determine stream quality Biomes – kit that illustrates biome biodiversity Soil Testing – analyze samples of soil to determine composition: N, P, K, pH Owl Pellets – dissect owl pellets to study food chains and food webs Good Buddies – examine symbiotic relationships among various organisms Pittfall Trapping – illustrates a technique for capturing various invertebrates Botany Fluorescence of Chlorophyll – observe the fluorescence of chlorophyll Photosynthetic Pigments – use collected data to construct an absorption spectrum of spinach leaf pigments (*Equipment may be utilized with the College Board AP Biology lab. ) Plant Collection – learn how to collect plants for identification and preservation Dichotomous Key Identifying Alabama Trees – use a dichotomous key to identify selected specimens of some of Alabama’s most common trees Chromatography – learn the scientific technique of paper chromatography Factors Affecting Photosynthesis – examine factors affecting the rate of photosynthesis Growth Rings – use tree bores to determine age Root and Stem Structure – use prepared slides and models to compare differences between roots and stems of monocots and dicots Make a Flower – construct monocot and dicot flowers using live and artificial specimens

Kits/Groups/Students per Group

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I12bSkel I12cPrac

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I12dBone I14Smell I17CompAnat

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J1Water J2Bioas J3Biomes J4SoilT J5OwlPel J6GoodBud

6 kits 2/whole class 2/whole class 6 kits 1/15/2 1/15/2 1/15/2


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K3Plant K5TreeI K6Chroma K7Factor K9GrRing K10RoStm K11MakFl

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-5Folders LBiochemistry ASIM Participant Level Lab Code Title-Description

Kits/Groups/Students per Group

(jello only)

L1aEzCn L1dPApp L3GAK

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Enzyme (Substrate Concentration) – determine the effects of substrate concentrations on enzyme action Enzymes (Practical Applications) – become acquainted with practical applications of enzymes GAK: Using The Scientific Method – using the scientific method, students produce a polymer

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AUSIM BIOLOGY MEDIA # Running Copies Format time Teacher Guide 4 DVD 0:15:00 1 VHS 0:28:52 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 DVD DVD DVD VHS VHS VHS VHS VHS VHS VHS VHS VHS VHS VHS VHS VHS VHS DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD

Title Introduction to lab safety: Life Sciences Basic chemistry for biology students All that remains: investigating owl pellets Visualizing cell processes DNA the secret to life Simple organisms in action: Protists Simple organisms in action: Bacteria Simple organisms in action: Viruses Simple organisms in action: Fungi The new living body: Skin The new living body: Blood The new living body: Digestion The new living body: Bones and Joints The new living body: Reproduction: designer babies The new living body: The Senses The new living body: The Brain The new living body: Muscles The new living body: Homeostasis The new living body: Breathing Discovering Alabama: 1. MobileTensaw Delta Discovering Alabama: 2. Cheaha Mountain/Talladega National Forest Discovering Alabama: 3. Cahaba River Discovering Alabama: 4. Southeast Alabama/Wiregrass Region Discovering Alabama: 5. Talladega National Forest/Oakmulgee Division Discovering Alabama: 6. Guntersville

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-6State Park Discovering Alabama: 7. Coastal Alabama, Part I: Natural Diversity Discovering Alabama: 8. Coastal Alabama, Part II: Environmental Issues Discovering Alabama: 9. Tannehill Historical State Park Discovering Alabama: 10. Little River Canyon Discovering Alabama: 11. Caves of Alabama Discovering Alabama: 12. Oak Mountain State Park Discovering Alabama: 13. Locust Fork River Discovering Alabama: 14. Moundville Discovering Alabama: 15. Alabama's Natural Diversity Discovering Alabama: 16. Geological History of Alabama Discovering Alabama: 17. Redcockaded Woodpecker Discovering Alabama: 18. Cahaba River Watershed Discovering Alabama: 19. A Walk in the Woods Discovering Alabama: 20. Alabama Forests Discovering Alabama: 21. Dauphin Island Discovering Alabama: 22. Black Warrior River Discovering Alabama: 23. Sipsey Wilderness Discovering Alabama: 24. Village Creek Discovering Alabama: 25. Wildlife History Discovering Alabama: 26. Red Hills Salamander Discovering Alabama: 27. Horse Pens 40 Discovering Alabama: 28. Alabama Adventure Discovering Alabama: 29. Longleaf Pine & Ecosystem Discovering Alabama: 30.Longleaf Pine & Ecosystem Discovering Alabama: 31. Wetumpka Impact Crater

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-7Discovering Alabama: 32. Alabama Trees Discovering Alabama: 33. Native American Festival Discovering Alabama: 34. Arboretums Discovering Alabama: 35. Mobile River Basin Discovering Alabama: 36. Fort Morgan Discovering Alabama: 37. Fort Toulouse/Jackson Discovering Alabama: 38. Sipsey River Swamp Discovering Alabama: 39. Forever Wild Discovering Alabama: 40. Dugger Mountain Wilderness Discovering Alabama: 41. Earth Day Discovering Alabama: 42. Tuscaloosa County Discovering Alabama: 43. Alabama Soils Discovering Alabama: 44. Forest History Discovering Alabama: 45. Forest Issues Discovering Alabama: 46. Night Hike Discovering Alabama: 47. Alabama Wetlands Discovering Alabama: 48. Alabama Rivers Discovering Alabama: 49. Bear Creek Watershed Discovering Alabama: 50. Alabama Black Belt - Part One Discovering Alabama: 51. Alabama Black Belt, Part II Discovering Alabama: 52. Discovering Our Heritage Discovering Alabama: 53. Lee County Discovering Alabama: 54. Covington County Discovering Alabama: 55. Wildlife Rescuers Discovering Alabama: 56. Tracks Across Time Discovering Alabama: 57. National Forests in Alabama Discovering Alabama: 58. Little River Canyon National Preserve Discovering Alabama: 59. Weeks Bay 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD

-8Discovering Alabama: 60. Project Community Discovering Alabama: 61. Invasive Plants 1 1 DVD DVD

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