Life Science Lessons


Elementary

  • Community Cell Lab
  • Students learn what the components of a cell are and what they do. Students will construct their own community (animal) cell while learning about organelles and their function.
  • Jello Cell Lab
  • Students use Venn diagrams and gelatin models to enforce their knowledge of cell components and how plant and animal cells differ.
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  • Aquatic Food Web Activity
  • Students will learn about aquatic food webs and how each organism in an environment is needed for a balanced natural system.
  • Lobster Dissection Lab
  • In this activity, students will explore the parts of a lobster (dissected by an adult) to learn about its anatomy and how it compares to human anatomy.
  • Oil Spill Experiment
  • Students learn how oil spills can harm animals. Written as related to a Lobster Shell Disease Project.
  • Toxins Experiment
  • In this activity, students demonstrate how toxins get into our oceans. Written as related to a Lobster Shell Disease Project.
  • Food Web Balance Experiment
  • Students learn how important balance is in the food web in this activity involving a measuring balance. Written as related to a Lobster Shell Disease Project.
  • Warm Water Experiment
  • Students learn the balance between cold and warm water and how it affects organisms living in it. Written as related to a Lobster Shell Disease Project.
  • Microbes Experiment
  • Students learn how bacteria can affect other organisms in their environment.Written as related to a Lobster Shell Disease Project

Middle School

  • The Cells in our Organs and Biomedical Engineering
  • A lab where students are asked to compare stained cells in a microscope to pictures from a table in order to identify the organ the cells came from.
  • PH and Acid Rain
  • Students learn about acid rain and what causes it using a lab that measures the pH of different water sources and common beverages.

High School