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Lean, Mean Information Machine: Using a Simple Model to Learn about Chromosomal DNAAdd to list Details
Learners observe a model of a cell and its chromosomal DNA made from a plastic egg and dental floss. Use this model to illustrate how much DNA is held in one cell.
Cells and WallsAdd to list Details
Using toothpicks, straws, or tubes of rolled up newspaper, learners create 3-dimensional models to illustrate the basic structure and function of the cell membrane, and place an object inside to repre
Chromosome ShuffleAdd to list Details
Role-playing the parts of chromosomes and centrioles, learners use large chromosome models and nylon cords (spindle fibers and cell membranes) to walk through the processes of mitosis and meiosis.
Lima Bean Bacteria DNA ExtractionAdd to list Details
This laboratory exercise is designed to show learners how DNA can easily be extracted from lima bean bacteria. This experiment requires the use of a centrifuge (not included in cost of materials).
The Game of Life: Stem Cell EditionAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners play a game that models what happens as stem cells differentiate into different cell types.
Hexagon HuntAdd to list Details
This activity gets learners looking at 6-sided shapes in nature, including the cells of a beehive, as well as other shapes.
DNA ExtractionAdd to list Details
Learners use a simple process to extract DNA from strawberries.
Power To GoAdd to list Details
Learners observe an electrochemical cell constructed from a small jar containing zinc and copper strips immersed in separate solutions. The strips are connected to a motor that turns a small fan.
Vegetable RevivalAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use food scraps from the kitchen to grow new vegetables.
Single-Cell LifeAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners create a soil and water model of a single-cell life environment and study living microorganisms.
Pom Pom PotentialAdd to list Details
In this kinesthetic activity, learners move pom-pom "ions" across a membrane to simulate how an action potential is propagated along an axon.
Jumpin' the GapAdd to list Details
In this simulation of synapses, learners act out communication at the neural level by behaving as pre-synaptic vesicles, neurotransmitters, post-synaptic receptors, secondary messengers and re-uptake
Build a BatteryAdd to list Details
Learners build a simple one-cell battery and use an ammeter to measure the flow of current.
Bee BuildersAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners make a model of a beehive using simple materials.
In this activity, learners solidify their conceptualization of cells by building a model of a cell in a ziplock bag.
Breakfast ProteinsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners construct a cereal chain as a model of how proteins are made in the cell.
Wheat Germ DNA ExtractionAdd to list Details
This laboratory exercise is designed to show learners how DNA can easily be extracted from wheat germ using simple materials.
A Simply Fruity DNA Extraction
In this activity, learners extract DNA from a strawberry and discover that DNA is in the food they eat.
"Build a Bacterium" Scavenger HuntAdd to list Details
Working in small groups, learners receive a written scenario regarding a bacterium with a certain goal it must carry out.
Onion DNA ExtractionAdd to list Details
This laboratory exercise is designed to show learners how DNA can easily be extracted from onion cells using simple materials.