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Popular Biology Lab Materials

Our product experts worked with lab specifications from schools around the country to develop custom material lists for the most common introductory biology labs.

Macromolecules

Test for carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins with these macromolecule lab materials.

Enzymes

Study enzyme reaction rates by manipulating variables such as concentration, temperature, and pH.

Biochemistry Kits

This list contains lab kit options to help teach biochemistry. Explore each to see which kit(s) meet your lab needs.

Cells: Prokaryotes and Microganisms

Study cell structure and function by observing bacteria slides and live microorganisms with these materials.

Plant Cell Structure and Function

Observe plant cells using Elodea and also examine starch storage onion and potato cells using IKI or Lugol’s solution.

Observing Human Epithelial Cells

Use methylene blue, your own cheek cells and a microscope to study human epithelial cell structure–just add toothpicks!

Cell Structure and Function Kits

This list contains lab kits that teach cell structure and function. Explore each to see which kit(s) meet your lab needs.

Brownian Motion

Observe Brownian motion using carmine powder in this simple, introductory lab.

Diffusion and Molecule Size

Explore how molecular weight affects diffusion through agar using two different dyes.

Osmosis in Animal and Plant Cells

Observe osmosis in plant and animal cells using elodea and sheep blood after exposure to salt and/or sugar solutions.

Modeling Osmosis Using Dialysis Tubing

Model osmosis using dialysis tubing. Select the materials that fit your lab from this list of commonly used supplies.

Osmosis and Diffusion Kits

This list contains lab kits that teach osmosis and diffusion. Explore each to see which kit(s) meet your lab needs.

Carbon Dioxide Consumption

Demonstrate CO2 consumption during photosynthesis using Elodea and phenol red.

Starch Storage in Leaves

Use iodine to identify the location of starch storage in coleus leaves.

Leaf Disk Assay

Measure the photosynthetic rate in leaf disks using a syringe, sodium bicarbonate and a light source.

Leaf Chromatography

Separate and identify plant pigments in coleus in this paper chromatography lab.

Photosynthesis Kits

This list contains lab kit options to help teach photosynthesis. Explore each to see which kit(s) meet your lab needs.

Respiration Lab Using Respirometers

Build your own respirometers to study respiration in peas using the following materials.

Fermentation in Yeast

Add a small balloon to these lab supplies and observe CO2 production during yeast fermentation.

Cellular Respiration in Yeast

Demonstrate cellular respiration in yeast using these simple materials.

Cellular Respiration Kits

This list contains lab kits that teach cell respiration. Explore each to see which kit(s) meet your lab needs.

DNA Extraction

Conduct a simple DNA extraction using fruit or vegetables in your classroom.

DNA Fingerprinting

Use pre-cut DNA samples to introduce your students to the technique of gel electrophoresis and DNA fingerprinting.

Colony Transformation using pBLU

Use pBLU plasmid in a colony transformation activity to visualize the phenotypic effect of the insertion of new genes.

Molecular Genetics Kits

This list contains lab kits that teach molecular genetics. Explore each to see which kit(s) meet your lab needs.

Mitosis and Meiosis Simulations

Model the stages of mitosis and meiosis using hands-on manipulatives.

Observing Mitosis and Meiosis

Observe the stages of mitosis and meiosis using microscopy. Compare and contrast animal and plant cell cycles.

Crossing Over in Sordaria

Use Sordaria to study the process of crossing over in meiosis.

Mitosis and Meiosis Kits

This list contains lab kits that teach mitosis and meiosis. Explore each to see which kit(s) meet your lab needs.

Wisconsin Fast Plants®

Investigate the inheritance of traits using these fast-growing Wisconsin Fast Plants®.

Drosophila

Observe the physical characteristics of fruit flies to apply and study the principles of genetic inheritance.

Genetic Corn

Study the pattern of inheritance by analyzing the ratio of corn kernels in this genetics lab.

Synthetic Blood

Conduct realistic blood-typing tests without the risk of transmitting diseases. Bulk volumes are available.

Mendelian Genetics Kits

This list contains lab kit options to help teach Mendelian genetics. Explore each to see which kit(s) meet your lab needs.

Antibiotic Sensitivity

Study the effects of antibiotics on bacterial cultures to model the impacts of evolution and antibiotic resistance.

Evolution Kits

This list contains lab kit options to help teach evolution. Explore each to see which kit(s) meet your lab needs.

Seed Structure and Germination

Dissect various seeds to observe structure. Also watch Wisconsin Fast Plants® germinate on moist filter paper in 2 days.

Plant Morphology: Roots, Stems, Leaves

Study the morphology of roots, stems, and leaves using living plants and prepared histology slides.

Bryophytes and Ferns

Observe the structure and life cycle of bryophytes and ferns using the following living specimen and prepared slides.

Gymnosperms and Angiosperms

Examine the similarities and differences between gymnosperms and angiosperms using the following list of materials.

Plant Morphology and Function Kits

This list contains lab kit options to help teach plant structure and growth. Explore each to see which kit(s) meet your lab needs.

Standard Labs Essential Materials

Our product experts worked with lab specifications from schools around the country to develop custom material lists to outfit the most common labs.

A&P Material Lists

We've put together the materials needed to help support teaching anatomy and physiology. From general supplies to the introductory courses.

CTE Material Lists

We've put together the materials needed to help support teaching career and technical education. From agriculture and veterinary sciences to health science.

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