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High School Biology | Virtual Labs

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About Virtual Labs for High School Biology

Learn about the basics of life and living organisms in our biology simulations for high school biology courses. Study cells, genes and evolution and dive into the many layers of biology to discover what life is, and what it means for living beings’ existence on earth. You can also view our curriculum alignment guide for NGSS, AP, and IB curriculum standards.

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Biology

Benedict’s Test for Simple Carbohydrates

Have you ever wondered what a simple sugar is? Discover the structure of simple carbohydrates and how you can test for the presence of simple sugars in food samples.

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Biomes: Identify and create the main biomes on Earth

Learn about the main biomes on Earth and where they are located with our new Biome Generator. You will be able to adjust different parameters to build your own biome and observe the result of your changes instantly!

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Biuret’s Test for Proteins

Have you ever wondered what protein is? Discover the structure of protein and how you can test for the presence of protein in food samples.

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Building Animal Cells

Help determine what a bear ate before it died by building the structure and choose the internal organelles of the four basic types of animal cells found inside the bear’s mouth.

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Building Gram Positive and Gram Negative Cell Walls

Have you ever wondered what exactly makes bacteria divided into Gram groups? Do they have special barcodes or tiny identifiers at their surface? Let's find out together!

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Carbohydrates: The sugars that feed us

The Carbohydrates Lab explores how carbohydrates are broken down by the digestive system and taken up into the bloodstream.

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Cardiovascular Function During Exercise: Learn how your body reacts to exercise

Use medical tests to gather information about patients and determine how their cardiovascular systems respond to different exercise intensities.

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Cellular Respiration (Principles): Measure energy consumption during exercise

Help local basketball players understand how the food they eat gets converted to energy through cellular respiration. Use a mouse model to find out what effect exercise intensity has on oxygen and glucose consumption.

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Cellular Respiration: Glycolysis

Help the basketball players understand how the food they eat gets converted to energy by investigating glycolysis, the first stage of cellular respiration.

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Cellular Respiration: Respirometry

Observe how we can monitor and better understand respiration by a method known as Respirometry. Learn the effects of exercise of respiration by observing glucose levels and oxygen consumption through a model organism: a mouse.

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Cellular Respiration: The Electron Transport Chain

Take dive inside a mitochondrion to learn all about the electron transport chain (ETC) and pass on your findings to the basketball team so they can learn too!

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Cellular Respiration: The Krebs Cycle

Help a basketball team learn about what happens in the second stage of cellular respiration, the Krebs cycle, to help them improve their longevity in the game!

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DNA: Structure and function

Research the fundamentals of DNA in humans — where it is, how it’s structured, and what it does — to explain them to a confused reader of your science magazine.

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Chemistry

Environmental Impact of Coal Power Plants

Join the project manager Marie in her quest to uncover the environmental impacts of coal power plants and fish farming. Explore the issues with our current source of fuel and help Marie come up with a greener solution to save the environment.

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Evolution: Are you related to a sea monster?

Learn the basic mechanisms of evolution in order to simulate how a population evolved over hundreds of years, and learn how random mutations are the basis of natural selection.

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Evolution: Founding theories and principles

Follow the million-year evolutionary journey of a canid colony as you create random mutations in their DNA and critique biological evidence to build a taxonomic tree that unites all life on Earth.

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Evolution: Journey of the canids

Follow the million-year evolutionary journey of a canid colony as you create random mutations in their DNA.

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Evolution: Taxonomic tree of life

Build a taxonomic tree that unites all life on Earth by exploring the differences between organisms.

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Exploring Human Reproductive Cells

The Labster fertility center needs your help! Some of the samples of sperm and ova have been mixed up in unlabeled tubes and the team needs your sort this out. While exploring the samples, learn about the process of meiosis and mitosis.

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Gram Stain: How stains and counterstains work

Have you ever wondered how the bacteria cell actually gets stained during Gram staining procedure? Discover how the cell retains a certain color during the experiment and to differentiate it under the microscope!

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Gram Stain: Test yourself in Gram Stain Procedure

Familiarize yourself with details about Gram Stain procedure. Learn about reagents used during the experiment and repeat the protocol in stepwise manner, to be more than ready for real time Gram staining!

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Inheritance with Pedigrees

Investigate the principles of inheritance and draw a pedigree tree to understand how color blindness is inherited.

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Inheritance with Punnett Squares

Investigate the principles of inheritance and help a family determine whether future generations will inherit color blindness.

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Iodine Test for Complex Carbohydrates

Have you ever wondered what starch is? Discover the structure of complex carbohydrates and how you can test for the presence of complex carbohydrates in food samples.

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Lab Safety

Survive your first day in the lab by identifying the different hazards you might encounter in an unsafe laboratory. You will be introduced to the lab dress code, safety equipment and the do's and don'ts when working in a lab.

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Light Microscopy

Enter the virtual microscope room to see inside a tissue sample. Learn how a light microscope can magnify an image and answer biological questions.

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Marine Biology: Investigate a massive fish death

Become an environmental investigator and solve a massive fish kill mystery. First, learn about the different trophic levels of the ecosystem. You will then perform a fish necropsy and use a spectrophotometer to analyze oxygen levels in the water.

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Meiosis, Mitosis and Plant Gametes

Help the laboratory investigate some of their samples of lily anthers and explore the phases of meiosis in them. Learn the basics of meiosis and mitosis by comparing the two processes.

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Meiosis: How is color blindness inherited?

Investigate the principles of Mendelian inheritance and discover how color blindness is inherited by observing chromosomal rearrangement in an animation.

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Osmosis and Diffusion: Choose the right solution for an intravenous drip

Help save Frank’s life by choosing the correct saline solution for an intravenous drip. Join Dr. One in the lab to discover what a hypotonic, isotonic and hypertonic solution is and how water is transported across the cell membrane in osmosis.

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Photosynthesis: Electron transport chain

Discover the process of photosynthesis by jumping inside a plant cell. Observe the electron transport chain in action. How is light converted to chemical energy?

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Pipetting: Master the technique

Micropipettes are the extended arm of every biochemist. In this simulation, you will learn the art of pipetting in a hands-on experiment, as you try to determine the protein content of a corn cob. Will you be able to help LabsterFood Inc. create a breed of corn that contains enough essential amino acids to fulfil a person’s daily requirements? After playing this simulation, you’ll be ready to show off your pipetting skills when you enter the lab for the first time.

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Pipetting: Selecting and Using Micropipettes

Learn how to handle micropipettes, which are one of the most important pieces of laboratory equipment. Get ready to show off your pipetting skills for those technical microscale experiments when you enter the lab for the first time.

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Properties of Water

Water is essential for life, but how much do you know about how it works? In this simulation, you will build a water molecule, and figure out why it behaves the way it does. Are you ready to make a splash?

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Sudan IV Test for Lipids

Have you ever wondered what fat is? Discover the structure of lipids and how you can test for the presence of lipids in food samples.

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General Science

The Carbon Cycle: Reduce carbon emissions

Help Farmer Greg understand the wider issues affecting corn production. Identify the different reservoirs and how they are connected, and then determine how human emissions affect the cycle by playing with the 3D model.

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The Nitrogen Cycle: Balance food demands and environmental concerns

Learn about the nitrogen cycle and help a local restaurant owner understand the complexities of sustainable crop production. Model nitrogen moving between stages of the cycle and then balance food production with environmental impact.

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