General Biology

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Acids and Bases: Acidity and alkalinity in everyday substances

Action Potential Lab: Experiment with a squid neuron

Animal Genetics

Antibodies: Why are some blood types incompatible?

Aseptic Technique: Culture your sample without contamination

Bacterial Isolation

Benedict’s Test for Simple Carbohydrates

Biomes: Identify and create the main biomes on Earth

Biuret’s Test for Protein

Building Animal Cells (NEW)

Building Gram Positive and Gram Negative Cell Walls (NEW)

Carbohydrates: The sugars that feed us

Carbon Valence, Hybridization and Angles

Cell Membrane and Transport: Learn how transporters keep cells healthy

Cell Membrane and Transport: Types of transporter proteins

Cell Structure: Cell theory and internal organelles

Cellular Respiration: Glycolysis

Cellular Respiration: Measuring energy consumption during exercise

Cellular Respiration: Respirometry

Cellular Respiration: The Electron Transport Chain

Cellular Respiration: The Krebs Cycle

Confocal Microscopy

Cytogenetics: Perform a prenatal diagnosis


Electron Transport Chain: A rollercoaster ride that produces energy


Embryology: Discover the genetics of limb development

Enzyme Kinetics

Evolution: Are you related to a sea monster?

Evolution: Founding theories and principles

Evolution: Journey of the canids

Evolution: Taxonomic tree of life

Experimental Design

Exploring Human Reproductive Cells (NEW)

Fermentation: Optimize bio-ethanol production

Fluorescence Microscopy

Functional Groups and Basic Chemical Tests

Gel Electrophoresis: Visualize and separate nucleic acids

Gene Expression Unit: Use sequencing to unveil a gene linked to obesity

Gene Regulation

Gram Stain: How stains and counterstains work (NEW)

Gram Stain: Test yourself in Gram Stain Procedure (NEW)

Hematology: Introduction to blood

Hydrocarbon Nomenclature and Representations

Inheritance with Pedigree Trees

Inheritance with Punnett Squares

Introduction to Food Macromolecules

Introduction to Protein Synthesis

Iodine Test for Complex Carbohydrates

Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Lab Safety

Light Microscopy

Matter and Phase Changes: Distil ethanol

Medical Genetics

Meiosis, Mitosis and Plant Gametes (NEW)

Meiosis: How is color blindness inherited?

Meiosis: Understand how traits are inherited

Mendelian Inheritance: From genes to traits


Mitosis: Using a toxic compound from the yew tree in cancer therapy

Molecular Cloning

Monogenic Disorders

Next Generation Sequencing

Organic Chemistry Introduction: Learn about organic compounds

Osmosis: Choose the right solution for an intravenous drip (NEW)

Parkinson’s Disease

Perform a Dry Western Blot

Pigment Extraction: Use photosynthesis to produce biofuel and reduce pollution

Pipetting: Master the technique

Polymerase Chain Reaction

Protein Synthesis

Signal Transduction: Choose the best cancer inhibitor

Signal Transduction: How Cells Communicate

Spectrophotometers: Building and exploring the instrument

Spectrophotometry: Learn the Beer-Lambert law with absorbance experiments

Sudan IV Test for Lipids

The Gram Stain: Identify and differentiate bacteria

Trophic Levels: Grazer vs. predator

Viral Gene Therapy: Use DNA to prevent heart failure

Western Blot Transfer: Prepare for protein detection

Your Diet and Your DNA

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