Course title

Biology: The Study of Life, Biology Lab



Course description

Evaluation of Laboratory Science Courses-Biology Lab

Student Name:† Elizabeth Hebing†††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Student ASU ID: 1228588207

Name of Course: Biology: The Study of Life (lab component listed separate on transcript)

Duration of Study: full year††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Textbook title and copyright date:

Holt McDougal Biology: Student Edition; copyright 2015 by Stephen Nowicki; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Biology: The Study of Life; copyright 2019. Oak Meadow; Inc; Oak Meadow Biology Lab Kit; Oak Meadow; Inc. The labs were graded by the Oak Meadow teacher and student?s parents. Silvia Johnson; a counselor at North Atlantic Regional High School; reviewed and certified the work/grades given for the labs.

Approximately how many hours per week do students spend conducting hands-on laboratory experiments in this course?† 60-90 minutes per week

Please provide a list of all the laboratory experiments or projects you do that require manipulation of equipment.

Lab 1: Walking Crooked

Lab 2: Determining the pH of Common Substances

Lab 3: Observing Osmosis in an Egg Cell

Lab 4: Examining the Effect of Light Intensity on Photosynthesis (virtual lab)

Lab 5: Modeling and Recognizing the Stages of Mitosis

Lab 6: Coin Toss Genetics; Modeling Meiosis

Lab 7: Creating a Pedigree; Evaluating a Pedigree

Lab 8:† DNA Extraction

Lab 9: Using Gel Electrophoresis in DNA Fingerprinting (Virtual Lab); Activities: Cloning Survey; Biotechnology in the Media

Lab 10: Imaginary Organism; Piecing Together Evidence

Lab 11: Practicing with Histograms and Distribution Curves

Lab 12: Analyzing the Theory of Descent with Modification Using Mammalian Brain Structure

Lab 13: Simulated Random Quadrat Sampling

Lab 14: Analyzing Predator-Prey Interactions; Modeling Succession

Lab 15: Modeling the Effects of Habitat Fragmentation

Lab 16: Bioinformatics

Lab 17: Chart for Viruses; Viroids; Prions; and Bacteria; Make Your Own Yogurt

Lab 18: Quantifying Mold Growth

Lab 19: Group Debate: Genetically Modified Food and written assessment of teams

Lab 20: Transpiration Rate; Dichotomous Key Tree Identification; Algae Comparison Chart

Lab 21: Flower Dissection; Observing the Effects of Ethylene on Ripening Fruit

Lab 22: Virtual Earthworm Anatomy

Lab 23: Group Argumentation Lab: Modeling Mechanisms of Speciation

Lab 24: Modeling the Action of a Swim Bladder; Exploring External Fish Anatomy

Lab 25: Vertebrate Species Report: Tarsier; Outdoor Bird ID; Comparing Bone Density

Lab 26: Using an Ethnogram to Describe Animal Behavior; Observing Nonverbal Human Communication

Please refer to the uploaded document for laboratory equipment used and a sample of a lab report completed during this course.

School country

United States

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High school

North Atlantic Regional High School

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Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • LBIO
  • Biology

Approved date

Online / Virtual