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BioLabs:
BioLabs attempts to recreate what a student would experience when performing investigations in the field. The labs are open-ended enough to be driven by the individual instructor, or by using the online lab manual provided. The student is given background information but is then asked to provide their own observations, create hypotheses, design an experiment, manipulate variables to collect relevant data, interpret the data, and then draw conclusions. A printable Lab Report captures their notes, responses to questions, and data. Link to BioLabs

Virtual Labs:
Virtual Labs are recreations of actual scientific experiments. Students are given background information on a topic, an explanation of the researcher's observations, and an overview of how they set up their experiment. The student follows the data collection process and is then asked to answers questions regarding that data. Students have an opportunity to read the original research paper before and after doing the experiment to gauge whether his or her understanding has increased, and to make the student more comfortable working with primary sources. In addition, interviews with principal investigators allow students to meet modern researchers.

Virtual Lab 1 - Catching Evolution in Action
Real People Doing Real Science: John Endler (University of California, Santa Barbara) and David Reznick (University of California, Riverside) (1320.0K)

Virtual Lab 2 - Why Do Tropical Songbirds Lay Fewer Eggs?
Real People Doing Real Science: Mark Boyce (University of Alberta, Edmonton) (1429.0K)

Virtual Lab 3 - Unraveling the Mystery of How Geckos Defy Gravity
Real People Doing Real Science: Kellar Autumn (Lewis and Clarke College) and Robert Full (University of California, Berkeley) (1107.0K)

Virtual Lab 4 - How Do the Cells of a Growing Plant Know in Which Way to Elongate?
Real People Doing Real Science: Richard Cyr (Pennsylvania State University) (807.0K)

Virtual Lab 5 - How Do Proteins Help Chlorophyll Carry Out Photosynthesis?
Real People Doing Real Science: Andrew Webber (Arizona State University) (844.0K)

Virtual Lab 6 - Can Cancer Tumors Be Starved to Death?
Real People Doing Real Science: Randall Johnson (University of California, San Diego) (717.0K)

Virtual Lab 7 - How Regulatory Genes Direct Vertebrate Development

Virtual Lab 8 - Cyanobacteria Control Heterocyst Pattern Formation Through Intercellular Signaling

Virtual Lab 9 - Trading Hormones Among Fishes: Gene Technology Lets Us Watch What Happens

Virtual Lab 10 - The Control of Patterning in Plant Root Development
Real People Doing Real Science: John Schiefelbein (University of Michigan) (813.0K)

Virtual Lab 11 - Do Some Genes Maintain More Than One Common Allele in a Population?
Real People Doing Real Science: Julian Adams (University of Michigan) (669.0K)

Virtual Lab 12 - Unearthing the Root of Flowering Plant Phylogeny

Virtual Lab 13 - How Pseudomonas "Sugar-Coats" Itself to Cause Chronic Lung Infection

Virtual Lab 14 - Tracking Iron Stress in Diatoms

Virtual Lab 15 - How Actin-binding Proteins Interact with the Cytoskeleton to Determine the Morphology of Yeasts

Virtual Lab 16 - Why Do Some Plants Accumulate Toxic Levels of Metals?
Real People Doing Real Science: Robert Boyd (Auburn University) and Scott Martens (University of Califonia, Davis) (865.0K)

Virtual Lab 17 - Which Pest Control is Best for Basil?

Virtual Lab 18 - How Hormones Protect Seed Development in Peas

Virtual Lab 19 - In Pursuit of Preserving Freshwater Mussels

Virtual Lab 20 - Amphibian Eggs Hatching in Shallow Ponds Thirst for Oxygen

Virtual Lab 21 - Planning an Aerial Attack on Marauding Fire Ants

Virtual Lab 22 - How Honeybees Keep Their Cool
Real People Doing Real Science: Jon Harrison (Arizona State University) (517.0K)

Virtual Lab 23 - Why Some Lizards Take a Deep Breath
Real People Doing Real Science: Elizabeth Brainerd (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) (907.0K)

Virtual Lab 24 - Discovering the Virus Responsible for Hepatitis C
Real People Doing Real Science: Michael Houghton (Chiron) (330.0K)

Virtual Lab 25 - In Search of New Antibiotics: How Salamanders Skin Secretions Combat Microbial Infections

Virtual Lab 26 - How Snails "See" an Invisible Trail

Virtual Lab 27 - Pheromones Affect Sexual Selection in Cockroaches

Virtual Lab 28 - Are Pollutants Affecting the Sexual Development of Florida's Alligators?
Real People Doing Real Science: Louis Guillette (University of Florida) (1135.0K)

Virtual Lab 29 - Why Does Contamination of a Coastal Salt Marsh with Diesel Fuel Lead to Increased Microalgal Biomass?

Virtual Lab 30 - Factors Limiting the Home Range of Male Voles

Virtual Lab 31 - Identifying the Environmental Culprit Harming Amphibians
Real People Doing Real Science: Andrew Blaustein (Oregon State University) (825.0K)







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