Environmental Science

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1st Lab Tutorial:

• Virtual Labs Tutorial

Applying the Scientific Method:

• Pillbug Preference
• Ubiquity of Microorganisms

Aseptic Technique:

• Broth Culture to Sterile Agar Plate
• Broth Culture to Sterile Broth
• Slant Culture to Sterile Agar Slant

Bacterial Genetics:

• DNA Profiling
• Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
• Bacterial Transformation

Basic Chemistry:

• Density of a Cube
• Synthesis of Calcium Carbonate
• Titration of Vinegar

Blood:

• Differential White Blood Cell Count
• Hematocrit
• Hemoglobin Content
• Blood Typing

Cardiovascular Physiology:

• Pulse Rate
• Blood Pressure
• Electrocardiography
• Heart Auscultation

Cell Division:

• Examining Meiosis
• Examining Mitosis

Cell Structure:

• Examining Plant & Animal Cells

Cellular Respiration:

• Yeast Fermentation
• Measuring Energy Production in Plants

Chemical Composition of Cells:

• Test for Starch
• Test for Sugars
• Digestion of Starch
• Emulsification of Lipids
• Test for Fat
• Test for Proteins

Control of Microbial Growth:

• Effect of Ultraviolet Light
• Effect of Antiseptics and Disinfectants
• Antimicrobial Sensitivity Testing (Kirby-Bauer Method)

Diffusion:

• Effect of Concentration on the Rate of Diffusion in a Semisolid
• Effect of Density of Media on the Rate of Diffusion
• Effect of Molecular Weight on the Rate of Diffusion in Air
• Diffusion Across a Selectively Permeable Membrane

Digestive System:

• Enzymes & Digestion

DNA Biology and Technology:

• Isolation of DNA
• Gel Electrophoresis
• DNA/RNA Structure

Electromyography:

• Motor Unit Recruitment
• Time to Fatigue

Endocrine System:

• Influence of Thyroid Hormone on Temperature Regulation
• Effects of Blood Glucose Level

Evidence of Evolution:

• Molecular Evidence
• Fossils and Comparative Anatomy

Eye and Vision:

• Eye Dissection
• Accommodation of the Lens
• Astigmatism Test
• Blind Spot Demonstration
• Color Vision Test
• Convergence Reflex Test
• Pupillary Reflex Test
• Visual Acuity Test

How Enzymes Work:

• Effect of Temperature
• Enzyme Activity
• Effect of pH
• Effect of Concentration

Human Genetics:

• Chromosomal Inheritance During Meiosis
• Genetic Inheritance

Invertebrate Dissection:

• Earthworm
• Mussel

Isolation Methods:

• Quadrant Streak Plate Method
• Pour Plating Method
• Subculturing of Bacteria
• Quantitative Dilution of Bacteria
• Quantification by Colony Counting
• Optical Density

Lab Safety:

• Hand Washing Procedure
• Personal Safety

Mendelian Genetics:

• Monohybrid Plant Cross
• Fruit Fly Characteristics
• Monohybrid Fruit Fly Cross
• Dihybrid Plant Cross
• Dihybrid Fruit Fly Cross
• X-Linked Fruit Fly Cross

Metric Measurement:

• Length
• Weight
• Volume
• Temperature

Microbial Growth:

• Oxygen Requirements & Anaerobic Jar
• Effects of Osmotic Pressure
• Effects of Temperature
• Oxygen Requirements and Fluid Thioglycolate Medium Tubes
• Effects of pH

Microscopy:

• Operation of a Brightfield Microscope
• Oil Immersion
• Pond Water Wet Mount
• Plant Cells (Onion Epidermal Cells)
• Animal Cells
• Diversity of Microorganisms
• Epithelial Tissue Histology
• Connective Tissue Histology
• Muscle Tissue Histology
• Nervous Tissue Histology
• Euglena Wet Mount

Natural Selection:

• Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
• Natural Selection in Insects

Nervous System:

• Demonstrate Monosynaptic Reflexes

Osmosis:

• Movement of Water Across a Selectively Permeable Membrane
• Tonicity in Red Blood Cells
• Tonicity in Elodea Cells
• Tonicity in Potato Strips

pH Balance:

• Function of Buffers
• Antacids as Buffers

Photosynthesis:

• Photosynthetic Pigments
• Comparing Green and Blue Light
• Determining Rate in White Light
• Monitoring Photosynthesis with Carbon Dioxide Uptake

Respiratory System:

• Mechanism of Breathing
• Pulmonary Function Tests

Sampling Ecosystems:

• Biological Sampling
• Comparing Ecosystems

Skeletal Muscle:

• Shoulder & Elbow Movement Exercise
• Electrical Stimulation

Staining:

• Smear Preparation
• Gram Staining
• Acid-Fast Staining
• Capsule Staining
• Spore Staining

Urinary System:

• Urinalysis

Vertebrate Dissection:

• Perch

Get Started with Virtual Labs

Virtual Labs are assignable within McGraw Hill ALEKS® and Connect®, and also available as a stand-alone product from these disciplines: Anatomy & Physiology, Biology (Majors and Non-majors), Botany, Environmental Science, Genetics, Human Biology, Medical Assisting, Microbiology, and Nutrition.