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From cellular structure to digestion, explore the fascinating science of human nutrition through a state-of-the-art laboratory experience.

Featured Simulations for Nutrition

Endocrine System: Effects of Blood Glucose Level , Link will open in a new tab

In this simulation, fish serve as the model organism to observe the effects of insulin and glucose on level of activity and alertness.

Ubiquity of Microorganisms , Link will open in a new tab

Sampling Surfaces for Bacteria: In this simulation, you will isolate bacteria from various objects and grow them on an agar plate.

Lab Safety: Handwashing Procedure , Link will open in a new tab

In this simulation, you will learn the appropriate lab etiquette and regulations that are important to maintain your own safety and the safety of others around you.

See the growing list of Nutrition simulations here:

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


• 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)


• 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


• Dissection Tutorial for Animals and Plants

• Earthworm (invertebrate)

• Mussel (invertebrate)

• Perch (vertebrate)

• Crayfish (invertebrate)

• Sea Star (invertebrate)

• Fetal Pig (vertebrate)

• Frog (vertebrate)

• Nematode (Roundworm) (invertebrate)


DNA Biology and Technology:

• Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) Testing (New)

• Isolation of DNA

• Gel Electrophoresis

• DNA/RNA Structure

• Rapid Diagnostic Testing

• Transcription, Translation, and Mutation


• 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

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


• 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