Biology

Student uses a pipet to extract DNA with other students looking on.

Fish Market Survey

Grades
10 11 12
Senior biology students use a DNA barcoding kit to test local grocery store fish samples, and discover if the fish they bought is mislabeled and part of food fraud!
Let’s Talk Science volunteer works on the Tomatosphere project with three students.

Tomatosphere™

Investigate the effects of outer space on seed germination with your class. Tomatosphere™ is a hands-on program that builds scientific inquiry and experimentation skills.
Assortment of the bacteria Escherichia coli

Bacteria 101

What exactly are bacteria? What types of bacteria are there? And are they really as bad as people think they are?
Dragonfly

What is an Insect?

The What is an Insect e-book explores the amazing world of insects while showing the characteristics and diversity of insects.
Students collaborating

Introduction to the Fish Market Survey

In this introductory activity, students will read two articles about the issue of fish mislabelling and complete two graphic organizers to identify the issue, its implications and possible solutions. They will complete the organizers individually and in pairs, and then discuss the results with the whole class.