Category: Laboratory Activities

Effects of a Closed Environment Lab Activity

Documents: Effects of a Closed Environment Lab Activity-2 Abstract: We must understand the interdependent relationships between photosynthesis and animal respiration before we can proceed in developing systems that will allow long term survival in space. Utilizing the processes of photosynthesis and respiration, students investigate living organisms in a closed environment

Lab Energy Content of Foods

Documents: Lab Energy Content of Foods Abstract: Measure temperature changes. Calculate energy changes using specific heat. Infer the energy content of food. Relate energy content to types of food. Evaluate whether the nutrition labels are accurate.

Observing Ecological Succession

Document: Observing Ecological Succession Abstract: This lesson allows students to witness how ecological communities respond to environmental changes. Succession is often taught with forest growth as the primary example, but in this outdoor experiment, students will be observing communities of insects over time

Owl Pellets Lab

Document: Owl Pellets Lab Abstract: Owl pellets are masses of bone, teeth, hair, feathers and exoskeletons of various animals preyed upon by raptors, or birds of prey.  Pellets are produced and regurgitated not only by owls, but by hawks, eagles and other raptors that swallow their prey whole of in small pieces. Owls feed early in the evening and regurgitate a...
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