• Any compound microscope
  • A proctor 

 

Additional Lab Supplies not included with the Honors Biology Lab Kit  

For required labs (you must complete all three of these):  

 

Cell Respiration Lab  

• 1/2 teaspoon  

• Baker’s yeast  

• Corn syrup (100% glucose)  

• Dixie® cups (12)  

• Funnel, small  

• Kitchen scale  

• Masking tape  

• Pencil  

• Permanent marker, felt tip  

• Ruler with mm markings  

• Spoon  

• Sugar or sweeteners (3 different types)  

• Timer  

• Water, warm  

 

Photosynthesis Lab  

• Aluminum foil  

• *Anacharis or Elodea plants (eight 6 cm pieces) (purchase at tropical fish store or pet store, or order online); If you don’t have access to Anacharis or Elodea plants, you can use any freshwater aquatic plant  

• Distilled water  

• Drinking straw  

• Light source  

• Masking tape  

• Pencil  

• Permanent marker, felt tip  

 

Osmosis and Diffusion Lab  

• Corn syrup  

• Dixie ® cup  

• Funnel (small)  

• Kitchen scale  

• Masking tape  

• Paper towels  

• Permanent marker (felt tip)  

• Ruler  

• Scissors  

• Solo® Cups (6)  

• Spoon  

• Timer  

 

For other labs (you must complete 7 of these):  

**Note: A microscope is required for some labs. If you do not have access to a microscope and cannot purchase one, there are 7 labs that do not require a microscope. However, we strongly encourage students to use a microscope in this course.  

  • Microscopes can be purchased through the company that supplies the lab kits, Quality Science Labs (http://www.qualitysciencelabs.com/microscopes/). They are also available through other online retailers, including Amazon.com.  

  • The microscope should have objectives: 4X, 10X, and 40X.  

 

Microscope and Cells Lab  

• Cotton swabs  

• Cup  

• Knife (to cut onion)  

• Newspaper  

• Microscope**  

• Onion  

• Pencil  

• Scissors  

• Soft cloth  

• Strand of hair  

• Toothpicks  

• Water  

 

DNA Isolation Lab  

• Dish detergent  

• Freezer or refrigerator  

• Meat tenderizer  

• Rubbing alcohol  

• Sports drink  

 

Mitosis Lab  

• Pencil  

• Microscope**  

 

Genetics Lab  

None  

 

Natural Selection Lab  

• Coin  

• Paper  

• Pencil  

• Scissors  

 

Classification Lab  

• Paper  

• Pencil  

 

Diversity Lab  

• Fresh mushroom  

• Knife  

• Microscope**  

• Sugar  

• Squash  

• Toothpick  

• Yeast  

• Water  

 

Lung Capacity Lab  

  • 2 rulers with metric system markings  

 

Mammal Tissues Lab  

  • Microscope**  

 

Plant Lab  

• Carrot (fresh)  

• Celery (stalk)  

• Corn (2 kernels, fresh or frozen)  

• Dicot (small) plant with flowers  

(Hint: netted veined leaves)  

• Food coloring (red)  

• Knife  

• Leaves (you will need to collect)  

• Microscope (optional)  

• Monocot (small) plant with flowers  

(Hint: parallel veined leaves)  

• Monocot stem (tulip, lily, etc.)  

• Peanuts (2, or almonds)  

• Pencil  

 

Ecology Lab  

• Microscope (optional)  

• Outdoor area  

• Outdoor body of water (even just a puddle)  

• Paper  

• Pencil  

• Popsicle sticks (or other “boundaries” for your ecosystem)