Category Archives: Investigations

Fetal Pig (Wilbur) Lab

**Be forewarned, this post contains graphic images of the dissected fetal pig**     In the fetal pig lab, we had the opportunity to interactively work with our pig Wilbur to learn more about the major body systems in mammals. We examined many characteristics of the pig, and observed how they were similar to the characteristics other …

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Protista Party

Check out our informative Prezi on protistas here!

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Pharmaceutical Products

Pharmaceutical Products

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So… do we get tired from Turkey or not??

For many years, people have assumed that the culprit of the post-Thanksgiving drowsiness is the Tryptophan found in turkeys. Tryptophan is one of the 22 amino acids, and is necessary for healthy diets. But is this really the case? Surprisingly, as shown in the chart below, the level of tryptophan in turkeys is not considerably higher that …

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Mitosis and Meiosis Lab

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Chromatography Experiment

Chromatography is a process used for separating mixtures by differentiating between absorbency levels. Chromatography is important because it separates different solvents by their molar masses. One can separate the different pigments within a solution and measure how much of each pigment is present. When a solvent diffuses, the solvent carries the dissolved substance along with it. The further …

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Enzyme Catalase Lab

  Title: The Effect of pH on Rate of Catalase Catalyzed Reactions Purpose: To test the effects of the pH on the rate of reactions catalyzed by catalase Background: Enzymes are proteins produced by living cells that act like catalysts in chemical reactions. Catalysts are molecules that increase the speed of chemical reactions by decreasing the …

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