School of Life Sciences | Ask A Biologist

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These biology experiments are designed for you to do at home or school using simple equipment. For some experiments, you may need a calculator. Here is a link to an excellent one provided by Web2.0calc.

To access experiments, click on one of the experiments listed below. In most cases, it is simplest to copy the experiment into a word processing program, and then print it out.

Title Contributor Name Type
A Nervous Experiment
Brittany Sanner
James Baxter
Sabine Deviche

Writer
Illustrator
Illustrator
Air Pollution CJ Kazilek Writer
Ant Farm Rebecca Clark Writer
Bone Strength Arizona Science Center Writer
Catch and Sketch Plankton
Colleen Miks
James Baxter

Writer
Illustrator
Collecting Ants Rebecca Clark Writer
Composting Edward Birge Writer
Cutting Out Brain Tumors
Eugene Chung
Sabine Deviche

Writer
Illustrator
Dr. Biology's Virtual Pocket Seed Experiment
Dr. Biology
Dr. Biology

Writer
Photographer
Heavy Water Lynne Kelper Writer
Hummingbird Lunch
Amanda Sibley
Sabine Deviche
Jo Ramirez

Writer
Illustrator
Illustrator
It’s a Plankton Eat Plankton World
Colleen Miks
James Baxter
Sabine Deviche

Writer
Illustrator
Illustrator
Let the Germs Begin
Julie Dunlap
Esmeralda Manzano
Vanessa Vierkoetter
Satina Sund
Gustavo Castañeda
James Baxter

Writer
Writer
Writer
Writer
Illustrator
Illustrator
Life of the Leafcutter
Angelina Alameda
James Baxter

Writer
Illustrator
Manduca Caterpillar Growth Experiment Dr. Biology Writer
Paper Protein Arizona Science Center Writer
Scale Activity CJ Kazilek Writer
Seasoned to the Tilt
Daniel S. Brehony
Abel Torres
Sabine Deviche

Writer
Writer
Illustrator
Seeing DNA Melissa Wilson Sayres Writer
Sooty Selection
Robin Greene
Karla Moeller
Megan Rowton
Sabine Deviche
James Baxter

Writer
Writer
Writer
Illustrator
Illustrator
What's Lurking in Lunch? Arizona Science Center Writer
When Water Gets Icy
Kyle Kinzler
Sabine Deviche
Brendan Koehler

Writer
Illustrator
Illustrator
Your Dog's Personality Scientific Explorer Writer
Manduca Caterpillar

Try the new virtual manduca experiment. See these amazing animals grow.

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Manduca Caterpillar

Try the new virtual manduca experiment. See these amazing animals grow.

Share to Google Classroom

Be part of Ask A Biologist

by volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteer page to get the process started.