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BIOL 230 Home Lab Kit Simulations and Activities

(taken from BIOL 230 Lab Manual v.1.1 still current to date)

Please find below an overview of the BIOL 230 Home Lab Simulations and Activities.

Part 1: Simulation Exercises

(total 30 marks)

  • Perform Simulation 1 Activity 3 – Facilitated Diffusion
  • Perform Simulation 2 Activity 4 - Osmosis
  • Perform Simulation 3 Activity 6 – Active Transport
  • Perform Simulation 4 Activity 8 – Isometric Contraction
  • Perform Simulation 5 Activity 1 – Electrical stimulation
  • Perform Simulation 6 Activity 7 – Comparing Glucose Levels Before and After Insulin Injection
  • Perform Simulation 7 Activities 3 to 8 – Modifiers of Heart Rate
  • Perform Simulation 8 Activity 4 – Lipase, Bile, and Lipid Digestion

Part 2: Home Laboratory Activities

(total 70 marks)

Lab #1: Spinal Cord

A: Reflexes and Reactions

  • Activity A.1. Patellar Reflex
  • Activity A.2. Calcaneal Reflex
  • Activity A.3. Plantar Reflex
  • Activity A.4. Pupillary Reflex

B. Reaction Activities

  • Activity B.1. Reaction Time Ruler
  • Activity B.2. Card Reaction Time

Lab #2: Peripheral Nervous System

A: Cutaneous Sensations

  • Activity A.1: Stimulus Sensitivity Testing
  • Activity A.2: Two-Point Discrimination
  • Activity A.3: Temperature Sensation

B: Human Vision

  • Activity B.1. Near Point
  • Activity B.2. Visual Acuity
  • Activity B.3. Accommodation
  • Activity B.4. Astigmatism
  • Activity B.5. Visual Mapping
  • Activity B.6. Peripheral Vision

LAB #3: The Blood Vessels and Blood Pressure

A: Peripheral Blood Flow

  • Activity A.1: Regional Variations
  • Activity A.2: Effects of Gravity
  • Activity A.3: Effects of Temperature

B: Blood Pressure

  • Activity B.1: Sitting Position
  • Activity B.2: Reclining Position
  • Activity B.3: Standing Position
  • Activity B.4: Cardiovascular Exercise
  • Activity B.5: Low Temperature

LAB #4: Blood Physiology

A: Simulate ABO and RH Blood Typing

LAB #5: Respiratory Physiology

A: Lung Volume

B: Spirometry

  • Activity B.1: Vital Capacity (VC)
  • Activity B.2: Tidal Volume (TV)
  • Activity B.3: Expiratory Reserve Volume (ERV)
  • Activity B.4: Residual Volume (RV)
  • Activity B.5: Inspiratory Reserve Volume (IRV)
  • Activity B.6: Inspiratory Capacity (IC)
  • Activity B.7: Total Lung Capacity (TLC)

LAB #6: Renal Physiology

A: Detecting Unknowns in Simulated Urine

  • Activity A.1: Testing for Glucose
  • Activity A.2: Testing for Protein (albumin)
  • Activity A.3: Testing pH
  • Activity A.4: Testing for ketones

Updated December 11 2014 by Student & Academic Services

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