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BIOL 230 Home Lab Kit Simulations and Activities

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

Part 1: Virtual Labs

Lab 1: Homeostasis

  • Activity 1.1: Homeostatic control of body temperature
  • Activity 1.2: Homeostatic control of gas composition and pH of the blood
  • Activity 1.3: Homeostasis of sugar, salt and water balance
  • Activity 1.4: Homeostasis of salt and water balance

Lab 2: Molecular Movement

  • Activity 2.1: Diffusion and Fick's Law
  • Activity 2.2: Osmosis and Tonicity

Lab 3: Enzymes

  • Activity 3.1: The effect of temperature and pH on enzyme activity
  • Activity 3.2: The effect of inhibition on enzyme activity

Lab 4: Blood Analysis

  • Activity 4.1: Determining blood characteristics and type

Lab 5: Nervous System

  • Activity 5.1: Ion flow and function of the nervous system
  • Activity 5.2: The effect of stimulus strength and interval on action potentials

Lab 6: Blood Pressure

  • Activity 6.1: Factors that affect blood pressure

Part 2: Home Laboratory Activities

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 June 06 2018 by Student & Academic Services

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