High School Biology: Can Tissue Culture be Done in a Dining Room?

Can tissue culture be done successfully in a New York City dining room?  I don’t know yet, but I’m going to start working on an answer to this question next week.  My feelings about this upcoming lab can be summed up with two words – “excitement” and “trepidation.” The students I’ll be doing this lab … More High School Biology: Can Tissue Culture be Done in a Dining Room?

Beast Academy Math

My experience with the Beast Academy math books is limited, which isn’t surprising, since it’s such a new series that some of the books haven’t even been published yet.  I hesitate to go out on a limb about a curriculum I’m not fully familiar with, but so far I love these books.  They are playful … More Beast Academy Math

Materials Management: The Mini-Pond

It might seem counter-intuitive, but keeping some stocks of living organisms around can make materials management for biology classes much easier.  One of my favorite tools is a mini-pond that I keep on a windowsill. It is a simple lidded plastic box (originally a small animal carrier) without any filters, pumps, heaters, or artificial lights.  … More Materials Management: The Mini-Pond