This section is under construction. More labs will be added.
The following link will connect you to the virtual lab Genetics of Organisms.
For your information:
This file will download as a "zip" file and you will need to unzip the file (if you are using a Windows operating system you should have WinZip on your computer) to complete the installation.
The Packed size is: 1,046KB. The unzipped file will be 2,108KB.
The download time will be lengthly if you are using a dial up modem.
The following site is an excellent virtual labs involving both plants and animals.
Virtual Scanning Electron Microscopy
Interactive Java tutorials that explore various aspects of virtual Scanning Electron Microscopy (vSEM). Use the tutorial below to discover how specimens appear when magnified in the virtual SEM.
Take a practice test on the parts of a Compound Microscope. Click on:
This interactive Java tutorial explores the effect of increasing magnification (equivalent to changing microscope objectives) on the ability to resolve features in a sample.
The following images are designed to help you review materials before or after your lab. These images can be most useful to you if you try to identify labelled structures before clicking to obtain answers.
If you would rather not participate in the actual dissection of an earthworm, or of you missed the worm dissection, you may use these pictures and the printed dissection guide to become familiar with worm anatomy and learn some of the main concepts covered in the dissection.
Clam, Squid, Earthworm and Crayfish Virtual Dissections can be found at the next link.
Understand the structure and function of the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, excretory, nervous, sensory, locomotory, and reproductive systems of the clam, squid, earthworm, and crayfish. Try this site for an excellent picture dissection of these animals.
Frog Dissection Sites:
A great site to learn how to dissect the frog. This is a "virtual" dissection site that walks you through each step in the proper dissection of a frog.
This award-winning interactive program is part of the "Whole Frog" project. You can interactively dissect a (digitized) frog named Fluffy, make movies, and play the Virtual Frog Builder Game.
Computers can't teach everything in anatomy, but they can teach some things better, either by themselves or through synergy with conventional methods. Try out this award-winning virtual frog- as a case in point.