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Saturday, October 20 • 9:00am - 11:30am
Agar Cell Diffusion Hands-on Lab: let's see what else we can do with it! - Double Session

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Bio Stuff this year!
Part I:  Would you like the opportunity to try some new twists to this classic agar model cell lab?
Have you always wanted to cut that agar in different forms? leave it for different amounts of time? texturize the surface? try with the indicator in the agar and then with the base in the agar? If these dreams and aspirations are your dreams and aspirations, join us! If you have no idea what all this stuff means, but you want to learn and explore a fun lab, join us!
Here's what we'll do:
Discuss how the lab is done in different schools. What works, what doesn't.
Review scientific procedure and safety.
Discuss the positive impact of more open exploration in our science programs.
And then.... you will choose a variable and set up an investigation, do it, share results, discuss applications in the classroom. I will be bringing in two versions of agar and all lab supplies required, including solution, knives, spoons, rulers, beakers, hotplate (1), waste bucket, aprons, goggles.
Part II: I will also bring in some diffusion/osmosis examples; gummy bears, dialysis tubing, eggs  We'll look at ways to expand what we do with these.
Part III:  We will label, colour, and build a 3D folded model of a leaf cross section. Make and view a nail polish slide of fresh stomata. Look at my wasp/beetle/birch activity.
Bring your curiosity!


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am PDT
Gallery 1 - Radisson