The Maryland Loaner Lab (MDLL) is a FREE resource for Maryland middle and high school science teachers that brings a variety of investigations to the classroom. These hands-on, student centered activities which are aligned with Maryland State curriculum.
Program Details and Eligibility
Maryland teachers become qualified to borrow kits by completing a training offered free of charge through the Center for STEM Excellence.
Kits are FREE and scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis
14-day loan period
Each kit contains materials for 10 student workstations and reagents for one class. Teachers may request reagent refills for up to four additional classes.
Teachers can only borrow one kit at a time.
Kits available to individual teachers for their classes.
Kits shipped to and from the schools via FedEx at no cost to school.
Kit requests must be received at least three weeks prior to borrow date.
Mystery of the Crooked Cell – Guided Inquiry Version
Using gel electrophoresis, students determine whether a patient carries the gene that causes sickle cell anemia. Mystery Disease is the Guided Inquiry version of Mystery of a Crooked Cell. Mystery Disease is designed for Honors and AP level biology classes and meets some AP Bio standards.