The Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Towson University Center for STEM Excellence

Bioscience Education and Outreach Program

SciTech Student Learning Laboratory

Natural Products Lab
Appropriate for grades 6 through 12

Clip art picture of a beaker and a petri dishIn this lab, students are introduced to biotechnology through the use of natural products. Natural products, produced from animal or plant extracts, have been used by humans for thousand of years. Students will investigate anti-microbial properties of different plants on bioluminescent bacteria. With the guidance of the SciTech staff, students will experience the process of identifying a problem, scientifically testing a hypothesis and interpreting the results of that experiment. The following are available for printing and download:




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