Introduction to Biology

Chat times for Summer 2017
Wednesday 9:30a-10:50a ET/6:30a-7:50am PT

Dr. Christe Ann McMenomy

Course Materials Under Revision for 2017-2018

Lab Equipment Required

Experiments for this course

Lab assignments for this course are not optional — they are the point of the course! Students perform one major lab exercise each week to build essential lab skills.

Lab Permission Forms

For safety reasons, both you and your parents must read the safety procedures before starting the lab sequence. Parents of minor students must sign and send a copy of the lab permission letter to me before I can accept any lab reports from their student.

Lab Equipment

Students performing basic lab assignments will not need to obtain special equipment. Basic labs will require common household items easily obtained from grocery, drug, or hardware stores.

Students wishing to obtain AP Biology lab credit should review the lab instructions. Equipment and materials purchased for the summer course will be used during the academic year course as well.


Lab equipment may be borrowed from schools or purchased. Sometimes local college bookstores or medical schools carry dissection kits; staining kits and other supplies are often available from educational toy stores and science museums. You may also want to check my growing list of mail order suppliers.