Labs and Other Trainings


How Viruses Travel

Lab Investigation

Simulate the spread of an illness through a population

Using a safe, simulated disease agent, students model the transmission of a communicable viral disease, identify its origin and calculate its rate of spread through the population. The class forms inferences on the rate a disease spreads today as compared to a similar outbreak a century ago.

A Closer Look at Soaps & Detergents

Lab Investigation

Explore the chemistry behind these common household products

What's the chemical difference between soaps and detergents? How are they manufactured? How do they work? Your students will answer these and other questions as they explore commonly used cleansers. They'll investigate how surfactants reduce surface tension and evaluate the efficiency of soaps and detergents in emulsifying fats. The class will also evaluate commercially available soaps and detergents for their effectiveness and efficiency in cleaning.

Viruses and Monerans


Learn all about viruses and bacteria in a safe, “virtual” environment

Features animated tutorials on classifying and identifying prokaryotes; obtaining and releasing energy; growth and reproduction; bacteria in nature; bacteria and disease; uses of bacteria; and controlling bacteria. Also includes comprehensive coverage of additional concepts including virus types and classification; virus structure; viral infection; viruses and disease; vaccines and much more. Virtual labs allow your students to classify bacteria types and experiment in controlling bacteria. Includes a unique assessment function – featuring practice and test modes – and a teacher’s resource section, which allows you to create customized tutorials, tests and presentations.

Exploring Disease-Causing Organisms Neo/GUIDE

Microscope Slide Set

A microscopic investigation of disease-causing organisms
Set of five microscope slides comes complete with Neo/GUIDE reference booklet featuring detailed background information and structure identification key. Includes: Trichinella (Trichinosis); Plasmodium (Malaria); Pneumocystis (AIDS-Opportunistic Infection); Mycobacterium (Tuberculosis); and entamoeba (Amoebic Dysentary).

Parasites & Diseases


Investigate parasites and their effect on human health

Detailed case studies, graphic images and authoritative text make this atlas a must for any study of human disease. Comprehensive program features a collection of nearly four hundred images of parasites and their impact on man. Provides thoroughly detailed information on the life cycles of parasites, the diseases they cause as well as the diagnosis and cure of these illnesses.

Parasites & Pests Neo/SLIDE


A microscopic tour of harmful organisms

Discover how organisms from various kingdoms can be troublesome, noxious and destructive! Your students will investigate the special predatory relationship termed "parasitic" and learn how these specialized organisms survive by living off their prey. Features a comprehensive library of nearly fifty microscopic images which can be magnified, manipulated and measured - just like with a traditional microscope. Each image is accompanied by comprehensive reference text. Images and text can be printed for use in presentations, reports, tests and handouts.

Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on Daphnia

Lab Investigation

Measure Daphnias heart rate in response to stimulants and depressants
Study the effects of various chemicals on the human body through the use a model organism— Daphnia. Your students will observe firsthand the effects of various stimulants and depressants on the organism’s heart rate. They’ll also learn to predict and classify various chemicals as either stimulants or depressants. Note: Includes a redeemable coupon for requesting the perishable Daphnia culture.Your students will— • Identify the microcustacean Daphnia and its major anatomical features • Predict the effects of stimulant and depressant chemicals on the heart rate of a model organism • Measure the heart rate in a model organism under different chemical conditions • Classify chemicals as depressants or stimulants after observing their effects on heart rate
Infection The Game!
This game is perfect for students to play and interact as they learn about hygiene and infection control.  The game helps them visualize how to avoid infection!


Battling Germs with Disinfectants

Lab Investigation

Safely learn how to stop the spread of bacteria!

What effects do alcohol, soap and bleach have on the growth of microorganisms? Provide your class with a firsthand look at how various disinfectants affect the growth of bacteria. Then use this knowledge to examine the most efficient ways to prevent the spread of these organisms and the relationship between handwashing techniques and bactericidal effectiveness.

Viruses & Bacteria Neo/SLIDE


Get a close-up view of viruses and bacteria

Features a comprehensive set of interactive microscope slide images of viruses and bacteria which can be magnified, manipulated, and measured - just like with a traditional microscope! These stunning photos are accompanied by callouts and definitions, supporting reference text as well as video clips of key microorganisms. This unique program gives users the flexibility to choose from either tutorial, assessment, or lecture modes. Images include Viruses, Microhabitats, Microanatomy, Bacteria Forms, Mixtures, Eubacteria, and Cyanobacteria. Includes video loop of Mixed Bacteria.

Microbe Scavenger Hunt

Lab Investigation

Explore the microworld in your environment

Hunt for various kinds of microorganisms - including bacteria, fungi and protists - in water, air, soil and even food, employing a ready-to-use growth media. The specially formulated gel, which requires no autoclaving or special equipment, makes it easy for students to design experiments that explore the subvisible world around them, collecting and identifying a wide variety of microbes. The investigation also includes a dichotomous key to molds, bacteria, and protists; a specially formulated dried Microlife Mix that allows you to explore the diversity of pond organisms; and a guide to appropriate viewing techniques.

Human Disease - Common Health Problems Neo/SLIDE


View the microanatomy of disease!
Provide your class with a comprehensive set of interactive digital microscope slide images which can be magnified, manipulated and measured - just like with a traditional microscope! These stunning photos are accompanied by supporting reference text. The unique program can be operated in either tutorial, assessment, or lecture modes. Features scores of dual-resolution microscope images of live and prepared material including Nomral and Diseased tissues involving Cervical Cancer, ACirrhosis, Breast Cancer, Appendicitis, Pneumonia, Leukemia, Mononucleosis, Anemia, Myocardial Infarction, Atherosclerosis, and Lyme Disease including Vector and Spirochete. Also includes microscopic images of Vectors such as the Flea, Head Louse, Bed Bug and Tick; Parasites to include Tapeworm, and Liver Fluke; and AIDS-opportunistic organisms including Pnemocystis and Cryptosporidium.

Disease and Immunity


Learn the latest in disease testing – in a virtual lab!

Animated tutorials and interactive lab investigations provide the latest on diseases and their treatment. Narrated tutorials include up-to-date coverage of infectious diseases; the germ theory of disease; Koch’s postulates; agents of disease; how diseases spread; fighting infectious diseases; the immune system; immune system disorders; and much more! Virtual labs provide interactive explorations of Koch’s postulates; ELISA testing; and how diseases spread. Also includes a unique assessment function – featuring practice and test modes – and a teacher’s resource section, that allows you to create customized tutorials, tests and presentations.

ELISA: HIV/AIDS Test Simulation

Lab Investigation

Investigate the principals behind AIDS testing

Explore the immuological principle that antibodies bind to specific antigens. Your class will learn how ELISA - Enzyme Linked Immunoassay - is a fundamental clinical tool used for the detection of the AIDS virus. They will conduct simulated ELISA screening assays on simulated blood sera of ten individuals to determine their HIV status. In the process, they will learn about basic immunology as well as specifics concerning the assay "positive" and "negative" controls as well as what "false positive" and "false negative" results mean.


Effects of Smoking

Activity Model

Graphically demonstrate the impact of smoking on the lungs

Give your students a firsthand view of how tar and other pollutants accumulate in the lungs during smoking. Simply place a lit cigarette that you provide in the mouth of the "Smoking Man" and draw smoke into his "lungs" using the syringe pump included. The results will amaze you as you watch his lungs start to darken after only a few short puffs! Includes detailed teacher and student guides that provide extensive background information on the dangers of smoking. Size: 5 1/4"L x 4"W x 9"H.

Pandemic: The Board Game!
Help stop the spread of illness and disease to win the disease and save the world!