2 Easy life science projects even you can perform at home

 2 Easy life science projects even you can perform at home

There is a great need of life science experiments for elementary students while learning scientific concepts. Science in daily life examples can help us to build a strong and stable concept for any topic. In this post we are discussing a few easy and interesting Life science fair projects. All these experiments can be performing easily and without any special technical knowledge. We should be in search of such wonderful ideas because Project Based Learning is well advisable methodology in modern education. Let’s discuss how to conduct such life science projects in classroom.

Why projects are important in seeking the basic knowledge of life science

Life science is a broad subject which includes human body, plants and parts of plant, different micro and macro organisms. We see various objects of life science subject in our daily life but experiments and projects can be useful to research and discover the scientific approach behind this. A huge amount of texts, pictures and videos are in internet, we can use them to make our study effective and comfortable. Physical experiments are always helpful because they use visual learning and kinesthetic learning approaches.

2 very easy life science projects you can perform at home

  1.  Looking the cell division under the microscope
  2. Tracking Water through Plants Experiment

 Looking the cell division under the microscope

Cell division is one of the great concepts of biology study. Look the cell division under the microscope is very important experiment and it is useful for all grades students like 6th grade, 7th grade to high school students and for all the students of university level.

How to make this experiment

We have to arrange a microscope for this project. Nowadays various types of microscopes are available in market. A digital microscope is the best choice which you can connect with your Smartphone or computer.

The most popular basic experiments are- watching the onion cell, algae cells, cells of mouth cavity etc.

To watch cell division of baker’s yeast is the easiest and cheaper even you can arrange this experiment within a short duration. You can start discerning the shapes of individual yeast cells in water with a magnification of 400x. While observing the yeast cells you will find some little buds which are the way they grow and divide.

The other experiment for you is the cells of onion roots.

You have to stain the onion root tips cells and you may observe the different stages of mitosis cell division.

Tracking Water through Plants Experiment

Observing water moving through plants is one of the most interesting projects which could be done at home also. As a science teacher you can do this experiment as a Class practical also.

water absorption in carrot roots

Observing water movement in plants allows students to make inferences about water movement through the plant material.

 The essential equipments for this experiment

You need a cup of water, some drops of blue colors, and a carrot for experiment.

How to perform the experiment of tracking water through plants?

Fill a cup of water and mix a few drops of blue food coloring before dropping a carrot into the cup. Come back after a few hours and slice off a section near the tip. You will notice a distinct color pattern circulating through the roots of the plant. How does this demonstrate the movement of water? Cut another section off and see if the pattern remains the same. You can use different colors also for tracking the movement of water. You can also use another plant also.

 Final Words

By this experiment you will learn many things.  Absorption of water is an important process, where roots absorb the water and make a flow from root to the stem and leaves. As a student various questions may be answered by this projects like-

Does water move in a specific direction, for example from root to leaves or from leaves to root?

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