Marching for Science

Let me introduce myself. I’m an American scientist living and working in the UK. I’ve been here since 2012, so I’ve witnessed the Scottish referendum and the Brexit vote. During the Ref, I watched my Scottish friends struggle with the decision -to separate deep feelings of nationalist pride from their incredible openness to others, to […]

Comments Off on Marching for Science Short URL

Respiration in action

Project 2: Respiration produces O2 and CO2. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is such a useful organism because it grows via both respiration and fermentation. During respiration, sugar is converted to ATP, or cellular energy, and CO2 is produced as a byproduct. When Saccharomyces cerevisiae is added to dough, it allows the dough to rise by creating pockets […]

Comments Off on Respiration in action Short URL

Design your own experiment

Project 1, Part 3: Test a hypothesis You now have several tools to learn about fungi. There are three additional agar plates available for your group. Together, think of a question or questions you would like to address and design an experiment to test them. For example, do you think one of your agents would […]

Comments Off on Design your own experiment Short URL