Practical Biology

A collection of experiments that demonstrate biological concepts and processes.

About Practical Biology

This website is for teachers of biology in schools and colleges. It is a collection of experiments that demonstrate a wide range of biological concepts and processes.

Experiments are placed within real-life contexts, and have links to carefully selected further reading. Each experiment also includes information and guidance for technicians.

The experiments are grouped by topic, but a full list is also available

Practical Biology has been developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Society of Biology in association with CLEAPSS, which provides safety advice. Set-up costs were provided by several other organisations involved in bioscience education, and we are grateful for their support.