NANSLO Remote Lab Activity: Cell Type Prokaryote, Protista and Fungi

This NANSLO lab activity is self-contained and can be used in first and second semester general biology with lab, microbiology, and botany courses. In this activity, prepared slides of prokaryotes, protists, and fungi are examined at magnifications up to 600X to determine characteristics of these cell types. The lab activity includes background information on cells in living things, basic concepts of cell theory, a description of prokarotic and eukaryotic cells, and the way organisms are classified. The lab activity includes lab exercises and summary questions.
Primary Material Type:
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
NANSLO Remote Lab Activity: Cell Types Prokaryote, Protista and Fungi provides information on prokaryotes and eukaryotes cellular structure, the basic cellular structures and characteristics of Protista, and shapes of bacteria, laboratory exercises

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Health Care
Industry Sector:
Health Care and Social Assistance (62)
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (29-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (51)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelors Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
2 Hrs connected to laboratory through the Internet plus pre-lab and post-lab work
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Active - requires user to respond to prompts, questions, etc.
Quality Note:
Curriculum expert in this discipline worked with Discipline Panel of faculty to define learning objectives needed for this lab activity. During development, teleconferences were held to discuss lab activity being developed. Draft activity was posted to listserv for review by Discipline Panel and other faculty in that discipline. Based on feedback, lab activity was modified prior to posting as final. Experts in remote web-based science labs who are also science faculty worked together to define the web-enabled interface design used by students to perform the lab activity via the Internet and created the lab setup (robotics, scientific equipment, and items needed to complete the lab activity) testing it with lab technicians and others prior to launching the final lab activity.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • None
Course Note:
First semester General Biology with lab, Survey of Biology, and Botany courses.

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