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Science In Motion

ASIM Biology

Sandee Yancey, Biology Specialist

B.S. in Psychology–Jacksonville State University,
M.A.Ed. in Biology and Chemistry Education–University of Alabama at Birmingham,
Ed.S. in Teacher Leadership–University of Montevallo
National Board Certification

The University of Montevallo ASIM Biology program is coordinated by Biology Specialist Sandee Yancey.  The program provides in-depth professional development, a highly qualified specialist, and high-tech, state-of-the-art lab equipment for teaching Biology through inquiry. When you decide to use ASIM equipment, give us a call and we will bring it to your school.  Most of the labs come pre-packaged with all the non-consumable goods needed for the lab contained in a loan box.  However, additional equipment that may be needed, such as distilled water, live bacteria or protozoan cultures, balances, microscopes, etc. are also delivered separately.  When equipment is brought into your laboratory an entire class set is provided so that all students can participate in lab activities simultaneously.

A sampling of the equipment available to teachers and students includes (but is not limited to)

  • Leica ATC 2000 Microscopes
  • Disarticulated Skeletons
  • Water Quality Analysis Kits
  • Soil Testing Kits
  • Microvideo Camera System
  • Electronic Balances
  • Electrophoresis Equipment
  • Micropipets
  • High Speed Centrifuges
  • EKG & Blood Pressure Apparatus
  • Laptop computers & Software
  • Spectrophotometers & Chromatography Equipment
  • Various Prepared Microscope Slides (Histology, Plants, Animals, Pathology)
  • ZAHOUREK Manikin Models
  • Variety of Plant and Animal Models and Specimens
  • Water Baths

Over 70 laboratory activities utilizing this equipment can be delivered to your school ready to use.  All materials and solutions, agar plates, etc., are prepared for you.  Some of the more popular lab activities provided are:

  • Microscopy
  • DNA Extraction
  • DNA Fingerprinting—Gel Electrophoresis
  • Bacteria Staining & Inhibition
  • Heredity & Pedigrees
  • Human Physiology—Senses, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Fitness, Skeletons, Muscular Models
  • Ecology—Soil & Water Testing
  • Computer Simulations—Photosynthesis, Molecular Biology, Genetics, ADAM, Ecology, Respiration, Circulatory System, Cat
  • Genetics,
  • AP Biology Labs—Plant Pigments & Photosynthesis, Osmosis & Diffusion, Mitosis & Meiosis, Colony Transformation, Cell
  • Respiration
  • Anthropology

For a more extensive list of available laboratory activities and equipment as well as access to the Biology Specialist’s contact information and calendar, please CLICK HERE to visit the state web page for the ASIM-UM site.