This section of the website is designed to enable you experiments without the use of an actual laboratory. Not all educational facilities have the resourses to have zebrafish labs available for experimentation. As such, aim is to provide an avenue for interactive learning through virtual experiments. The incentive behind these virtual experiments is to give students a better understanding of developmental biology and at the same time demonstrate the scientific method.
All of the experiments here will be outlined in such a way that follows the scientific procedure, for example developing, testing, and supporting/disproving a hypothesis.
The casanova virtual experiment can be used to learn the effects of genetic mutations to and the properties of heart formation in zebrafish.
The Developmental Staging experiment illustrates the temporal and spatial growth of a zebrafish embryo.
At the begining of each experiment there will be a brief introducation on the material to be covered in the experiment. There will also be a link to a PDF version of the experimental protocol, as well as links to the various techniquies used to carry out the experiment.