The College of Chemical and Life Sciences ran the very successful Summer Biology Institute (SBI) for a period of ten years. The Institute was an in-service program for secondary school biology teachers that was largely focused on laboratory and field activities. One of the interesting programs in SBI was the development of laboratory exercises by the participants. Many very excellent lab exercises were developed by the SBI teachers and we thought it appropriate to make them available to colleagues in other locales. The Lab Bank offers some of the best examples of the SBI experiments and also provides an opportunity for other teachers to submit their experiments for presentation in the Lab Bank.