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Dispersal Cues Used by Parasitic Wasps: Phototaxis, Geotaxis and Mated
The purpose of this laboratory exercise is to help you: • Understand how light and gravity may affect dispersal of mated female
. • Develop and test hypotheses about other factors t...
The Use of Interactive Web-Based Courseware in Intro Biology
This hands-on workshop introduced participants to three interactive Web-based exercises that complement the laboratories and lectures in introductory biology at the University of Toronto. •
Invertebrate Food Selection
This laboratory exercise was developed for a one-semester course geared for the nonscience student. The course, MARS 1020, is one option for students to choose when fulfilling a life science require...
Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Introducing Freshmen to Experimental Design
Advocates of science education reform have encouraged us to replace our traditional “cookbooktype labs” with investigative or inquiry-based lab experiences (Beyond Biology 101, 1996; Fox and Hackerm...
WOWBugs: Newest Insect in the Curriculum
With 17-day life cycles, fascinating, and often bizarre behaviors, user-friendly handling and no-hassle care, WOWBugs are unusual organisms sure to engage student interest. A National Science Founda...
Planarian Behavior: A Student-Designed Laboratory Exercise
1. Know that different types of stimuli can affect planarian movement. 2. Distinguish between kinesis and taxis. 3. After preliminary observations, state a hypothesis to predict or explain planarian...
Oviposition Substrate Choice by Bean Beetles,
, are tropical agricultural pest insects. Females lay eggs on the surface of beans (Family Fabaceae). The most important choice a female makes for her offs...
Termites and the Scientific Method
Termites can be used as tools in the introduction of the scientific method. This exercise allows the student to simply and easily follow each step of the scientific method without the need for encum...
Using the Scientific Method to Study Optical Orientation in Blowfly Larvae
This introductory lab in beginning biology courses for majors or nonmajors illustrates scientific investigation more realistically than do many textbook treatments of the “scientific method” and many...
Motivating First-Year Biology Students to Use Microscopes and the Scientific Method
Two of the most fundamental skills that biology students need to acquire are: 1) the ability to use microscopes effectively, and 2) an ability to use the scientific method. The first lab exercise in...
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