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Go to An Evolutionary Approach to Teaching about Ferns in a Plant Kingdom Course
An Evolutionary Approach to Teaching about Ferns in a Plant Kingdom Course
This exercise should be used to have students form their own classification of ferns by observing a variety of structural modifications in several ferns. The activity will give the students an underst...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-4/5-sundberg.pdf
Go to Control of Surface Exudation by Slugs
Control of Surface Exudation by Slugs
This experiment is meant to study water regulation in mollusks by observing the reaction of slugs, which are closely related to mollusks, to excess water.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-4/3-martin.pdf
Go to Energetics of an Aquatic Ecosystem
Energetics of an Aquatic Ecosystem
This activity is meant to give students an understanding of aquatic ecosystems and the processes and concepts that they are composed of and to give students a feel for how ecosystems affect the larger...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-4/8-leonard.pdf
Go to Microsurgical Operations on the Giant Ciliate <i>Stentor coeruleus</i>
Microsurgical Operations on the Giant Ciliate Stentor coeruleus
This exercise uses microsurgery and the study of morphogenesis of a single-celled organism to try and gain a better understanding of the development of organisms.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-4/9-tartar.pdf
Go to Short Investigative Exercises Designed to Get Students to Think
Short Investigative Exercises Designed to Get Students to Think
This series of exercises is developed for students interested in health and natural sciences with little to no background in science and is meant to develop their reasoning skills.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-4/1-piternick.pdf
Go to The Study of Development Using Red Algae
The Study of Development Using Red Algae
This exercise can be used to demonstrate developmental processes at the cellular level, environmental control of photosynthesis, and cell enlargement by using red algae, which is well-suited for these...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-4/4-waaland.pdf
Go to The Use of Aquatic Research Microecosystem in the Biology Teaching Laboratory
The Use of Aquatic Research Microecosystem in the Biology Teaching Laboratory
This exercise should give students an understanding of the processes of photosynthesis and respiration as well as the concepts of succession, diversity, and energy utilization by observing and compari...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-4/7-wagner.pdf
Go to The Use of Lectins Agglutinins to Study Cell Surfaces
The Use of Lectins Agglutinins to Study Cell Surfaces
Using lectins, proteins which combine specifically with carbohydrate molecules or groups, this activity will introduce the students to the many important roles that the cell membrane serves in biologi...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-4/6-deyrup-olsen.pdf
Go to Vascular Cannulation of the Rat
Vascular Cannulation of the Rat
This exercise is designed for experienced students and is meant to introduce the students to basic surgical procedures and to show a technique for intravenous infusion and blood sampling of live rats.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-4/2-stewart.pdf

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