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Go to A Field Study of the Ant Trail Phenomenon
A Field Study of the Ant Trail Phenomenon
In this exercise, students place food at various distances from an ant hill or nest. Ants are then observes as they find the bait and lead other ants to it. At the completion of the exercise, students...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-5/7-moody.pdf
Go to Bacterial Transformation
Bacterial Transformation
This experiment is performed in a first year Introductory Biology course and has been used in a Genetics and Biochemistry course.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-5/1-ernest.pdf
Go to Chick Embryos in Shell-less Culture
Chick Embryos in Shell-less Culture
Continuous observation of developing embryos from day 3 up to day 18 of incubation allows students to see differentiation of extra embryonic membranes and circulation, limb bud, heart, and feathers as...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-5/8-fisher.pdf
Go to Clearing Techniques for the Study of Vascular Plant Tissues in Whole Structures and Thick Sections
Clearing Techniques for the Study of Vascular Plant Tissues in Whole Structures and Thick Sections
The clearing technique presented here in 4 exercises changes the refractive properties of various organelles without altering the structural integrity of the cells. It effects a refractive uniformity ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-5/5-herr.pdf
Go to Extraction, Assay, and Light Activation of NADP+-3-Phosphoglyceraldehyde Dehydrogenase
Extraction, Assay, and Light Activation of NADP+-3-Phosphoglyceraldehyde Dehydrogenase
This exercise is useful as an introduction to an open-ended semester research project, suitable for third year students.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-5/2-outlaw.pdf
Go to Responses to Stimuli: The Basis of Behavior
Responses to Stimuli: The Basis of Behavior
This exercise is designed to provide students with an opportunity to observe simple taxic responses in an aquatic test organism brine shrimp and a terrestrial test organism milkweed bug.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-5/3-podwall.pdf
Go to Sensory Perception and Communication in Electric Fish
Sensory Perception and Communication in Electric Fish
This exercise provides practice in a number of important general animal behavior techniques such as maintenance of freshwater aquaria, the use of an oscilloscope and other electronic devises for behav...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-5/4-decoursey.pdf
Go to The Use of the Biotic Index as an Indication of Water Quality
The Use of the Biotic Index as an Indication of Water Quality
This is a field/laboratory exercise involving the collection, identification, and use of aquatic insects to estimate the water quality of lotic stream ecosystems. Aspects of this laboratory are approp...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-5/6-zimmerman.pdf

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