A Field Study of Interspecific Relationships
This exercise can be used to study population ecology, food webs and trophic levels. It is meant to give students a better understanding of the interrelatedness of organisms in a community by studying...
Chemical Communication in Cockroaches
Use to develop experimental design of sex pheromone concentrations, and observing courtship behavior of cockroaches. This may be used in entomology or physiology laboratory classes.
Investigations in Orientation Behavior
This activity will allow students to observe the orientation behavior of several organisms and practice formulating and testing hypotheses based on their observations.
Nitrogen Excretion in Insects
This exercise enables students to gain insight into the process of excretion in insects. Rate of excretion and hemolymph volume in the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria, are measured using s...
Simple Enzyme Experiments
These laboratory exercises should be used to teach the basic properties of enzyme activity, including the effects of temperature, enzyme concentrations, and substrate concentrations.