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Go to A Field Study of Interspecific Relationships
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...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-6/5-mann.pdf
Go to A Quantitative Study of Litter and Soil Invertebrates Utilizing the Berlese Funnel
A Quantitative Study of Litter and Soil Invertebrates Utilizing the Berlese Funnel
This exercise is meant to familiarize students with invertebrates that inhabit litter and soil and to help them appreciate the importance of these organisms in the environment.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-6/4-edgar.pdf
Go to An Introduction to Stereological Analysis:  Morphometric Techniques for Beginning Biologists
An Introduction to Stereological Analysis: Morphometric Techniques for Beginning Biologists
This activity presents several exercises that will introduce students to stereological analysis, which is a useful method for correlating structural and functional data.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-6/3-sundberg.pdf
Go to Chemical Communication in Cockroaches
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.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-6/8-bell.pdf
Go to Chemiosmotic Principles of Solute Transport in Barley Roots
Chemiosmotic Principles of Solute Transport in Barley Roots
This exercise will demonstrate to students the fluxes of certain inorganic ions in the roots of barley plants. It will familiarize them with the chemiosmotic principles that are involved in ATP synthe...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-6/6-glass.pdf
Go to Investigations in Orientation Behavior
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.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-6/1-glase.pdf
Go to Nitrogen Excretion in Insects
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...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-6/7-gordon.pdf
Go to Simple Enzyme Experiments
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.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-6/10-miller.pdf
Go to Sodium-Ion Dependence in Marine Gram-Negative Bacteria
Sodium-Ion Dependence in Marine Gram-Negative Bacteria
This exercise is used to demonstrate the sodium requirement for substrate accumulation of gram-negative marine bacteria by using a radio-labelled substrate. It may also demonstrate that freshwater bac...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-6/9-gow.pdf
Go to Teaching Concepts of Plant Development With Lettuce Seeds and Seedlings
Teaching Concepts of Plant Development With Lettuce Seeds and Seedlings
This exercise uses lettuce seeds and seedlings to illustrate several plant developmental processes and encourages simple student-designed research projects.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-6/2-webb.pdf

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