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Go to A Lab on Population Genetics and Evolution: A physical Model and Computer Simulation
A Lab on Population Genetics and Evolution: A physical Model and Computer Simulation
This laboratory exercise features a physical and computer simulation of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-7/4-glase.pdf
Go to A Laboratory Teaching Model Which Trains Students to Exercise Discretion: Evaluating Water Quality
A Laboratory Teaching Model Which Trains Students to Exercise Discretion: Evaluating Water Quality
Rather than give students specific prescriptive laboratory procedures, this method provides the student with a task, two or three procedural steps, and a list of resources available to accomplish the ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-7/10-leonard.pdf
Go to Applying the Learning Cycle Approach to Digestive Systems and the Principles of Structure-Function and Unity with Diversity
Applying the Learning Cycle Approach to Digestive Systems and the Principles of Structure-Function and Unity with Diversity
The three parts of the learning-cycle strategy student exploration, concept formation, and concept application are the framework on which student understanding of 1 the interrelation of structure and ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-7/9-wilke.pdf
Go to Experimental Design and Testing: Hatching and Development in Brine Shrimp
Experimental Design and Testing: Hatching and Development in Brine Shrimp
This scientific investigation uses hatching and development in brine shrimp as the biological system in which to demonstrate the laboratory model of teaching experimental design.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-7/1-truchan.pdf
Go to Human Cardiopulmonary Laboratory
Human Cardiopulmonary Laboratory
Students design and carry out an experimental procedure that will allow them to determine the effect of an experimental variables on pulse rate, blood pressure, respiratory volumes, or other related c...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-7/6-mcfadden.pdf
Go to Measuring the Amount of Ascorbic Acid in Cabbage
Measuring the Amount of Ascorbic Acid in Cabbage
Students are asked to develop a procedure for the determination of the amount of ascorbic acid in fresh and boiled cabbage tissue. In order to accurately determine the ascorbic acid content, students ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-7/7-reiss.pdf
Go to Obtaining Early Mammalian Embryos
Obtaining Early Mammalian Embryos
The described methods allow for laboratory experiences at the general biology and embryology/developmental biology course levels as well as the senior research project level.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-7/8-dye.pdf
Go to Origin of Life: The Miller Experiment
Origin of Life: The Miller Experiment
Detailed directions on how to assemble and safely operate a Miller apparatus are provided. Additionally, students investigate the question of how life could have emerged from a non-chiral world and ev...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-7/5-peifer.pdf
Go to Size-Selective Feeding of Zooplankton by Fish
Size-Selective Feeding of Zooplankton by Fish
This laboratory exercise is an experiment to test the size-selective predation hypothesis. Bluegill sunfish are placed in an aquarium containing a range of sizes of a crustacean, Daphnia, and fish sto...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-7/3-hairston.pdf
Go to Using Chives to Study Meiosis
Using Chives to Study Meiosis
This laboratory exercise is appropriate for both biology majors and non-biology majors, and could also be used at the high school level.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-7/2-robinson.pdf
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