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Go to A Chemistry Primer for General Biology: Using the Macintosh to Present Text, Graphics, and Animations in a Lecture Setting
A Chemistry Primer for General Biology: Using the Macintosh to Present Text, Graphics, and Animations in a Lecture Setting
General Biology 1009 at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities is required for students majoring in biology and many related fields. It can also be used to fulfil a science laboratory distribution re...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-12/minis12.pdf
Go to A practical plan for implementing investigative laboratories
A practical plan for implementing investigative laboratories
This resource outlines methods developed to promote investigative instead of demonstrative laboratory exercises as means of teaching concepts and introducing students to the scientific process. Studen...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-12/10-dicke/10-dicke.htm
Go to A Quantitative Enzyme Study Using Simple Equipment
A Quantitative Enzyme Study Using Simple Equipment
This resource consists of a simple laboratory exercise including detailed protocols, outlines and background information for students, and instructors notes.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-12/6-nichol/6-nichol.htm
Go to Allometry in Biological Systems
Allometry in Biological Systems
This is a laboratory exercise appropriate for sophomore level students. No prior math is required, and lab exercise can be adapted if computer facilities are available.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-12/3-trombulak.pdf
Go to Biological Assessment of Stream Quality
Biological Assessment of Stream Quality
This resource is a detailed manual of protocols and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in community ecology and conservation biology, including student out...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-12/5-ball/5-ball.htm
Go to Course of Infection of <i>Trypanosoma lewisi</i> in the Rat
Course of Infection of Trypanosoma lewisi in the Rat
Trypanosoma lewisi infection in the rat provides an excellent model for investigating immunological mechanisms for undergraduates. Trypanosome infections are easily established by inoculating r...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-12/minis12.pdf
Go to Discussion-Oriented Exercises on Two Hot Topics: Global Warming and Tropical Deforestation
Discussion-Oriented Exercises on Two Hot Topics: Global Warming and Tropical Deforestation
These exercises focus on two issues of global importance: global warming (the “greenhouse effect”) and tropical deforestation. We hope that by doing these exercises and through class discussions, the ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-12/minis12.pdf
Go to Electrophysiology of Frog Sensory Receptors
Electrophysiology of Frog Sensory Receptors
This introductory neurophysiology laboratory examines the innervation patterns of frog cutaneous sensory nerves, and the sensory receptor properties of graded response and adaptation. Sensory receptor...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-12/minis12.pdf
Go to How to Construct and Use a Dichotomous Key
How to Construct and Use a Dichotomous Key
This report provides a basic introduction to the construction and uses for dichotomous keys, and will be useful in any course where taxonomic classification is necessary, either in the lab or in the f...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-12/7-timme/7-timme.htm
Go to Inheritance of Aldehyde Oxidase in <i>Drosophila melanogaster</i>
Inheritance of Aldehyde Oxidase in Drosophila melanogaster
This exercise illustrates to introductory level students that Mendelian patterns of inheritance can be studied using biochemical assays as an indication of biochemical phenotypes. Students investigate...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-12/2-morgan.pdf
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