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Go to <i>Marsilea</i>: The Fast Fern
Marsilea: The Fast Fern
The aquatic fern, Marsilea (sometimes called “water clover”), is a useful teaching organism because of the speed with which gametophyte development proceeds.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-14/minis14.pdf
Go to A Practical Guide to the Use of Cellular Slime Molds for laboratory Exercises and Experiments
A Practical Guide to the Use of Cellular Slime Molds for laboratory Exercises and Experiments
The cellular slime mold, Dictyostelium discoideum, is particularly well suited for laboratory instruction in a variety of areas, including cellular biology, developmental biology, biochemistry,...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-14/1-bozzone.pdf
Go to A Problem Solving Approach to Animal Physiology
A Problem Solving Approach to Animal Physiology
A problem solving (PS) emphasis was used in a course for 15 students, sophomore through doctoral. Our working definition of PS included the ability to resolve a situation by knowing and recognizing pe...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-14/minis14.pdf
Go to A Student-Built Cell Counting Chamber
A Student-Built Cell Counting Chamber
It is easy for beginning students to determine the areas encompassed by the fields of view of the various objective lenses of a compound microscope. Such activities are done commonly at the start of a...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-15/minis15.pdf
Go to An Economical Method for Generating and Delivering an Even Flow of CO<sub>2</sub> Gas
An Economical Method for Generating and Delivering an Even Flow of CO2 Gas
The laboratory exercise “Carbonic Anhydrase” (modified from Maren, 1960) in conjunction with the “Oxygen Dissociation” lab gives the student exposure to various aspects of the gas transport function o...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-15/minis15.pdf
Go to An Introduction to Population Genetics
An Introduction to Population Genetics
The evolution of populations is examined by simulations over 5 to 10 generations. Students use playing cards to simulate random mating, and then modify the mating to illustrate more natural conditions...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-14/8-andersen.pdf
Go to Computer Enhanced Learning in Biology
Computer Enhanced Learning in Biology
This chapter introduces biology instructors to computer assisted learning through the development and use of locally-authored biology software (courseware). The selection of authoring software (author...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-14/10-andrews.pdf
Go to Diffusion Across a Sheep Red Blood Cell Membrane
Diffusion Across a Sheep Red Blood Cell Membrane
This cell membrane physiology laboratory uses sheep red blood cells to determine: (1) the isotonic and hemolytic molar concentrations of electrolytes and nonelectrolytes, and degree of electrolyte dis...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-14/7-scott.pdf
Go to Ecological Interactions: Testing Prey Distribution Patterns
Ecological Interactions: Testing Prey Distribution Patterns
At the 1991 ABLE workshop/conference, Christopher Smith (Kansas State University) presented an interesting laboratory activity entitled Testing Issues of Foraging and Flocking Behavior in which studen...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-15/minis15.pdf
Go to Following Directions: A No Fuss, Paper and Pencil Lab Activity
Following Directions: A No Fuss, Paper and Pencil Lab Activity
This no-fuss exercise is one of my favorite labs and has been adapted from an American Biology Teacher article by Brett (1989) — who is Chair of the Life Sciences Department at Indiana State Universit...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-14/minis14.pdf
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