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Go to A Comparative Study of the Demography of Human Populations
A Comparative Study of the Demography of Human Populations
In this exercise students evaluate and discuss the social implications of biological information and principles. Each small group collects demographic data about a country of their choice from three d...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-24/2-preszler.pdf
Go to A Comparison of Grades for Students Taking a Traditional Lecture Course With and Without the Laboratory
A Comparison of Grades for Students Taking a Traditional Lecture Course With and Without the Laboratory
This paper describes the effect of lab classes on student performance in a range of science courses.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-24/mini.14.shanholtzer.pd...
Go to A Pipe Cleaner Exercise to Illustrate Difficulties in DNA Replication to Students Investigating the Meselson-Stahl Experiment
A Pipe Cleaner Exercise to Illustrate Difficulties in DNA Replication to Students Investigating the Meselson-Stahl Experiment
When teaching the Meselson-Stahl experiment investigating DNA synthesis, some students discount the conservative and dispersive methods of replication without considering that they indeed once were va...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-24/mini.3.nickle.pdf
Go to A Simulation of the Sanger (Dideoxy) Method for Sequencing DNA
A Simulation of the Sanger (Dideoxy) Method for Sequencing DNA
This paper describes a classroom role-playing exercise that simulates the Sanger method. A massparticipation version of the method uses from 6 to more than 100 students to play the role of nucleotides...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-24/mini.2.kosinski.pdf
Go to A Treasure Hunt Through Pond Scum
A Treasure Hunt Through Pond Scum
Most of us were introduced to protist diversity by examining wet mounts of cultures or prepared slides of representative species. In the protist lab of our introductory biology labs for non-science ma...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-24/mini.7.darley.pdf
Go to Allelic or Non-Allelic? Complementation Studies With Bacteriophage T4 rII Mutations
Allelic or Non-Allelic? Complementation Studies With Bacteriophage T4 rII Mutations
An easy-to-perform exercise to demonstrate complementation is presented. Complementation tests are used to determine whether mutations affecting the same phenotype are within the same gene (allelic) o...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-24/mini.1.karcher.pdf
Go to Distribution of Digestive Enzymes in Cockroaches
Distribution of Digestive Enzymes in Cockroaches
The digestive tract of a cockroach is a tube modified into subdivisions, which serve specialized digestive functions: food reception, conduction and storage, internal digestion, absorption, conduction...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-24/mini.13.watson.pdf
Go to DNA Profiling by Mutliplex PCR Amplification and Genotype Determination by Reverse Dot-Blot Hybridization to Sequence-Specific Oligonucleotide Probes
DNA Profiling by Mutliplex PCR Amplification and Genotype Determination by Reverse Dot-Blot Hybridization to Sequence-Specific Oligonucleotide Probes
Human DNA profiling has applications in paternity testing and forensics. This exercise provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with procedures that are currently used to extrac...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-24/12-rascati.pdf
Go to Effective Methods of Training Biology Laboratory Teaching Assistants IV: The Use of Skits, A Teaching Plan, and Dealing With Plagiarism and Grading
Effective Methods of Training Biology Laboratory Teaching Assistants IV: The Use of Skits, A Teaching Plan, and Dealing With Plagiarism and Grading
Each year since 1999 ABLE has provided a forum for presentation, discussion, and sharing of ideas concerning the use of undergraduates and graduate students to run labs and teach in the Departments of...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-24/15-lumsden.pdf
Go to Effects of Salinity on Metabolic Rate in Black Mollies
Effects of Salinity on Metabolic Rate in Black Mollies
This study examines the metabolic costs of osmoregulation in a freshwater fish, the black molly (Poecilia latipinna). It could be used in either an upper-level ecology or physiology course. Stu...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-24/14-beck.pdf
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