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Go to A Novel Service-Learning Project for Non-major Biology Classes
A Novel Service-Learning Project for Non-major Biology Classes
This paper describes an approach to service learning in a non-majors course.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-25/mini8_beattie.pdf
Go to An Introductory Biology Lab that uses Enzyme Histochemistry to Teach Students about Skeletal Muscle Fiber Types
An Introductory Biology Lab that uses Enzyme Histochemistry to Teach Students about Skeletal Muscle Fiber Types
One important goal of introductory biology laboratory experiences is to engage students directly in all steps in the process of scientific discovery. Even when laboratory experiences are built on prin...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-25/mini16_sweeney.pdf
Go to An Investigative Case Study Designed to Promote Critical Thinking Skills
An Investigative Case Study Designed to Promote Critical Thinking Skills
The end-of-semester project in General Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno, was designed as a coupled-inquiry exercise that promotes higher thinking skills in first- and second-year biology stud...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-25/mini4_howard.pdf
Go to Assessing Complex Behaviours: Improving Student Writing Skills Using a “A Short Guide to Writing about Biology” and Marking Rubrics
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-25/mini3_nickle.pdf
Go to Bacterial Gene Transfer
Bacterial Gene Transfer
This laboratory investigates one form of genetic recombination in bacteria. This process, called conjugation, occurs when one bacteria transfers DNA to another bacteria. Two different strains of Esche...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-25/3-mordacq.pdf
Go to Biology 102, “The Natural World”: An Experiential Science Class for Non-science Majors
Biology 102, “The Natural World”: An Experiential Science Class for Non-science Majors
Westminster College’s Biology 102, “The Natural World,” is a general science course in a laboratory-based format for non-science majors. Before 1993, students fulfilled their liberal education require...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-25/mini9_bossard.pdf
Go to Crops of the Future: A Problem-Based Learning Exercise for the Laboratory
Crops of the Future: A Problem-Based Learning Exercise for the Laboratory
In problem-based learning (PBL), complex, real-world problems motivate students to discover interconnections between important concepts and in doing so acquire essential skills. These skills include t...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-25/10-hodson.pdf
Go to Diversity of Photosynthetic Pigments
Diversity of Photosynthetic Pigments
The names of algal divisions emphasize the prominence of color in their biology. Using readily available source materials, students extract polar and non-polar photosynthetic pigments from red, brown,...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-25/8-motten.pdf
Go to DNA Microarrays: Background, Interactive Databases, and Hands-on Data Analysis
DNA Microarrays: Background, Interactive Databases, and Hands-on Data Analysis
DNA microarrays are influencing many areas of biology. DNA microarrays allow investigators to measure simultaneously the activity of every gene in a genome. This paper provides the reader with backgro...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-25/1-campbell.pdf
Go to Effects of Insulation and Antifreeze/Glycerol on Thermoregulation of Simulated Animals Living in Cold Conditions
Effects of Insulation and Antifreeze/Glycerol on Thermoregulation of Simulated Animals Living in Cold Conditions
The survival of all living organisms depends on their physiological and behavioral adaptations to their environment, especially in extreme conditions. Endothermic animals maintain their dynamic body t...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-25/mini17_watson.pdf
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