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Go to <i>T. rex</i> Can't Jump; or could it? A biomechanical inquiry lab
T. rex Can't Jump; or could it? A biomechanical inquiry lab
Students in Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology courses struggle with mathematical formulas, but can be encouraged to adopt mathematical reasoning when an engaging problem is posed. This lab challenges s...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-26/mini.Beachly.pdf
Go to A Field Trip for Applied biology: Mark-Recapture of White-footed Mice in a Local Woodlot
A Field Trip for Applied biology: Mark-Recapture of White-footed Mice in a Local Woodlot
Mark-recapture techniques were used to determine the size of a white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) population in a woodlot in Bowling Green, Ohio. Sherman live traps were used to capture t...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-26/10-Cummings.pdf
Go to A lesson in prairie conservation: An example of collaborative science outreach to local community schools through cooperation between local industry and undergraduate students at a local university
A lesson in prairie conservation: An example of collaborative science outreach to local community schools through cooperation between local industry and undergraduate students at a local university
Eli Lilly Company provided supplies for undergraduate students to plan and deliver lessons in prairie conservation to local elementary school students. The resulting lesson and laboratory experiment f...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-26/mini.French.pdf
Go to A Quantitative Genetics Exercise
A Quantitative Genetics Exercise
Our general biology students do two simple Mendelian genetics experiments in their first term, one with Drosophila and one with C-Ferns. Our students also do a natural selection lab using pillb...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-26/mini.Willing.pdf
Go to A Toolbox for Working with Living Invertebrates
A Toolbox for Working with Living Invertebrates
My objective is to promote more successful collection, culture, handling, viewing, and classroom investigation of living invertebrates by using the ‘right tool for the right job.’ To do this, I presen...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-26/19-Drewes.pdf
Go to A Web-Based Simulation for Students Learning to use a Compound Microscope
A Web-Based Simulation for Students Learning to use a Compound Microscope
Many students, on being introduced to the compound microscope, will put their eyes to the oculars before putting the specimen in a position that gives them a fair chance of successful viewing. This un...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-26/mini.Ketcham.pdf
Go to Accessible Laboratory Environments for Teaching Biology
Accessible Laboratory Environments for Teaching Biology
This workshop will describe a classroom development project that provides a fully inclusive and accessible environment for all students including students with disabilities. Science curriculum has man...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-27/26_Horn.pdf
Go to Active Learning Formats for Botany Field Trips
Active Learning Formats for Botany Field Trips
Are you tired of leading field trips in the “pied piper” format? The traditional field trip consists of the leader at the head with the students trailing behind. Upon arrival at a specimen, the leader...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-26/mini.Tschunko.pdf
Go to Adaptation to an Abrupt Environmental Change
Adaptation to an Abrupt Environmental Change
Spreadsheets can be a fun, cheap and useful way to encourage students to explore evolutionary and ecological topics. Creative students can use spreadsheets as a blank artist’s canvas to create simulat...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-26/mini.PuterbaughMulcahy...
Go to Allometry: Size and its consequences or…Why aren’t there 20 foot tall ants?
Allometry: Size and its consequences or…Why aren’t there 20 foot tall ants?
Evolution has resulted in changes in the sizes and forms of organisms. Everything about the biology of an animal, including its physiology, anatomy, and ecology, is influenced by its body size. Freque...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-26/08-Schenk.pdf
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