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Go to Adaptations of Aquatic Insects to Habitat and Food Resources in Streams
Adaptations of Aquatic Insects to Habitat and Food Resources in Streams
This exercise is a field study of the ecology of aquatic insects in a small stream. By using the inquiry technique, students discover how different animals have unique adaptations for being successful...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-27/01_Braccia.pdf
Go to Bacterial Quorum Sensing and Bioluminescence
Bacterial Quorum Sensing and Bioluminescence
The bacterium Vibrio fischeri produces light when it is growing symbiotically in the light organ of certain fish and squid species. The bacteria sense they are in a light organ because they are...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-27/11_Popham.pdf
Go to Beachcomber Biology: The Shannon-Weiner Species Diversity Index
Beachcomber Biology: The Shannon-Weiner Species Diversity Index
This paper describes an exercise using shells for teaching about biodiversity.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-27/22_Nolan.pdf
Go to Chicken Wing Microbiology
Chicken Wing Microbiology
In the first week of this three-lab series, students wash store-bought chicken wings in sterile saline, serially dilute the resulting bacterial suspension, and inoculate agar plates. In the following ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-27/10_Hoefnagels.pdf
Go to Developing Research Opportunities for Undergraduates
Developing Research Opportunities for Undergraduates
This paper describes the development of a course to promote research opportunities for undergraduate students.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-27/19_Haag.pdf
Go to Development of an Inexpensive Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV), Mountain Lake Virginia
Development of an Inexpensive Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV), Mountain Lake Virginia
This workshop details the physical description and use of a small ROV submarine, built in 2004 to explore and video bottom features at Mountain Lake, Giles County, Virginia. This project represents an...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-27/16_Cawley.pdf
Go to Digital Documentation: Merging the Traditional Laboratory Experience with Digital Imaging Technology
Digital Documentation: Merging the Traditional Laboratory Experience with Digital Imaging Technology
In this investigation, students will become proficient in the use of integrated digital technology as they capture images of exemplary specimens with digital microscopes. Students can later use these ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-27/15_Robart.pdf
Go to Discovering Devonian Microfossils
Discovering Devonian Microfossils
Microfossils are small, fossilized remains of organisms (animal, plant, or protozoa) that require magnification for study. They usually derive from the hard parts of organisms (skeletons, shells, jaws...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-27/04_Drewes.pdf
Go to Effects of drugs on pulsation rate of blackworms (<i>Lumbriculus variegatus</i>)
Effects of drugs on pulsation rate of blackworms (Lumbriculus variegatus)
In this investigative lab, students observe blackworm pulsation rate in normal conditions and observe how pulsation rate is affected by drugs. This lab stresses the circulatory system, but can also be...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-27/07_Bohrer.pdf
Go to Examining Genetic Diversity in Disjunct Populations using Random DNA Markers
Examining Genetic Diversity in Disjunct Populations using Random DNA Markers
Molecular biological techniques are used to study naturally occurring genetic variation, and have greatly facilitated the understanding of problems in many areas of biology. In this lab, we examine tw...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-27/06_Sheehy.pdf
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