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Go to A lab using <i>C. elegans</i> to investigate the nervous system and behavior
A lab using C. elegans to investigate the nervous system and behavior
This lab focuses on the sensory nervous system which is responsible for detecting external, environmental signals. These environmental signals can come in many forms: light, sound, heat, etc. Chemosen...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-30/v30reprint.php?ch=32
Go to A quick, simple, and accurate chemotaxis bioassay
A quick, simple, and accurate chemotaxis bioassay
This article describes a chemotaxis assay using the model organism Dictyostelium.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-30/v30reprint.php?ch=14
Go to A study of fermentation by <i>Saccharomyces cerevisiae</i>
A study of fermentation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae
This workshop, derived from an article in American Biology Teacher (Reinking, Reinking, and Miller, 1994) presents a simple method for investigating fermentation. In the basic reaction, a 7% yeast sus...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-30/v30reprint.php?ch=3
Go to BioOptics corporation: An investigative interdisciplinary case study on the eye
BioOptics corporation: An investigative interdisciplinary case study on the eye
This case study on vision was designed by an interdisciplinary team with the goal of exposing introductory biology students to the importance of physics in solving biological problems. In the laborato...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-30/v30reprint.php?ch=11
Go to Bringing the lab into your lectures
Bringing the lab into your lectures
This paper provides information on how to engage students in lecture courses with lab materials.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-30/v30reprint.php?ch=16
Go to Challenging misconceptions about osmosis
Challenging misconceptions about osmosis
Osmosis is a traditional topic in introductory biology courses, but incorrect explanations of it are common. This laboratory allows students to estimate the water potential of potato cores using the w...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-30/v30reprint.php?ch=6
Go to Community ecology of dragonflies
Community ecology of dragonflies
Many dragonfly communities will have about five common species, enough for there to be significant differences among species in habitat use and behavior, but not too much to frustrate students with id...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-30/v30reprint.php?ch=10
Go to Conversion/Immersion: Writing case studies
Conversion/Immersion: Writing case studies
This Conversion Immersion workshop introduced participants to the characteristics of Case Studies and the various settings in which cases can be used. It also provided a setting in which participants ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-30/v30reprint.php?ch=1
Go to Diffusion
Diffusion
This laboratory exercise is suitable for introductory level majors biology course. The set-up is quite simple and can be done ahead of time. The exercise as presented does not take a full 3-hour lab p...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-30/v30reprint.php?ch=8
Go to Digital resources for simulating Protein Acrylamide (PAGE) Electrophoresis
Digital resources for simulating Protein Acrylamide (PAGE) Electrophoresis
This paper introduces digital resources that can be used by instructors to supplement or extend the laboratory experience. The animations can be found at www.ableweb.org/members/v30zip.php.
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-30/v30reprint.php?ch=23
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