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Go to A Comparison of Methods for Enumeration of Bacteria from Natural Water Samples: A Multi-Week Laboratory Project
A Comparison of Methods for Enumeration of Bacteria from Natural Water Samples: A Multi-Week Laboratory Project
A common laboratory exercise in microbiology courses is enumeration of bacteria. The process of counting bacteria is often performed by serial dilution of a sample (often a pure culture) followed by ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-35/v35reprint.php?ch=64
Go to A Recitation Program to Improve Student Success in Majors and Non-Majors Introductory Biology Courses
A Recitation Program to Improve Student Success in Majors and Non-Majors Introductory Biology Courses
A recitation program was developed to serve students enrolled in our majors and non-majors Introductory Biology courses at the University of Houston. The initiative was one component of a multi-facete...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-35/v35reprint.php?ch=39
Go to A Theme-Based Experimental Methods Course Provides Research Experience for Biology Majors
A Theme-Based Experimental Methods Course Provides Research Experience for Biology Majors
In order to provide our upper level biology students with a more comprehensive research experience, a course was designed that enabled students to investigate a problem from literature to the bench, w...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-35/v35reprint.php?ch=51
Go to Action Potentials Are Child’s Play
Action Potentials Are Child’s Play
Action potentials are difficult for most students to comprehend. Ion channels open and close in sequence. Sodium and potassium ions move across membranes in opposite directions. With all of these de...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-35/v35reprint.php?ch=44
Go to An Excellent DNA Model
An Excellent DNA Model
Students manipulated a model of DNA. They started with phosphate, deoxyribose, and two nitrogenous bases to assemble one nucleotide pair. They then built a DNA molecule having 12 base pairs. They m...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-35/v35reprint.php?ch=29
Go to An Introduction to Gene Annotation Using the Resources of the Genomics Education Partnership
An Introduction to Gene Annotation Using the Resources of the Genomics Education Partnership
The Genomics Education Partnership (GEP) is a national, collaborative, scientific and educational project involving hundreds of undergraduate students in the investigation of a 'real' research problem...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-35/v35reprint.php?ch=43
Go to Applying a Versatile Rubric for Authentic Research Assignments: An Easier and More Reliable Way to Give Feedback to Students?
Applying a Versatile Rubric for Authentic Research Assignments: An Easier and More Reliable Way to Give Feedback to Students?
Rubrics have gained popularity as a means to give accurate and timely assessment feedback to students, and as a way to help standardize responses between instructors. Although various rubrics have be...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-35/v35reprint.php?ch=36
Go to Assessing Students’ Understanding of the Scientific Process
Assessing Students’ Understanding of the Scientific Process
The primary goal of the introductory biology laboratory courses at NMSU is to assist students as they develop a critical understanding of the scientific process. A multi-year study is being conducted ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-35/v35reprint.php?ch=57
Go to Biomechanical Analysis of a Vertebrate Foot
Biomechanical Analysis of a Vertebrate Foot
While studying the skeletal and muscular systems, students learn that bones are lever systems and memorize the origin and insertion of muscles. Often, however, students don’t connect these two concept...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-35/v35reprint.php?ch=2
Go to Biostatistics in the Classroom: Teaching Introductory Biology Student How to Use the Statistical Software ‘R’ Effectively
Biostatistics in the Classroom: Teaching Introductory Biology Student How to Use the Statistical Software ‘R’ Effectively
‘R’ is a comprehensive, programming, graphical and statistical software that will provide significant help with the statistical analysis needed for the research projects conducted in biology labs...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-35/v35reprint.php?ch=42
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