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"Bugs on Bugs:" An Inquiry-Based, Collaborative Activity to Learn Arthropod and Microbial Biodiversity
“Bugs on Bugs” is an engaging, inquiry-based project in which student teams collect arthropods, swab them, and then culture microbes that live on the arthropods. “Bugs on Bugs” has been incorporated i...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-37/v37reprint.php?ch=52
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"Rising Stakes" Collaborative Writing Projects: Tools, Techniques, and Tips
Semester-long “rising stakes” writing projects are an authentic learning experience that uses peer interactions to motivate students and improve outcomes. In the low-stakes phase, students write block...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-37/v37reprint.php?ch=42
Go to A Creative Approach: Teaching Biology Labs through Arts-based Learning
A Creative Approach: Teaching Biology Labs through Arts-based Learning
An experiential learning environment fosters engagement and commitment to process, while arts-based learning incorporates student creativity and involvement. Through the three activities outlined in ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-37/v37reprint.php?ch=26
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A Mini-Kreisel
Kreisels with circular flow patterns have always been the best types of housing for developing and planktonic forms. We have developed at NCSU, using a two gallon aquarium, small beta tank and filter...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-37/v37reprint.php?ch=81
Go to A Modular Framework for Teaching Sequencing Based Functional Genomics to High School Students
A Modular Framework for Teaching Sequencing Based Functional Genomics to High School Students
Living organisms rely on genes to manage all aspects of their lives. Although all of the cells in an organism possess the exact same genetic code, they can specialize to form different tissues and o...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-37/v37reprint.php?ch=78
Go to A Research-Based Curriculum for Students of the Life Sciences
A Research-Based Curriculum for Students of the Life Sciences
We designed an "inquiry-based" lab to support an introductory Molecular and Cell Biology course that covers basic principles through the lens of the neurobiology of disease, and is focused on guiding ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-37/v37reprint.php?ch=55
Go to A Scaffolded Approach to Integrating Primary Literature into A Biology Laboratory
A Scaffolded Approach to Integrating Primary Literature into A Biology Laboratory
This workshop suggests a scaffolded introduction of students to biological literature. Students are presented with deep-lobed and shallow-lobed leaves (Quercus alba) and led to design methods t...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-37/v37reprint.php?ch=3
Go to A Student-Friendly Tool for Phylogenetic Analyses
A Student-Friendly Tool for Phylogenetic Analyses
The desire to engage introductory biology students in phylogenetic analyses using real data and current research methods can be inhibited by the complexity and multitude of command line- driven progr...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-37/v37reprint.php?ch=84
Go to A Student-Friendly Tool for Phylogenetic Analysis
A Student-Friendly Tool for Phylogenetic Analysis
The desire to engage introductory biology students in phylogenetic analysis using real data and current research methods can be inhibited by the complexity and multitude of command linedriven progra...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-37/v37reprint.php?ch=28
Go to Adventures in Desktop Ecology
Adventures in Desktop Ecology
One of the biggest challenges for biologists is to make sure that they are measuring things objectively. For ecologists and animal behaviorists this is especially difficult. In this exercise, we use ...
http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-37/v37reprint.php?ch=45
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