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The American Biology Teacher. 2009; 719553 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/20565379
Published: 01 November 2009
... Hall, Inc. H OW-TO- DO-IT An Inexpensive, Simple, Homemade "Microtome"To Prepare Thin Sections of Tissues for Microscopic Study 0 NATHAN DUBOWSKY Chapple Studios I Dreamstime.com " we (can) understand life itself only to the extent that we understand the structure and function of cells." -Swanson...
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The American Biology Teacher. 1970; 328493–494 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4443214
Published: 01 November 1970
...Willard Jinks Copyright 1970 The National Association of Biology Teachers Reports- Current Topics-Queries A Homemade Climatizing Unit For an Environmental Chamber Raising mice or fruitflies or plants in the labora- tory is often complicated by temperature problems: the heat in the building may...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 807536–539 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.7.536
Published: 01 September 2018
...Douglas A. Bernstein Consistent and accurate manipulation of liquids is essential for many biology experiments. Teaching these skills is challenging in the laboratory. I have developed Training Tips, a homemade teaching tool to train students to use micropipettes in the classroom and laboratory...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 806451–456 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.6.451
Published: 01 August 2018
... a result, we describe how to construct a “homemade” single-speed mini-centrifuge using inexpensive parts easily acquired online or at hardware or other stores (e.g., a 4.7-quart plastic bowl and lid, standard computer cooling fan, AC/DC adapter, electrical wire, etc.). We further used this design...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 818561–567 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.8.561
Published: 01 October 2019
... Institute, 2015 ). Students can also consult various online resources that outline inexpensive yet effective protocols (see Box 2 ). While labor intensive, these techniques require relatively inexpensive supplies and materials. Our meter wheel, surveyor flags, and the materials for our homemade quadrat...
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Published: 01 November 2016
Figure 1. Gold Petri Dish award with the legend “1er lugar” (Spanish for “1st place”) and homemade inoculation loop. Figure 1. Gold Petri Dish award with the legend “1er lugar” (Spanish for “1st place”) and homemade inoculation loop.
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 815360–365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.360
Published: 01 May 2019
... López-Alt ( López-Alt, 2010 , 2016 ), who concluded that hamburgers (both purchased and homemade) are too dry in an open-air environment to grow mold but can grow mold in a moisture-controlled environment. Our two exercises included a controlled experiment inoculating hamburgers with mold and an...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 805392 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.5.392
Published: 01 May 2018
... do. They would be appropriate for students in middle school, high school, and college, as well as the general public. There are suggestions for students wishing to expand their learning about ants. These include tips for raising ants and for using formicaria, which can be purchased or homemade...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 799740–745 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.9.740
Published: 01 November 2017
... movement. With the democratization of time-lapse studies in plants, a tremendous number of species and varieties can easily be filmed at different stages of development. Already the Internet is loaded with homemade videos showing various aspects of plant development in time-lapse format. The advantage...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 789772–773 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.9.772
Published: 01 November 2016
...Figure 1. Gold Petri Dish award with the legend “1er lugar” (Spanish for “1st place”) and homemade inoculation loop. Figure 1. Gold Petri Dish award with the legend “1er lugar” (Spanish for “1st place”) and homemade inoculation loop. ...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 778641 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.8.12b
Published: 01 October 2015
... the success of the occupants of “The Fortress,” a homemade owl-nesting box. Over the first year, a pair of nesting screech owls, displaced from their storm-damaged nest, takes up residence in the nest box, and (as the author and his family watch) court, forage, nourish their babies, teach their owlets...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 764265–269 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.4.9
Published: 01 April 2014
... groups cut a potato in half and stick a thermometer into the potato. When describing their methods, they explained that they thought the “potato in the saltiest water would be the coldest because we add salt to ice to make it colder when making homemade ice cream.” Some groups point out that others had...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 732100–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.2.8
Published: 01 February 2011
... could also be accomplished by using an inexpensive homemade plant press, such as one made of newspapers, cardboard, blotter paper, and wood held together with two straps. During the first part of the lab, students working in groups of three or four are given laminated leaf specimens of different...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2010; 728499–500 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.8.7
Published: 01 October 2010
... blank disks can be purchased from a biological supply company if you cannot sterilize your homemade filter-paper disks. Sterile swabs are used to transfer bacteria from the TSB tubes to the TSA plates. Sterile forceps kept in a beaker of ethanol are used to transfer filter-paper disks from the essential...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2010; 725288–293 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.5.6
Published: 01 May 2010
... session. Teams used an array of techniques, such as demonstrations, lab investigations, homemade videos, skits, models, charts, PowerPoint presentations, poems, and songs, in an effort to provide the audience a variety of engaging and meaningful learning experiences. The presentations were extremely...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2009; 71920565369 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/20565369
Published: 01 November 2009
... Looking Benealth9he Surface for Sustainability 5:305-B Essential Analogies in Human Anatomy & Physiology Legacy .7:419-I The Mirage of Health . . . 9:558-B .. . 9:554-H Using Seasonal Succession in Lake Plankton To Illustrate The Value of Pigeons 7 430-B An Inexpensive, Simple, Homemade "Microtome"To...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2009; 71920565370 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/20565370
Published: 01 November 2009
... flu due to this new . . I strain of swine-origin HINI was responsible for the 2009 flu pan- An Inexpensive, Simple, Homemade "Microtome" To Prepare Thin Sections of Tissues for demic, marking the first global Microscopic Study pandemic since the 1968 Hong An alternative tofreehand techniques. Kong flu...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2009; 713170–171 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27669400
Published: 01 March 2009
...) Ward's Natural Science (Transformation of E.coli with Green and Blue Fluorescent Protein Lab Activity) their own homemade version (for examples see BIOTECH Project, The University of Arizona, 2002; Slish, 1999). Additional reagents needed are amylase, DNase, RNase, protease, and Luna Bertani plates with...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2006; 684242–247 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4451974
Published: 01 April 2006
... Symposium" which provides each student/group the opportunity to present the results of its investigations orally or in poster format. Provide homemade garlic treats for the occasion. Garlic's rich and colorful folklore provides an ideal opportunity to infuse this science lesson with a multicultural...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2005; 676348–356 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4451860
Published: 01 August 2005
.... Constructing a Winogradsky column from simple homemade materials is only one of the exercises dis- cussed here. We also present a technique that uses the respiration of seed germination to allow the reciprocal process, anaerobic metabolism, to occur in a simple glass baking dish. The objectives of this article...