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Elliott, Shannon S.; Winter, Peggy A. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2011
The split-root technique produces a plant with two equal root masses. Traditionally, the two root masses of the single plant are cultivated in adjacent pots with or without roots from competitors for the purpose of elucidating habitat preferences. We have tailored this technology for the classroom, adjusting protocols to match resources and time…
Descriptors: Competition, Laboratories, Science Process Skills, Botany
Penwell, Rebecca A.; Elsawa, Sherine F.; Pitzer, Thomas – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2004
There were several changes in the laboratory teaching program in the Biological Sciences at Florida International University (FIU) between 1993-1994. The underlying goal was the improvement of the amount of material learned and retained by the student, but these changes showed little positive improvement. It was deemed necessary for FIU to…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Science Laboratories, College Science, Undergraduate Study