Using the Floating Disk Assay as a basis of a lab assessment

A request on the AP Biology list for a lab write-up for the floating disk assay prompted me to make an old lab performance assessment (exploring-photosynthesis-lab-test) that I wrote several years ago available for download. It’s not a lab procedure per se but it can serve as one. It is certainly not written as an AP Lab substitute but should get someone started if they need some extra prompting.

BTW, I have to admit I just uploaded this and did not check it out for rewrites or edits. If you find egregious errors or even a bit of misguiding–let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

BW

Lab Resources

Earlier today, I received an email from J. R. Schrock with an offer to distribute some extra lab resource publications that he has on hand.  Here’s the email:

I have a few remaining paper copies of Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching Volumes for 23rd, 24th, and 25th meetings.  The series is online, but labs may be most usable in a print format near water and away from online. I have distributed most of the remaining stock to colleagues in China but there are some remaining copies I can send free to colleagues on request.   E-mail or mail postal address to: John Richard Schrock, Dept. Biological Sciences, Box 4050, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS 66801 or jschrock@emporia.edu.

I have the entire series and I consider it one of my most valuable lab resources.  The online sight that he refers to is at ABLE’s web site.  Thanks to John Richard Schrock.

Fastplants in Need of a Home and Loving Care

FastPlants at 10 days

FastPlants at 10 days

I started this population of fastplants back on the 22nd of Sept. for a class that I was scheduled to teach.  The class did not garner enough enrollment so unfortunately it is canceled.  Now I have this population of Fastplants that could use a home.  These plants were being grown to start the Whose the Father investigation that can be found at the Fastplants Website.  BTW, the Fastplant folks have a new social network page called the Fastplant Network that has membership of 155.  This is a great place to interact with the folks in Wisconsin and other fastplant growers.   If a local teacher has the equipment and would like to try and carry out this investigation with these plants, they will be ready to fertilize next week.  Get in touch if you are interested.

BW