National Association of Biology Teachers
National Convention
Montreal, Canada 7-10 November 2001

Presentations by

  Donald P. French, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Zoology
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-3052
Phone (ofc): 405-744-9690
Phone(lab): 405-744-5664
Phone(fax): 405-744-7824
  Connie P. Russell,Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Angelo State University
Box 10890, ASU Station
San Angelo, TX 76909
915-942-2189 ext. 251
French, D. P. and Russell, C. P. Converting the Labs in an Introductory Biology Course from Cookbook to Investigative. National Association of Biology Teachers Convention, Montreal 8 November 2001
We created fourteen inquiry-based laboratories that can be completed in one lab period. Experience one of our labs and brainstorm on converting one of yours. Abstract Presentation Handouts Worksheet
( to request a copy of the lab manuals contact Rebecca McGuire at Thomson Custom Publishers)
Our "Quattro variegatus" lab is based on an activity available from Ward's: catalog as item number of 36W1052. It costs $39.50 and is designed for 30 students