Fostering students' experimentation skills - developmental time and offspring rates of flour beetles.

Asshoff, R. and Roth, Olivia (2010) Fostering students' experimentation skills - developmental time and offspring rates of flour beetles. The American Biology Teacher, 73 . pp. 232-237. DOI 10.1525/abt.2011.73.4.9.

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Abstract

Tribolium castanaeum is a widespread insect in temperate regions. Because of its short generation time and easy handling, it serves as a model organism for various scientific questions. However, T. castanaeum, or its larger-sized relative Tenebrio molitor, can also he used at a school or college level to foster students' experimentation skills. We present a set of inquiry tasks that build stepwise on one another, using T. castanaeum or T. molitor as the model. The students will learn not only about insect ecology, hut also about the influence of nutrition on several fitness parameters, such as development time and offspring number.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes; Development time, experiment, life cycle, mealworm, offspring, Tribolium
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EV Marine Evolutionary Ecology
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1525/abt.2011.73.4.9
ISSN: 0002-7685
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2010 13:55
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 09:57
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/10025

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