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Title: "Garage Demos:" Physical models of Biological Processes
Url: http://www.researchandteaching.bio.uci.edu/lecture_demo.html
Creator: O’Dowd, Diane Kathleen, 1957-
Publisher: University of California, Irvine.
Description: Professor Diane O'Dowd is known for the creative classroom techniques she uses in her introductory biology courses at the University of California, Irvine. One day she will show up with tennis balls designed to stand in for hydrogen ions or with her daughter's old Halloween wig, which stands in for a membrane vesicle. This website provides visitors with fabulous examples of her work, known as "Garage Demos." The name comes from the fact that the materials for the demonstrations come from Professor O'Dowd's garage. Currently, the site contains ten different demonstrations, including "Tennis Ball Buffer," "Garden Hose Plasmid," and "Styrofoam Blood Cells." The videos are all linked on YouTube, so visitors can even create their own playlist. The site is rounded out by demonstrations by Professor Richard Losik at Harvard and several other demonstrations dealing with sickle cell anemia and membrane fluidity.
LC Classification: Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Natural history (General) -- Study and teaching. Research. Nature study -- Audiovisual aids
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Instructional issues
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Science Materials
Sound (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: flash
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives
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