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1 November 2015 A Laboratory Exercise to Explore Sustained Gravitational-Force Tolerance by Insects
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This exercise examines the correlation between gravitational-force (g-force) tolerance and the sizes of organisms, emphasizing differences between vertebrates and invertebrates, particularly the effects of size and scale on biological processes. Students form a hypothesis based on background information and then test it by spinning subjects in a centrifuge. Class results can be graphed, analyzed, and compared to human tolerance. The activity engages students in scientific process while investigating the effects of physical forces on structure and function.

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W. Wyatt Hoback, Adrianne Pursley, Kerri Farnsworth-Hoback, and Leon G. Higley "A Laboratory Exercise to Explore Sustained Gravitational-Force Tolerance by Insects," The American Biology Teacher 77(9), 707-709, (1 November 2015). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.9.11
Published: 1 November 2015
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