The locust jump: an integrated laboratory investigation.

  title={The locust jump: an integrated laboratory investigation.},
  author={Jon Scott},
  journal={Advances in physiology education},
  volume={29 1},
  • Jon Scott
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Biology
  • Advances in physiology education
The locust is well known for its ability to jump large distances to avoid predation. This class sets out a series of investigations into the mechanisms underlying the jump enabling students to bring together information from biomechanics, muscle physiology, and anatomy. The nature of the investigation allows it to be undertaken at a number of levels of complexity from relatively simple comparative observations to detailed analysis of the properties of the muscles and the energy storage systems… 

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