Biological Investigations Lab Manual

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 3/11/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Designed to be used with all majors-level general biology textbooks, the included labs are investigative, using both discovery- and hypothesis-based science methods. Students experimentally investigate topics, observe structure, use critical thinking skills to predict and test ideas, and engage in hands-on learning. By emphasizing investigative, quantitative, and comparative approaches to the topics, the authors continually emphasize how the biological sciences are integrative, yet unique. This manual is an excellent choice for colleges and universities that want their students to experience the breadth of modern biology encouraged them to think for themselves.
An instructor's manual, provides detailed advice based on the authors' experience on how to prepare materials for each lab, teachings tips and lesson plans, and questions that can be used in quizzes and practical exams

Table of Contents


Form, Function, Diversity and Process


Table of Contents

Lab Topic 1 Science: A Way of Knowing

Lab Topic 2 Using Microscopes

Lab Topic 3 Cellular Structure Reflects Function

Lab Topic 4 Membranes, Diffusion, and Osmosis

Lab Topic 5 Using Quantitative Techniques

Lab Topic 6 Visualizing Biological Molecules

Lab Topic 7 Determining the Properties of an Enzyme

Lab Topic 8 Measuring Cellular Respiration

Lab Topic 9 Investigating Photosynthesis

Lab Topic 10 Mitosis and Chromosome Number

Lab Topic 11 Modeling Meiosis and Determining Cross-Over Frequency

Lab Topic 12 Analyzing Fruit Fly Phenotypes and Genotypes Interchapter: An Outline of Sterile Technique

Lab Topic 13 Isolating DNA and Transformation with Plasmids

Lab Topic 14 Modeling Processes in Evolution and Mutagenesis

Lab Topic 15 Investigating Bacterial Diversity

Lab Topic 16 Evolution of Eukarya and Diverse Protists

Lab Topic 17 Ancestral and Derived Characteristics of Seedless Plants

Lab Topic 18 Derived Characteristics of Seed Plants

Lab Topic 19 Investigating Fungal Diversity and Symbiotic Relationships

Lab Topic 20 From Basal to Bilateral Animals

Lab Topic 21 Lophotrochozoa: Increased Complexity

Lab Topic 22 Ecdysozoa: Simple and Complex

Lab Topic 23 Deuterostomes and the Origins of Vertebrates

Lab Topic 24 Investigating Plant Cells and Tissues

Lab Topic 25 Investigating Functional Anatomy of Vascular Plants

Lab Topic 26 Investigating Pollination, Development, and Dispersal Interchapter: Investigating Animal Form and Function

Lab Topic 27 Investigating Digestive, Renal, and Reproductive Systems

Lab Topic 28 Investigating Circulatory Systems

Lab Topic 29 Investigating Gas Exchange Systems

Lab Topic 30 Investigating the Properties of Muscle and Skeletal Systems

Lab Topic 31 Investigating Nervous and Sensory Systems

Lab Topic 32 Investigating Early Events in Animal Development

Lab Topic 33 Estimating Population Size and Growth

Appendix A Significant Figures and Rounding

Appendix B Making Graphs

Appendix C Simple Statistics

Appendix D Writing Lab Reports and Scientific Writing

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