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As energy crises, environmental mismanagement, and disease outbreaks increase in our world, an understanding of biology is becoming more important than ever. These laboratory exercises give readers a greater understanding of themselves and of current issues in a biological context.Explores the natural world through Web-based exercises and inquiry-based investigation. Focuses on the scientific method and on science as a process. Features end-of-chapter Web exercises. References other human endeavors such as art, literature, and history. Offers a new exercise in human evolution incorporating recent paleontological discoveries. Presents more information on various animal groups. Approximately 10% of problems revised and rewritten for greater clarity and less redundancy.A useful source for science teachers (grades 7-12) and for anyone interested in learning more about biology.
Table of Contents
|Science as a Way of Learning|
|A Library Exercise in the Scientific Method|
|Effects of Nutrients on Plant Growth|
|Extended 5 week exercise|
|Science and Technology|
|Natural History in Art|
|Natural History in Literature|
|The Nature of Organic Compounds|
|Benedicts Test for Simple Sugars|
|Iodine Test for Starch|
|Enzymatic Digestion of Starch|
|Sudan Test for Lipids|
|Biuret Test for Proteins|
|Composition of an Unknown Substance|
|Continuous with previous exercises|
|Microscopy and Basic Cell Structure|
|Parts of the Microscope|
|The Letter E|
|The Dissecting Microscope|
|Diffusion and Osmosis|
|The Effect of Molecular Weight on Diffusion|
|Osmosis in Animal Cells|
|Osmosis in Plant Cells|
|The Effects of Osmosis on Plant Tissues|
|Proteins and Enzymes|
|Cheese Production Using Enzymes|
|Converting Cheese to Amino Acids|
|Effect of pH on Enzyme Activity|
|Effect of Temperature on Enzyme Activity|
|The Effects of Enzymes on Your Dinner|
|Deriving Energy from Food|
|Alcoholic Fermentation: Carbon Dioxide Production by Yeast|
|Heat Production by Living Organisms|
|Oxygen Consumption During Cellular Respiration|
|Effects of Carbon Dioxide and Light on Photosynthesis|
|Carbon Dioxide Consumption by Elodea|
|The Monohybrid Cross|
|Extended 5 week exercise|
|The Dihybrid Cross and Chi-Square Analysis|
|Restriction Enzymes and Electrophoresis of DNA|
|Outbreak! Fingerprinting Virus DNA|
|Extended 2 week exercise|
|Evolution and Classification|
|Detecting Evolution: The Hardy-Weinberg Equation|
|Genetic Drift: The Founder Effect|
|Human Evolution: Quantitative Skull Assessment|
|Human Evolution: Qualitative Skull Assessment|
|Shaking our Family Tree|
|Evolution and Creationism|
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