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This manual offers a unique active approach to introductory biology laboratory. A full range of activities show how basic biological concepts can be applied to a wide variety of plants, animals, and microorganisms. This helps readers to: 1) gain practical experience that will help them understand concepts 2) acquire the basic knowledge needed to make informed decisions about biological questions that arise in everyday life 3) develop the problem-solving skills necessary in a competitive job market, and 4) learn to work effectively and productively as a member of a team. Takes a three-pronged approach to laboratory learning eliciting interest, providing clear directions, and establishing relevance. A simple non-threatening, self-guided approach promotes an active learning style through unique and relevant exercises. Exercises include topics ranging from interdependence among organisms and functions and properties of cells through biotechnology and population ecology. For anyone interested learning more about biology.
Table of Contents
|The Microscope||p. 15|
|Cell Biology||p. 29|
|The Cell||p. 31|
|Chemical Aspects||p. 47|
|Diffusion and Osmosis||p. 59|
|Cellular Respiration and Fermentation||p. 93|
|Cell Division||p. 107|
|Diversity of Organisms||p. 119|
|Prokaryotes and Protists||p. 121|
|Green, Brown, and Red Algae||p. 135|
|Terrestrial Plants||p. 159|
|Simple Animals||p. 173|
|Mollusks, Segmented Worms, and Arthropods||p. 191|
|Echinoderms and Chordates||p. 207|
|Animal Biology||p. 219|
|Dissection of the Frog||p. 221|
|Dissection of the Fetal Pig||p. 229|
|Blood and Circulation||p. 247|
|Gas Exchange||p. 267|
|Neural Control||p. 299|
|Sensory Perception in Humans||p. 313|
|Chemical Control in Animals||p. 327|
|The Skeletal System||p. 333|
|Muscles and Movement||p. 345|
|Reproduction in Vertebrates||p. 355|
|Fertilization and Development||p. 367|
|Early Embryology of the Chick||p. 379|
|Plant Biology||p. 389|
|Structure of Flowering Plants||p. 391|
|Transport in Plants||p. 403|
|Chemical Control in Plants||p. 413|
|Heredity and Evolution||p. 421|
|Molecular and Chromosomal Genetics||p. 439|
|DNA Fingerprinting||p. 453|
|Evolutionary Mechanisms||p. 481|
|Ecology and Behavior||p. 491|
|Ecological Relationships||p. 493|
|Population Growth||p. 505|
|Animal Behavior||p. 513|
|Common Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words||p. 521|
|Common Metric Units and Temperature Conversions||p. 523|
|Oil-Immersion Technique||p. 524|
|The Classification of Organisms||p. 525|
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