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Laboratory Investigations for Biology

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780805367898

ISBN10:
0805367896
Format:
Spiral Bound
Pub. Date:
8/8/2002
Publisher(s):
Benjamin Cummings

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Summary

Laboratory Investigations for Biology, Second Editionuses an investigative approach that actively involves readers in the process of scientific discovery by allowing them to make observations, devise techniques, and draw conclusions. Twenty carefully chosen laboratory topics encourage readers to use their critical thinking skills to solve problems using the scientific method. Contains 20 labs on a range of topics.

Author Biography

With a Ph.D. from Purdue University, Jean Dickey has been involved in teaching introductory biology labs since 1978. Her experience includes developing an investigative laboratory curriculum for a large enrollment non-majors course at Clemson University, as well as supervising TAs and lab preparations. Besides working with general biology students, she also teaches life science for elementary education majors. When Dr. Dickey is not with her students, daughters Katherine and Jessica keep her busy.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
The Process of Scientific Inquiry
1(1)
The Black Box
2(2)
Defining a Problem
4(3)
The Elements of an Experiment
7(6)
Designing an Experiment
13(3)
Application of Scientific Inquiry
16(1)
Questions for Review
17
pH and Buffers
1(1)
Introduction to Acids, Bases, and pH
1(2)
Using Red Cabbage Indicator to Measure pH
3(4)
Making a Set of Standards
4(1)
Comparing pH of Beverages and Stomach Medicines
5(2)
Using the pH Meter to Determine Buffering Capacity
7(6)
Designing an Experiment
13(2)
Performing the Experiment and Interpreting the Results
15(2)
Questions for Review
17
Macromolecules
1(1)
Carbohydrates
1(9)
Monosaccharides and Disaccharides
3(2)
Starch
5(1)
Hydrolysis of Carbohydrates
6(4)
Lipids
10(1)
Proteins
11(2)
Macromolecules in Food
13(1)
Separation of Butter
13(2)
Tests with Food
15(2)
Questions for Review
17
Using the Microscope
1(1)
The Compound Microscope
2(9)
The Parts of the Compound Microscope
3(2)
Using the Compound Microscope
5(4)
Depth of Focus
9(2)
Observing Cells
11(4)
Animal Cells
11(3)
Plant Cells
14(1)
The Stereoscopic Dissecting Microscope
15(3)
The Parts of the Dissecting Microscope
15(1)
Using the Dissecting Microscope
16(2)
Observing an Animal Specimen
18(1)
Questions for Review
19
Enzymes
1(1)
Factors Affecting Reaction Rate
2(4)
Quantity of the Reactants
2(2)
Physical Factors
4(2)
The Catecholase-Catalyzed Reaction
6(5)
Designing an Experiment
11(3)
Performing the Experiment and Interpreting the Results
14(2)
Questions for Review
16
Cellular Respiration
1(1)
Alcoholic Fermentation
2(5)
Aerobic Respiration
7(7)
Designing an Experiment
14(3)
Performing the Experiment and Interpreting the Results
17(3)
Questions for Review
20
Photosynthesis
1(1)
Measuring Photosynthetic Rate in Spinach Leaf Disks
2(4)
Designing and Experiment
6(3)
Performing the Experiment and Interpreting the Results
9(2)
Questions for Review
11
Chromosomes and Cell Division
1(1)
The Genetic Material
2(3)
Extracting DNA from Cells
2(1)
Karyotypes
3(2)
The Process of Mitosis
5(8)
Pop Bead Simulation of Mitosis
6(5)
Viewing Mitosis in Onion Root Tip Cells
11(2)
The Process of Meiosis
13(1)
Pop Bead Simulation of Meiosis
14(7)
Viewing Meiosis in Organisms
21(1)
Questions for Review
21
Mendelian Genetics
1(1)
Mendel's Principles
3(5)
The Chromosomal Basis of Segregation
3(1)
Predicting the Outcome of a Monohybrid Cross
4(2)
The Chromosomal Basis of Independent Assortment
6(1)
Predicting the Outcome of a Dihybrid Cross
6(2)
A Dihybrid Cross Using Wisconsin Fast Plants
8(1)
Planting F1 Seeds
9(2)
First Observations
11(1)
Pollination
12(1)
Germinating the F2 Seeds
12(1)
Collecting and Interpreting Data from the F2 Generation
13(4)
Questions for Review
17
Forensic Application of Molecular Genetics
1(1)
DNA Profiling Using STR Analysis
2(8)
The STR Technique
2(3)
Application of STR Analysis to Paternity Testing
5(1)
Using Population Genetics to Match DNA
6(4)
Application of DNA Profiling
10(5)
Questions for Review
15
Microorganisms and Disease
1(1)
General Features of Bacteria
2(5)
Bacterial Shapes
3(2)
Colonies
5(2)
Investigating Microorganisms and Disease
7(1)
Gram Stain
7(3)
Antibiotic Sensitivity Test
10(3)
Antibiotic Resistance
13(2)
Transmission
15(3)
Questions for Review
18
Plant Diversity
1(1)
The Alternation of Generations Life Cycle
3(2)
Seedless Nonvascular Plants
5(2)
Seedless Vascular Plants
7(3)
Club Mosses
8(1)
Horsetails
8(1)
Ferns
8(2)
Vascular Seed Plants---Gymnosperms
10(4)
Cycads
11(1)
Gingko
11(1)
Conifers
11(3)
Vascular Seed Plants---Angiosperms
14(3)
Questions for Review
17
Animal Diversity
1(1)
Phylum Porifera---Sponges
2(3)
Phylum Cnidaria---Jellyfish, Sea Anemones, Corals
5(3)
Phylum Platyhelminthes---Flatworms
8(3)
Phylum Nematoda---Roundworms
11(1)
Phylum Annelida---Segmented Worms
12(2)
Phylum Mollusca---Mollusks
14(3)
Phylum Arthropoda
17(4)
Phylum Echinodermata
21(1)
Phylum Chordata
22(6)
Questions for Review
28
Digestion
1(1)
Digestion of Proteins by Trypsin
2(2)
Digestion of Lipids by Lipase
4(4)
Digestion of Starch by Amylase
8(4)
Designing an Experiment
12(3)
Performing the Experiment and Interpreting the Results
15(3)
Questions for Review
18
Circulation
1(1)
Anatomy of the Mammalian Circulatory System
1(4)
Measuring Cardiovascular Function in Humans
5(6)
Pulse Rate and Heart Sounds
5(2)
Blood Pressure
7(4)
Designing an Experiment
11(3)
Performing the Experiment and Interpreting the Results
14(2)
Questions for Review
16
The Sensory System
1(1)
Chemical Senses
2(8)
Taste Discrimination
4(2)
Individual Differences in Taste
6(1)
Smell Discrimination
7(2)
Influence of Smell on Taste
9(1)
Vision
10(8)
Structural Features of the Eye
10(3)
Photoreceptors
13(4)
The Blind Spot
17(1)
Accommodation
18(1)
Skin Senses
18(1)
Sensitivity to Pressure
19(1)
Perception of Temperature
20(3)
Questions for Review
23
Plant Structure
1(1)
Plant Cells and Tissue Systems
2(1)
Plant Organs
3(4)
Leaves
3(1)
Roots
4(1)
Stems
5(2)
Dermal Tissue
7(2)
Dermal Tissue in Stems
7(1)
Dermal Tissue in Roots
7(1)
Dermal Tissue in Leaves
8(1)
Ground Tissue
9(5)
Parenchyma
10(1)
Collenchyma
11(1)
Sclerenchyma
12(2)
Vascular Tissue
14(1)
Vascular Tissue in Leaves
15(1)
Vascular Tissue in Roots
15(1)
Vascular Tissue in Stems
15(1)
Questions for Review
16
Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds
1(1)
Flower Structure
2(6)
Flower Dissection
3(1)
Pollination
4(3)
Pollen Germination
7(1)
Fruits and Seeds
8(5)
Classifying Simple Fleshy Fruits
9(2)
Seed Dispersal
11(2)
Seeds and Seedling Development
13(1)
Seed Structure
13(1)
Seedling Development
14(2)
Questions for Review
16
Animal Behavior
1(1)
Kinesis in Pillbugs
2(5)
Agonistic Behavior in Bettas
7(3)
Solitary Behavior of the Betta
8(1)
The Betta's Reaction to Its Mirror Image
9(1)
Designing an Experiment
10(3)
Performing the Experiment and Interpreting the Results
13(2)
Questions for Review
15
Foraging Strategy
1(1)
The Simulation System
2(1)
Single Prey Species
3(3)
Mixed Prey Species
6(3)
Designing an Experiment
9(2)
Performing the Experiment and Interpreting the Results
11(2)
Questions for Review
13
Appendix A: Tools for Scientific Inquiry 1(1)
Exercise A.1: Scientific notation
1(2)
Exercise A.2: Making Measurements
3(10)
Activity A: Measuring Length
4(1)
Activity B: Measuring Mass
5(3)
Activity C: Measuring Volume
8(4)
Activity D: Measuring Temperature
12(1)
Exercise A.3: Data Presentation
13(8)
Activity A: Tables
13(2)
Activity B: Graphs
15(3)
Activity C: Graphing Practice
18(3)
Exercise A.4: Interpreting Information on a Graph
21(4)
Questions for Review
25
Appendix B: Guide to Writing Scientific Reports 1(11)
Purpose of the Lab Report
1(1)
Sections of the Report
2(9)
Using Reference Materials Honestly
11(1)
Checklist for Scientific Report
12


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