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Practicing Biology : A Student Workbook for Biology, Seventh Edition,9780805371840

Practicing Biology : A Student Workbook for Biology, Seventh Edition

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780805371840

ISBN10:
0805371842
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
Publisher(s):
Benjamin Cummings
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Summary

This workbook offers a variety of activities to suit different learning styles. Activities such as modeling and mapping allow students to visualize and understand biological processes. This workbookrs"s hands-on activities emphasize key ideas, principles, and concepts that are basic to understanding biology. Suitable for group work in lecture, discussion settings, and/or lab, the workbook includes class tested Leading Questions, Process of Science Activities, Concept Map Development, Drawing Exercises, Modeling Activities, Reviewing Exercises, and Teaching Activities.

Table of Contents

About Practicing Biology: A Student Workbook vii
A Quick Review of Elements and Compounds
1(4)
A Quick Review of the Properties of Water
5(2)
How can you identify organic macromolecules?
7(6)
What predictions can you make about the behavior of organic macromolecules if you know their structure?
13(4)
What makes a cell a living organism?
17(2)
What controls the movement of materials into and out of the cell?
19(2)
How is the structure of a cell membrane related to its function?
21(4)
What factors affect chemical reactions in cells?
25(4)
How can changes in experimental conditions affect enzyme-mediated reactions?
29(4)
A Quick Review of Energy Transformations
33(2)
Modeling Cellular Respiration: How can cells convert the energy in glucose to ATP?
35(6)
Modeling Photosynthesis: How can cells use the sun's energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose?
41(4)
How do C3, C4, and CAM photosynthesis compare?
45(2)
How are chemical signals translated into cellular responses?
47(2)
What is mitosis?
49(4)
What is meiosis?
53(4)
How do mitosis and meiosis differ?
57(4)
A Genetics Vocabulary Review
61(2)
Modeling Meiosis: How can diploid organisms produce haploid gametes?
63(4)
A Quick Guide to Solving Genetics Problems
67(6)
How can you determine all the possible types of gametes?
73(2)
Solving Genetics Problems
75(2)
How can the mode of inheritance be determined experimentally?
77(2)
Is the hereditary material DNA or protein?
79(4)
How does DNA replicate?
83(2)
Modeling Transcription and Translation: What processes produce RNA from DNA and protein from mRNA?
85(6)
How is gene expression controlled in bacteria?
91(2)
Modeling the lac and trp Operon Systems: How can gene expression be controlled in prokaryotes?
93(2)
How is gene activity controlled in eukaryotes?
95(2)
How and why are genes cloned into recombinant DNA vectors?
97(4)
How can the development of an organism be controlled at the cellular and molecular levels?
101(4)
How did Darwin view evolution via natural selection?
105(4)
How do Darwin's and Lamarck's ideas about evolution differ?
109(4)
How would you evaluate these explanations of Darwin's ideas?
113(2)
A Quick Review of Hardy-Weinberg Population Genetics
115(4)
What effects can selection have on populations?
119(4)
What factors affect speciation?
123(2)
How are phylogenies constructed?
125(4)
Put yourself in the professor's shoes: What questions would you ask?
129(2)
What do we know about the origin of life on Earth?
131(6)
How has small size affected prokaryotic diversity?
137(4)
How has endosymbiosis contributed to the diversity of organisms on Earth today?
141(2)
What major events occurred in the evolution of the plant kingdom?
143(2)
What can a study of extant species tell us about the evolution of form and function in the plant kingdom?
145(6)
How are the events in plant evolution related?
151(2)
How diverse are the fungi in form and function?
153(2)
What can we learn about the evolution of the animal kingdom by examining modern invertebrates?
155(6)
What can we learn about the evolution of the chordates by examining modern chordates?
161(6)
How does plant structure differ among monocots, herbaceous dicots, and woody dicots?
167(4)
How are water and food transported in plants?
171(4)
What do you need to consider in order to grow plants in space (or anywhere else for that matter)?
175(2)
How can plant reproduction be modified using biotechnology?
177(2)
How do gravity and light affect plant growth responses?
179(2)
How does an organism's structure help it maintain homeostasis?
181(2)
How are form and function related in the digestive system?
183(6)
How is mammalian heart structure related to function?
189(4)
How do we breathe, and why do we breathe?
193(4)
How does the immune system keep the body free of pathogens?
197(2)
What is nitrogenous waste, and how is it removed from the body?
199(4)
How do hormones regulate cell functions?
203(2)
How does the production of male and female gametes differ in humans?
205(4)
What common events occur in the early development of animals?
209(2)
How do neurons function to transmit information?
211(4)
What would happen if you modified a particular aspect of neuron function?
215(2)
How does sarcomere structure affect muscle function?
217(4)
What would happen if you modified particular aspects of muscle function?
221(2)
What factors determine climate?
223(6)
What determines behavior?
229(2)
What methods can you use to determine population density and distribution?
231(2)
What models can you use to calculate how quickly a population can grow?
233(6)
What do you need to consider when analyzing communities of organisms?
239(4)
What limits do available solar radiation and nutrients place on carrying capacities?
243(4)
What factors can affect the survival of a species or community?
247


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