Biological Investigations Lab Manual / Edition 9by Warren Dolphin, David Vleck, James Colbert, Linda Westgate
The lead author of eight successful previous editions has brought together a team that combined, has well over 60 years experience in offering beginning biology labs to several thousand students each year at Iowa State University. Their experience and diverse backgrounds ensure that this extensively revised edition will meet the needs of a new generation of… See more details below
The lead author of eight successful previous editions has brought together a team that combined, has well over 60 years experience in offering beginning biology labs to several thousand students each year at Iowa State University. Their experience and diverse backgrounds ensure that this extensively revised edition will meet the needs of a new generation of students.
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. Students are often asked, “what evidence do you have that…” in order to encourage them to think for themselves. By emphasizing investigative, quantitative, and comparative approaches to the topics, the authors continually emphasize how the biological sciences are integrative, yet unique.
An instructor's manual, available through McGraw-Hill Lab Central, 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. This manual is an excellent choice for colleges and universities that want their students to experience the breadth of modern biology.
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Table of Contents
Table of ContentsLab 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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