Biological Investigations Lab Manual / Edition 9

Biological Investigations Lab Manual / Edition 9

by 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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073383057
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
01/27/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,321,633
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS:

Form, Function, Diversity and Process
NINTH EDITION
Table of Contents

Lab 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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