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With its distinctive investigative approach to learning, this laboratory manual encourages students to become active participants in the science of biology. While teaching basic concepts and laboratory procedures important for all biology majors to learn, the authors also invite students to pose hypotheses, make predictions, conduct open-ended experiments, collect data, and then apply the results to new problems. Laboratory exercises are divided into three categories – directed investigations, thematic investigations, and open-ended investigations.
1. Scientific Investigation.
3. Microscopes and Cells.
4. Diffusion and Osmosis.
6. Cellular Respiration.
7. Mitosis and Meiosis.
8. Mendelian Genetics.
9. Mendelian Genetics: Drosophila.
10. Molecular Biology.
11. Population Genetics/Hardy-Weinberg Theorem.
12. Population Genetics/Genetic Variation.
14. Protista and Fungi.
15. Plant Diversity I/Bryophytes/Seedless Plants.
16. Plant Diversity II/Seed Plants.
17. Animal Diversity I.
18. Animal Diversity II.
19. Plant Anatomy.
20. Plant Growth.
21. Vertebrate Anatomy I/Skin and Digestive System.
22. Vertebrate Anatomy II/Circulatory and Respiratory Systems.
23. Vertebrate Anatomy III/Excretory, Reproductive, and Nervous Systems.
24. Animal Development.
25. Ecology I/Terrestrial Ecology.
26. Ecology II/Computer Simulation of Pond Ecosystem.
27. Animal Behavior.