Laboratory Investigations for Biology / Edition 2

Laboratory Investigations for Biology / Edition 2

by Jean L. Dickey
     
 

Laboratory Investigations for Biology, Second Edition uses 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

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Laboratory Investigations for Biology, Second Edition uses 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805367898
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Publication date:
08/08/2002
Series:
Symbiosis: the Pearson Custom Library for the Biological Sciences Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
900,618
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

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

1. The Process of Scientific Inquiry.

2. pH and Buffers.

3. Macromolecules.

4. Using the Microscope.

5. Enzymes.

6. Cellular Respiration.

7. Photosynthesis.

8. Chromosomes and Cell Division.

9. Mendelian Genetics.

10. Forensic Application of Molecular Genetics.

11. Microorganisms and Disease.

12. Plant Diversity.

13. Animal Diversity.

14. Digestion.

15. Circulation.

16. The Sensory System.

17. Plant Structure.

18. Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds.

19. Animal Behavior.

20. Foraging Strategy.

Appendix 1. Tools for Scientific Inquiry.

Appendix 2. Guide to Writing Scientific Reports.

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