Biological Investigations Lab Manual

ISBN-10: 0073383058

ISBN-13: 9780073383057

Edition: 9th 2011

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Description: 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.

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List price: $134.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/27/2010
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 480
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

In addition to writing numerous articles and textbooks, he is Editor-in-Chief of the American Biology Teacher. Randy was awarded the 1993 Teacher Exemplar Award by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). Other awards and honors include a Fulbright Scholarship, a listing in the Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 1986 Most Outstanding Teacher from Baylor University, and 1980 Most Outstanding Teaching Assistant from UCLA. He received his Ph.D. in Plant Development from UCLA

Jim Colbert is an Associate Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University and serves as the Biology Program Coordinator for the interdepartmental undergraduate Biology major. He earned his B.S. at Iowa State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Colbert has been teaching introductory biology classes and directing biology labs for 23 years. His interests include evolution education, bryophyte and lichen biodiversity, and environmentally focused service-learning for biology students.

Science: A Way of Knowing
Using Microscopes
Cellular Structure Reflects Function
Membranes, Diffusion, and Osmosis
Using Quantitative Techniques
Visualizing Biological Molecules
Determining the Properties of an Enzyme
Measuring Cellular Respiration
Investigating Photosynthesis
Mitosis and Chromosome Number
Modeling Meiosis and Determining Cross-Over Frequency
Analyzing Fruit Fly Phenotypes and Genotypes
Interchapter: An Outline of Sterile Technique
Isolating DNA and Transformation with Plasmids
Modeling Processes in Evolution and Mutagenesis
Investigating Bacterial Diversity
Evolution of Eukarya and Diverse Protists
Ancestral and Derived Characteristics of Seedless Plants
Derived Characteristics of Seed Plants
Investigating Fungal Diversity and Symbiotic Relationships
From Basal to Bilateral Animals
Lophotrochozoa: Increased Complexity
Ecdysozoa: Simple and Complex
Deuterostomes and the Origins of Vertebrates
Investigating Plant Cells and Tissues
Investigating Functional Anatomy of Vascular Plants
Investigating Pollination, Development, and Dispersal
Interchapter: Investigating Animal Form and Function
Investigating Digestive, Renal, and Reproductive Systems
Investigating Circulatory Systems
Investigating Gas Exchange Systems
Investigating the Properties of Muscle and Skeletal Systems
Investigating Nervous and Sensory Systems
Investigating Early Events in Animal Development
Estimating Population Size and Growth
Significant Figures and Rounding
Making Graphs
Simple Statistics
Writing Lab Reports and Scientific Writing
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