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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. By emphasizing investigative, quantitative, and comparative approaches to the topics, the authors continually emphasize how the biological sciences are integrative, yet unique.

 This manual is an excellent choice for colleges and universities that want their students to experience the breadth of modern biology encouraged them to think for themselves.

An instructor's manual, 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

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BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS:

Form, Function, Diversity and Process

Table of Contents

Lab Topic 1 Science: A Way of Knowing

Lab Topic 2 Using Microscopes and Observing Cells

Lab Topic 3 Using Quantitative Technologies

Lab Topic 4 Membranes, Diffusion, and Osmosis

Lab Topic 5 Visualizing Biological Molecules

Lab Topic 6 Determining the Properties of an Enzyme

Lab Topic 7 Measuring Cellular Respiration

Lab Topic 8 Investigating Photosynthesis

Lab Topic 9 Mitosis and Chromosome Number

Lab Topic 10 Modeling Meiosis and Determining Cross-Over Frequency

Lab Topic 11 Analyzing Fruit Fly Phenotypes and Genotypes

Interchapter: An Outline of Sterile Technique

Lab Topic 12 Isolating DNA and Transformation with Plasmids

Lab Topic 13 Modeling Processes in Evolution

Interchapter: Dealing with Diversity

Lab Topic 14 Investigating Bacterial Diversity

Lab Topic 15 Protists: The First Eukaryotes

Lab Topic 16 Ancestral and Derived Characteristics of Seedless Plants

Lab Topic 17 Derived Characteristics of Seed Plants

Lab Topic 18 Investigating Fungal Diversity and Symbiotic Relationships

Lab Topic 19 From Basal to Bilateral Animals

Lab Topic 20 Protostomia: Lophotrochozoa

Lab Topic 21 Protostomia: Ecdysozoa

Lab Topic 22 Deuterostomes and the Origins of Vertebrates

Lab Topic 23 Investigating Plant Cells and Tissues

Lab Topic 24 Vascular Plant Functional Anatomy

Lab Topic 25 Flowering Plant Reproduction, Development, and Dispersal

Lab Topic 26 Research Project: Chemical Signals in Plant Development

Lab Topic 27 Investigating Digestive, Renal, and Reproductive Systems

Lab Topic 28 Investigating Circulatory Systems

Lab Topic 29 Investigating Animal Gas Exchange Systems

Lab Topic 30 Investigating Muscle and Skeletal Systems

Lab Topic 31 Investigating Nervous and Sensory Systems

Lab Topic 32 Estimating Population Size, Growth and Dispersion

Appendix A Significant Figures and Rounding

Appendix B Making Graphs

Appendix C Simple Statistics

Appendix D Writing Reports and Scientific Papers