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Biology Laboratory Manual
Biology Laboratory Manual

Biology Laboratory Manual

ISBN10: 1264137273 | ISBN13: 9781264137275
By Darrell Vodopich and Randy Moore

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The Biology Laboratory Manual by Vodopich and Moore was designed for an introductory biology course with a broad survey of basic laboratory techniques. The experiments and procedures are simple, safe, easy to perform, and especially appropriate for large classes. Few experiments require more than one class meeting to complete the procedure. Each exercise includes many photographs, traditional topics, and experiments that help students learn about life. Procedures within each exercise are numerous and discrete so that an exercise can be tailored to the needs of the students, the style of the instructor, and the facilities available.

Additionally, with McGraw Hill Connect, powerful digital tools augment lab instruction by helping students apply their knowledge in a laboratory setting. Connect Virtual Labs can be implemented in a hybrid or fully online setting to help students prepare for the wet lab and strengthening their lab experience.

Exercise 1-Scientific Method: The Process of Science
Exercise 2-Measurements in Biology: The Metric System and Data Analysis
Exercise 3-The Microscope: Basic Skills of Light Microscopy
Exercise 4-The Cell: Structure and Function
Exercise 5-Solutions, Acids, and Bases: The pH Scale
Exercise 6- Biologically Important Molecules: Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, and Nucleic Acids
Exercise 7- Separating Organic Compounds: Column Chromatography, Paper Chromatography, and Gel Electrophoresis
Exercise 8- Spectrophotometry: Identifying Solutes and Determining Their Concentration
Exercise 9- Diffusion and Osmosis: Passive Movement of Molecules in Biological Systems
Exercise 10- Cellular Membranes: Effects of Physical and Chemical Stress
Exercise 11- Enzymes: Factors Affecting the Rate of Activity
Exercise 12- Respiration: Aerobic and Anaerobic Oxidation of Organic Molecules 
Exercise 13- Photosynthesis: Pigment Separation, Starch Production, and CO2 Uptake
Exercise 14- Mitosis: Replication of Eukaryotic Cells
Exercise 15- Meiosis: Reduction Division and Gametogenesis 
Exercise 16- Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: DNA Isolation and Genetic Transformation 
Exercise 17- Genetics: The Principles of Mendel
Exercise 18- Evolution: Natural Selection and Morphological Change in Green Algae
Exercise 19- Human Evolution: Skull Examination
Exercise 20- Ecology: Diversity and Interaction in Plant Communities
Exercise 21- Community Succession
Exercise 22- Population Growth: Limitations of the Environment
Exercise 23- Pollution: The Effects of Chemical, Thermal, and Acidic Pollution
Exercise 24- Survey of Prokaryotes: Domains Archaea and Bacteria
Exercise 25- Survey of Protists: Algal Autotrophs
Exercise 26- Survey of Protists: Protozoan Heterotrophs
Exercise 27- Survey of the Kingdom Fungi: Molds, Sac Fungi, Mushrooms, and Lichens
Exercise 28- Survey of the Plant Kingdom: Liverworts, Mosses, and Hornworts of Phyla Hepatophyta, Bryophyta, and Anthocerophyta
Exercise 29- Survey of the Plant Kingdom: Seedless Vascular Plants of Phyla Pterophyta and Lycophyta
Exercise 30- Survey of the Plant Kingdom: Gymnosperms of Phyla Cycadophyta, Ginkgophyta, Coniferophyta, and Gnetophyta 
Exercise 31- Survey of the Plant Kingdom: Angiosperms 
Exercise 32- Plant Anatomy: Vegetative Structure of Vascular Plants
Exercise 33- Plant Physiology: Transpiration
Exercise 34- Plant Physiology: Tropisms, Nutrition, and Growth Regulators
Exercise 35- Bioassay: Measuring Physiologically Active Substances
Exercise 36- Survey of the Animal Kingdom: Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria 
Exercise 37- Survey of the Animal Kingdom: Phyla Platyhelminthes and Mollusca 
Exercise 38- Survey of the Animal Kingdom: Phyla Annelida and Nematoda
Exercise 39- Survey of the Animal Kingdom: Phylum Arthropoda
Exercise 40- Survey of the Animal Kingdom: Phyla Echinodermata and Chordata
Exercise 41- Vertebrate Animal Tissues: Epithelial, Connective, Muscular, and Nervous Tissues
Exercise 42- Human Biology: The Human Skeletal System
Exercise 43- Human Biology: Muscles and Muscle Contraction
Exercise 44- Human Biology: Breathing
Exercise 45- Human Biology: Circulation and Blood Pressure 
Exercise 46- Human Biology: Sensory Perception
Exercise 47- Vertebrate Anatomy: External Features and Skeletal System of the Rat
Exercise 48- Vertebrate Anatomy: Muscles and Internal Organs of the Rat
Exercise 49- Vertebrate Anatomy: Urogenital and Circulatory Systems of the Rat
Exercise 50- Embryology: Comparative Morphologies and Strategies of Development
Exercise 51- Animal Behavior: Taxis, Kinesis, and Agonistic Behavior
Appendix I- Dissection of a Fetal Pig 
Appendix II- Conversion of Metric Units to English Units
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About the Author

Darrell Vodopich

Darrell Vodopich is currently teaching at Baylor University in Waco and has authored the best-selling laboratory manual that accompanies Biology by Raven/Johnson.

Randy Moore

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


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