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Enhancement Exercises for Biology can augment any college-level biology course. The active learning modules featured in the Enhancement Exercises provide the best opportunity for students to learn and experience biology. The modules challenge students by providing activities ranging from simple, guided inquiry to more thoughtful, open-ended, research-based activities. Assign all or a portion of an individual exercise as applicable to your specific course.
This book has been designed so the student can complete the assignments without any need for specialized lab equipment. The exercises can be completed by visiting local outdoor environments or by using common items easily obtained at home or the grocery store.
An electronic verion of this title is also available suited for distance learning and allowing for the online submission and grading of the activities. To view a sample of the e-version, please click here and log in with the following credentials:
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- OBJECTIVES clearly state what students are expected to know by the end of the chapter and provide them with focused learning outcomes.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION compliments the lecture material and provides context for the material covered in the activities.
Each exercise begins with a KEY TERMS activity. This encourages students to actively prepare for the lab. The simple act of writing down definitions prior to beginning the activities helps students better understand the stated objectives.
MATERIALS used in these activities are inexpensive and easily obtained. All of the items listed can be purchased at a local store and are suitable for activities performed outside of a wet lab environment.
NOTE BOXES appear throughout the book to provide tips for the successful completion of an activity or to help students navigate some of the more difficult topics in biology.
The PROCEDURES provide students with easy to follow step-by-step instructions for the successful completion of the activity no matter where they are.
FULL-COLOR ART PROGRAM includes many illustrations and labeled diagrams, providing students with excellent visual resources as they work through the exercises.
SYNTHESIS ACTIVITIES end each exercise and provide thoughtful questions to ensure that students understand the overall concepts from the activities, and build their critical thinking skills. Adequate room is provided for students to write their answers.
DEEPER INSIGHT links to additional information appear throughout Enhancement Exercises for Biology directing students to learn more about an activity in order to have a better understanding of the concepts presented.