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Exploring Biology in the Laboratory: Core Concepts, 2e

Murray P. Pendarvis, John L. Crawley
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Safety in the Laboratory2
Chapter 1: The Starting Point: Understanding the Scientific Method12
Chapter 1 Objectives and Intro Material3
Exercise 1.1 Practicing the Scientific Method with Termites3
Exercise 1.2 Applying the Scientific Method with Goldfish4
Chapter 1 Review2
Chapter 2: For Good Measure: Understanding Scientific Notation and the Metric System14
Chapter 2 Objectives and Intro Material1
Exercise 2.1 Using Scientific Notation2
Exercise 2.2 Learning the Metric System and Conversions2
Exercise 2.3 Measuring Length, Mass, Volume, and Temperatue7
Chapter 2 Review2
Chapter 3: Back to Basics: Understanding Basic Chemistry22
Chapter 3 Objectives and Intro Material3
Exercise 3.1 Measuring pH4
Exercise 3.2 Neutralizing Acids1
Exercise 3.3 Testing for Carbohydrates (includes p. 35)5
Exercise 3.4 Testing for Lipids3
Exercise 3.5 Testing for Proteins4
Chapter 3 Review2
Chapter 4: The Invisible World: Understanding Microscopy and Cell Structure and Function34
Chapter 4 Objectives and Intro Material2
Exercise 4.1 Learning about Microscopy3
Exercise 4.2 Developing the Skills of Microscopy4
Exercise 4.3 Preparing Slides3
Exercise 4.4 Using the Stereomicroscope (Dissecting Microscope)3
Background Info: Cell Structure and Function2
Exercise 4.5 Observing Prokaryotic Cells4
Exercise 4.6 Observing Eukaryotic Cells3
Exercise 4.7 Observing Plant Cells4
Exercise 4.8 Observing Animal Cells4
Chapter 4 Review2
Chapter 5: Metabolism I: Understanding Enzymes and Cellular Transport20
Chapter 5 Objectives and Intro Material2
Exercise 5.1 Bromelain as an Enzyme4
Exercise 5.2 Catalase and Reusability of Enzymes2
Background Info: Cellular Transport2
Exercise 5.3 Diffusion3
Exercise 5.4 Osmosis5
Chapter 5 Review2
Chapter 6: Metabolism II: Understanding Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration22
Chapter 6 Objectives and Intro Material2
Exercise 6.1 Leaf Structure3
Exercise 6.2 Plant Pigments3
Exercise 6.3 Photosynthesis in Elodea3
Background Info: Cellular Respiration2
Exercise 6.4 Observing Alcoholic Fermentation2
Exercise 6.5 Aerobic Respiration5
Chapter 6 Review2
Chapter 7: Splitting Up: Understanding Cell Division and Meiosis18
Chapter 7 Objectives and Intro Material1
Exercise 7.1 The Cell Cycle7
Background Info: Meiosis2
Exercise 7.2 Meiosis in Animals4
Exercise 7.3 Meiosis in Plants2
Chapter 7 Review2
Chapter 8: It's All in the Genes: Understanding Basic Genetics and DNA34
Chapter 8 Objectives and Intro Material3
Exercise 8.1 Understanding Heredity2
Exercise 8.2 Population Genetics7
Exercise 8.3 The Corn Maize2
Exercise 8.4 Fitting In3
Exercise 8.5 Blood Groups3
Exercise 8.6 Developing Pedigrees4
Background Info: DNA6
Exercise 8.7 Isolating DNA2
Chapter 8 Review2
Chapter 9: Touching the Future: Understanding Biotechnology and Forensics12
Chapter 9 Objectives and Intro Material4
Exercise 9.1 Applications of Gel Electrophoresis6
Chapter 9 Review2
Chapter 10: Mystery of Mysteries: Understanding Evolution and Taxonomy28
Chapter 10 Objectives and Intro Material2
Exercise 10.1 Adaptation Evidence3
Exercise 10.2 Paleontological Evidence5
Exercise 10.3 Comparative Anatomical Evidence2
Exercise 10.4 Embryological Evidence2
Background Info: Taxonomy4
Exercise 10.5 Using a Dichotomous Key4
Exercise 10.6 Constructing a Cladogram4
Chapter 10 Review2
Chapter 11: On the Edge of Life: Understanding Bacteria12
Chapter 11 Objectives and Intro Material5
Exercise 11.1 Observing Bacteria2
Exercise 11.2 Finding Bacteria3
Chapter 11 Review2
Chapter 12: This Fine Mess: Understanding the Protists24
Chapter 12 Objectives and Intro Material2
Exercise 12.1 Plantlike (Photosynthetic) Protists6
Exercise 12.2 Fungus-Like Protists2
Exercise 12.3 Animallike (Heterotrophic) Protists12
Chapter 12 Review2
Chapter 13: The Green Machine I: Understanding Basal Plants16
Chapter 13 Objectives and Intro Material3
Exercise 13.1 Phylum Bryophyta4
Exercise 13.2 Phylum Pterophyta (includes pages 260-261)7
Chapter 13 Review2
Chapter 14: The Green Machine II: Understanding Seed Plants26
Chapter 14 Objectives and Intro Material3
Exercise 14.1 Phylum Coniferophyta (Pinophyta)12
Exercise 14.2 Phylum Magnoliophyta (includes pages 284-286)9
Chapter 14 Review2
Chapter 15: The Green Machine III: Understanding Plant Tissues, Roots, Stems, and Leaves32
Chapter 15 Objectives and Intro Material1
Exercise 15.1 Plant Histology6
Exercise 15.2 Roots8
Exercise 15.3 Stems6
Exercise 15.4 Leaves9
Chapter 15 Review2
Chapter 16: The Green Machine IV: Understanding Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds18
Chapter 16 Objectives and Intro Material4
Exercise 16.1 Flowers3
Exercise 16.2 Fruits5
Exercise 16.3 Seeds4
Chapter 16 Review2
Chapter 17: There's a Fungus among Us: Understanding Fungi22
Chapter 17 Objectives and Intro Material3
Exercise 17.1 Phylum Zygomycota3
Exercise 17.2 Phylum Ascomycota6
Exercise 17.3 Phylum Basidiomycota6
Exercise 17.4 Lichens2
Chapter 17 Review2
Chapter 18: Animal Planet I: Understanding Animal Histology and Basal Animals36
Chapter 18 Objectives and Intro Material1
Exercise 18.1 Animal Histology11
Background Info: Basal Animals3
Exercise 18.2 Phylum Porifera7
Exercise 18.3 Phylum Cnidaria10
Exercise 18.4 Phylum Ctenophora2
Chapter 18 Review2
Chapter 19: Animal Planet II: Understanding the Lophotrochozoans36
Chapter 19 Objectives and Intro Material3
Exercise 19.1 Phylum Platyhelminthes10
Exercise 19.2 Phylum Rotifera3
Exercise 19.3 Phylum Mollusca9
Exercise 19.4 Phylum Annelida9
Chapter 19 Review2
Chapter 20: Animal Planet III: Understanding the Ecdysozoans36
Chapter 20 Objectives and Intro Material2
A Closer Look: Other Ecdysozoans1
Exercise 20.1 Phylum Nematoda6
Background Info: Phylum Arthropoda2
Exercise 20.2 Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Chelicerata4
A Closer Look: Other Arachnids1
Exercise 20.3 Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Myriapoda2
Exercise 20.4 Phylum Arthropoda, Sybphylum Crustacea8
Exercise 20.5 Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Hexapoda8
Chapter 20 Review2
Chapter 21: Animal Planet IV: Understanding the Deuterostomes42
Chapter 21 Objectives and Intro Material3
Exercise 21.1 Phylum Echinodermata7
Exercise 21.2 Phylum Chordata, Classes Myxini and Cephalospidomorphi4
Exercise 21.3 Phylum Chordata, Classes Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes6
Exercise 21.4 Phylum Chordata, Class Amphibia4
Exercise 21.5 Phylum Chordata, Class Reptilia6
Exercise 21.6 Phylum Chordata, Class Aves5
Exercise 21.7 Phylum Chordata, Class Mammalia5
Chapter 21 Review2
Chapter 22: The Cutting Edge: Understanding Vertebrate Dissections16
Chapter 22 Objectives and Intro Material1
Exercise 22.1 Dissection of Common Chordates13
Chapter 22 Review2
Chapter 23: Homo sapiens I: Understanding Human Body Structure40
Chapter 23 Objectives and Intro Material2
Exercise 23.1 Integumentary System2
Exercise 23.2 Skeletal System6
Exercise 23.3 Articulations2
Exercise 23.4 Muscular System6
Exercise 23.5 Nervous System5
Exercise 23.6 Special Senses of Smell and Taste4
Exercise 23.7 Special Senses of Hearing and Equilibrium3
Exercise 23.8 Special Sense of Vision6
Chapter 23 Review4
Chapter 24: Homo sapiens II: Understanding Human Body Systems30
Chapter 24 Objectives and Intro Material4
Exercise 24.1 Cardiovascular System in Action5
Exercise 24.2 Respiratory System3
Exercise 24.3 Endocrine System3
Exercise 24.4 Digestive System4
Exercise 24.5 Urinary System2
Exercise 24.6 Reproductive Systems5
Chapter 24 Review4
Chapter 25: But One Earth: Understanding Basic Ecology16
Chapter 25 Objectives and Intro Material2
Exercise 25.1 Investigating Local Ecosystems5
Exercise 25.2 Species Decline3
Exercise 25.3 Effects of Oil as a Pollutant4
Chapter 25 Review2