Exploring Biology in the Laboratory: Core Concepts, 2e

By Murray P. Pendarvis, John L. Crawley  •  
 2019  
•  640
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Print ISBN  9781617319006
• eBook ISBN  9781617318993
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Exploring Biology in the Laboratory: Core Concepts is a comprehensive manual appropriate for introductory biology lab courses. This edition is designed for courses populated by nonmajors or for majors courses where abbreviated coverage is desired. Based on the two-semester version of Exploring Biology in the Laboratory, 3e, this Core Concepts edition features a streamlined set of clearly written activities with abbreviated coverage of the biodiversity of life. These exercises emphasize the unity of all living things and the evolutionary forces that have resulted in, and continue to act on, the diversity that we see around us today.

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Features
  • Introductory material provides context for the material covered in the chapter and helps students apply what they learn.
  • Objectives clearly state what students are expected to know by the end of the chapter.
  • “Just Wondering”: set of five or six pre-lab questions per chapter to promote student engagement.
  • An extensive, full-color art and photography program includes many specimen and dissection images, labeled diagrams, and helpful life-cycle illustrations. In addition to providing the necessary images to help students work through the lab procedures, the manual also includes hundreds of images of representative organsms, providing ample visual support for the lab.
  • Exercises have been designed to be safe, interesting, and meaningful.
  • Procedures with accompanying illustrations and photographs guide the student activities in the lab. Ample room is provided for students to draw and record their answers.
  • Check Your Understanding questions are provided throughout the book to measure students' understanding of important concepts.
  • The Chapter Review contains:
    • “Mythbusting”: set of four to seven myths per chapter for students to debunk.
    • Thought-provoking questions, including multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, labeling, and short answer, to assess student comprehension of the material.
  •  “Did You Know?” sidebars offer fun tidbits and trivia to stir up interest in the topic at hand.
  • Hints & Tips aid students in understanding tricky content areas where attention to fine detail is necessary.
  • Warnings are posted where applicable to make students aware of potential risks when dissecting certain organisms or performing certain experiments.

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  • An online Instructor's Manual and prep guide, including supply order information, tips for the instructor, estimated lab completion times, and answers to all student questions.
  • Digital test bank to help you build quizzes that can be printed or exported to your learning management system.
  • All of the images from the lab manual are provided electronically. Images are presented at digital display resolution (150 dpi), intended for use in PowerPoint presentations.
What's New in this Edition
  • New chapter on scientific notation and the metric system
  • New and revised artwork throughout the manual
  • Updated Check Your Understanding and Chapter Review questions
  • New tables for recording procedural data and experimental results
Table of contents
Safety in the Laboratory
Chapter 1: The Starting Point: Understanding the Scientific Method
Chapter 1 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 1.1 Practicing the Scientific Method with Termites
Exercise 1.2 Applying the Scientific Method with Goldfish
Chapter 1 Review
Chapter 2: For Good Measure: Understanding Scientific Notation and the Metric System
Chapter 2 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 2.1 Using Scientific Notation
Exercise 2.2 Learning the Metric System and Conversions
Exercise 2.3 Measuring Length, Mass, Volume, and Temperatue
Chapter 2 Review
Chapter 3: Back to Basics: Understanding Basic Chemistry
Chapter 3 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 3.1 Measuring pH
Exercise 3.2 Neutralizing Acids
Exercise 3.3 Testing for Carbohydrates (includes p. 35)
Exercise 3.4 Testing for Lipids
Exercise 3.5 Testing for Proteins
Chapter 3 Review
Chapter 4: The Invisible World: Understanding Microscopy and Cell Structure and Function
Chapter 4 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 4.1 Learning about Microscopy
Exercise 4.2 Developing the Skills of Microscopy
Exercise 4.3 Preparing Slides
Exercise 4.4 Using the Stereomicroscope (Dissecting Microscope)
Background Info: Cell Structure and Function
Exercise 4.5 Observing Prokaryotic Cells
Exercise 4.6 Observing Eukaryotic Cells
Exercise 4.7 Observing Plant Cells
Exercise 4.8 Observing Animal Cells
Chapter 4 Review
Chapter 5: Metabolism I: Understanding Enzymes and Cellular Transport
Chapter 5 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 5.1 Bromelain as an Enzyme
Exercise 5.2 Catalase and Reusability of Enzymes
Background Info: Cellular Transport
Exercise 5.3 Diffusion
Exercise 5.4 Osmosis
Chapter 5 Review
Chapter 6: Metabolism II: Understanding Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Chapter 6 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 6.1 Leaf Structure
Exercise 6.2 Plant Pigments
Exercise 6.3 Photosynthesis in Elodea
Background Info: Cellular Respiration
Exercise 6.4 Observing Alcoholic Fermentation
Exercise 6.5 Aerobic Respiration
Chapter 6 Review
Chapter 7: Splitting Up: Understanding Cell Division and Meiosis
Chapter 7 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 7.1 The Cell Cycle
Background Info: Meiosis
Exercise 7.2 Meiosis in Animals
Exercise 7.3 Meiosis in Plants
Chapter 7 Review
Chapter 8: It's All in the Genes: Understanding Basic Genetics and DNA
Chapter 8 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 8.1 Understanding Heredity
Exercise 8.2 Population Genetics
Exercise 8.3 The Corn Maize
Exercise 8.4 Fitting In
Exercise 8.5 Blood Groups
Exercise 8.6 Developing Pedigrees
Background Info: DNA
Exercise 8.7 Isolating DNA
Chapter 8 Review
Chapter 9: Touching the Future: Understanding Biotechnology and Forensics
Chapter 9 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 9.1 Applications of Gel Electrophoresis
Chapter 9 Review
Chapter 10: Mystery of Mysteries: Understanding Evolution and Taxonomy
Chapter 10 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 10.1 Adaptation Evidence
Exercise 10.2 Paleontological Evidence
Exercise 10.3 Comparative Anatomical Evidence
Exercise 10.4 Embryological Evidence
Background Info: Taxonomy
Exercise 10.5 Using a Dichotomous Key
Exercise 10.6 Constructing a Cladogram
Chapter 10 Review
Chapter 11: On the Edge of Life: Understanding Bacteria
Chapter 11 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 11.1 Observing Bacteria
Exercise 11.2 Finding Bacteria
Chapter 11 Review
Chapter 12: This Fine Mess: Understanding the Protists
Chapter 12 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 12.1 Plantlike (Photosynthetic) Protists
Exercise 12.2 Fungus-Like Protists
Exercise 12.3 Animallike (Heterotrophic) Protists
Chapter 12 Review
Chapter 13: The Green Machine I: Understanding Basal Plants
Chapter 13 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 13.1 Phylum Bryophyta
Exercise 13.2 Phylum Pterophyta (includes pages 260-261)
Chapter 13 Review
Chapter 14: The Green Machine II: Understanding Seed Plants
Chapter 14 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 14.1 Phylum Coniferophyta (Pinophyta)
Exercise 14.2 Phylum Magnoliophyta (includes pages 284-286)
Chapter 14 Review
Chapter 15: The Green Machine III: Understanding Plant Tissues, Roots, Stems, and Leaves
Chapter 15 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 15.1 Plant Histology
Exercise 15.2 Roots
Exercise 15.3 Stems
Exercise 15.4 Leaves
Chapter 15 Review
Chapter 16: The Green Machine IV: Understanding Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds
Chapter 16 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 16.1 Flowers
Exercise 16.2 Fruits
Exercise 16.3 Seeds
Chapter 16 Review
Chapter 17: There's a Fungus among Us: Understanding Fungi
Chapter 17 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 17.1 Phylum Zygomycota
Exercise 17.2 Phylum Ascomycota
Exercise 17.3 Phylum Basidiomycota
Exercise 17.4 Lichens
Chapter 17 Review
Chapter 18: Animal Planet I: Understanding Animal Histology and Basal Animals
Chapter 18 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 18.1 Animal Histology
Background Info: Basal Animals
Exercise 18.2 Phylum Porifera
Exercise 18.3 Phylum Cnidaria
Exercise 18.4 Phylum Ctenophora
Chapter 18 Review
Chapter 19: Animal Planet II: Understanding the Lophotrochozoans
Chapter 19 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 19.1 Phylum Platyhelminthes
Exercise 19.2 Phylum Rotifera
Exercise 19.3 Phylum Mollusca
Exercise 19.4 Phylum Annelida
Chapter 19 Review
Chapter 20: Animal Planet III: Understanding the Ecdysozoans
Chapter 20 Objectives and Intro Material
A Closer Look: Other Ecdysozoans
Exercise 20.1 Phylum Nematoda
Background Info: Phylum Arthropoda
Exercise 20.2 Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Chelicerata
A Closer Look: Other Arachnids
Exercise 20.3 Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Myriapoda
Exercise 20.4 Phylum Arthropoda, Sybphylum Crustacea
Exercise 20.5 Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Hexapoda
Chapter 20 Review
Chapter 21: Animal Planet IV: Understanding the Deuterostomes
Chapter 21 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 21.1 Phylum Echinodermata
Exercise 21.2 Phylum Chordata, Classes Myxini and Cephalospidomorphi
Exercise 21.3 Phylum Chordata, Classes Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes
Exercise 21.4 Phylum Chordata, Class Amphibia
Exercise 21.5 Phylum Chordata, Class Reptilia
Exercise 21.6 Phylum Chordata, Class Aves
Exercise 21.7 Phylum Chordata, Class Mammalia
Chapter 21 Review
Chapter 22: The Cutting Edge: Understanding Vertebrate Dissections
Chapter 22 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 22.1 Dissection of Common Chordates
Chapter 22 Review
Chapter 23: Homo sapiens I: Understanding Human Body Structure
Chapter 23 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 23.1 Integumentary System
Exercise 23.2 Skeletal System
Exercise 23.3 Articulations
Exercise 23.4 Muscular System
Exercise 23.5 Nervous System
Exercise 23.6 Special Senses of Smell and Taste
Exercise 23.7 Special Senses of Hearing and Equilibrium
Exercise 23.8 Special Sense of Vision
Chapter 23 Review
Chapter 24: Homo sapiens II: Understanding Human Body Systems
Chapter 24 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 24.1 Cardiovascular System in Action
Exercise 24.2 Respiratory System
Exercise 24.3 Endocrine System
Exercise 24.4 Digestive System
Exercise 24.5 Urinary System
Exercise 24.6 Reproductive Systems
Chapter 24 Review
Chapter 25: But One Earth: Understanding Basic Ecology
Chapter 25 Objectives and Intro Material
Exercise 25.1 Investigating Local Ecosystems
Exercise 25.2 Species Decline
Exercise 25.3 Effects of Oil as a Pollutant
Chapter 25 Review
Index
About the Authors
Instructor Resources
  • An online Instructor's Manual and prep guide, including supply order information, tips for the instructor, estimated lab completion times, and answers to all student questions.
  • Digital test bank to help you build quizzes that can be printed or exported to your learning management system.
  • All of the images from the lab manual are provided electronically. Images are presented at digital display resolution (150 dpi), intended for use in PowerPoint presentations.
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