Exploring Human Biology in the Laboratory

By Matthew M. Douglas, Jonathan M. Douglas  •  
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Exploring Human Biology in the Laboratory is a comprehensive manual appropriate for human biology lab courses. This edition features a streamlined set of clearly written activities. These exercises emphasize the anatomy, physiology, ecology, and evolution of humans within their environment.

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Table of Contents
About the Authors
Instructor Resources
  • Beautiful, full-color, and clearly labeled illustrations and photographs
  • Clearly stated student objectives
  • Meaningful and engaging laboratory activities with generous space for recording data, sketches, and answers to questions
  • Friendly and accessible writing style
  • “Does it matter?” sections open and close each chapter to give students applications of the chapter content to their daily lives
  • Each chapter ends with a “Summary and Discussion” to allow students review the main points prior to completing the lab
  • Review Questions at the end of each chapter foster understanding of important concepts
  • Instructor’s manual with lab preparation information
Table of contents
Chapter 1: The Scientific Method
Chapter 1 Introductory Page
Exercise 1.1 Introduction to the Scientific Method
Exercise 1.2 Application of the Scientific Method
Exercise 1.3 Skill Reinforcement
Chapter 1 Closing Page
Chapter 1 Review Questions
Chapter 2: Cell Structure and Function
Chapter 2 Introductory Page
Exercise 2.1 The Compound Microscope
Exercise 2.2 Wet-Mount Slides of Plant and Animal Cells
Exercise 2.3 Function of Plasma Membranes: Diffusion and Osmosis
Exercise 2.4 Organization of a Cell
Chapter 2 Closing Page
Chapter 2 Review Questions
Chapter 3: Organic Compounds
Chapter 3 Introductory Page
Exercise 3.1 Biomolecules
Exercise 3.2 Polymers
Exercise 3.3 Chemical Tests and Closing Page
Chapter 3 Review Questions
Chapter 4: Body Tissues
Chapter 4 Introductory Pages
Exercise 4.1 Epithelial Tissues
Exercise 4.2 Connective Tissues
Exercise 4.3 Muscle Tissues
Exercise 4.4 Nervous Tissue
Chapter 4 Closing Page
Chapter 4 Review Questions
Chapter 5: Organization of the Human Body
Chapter 5 Introductory Page
Exercise 5.1 Anatomical Position
Exercise 5.2 Body Cavities
Exercise 5.3 Body Regions
Exercise 5.4 Terms of Anatomical Direction
Exercise 5.5 Internal Organs
Exercise 5.6 Body Planes and Sections
Chapter 5 Closing Page
Chapter 5 Review Questions
Chapter 6: Integumentary System
Chapter 6 Introductory Page
Exercise 6.1 Structures of the Skin
Exercise 6.2 Appendages of the Skin
Chapter 6 Closing Page
Chapter 6 Review Questions
Chapter 7: Skeletal System
Chapter 7 Introductory Page
Exercise 7.1 Bone Anatomy
Exercise 7.2 Bone Tissues
Exercise 7.3 Bones of the Axial Skeleton
Exercise 7.4 Bones of the Appendicular Skeleton
Exercise 7.5 Skeletomuscular Movements
Chapter 7 Closing Page
Chapter 7 Review Questions
Chapter 8: Muscular System
Chapter 8 Introductory Page
Exercise 8.1 Muscle Contraction
Exercise 8.2 Major Skeletal Muscles of the Body
Chapter 8 Closing Page
Chapter 8 Review Questions
Chapter 9: Nervous System
Chapter 9 Introductory Pages
Exercise 9.1 Nerve Impulse Conduction
Exercise 9.2 Spinal Reflexes
Exercise 9.3 Central Nervous System
Exercise 9.4 Sheep or Cow Brain Dissection
Exercise 9.5 Cranial and Spinal Nerves
Chapter 9 Closing Page
Chapter 9 Review Questions
Chapter 10: General and Special Senses
Chapter 10 Introductory Page
Exercise 10.1 General Sense Receptors
Exercise 10.2 Senses of Smell and Taste
Exercise 10.3 Sense of Hearing
Exercise 10.4 Sense of Vision
Chapter 10 Closing Page
Chapter 10 Review Questions
Chapter 11: Endocrine System
Chapter 11 Introductory Pages
Exercise 11.1 Hormones
Exercise 11.2 Hormones of the Pituitary Gland, Hypothalamus, and Pineal Gland
Exercise 11.3 Hormones of the Thyroid and Parathyroids
Exercise 11.4 Hormones of the Adrenal Glands and Pancreas
Exercise 11.5 Hormones of the Gonads and Closing Page
Chapter 11 Review Questions
Chapter 12: Blood and the Cardiovascular System
Chapter 12 Introductory Page
Exercise 12.1 Blood
Exercise 12.2 Blood Types: The ABO System
Exercise 12.3 Antigen-Antibody Reactions
Exercise 12.4 Blood Clotting Mechanisms
Exercise 12.5 Structures of the Heart
Exercise 12.6 Circulatory Patterns (include Figure 12.10 from page 190)
Exercise 12.7 Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
Exercise 12.8 Fetal Circulation
Chapter 12 Closing Page
Chapter 12 Review Questions
Chapter 13: Enzymes and the Digestive System
Chapter 13 Introductory Page
Exercise 13.1 Enzymes
Exercise 13.2 Environmental Conditions and Enzymatic Activity
Exercise 13.3 Anatomy and Enzymes of the Digestive System
Chapter 13 Closing Page
Chapter 13 Review Questions
Chapter 14: Urinary System
Chapter 14 Introductory Page
Exercise 14.1 Gross Anatomy of the Urinary System
Exercise 14.2 Gross Anatomy of the Kidney
Exercise 14.3 Microscopic Anatomy and Physiology of Nephrons
Exercise 14.4 Healthy Urine and Urinalysis
Chapter 14 Closing Page
Chapter 14 Review Questions
Chapter 15: Respiratory System
Chapter 15 Introductory Page
Exercise 15.1 Anatomy of the Respiratory System
Exercise 15.2 Measurement of Pulmonary Lung Volume
Exercise 15.3 Lung Disorders
Chapter 15 Closing Page
Chapter 15 Review Questions
Chapter 16: Reproduction and Human Development
Chapter 16 Introductory Pages
Exercise 16.1: The Male Reproductive System
Exercise 16.2: The Female Reproductive System
Exercise 16.3 Human Development
Exercise 16.4 Vertebrate Embryos and Closing Page (include page 260, which has answer to this exercise)
Chapter 16 Review Questions
Chapter 17: Cell Division, DNA, Genes, and Inheritance
Chapter 17 Introductory Page
Exercise 17.1 The Cell Cycle and the Stages of Mitosis
Exercise 17.2 Mendelian Inheritance
Exercise 17.3 Correlated Traits
Chapter 17 Closing Page
Chapter 17 Review Questions
Chapter 18: Biotechnology and Darwinian Medicine
Chapter 18 Introductory Pages
Exercise 18.1 DNA
Exercise 18.2: Simulated DNA Fingerprinting
Exercise 18.3: Origin of Darwinian Medicine
Chapter 18 Closing Page
Chapter 18 Review Questions
Chapter 19: General Evolution
Chapter 19 Introductory Page
Exercise 19.1 Evolution of Life
Exercise 19.2 Identification and Comparison of Fossils
Exercise 19.3 Homologous Structures
Exercise 19.4 Evolutionary Trends
Exercise 19.5 Diversity Profiles
Exercise 19.6 Comparison of Chimpanzee and Human Skeletons
Chapter 19 Summary and Discussion
Review Questions
Chapter 20: Human Ecology
Chapter 20 Introductory Page
Exercise 20.1 Water Cycle
Exercise 20.2 Carbon Cycle
Exercise 20.3 Behavioral Ecology
Chapter 20 Closing Pages
Chapter 20 Review Questions
Appendix A: Additional Thoughts on Human Evolution
Appendix B: A Brief Dissection of the Fetal Pig
About the Authors
Instructor Resources

Instructor’s manual includes:


  • Estimated lab completion time
  • Materials lists with supply order numbers
  • Answers to Procedural and Review questions