Exploring Zoology: A Laboratory Guide, 2e

By David G. Smith, Michael P. Schenk  •  
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Exploring Zoology: A Laboratory Guide, 2e, is designed to provide a comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the field of zoology. This full-color manual provides a diverse series of observational and investigative exercises, examining the anatomy, behavior, physiology, and ecology of the major invertebrate and vertebrate lineages.

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Instructor Resources
  • Each chapter begins with a list of learning objectives that guides the students and focuses their attention on the essential material.
  • More than 500 full-color photographs, illustrations, and dissection diagrams are presented to clarify procedures and help students identify organisms and their anatomical features.
  • Numbered procedures are set apart from the main text, making the labs easier to follow.
  • Adequate space is provided for students to write their answers.
  • Tables are provided throughout the manual to help students summarize key information.
  • "Check Your Progress" questions ensure students are comfortable with the material they learn in each exercise.
  • Chapter-ending questions for review reinforce key concepts and content from the exercises in each chapter.
  • Many chapters contain "Laboratory Practical Challenges" to replicate the method of assessment and type of questions students may be asked on lab practical exams.

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  • An online Instructor’s Manual contains:
    • answers to all of the exercises
    • electronic access to all of the images in the manual.
What's New in this Edition
  • Updated taxonomy for many groups, especially the protists.
  • Coverage of many new animal groups, including ctenophores, rotifers, gastropods, and trilobites
  • New chapter on taxonomy and systematics
  • New chapter on jawless fishes
  • Increased coverage of birds
  • Many chapters now contain "Laboratory Practical Challenges" to replicate the types of questions students may be asked on lab practicals.
  • Geologic time scale included in the appendix.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Fundamental Laboratory Skills
Exercise 1-1: Metric Weights and Measurements
Exercise 1-2: The Compound Microscope
Exercise 1-3: Making a Wet Mount
Exercise 1-4: The Stereoscopic or Dissecting Microscope
Exercise 1-5: Basic Dissection Techniques
Exercise 1-6: Body Symmetry, Body Planes, and Body Regions
Questions for Review, Ch 1
Chapter 1 Objectives
Chapter 2: Animal Cells and Tissues
Chapter 2 Objectives
Intro Material (Understanding Cells: The Cell Theory), Ch 2
Exercise 2-3: Animal Cells
Exercise 2-2: Vertebrate Tissues
Questions for Review, Ch 2
Chapter 3: Reproduction, Regeneration, and Cell Division
Chapter 3 Objectives
Intro Material (Growth and Regeneration and The Cell Cycle), Ch 3
Exercise 3-1: Stages and Events of Mitosis
Exercise 3-2: Stages and Events of Meiosis
Exercise 3-3: Gametogenesis
Questions for Review, Ch 3
Chapter 4: Animal Development
Chapter 4 Objectives
Intro Material (Fertilization and Influence of Yolk on Cleavage Patterns), Ch 4
Exercise 4-1: Sea Star Embryonic Development
Exercise 4-2: Frog Embryonic Development
Exercise 4-3: In Vitro Fertilization with Sea Urchins
Questions for Review, Ch 4
Laboratory Practical Challenge, Ch 4
Chapter 5: Taxonomy and Systematics
Chapter 5 Objectives
Intro Material, Ch 5
Exercise 5-1: Introduction to Classical Taxonomy
Exercise 5-2: Interpreting and Constructing Phylogenies
Questions for Review, Ch 5
Chapter 6: Animal-like Protists
Chapter 6 Objectives
Intro Material (Evolutionary History), Ch 6
Exercise 6-1: Phylum Euglenozoa (Euglenoids, Kinetoplastids)
Exercise 6-2: Alveolata (Dinoflagellates, Apicomplexans, Ciliates)
Exercise 6-3: Unikonta (Amoebas, Choanoflagellates, Animals, Fungi)
Questions for Review, Ch 6
Laboratory Practical Challenge, Ch 6
Chapter 7: Sponges
Chapter 7 Objectives
Intro Material (Sponge Body Types and Evolutionary History), Ch 7
Exercise 7-1: Sponge Anatomy
Exercise 7-2: Observation of Spicules: The Sponge Skeleton
Exercise 7-3: Observing Water Flow in Freshwater Sponges
Exercise 7-4: Cellular Reaggregation in Sponges
Questions for Review, Ch 7
Laboratory Practical Challenge, Ch 7
Chapter 8: Ctenophores and Cnidarians
Chapter 8 Objectives
Intro Material (Evolutionary History), Ch 8
Exercise 8-1: Hydrozoans (Class Hydrozoa)
Exercise 8-2: True Jellyfish (Class Scyphozoa)
Exercise 8-3: Sea Anemones and Corals (Class Anthozoa)
Exercise 8-4: Comb Jellies (Phylum Ctenophora)
Exercise 8-5: Investigating Cnidarian Feeding Behavior
Questions for Review, Ch 8
Laboratory Practical Challenge, Ch 8
Chapter 9: Flatworms
Chapter 9 Objectives
Intro Material (Animal Body Plans and Evolutionary History), Ch 9
Exercise 9-1: Planaria (Class Turbellaria)
Exercise 9-2: Flukes (Class Trematoda)
Exercise 9-3: Tapeworms (Class Cestoda)
Exercise 9-4: Investigating Flatworm Behaviors
Exercise 9-5: Investigating Regeneration in Flatworms
Questions for Review, Ch 9
Laboratory Practical Challenge, Ch 9
Chapter 10: Roundworms and Rotifers
Chapter 10 Objectives
Intro Material (Evolutionary History), Ch 10
Exercise 10-1: Roundworms (Phylum Nematoda)
Exercise 10-2: Investigating Locomotion in the Vinegar Eel
Exercise 10-3: Rotifers (Phylum Rotifera)
Questions for Review, Ch 10
Laboratory Practical Challenge, Ch 10
Chapter 11: Molluscs
Chapter 11 Objectives
Intro Material (Evolutionary History), Ch 11
Exercise 11-1: Snails, Slugs, and Nudibranchs (Class Gastropoda)
Exercise 11-2: Clams and Mussels (Class Bivalvia)
Exercise 11-3: Squid and Octopuses (Class Cephalopoda)
Questions for Review, Ch 11
Laboratory Practical Challenge, Ch 11
Chapter 12: Annelids
Chapter 12 Objectives
Intro Material (Evolutionary History), Ch 12
Exercise 12-1: Sandworms (Class Polychaeta)
Exercise 12-2: Earthworms (Class Clitellata, Subclass Oligochaeta)
Exercise 12-3: Leeches (Class Clitellata, Subclass Hirudinea)
Exercise 12-4: Investigating Annelid Circulation and Locomotion
Questions for Review, Ch 12
Laboratory Practical Challenge, Ch 12
Chapter 13: Arthropods
Chapter 13 Objectives
Intro Material (Evolutionary History), Ch 13
Exercise 13-1: Trilobites (Subphylum Trilobitomorpha, Class Trilobita)
Exercise 13-2: Horseshoe Crabs (Subphylum Chelicerata, Class Merostomata)
Exercise 13-3: Spiders, Scorpions, Ticks, and Mites (Subphylum Celicerata, Class Arachnida)
Exercise 13-4: Centipedes (Subphylum Myriapoda, Class Chilopoda)
Exercise 13-5: Millipedes (Subphylum Myriapoda, Class Diplopoda)
Exercise 13-6: Crustaceans (Subphylum Crustacea, Class Malacostraca)
Exercise 13-7: Insects (Subphylum Hexapoda, Class Insecta)
Exercise 13-8: Investigating Orientation Behaviors
Questions for Review, Ch 13
Laboratory Practical Challenge, Ch 13
Chapter 14 Echinoderms
Chapter 14 Objectives
Intro Material (Evolutionary History), Ch 14
Exercise 14-1: Sea Lilies, Feather Stars (Class Crinoidea)
Exercise 14-2: Brittle Stars (Class Ophiuroidea)
Exercise 14-3: Sea Urchins, Sand Dollars (Class Echinoidea)
Exercise 14-4: Sea Stars (Class Asteroidea)
Exercise 14-5: Sea Cucumbers (Class Holothuroidea)
Exercise 14-6: Investigating Locomotion in Sea Stars and Sea Urchins
Questions for Review, Ch 14
Laboratory Practical Challenge, Ch 14
Chapter 15: Tunicates and Cephalochordates
Chapter 15 Objectives
Intro Material (Evolutionary History), Ch 15
Exercise 15-1: Tunicates (Subphylum Urochordata)
Exercise 15-2: Lancelets (Subphylum Cephalochordata)
Questions for Review, Ch 15
Laboratory Practical Challenge, Ch 15
Chapter 16: Jawless Fishes
Chapter 16 Objectives
Intro Material (Evolutionary History), Ch 16
Exercise 16-1: Lampreys (Class Petromyzontida)
Questions for Review, Ch 16
Laboratory Practical Challenge, Ch 16
Chapter 17: Cartilaginous Fishes
Chapter 17 Objectives
Intro Material (Evolutionary History), Ch 17
Exercise 17-1: Sharks, Rays, and Skates (Class Chondrichthyes)
Questions for Review, Ch 17
Laboratory Practical Challenge, Ch 17
Chapter 18: Ray-finned Fishes
Chapter 18 Objectives
Intro Material (Evolutionary History), Ch 18
Exercise 18-1: Ray-finned Fishes (Class Actinopterygii)
Questions for Review, Ch 18
Laboratory Practical Challenge, Ch 18
Chapter 19: Amphibians
Chapter 19 Objectives
Intro Material (Evolutionary History), Ch 19
Exercise 19-1: Frogs (Order Anura)
Questions for Review, Ch 19
Laboratory Practical Challenge, Ch 19
Chapter 20: Reptiles
Chapter 20 Objectives
Intro Material (Evolutionary History), Ch 20
Exercise 20-1: Turtles and Tortoises (Order Testudines)
Exercise 20-2: Snakes and Lizards (Order Squamata)
Exercise 20-3: Alligators and Crocodiles (Order Crocodilia)
Questions for Review, Ch 20
Laboratory Practical Challenge, Ch 20
Chapter 21: Birds
Chapter 21 Objectives
Intro Material (Evolutionary History), Ch 21
Exercise 21-1: Birds (Class Aves)
Exercise 21-2: A Closer Look at Feathers
Questions for Review, Ch 21
Laboratory Practical Challenge, Ch 21
Chapter 22: Mammals
Chapter 22 Objectives
Intro Material (Evolutionary History), Ch 22
Exercise 22-1: Skeletal System
Exercise 22-2: Fetal Pig (Order Artiodactyla)
Exercise 22-3: Rats (Order Rodentia)
Exercise 22-4: Nervous System
Exercise 22-5: Sheep Heart
Questions for Review, Ch 22
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