|Laboratory Investigations for Biology||
Laboratory Investigations for Biology
|164.30||approx. 7-9 days|
An investigative approach actively involves students in the process of scientific discovery by allowing them to make observations, devise techniques, and draw conclusions. Twenty carefully chosen laboratory topics encourage students to use their critical thinking skills to solve problems using the scientific method.
1. The Process of Scientific Inquiry.
2. pH and Buffers.
4. Using the Microscope.
6. Cellular Respiration.
8. Chromosomes and Cell Division.
9. Mendelian Genetics.
10. Forensic Application of Molecular Genetics.
11. Microorganisms and Disease.
12. Plant Diversity.
13. Animal Diversity.
16. The Sensory System.
17. Plant Structure.
18. Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds.
19. Animal Behavior.
20. Foraging Strategy.
Appendix 1. Tools for Scientific Inquiry.
Appendix 2. Guide to Writing Scientific Reports.
With a Ph.D. from Purdue University, Jean Dickey has been involved in teaching introductory biology labs since 1978. Her experience includes developing an investigative laboratory curriculum for a large enrollment non-majors course at Clemson University, as well as supervising TAs and lab preparations. Besides working with general biology students, she also teaches life science for elementary education majors. When Dr. Dickey is not with her students, daughters Katherine and Jessica keep her busy.