Thinking about Biology | 3rd Edition
An Introductory Laboratory Manual
AUTHOR: Bres, Mimi and Weisshaar, Arnold
PUBLISHER: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
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This manual offers a unique active approach to introductory biology laboratory. A full range of activities show how basic biological concepts can be applied to a wide variety of plants, animals, and microorganisms. This helps readers to:
1) gain practical experience that will help them understand concepts
2) acquire the basic knowledge needed to make informed decisions about biological questions that arise in everyday life
3) develop the problem-solving skills necessary in a competitive job market, and
4) learn to work effectively and productively as a member of a team.
Takes a three-pronged approach to laboratory learning – eliciting interest, providing clear directions, and establishing relevance. A simple non-threatening, self-guided approach promotes an active learning style through unique and relevant exercises. Exercises include topics ranging from interdependence among organisms and functions and properties of cells through biotechnology and population ecology.
For anyone interested learning more about biology.
PUBLICATION DATE: 1/23/2007