Solution Manual (Download Only) for Thinking About Biology An Introductory Lab Manual 6th Edition Mimi Bres Arnold Weisshaar ISBN: 9780134765624 9780134765624


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Solution Manual for Thinking About Biology An Introductory Lab Manual 6th Edition Bres

Solution Manual for Thinking About Biology An Introductory Lab Manual, 6th Edition, Mimi Bres, Arnold Weisshaar, ISBN: 9780134765624, 9780134765624

Table of Contents

Exercise 1 Introduction to the Scientific Method

Activity 1 Forming Hypotheses to Solve Problems

Activity 2 Testing Hypotheses

Activity 3 Interpreting Data

Activity 4 Performing an Experiment and Collecting Data

Activity 5 Graphing Your Results

Activity 6 Interpreting Data Using Simple Statistics

Exercise 2 Windows to a Microscopic World

Activity 1 Learning to Use the Dissecting Microscope

Activity 2 Making Observations with the Dissecting Microscope

Activity 3 Getting Familiar with the Compound Microscope

Activity 4 Parts of the Compound Microscope

Activity 5 Learning to Use the Compound Microscope

Activity 6 Preparing Temporary Slides – Wet Mounts

Activity 7 Using the Microscope to Answer a Question: What Do Aquarium Snails Eat?

Exercise 3 Functions and Properties of Cells

Activity 1 Cellular Organelles

Activity 2 Observing Living Cells

Activity 3 Amyloplasts in Potato Tubers

Activity 4 Stem Cells

Exercise 4 Movement of Molecules Across Cell Membranes

Activity 1 Water Molecules in Motion

Activity 2 Diffusion and Osmosis

Activity 3 Controls for the Diffusion and Osmosis Experiment

Activity 4 Completing the Diffusion and Osmosis Experiment

Activity 5 Osmosis in Elodea Cells

Exercise 5 Investigating Cellular Respiration

Activity 1 Do Microorganisms Perform Cellular Respiration?

Activity 2 Comparison of Classroom Air with Exhaled Air

Activity 3 Effect of Exercise on Carbon Dioxide Production

Activity 4 Alternatives to Aerobic Respiration

Activity 5 Anaerobic Respiration

Exercise 6 Photosynthesis

Activity 1 Absorption of Carbon Dioxide During Photosynthesis

Activity 2 Testing Leaves for Starch

Activity 3 Cells of the Leaf Epidermis

Exercise 7 Organic Molecules and Nutrition

Activity 1 Positive and Negative Indicator Tests

Activity 2 Testing Food Samples

Activity 3 An Embryo in a Peanut Seed

Activity 4 Dietary Intake and Good Health

Exercise 8 Factors that Affect Enzyme Activity

Activity 1 Demonstration of Enzyme Activity

Activity 2 Enzyme Activity in Food Vacuoles

Activity 3 Effect of Environmental Conditions on Protein Structure

Exercise 9 Introduction to Molecular Genetics

Activity 1 Removing DNA From Cells

Activity 2 The Basics of DNA Structure

Activity 3 Building a Model of DNA

Activity 4 Steps of Protein Synthesis

Activity 5 Building a Real Protein

Exercise 10 Mitosis and Asexual Reproduction

Activity 1 How Mitosis Works

Activity 2 Recognizing the Stages of Mitosis

Activity 3 Mitosis – The Real Thing!

Activity 4 Estimating the Duration of the Cell Cycle

Activity 5 Regeneration

Activity 6 Asexual Reproduction: Growing a Plant From a Cutting

Exercise 11 Connecting Meiosis and Genetics

Activity 1 Getting Started: Build a Pair of Chromosomes

Activity 2 Homologous Chromosomes Separate in Meiosis to Form Gametes

Activity 3 Fertilization: Nature’s Equivalent to Rolling the Dice

Activity 4 What’s Your Baby’s Genotype?

Activity 5 Genotype Determines Phenotype

Activity 6 Passing On Traits

Activity 7 Practicing Genetics Problems

Exercise 12 Human Genetics

Activity 1 PTC Tasting

Activity 2 X-Linked Traits

Activity 3 Codominance and Sickle Cell Disease

Activity 4 A Family History of Sickle Cell Disease

Activity 5 Codominance and Multiple Alleles

Exercise 13 Evolution

Activity 1 Determining the Age of Rock Layers and Fossils

Activity 2 Reconstructing Fossil Evidence

Activity 3 Natural Selection

Exercise 14 Functions of Tissues and Organs

Activity 1 Skin: The Outer Protective Layer

Activity 2 The Epidermis

Activity 3 The Dermis

Activity 4 Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Activity 5 Below the Skin (the Hypodermis)

Activity 6 Touch Sensitivity

Exercise 15 The Cardiovascular System

Activity 1 Circulation of Blood Around the Body

Activity 2 A Closer Look at the Heart

Activity 3 Understanding Blood Pressure and Pulse Rate

Activity 4 Cardiovascular Disease

Exercise 16 Introduction to Anatomy: Dissecting the Fetal Pig

Activity 1 Getting Started

Activity 2 Following Anatomical Directions

Activity 3 External Anatomy of the Fetal Pig

Activity 4 Dissection of the Mouth

Activity 5 Dissection of the Neck

Activity 6 Dissection of the Thoracic Cavity

Activity 7 Measuring Lung Capacity

Exercise 17 Organs of the Abdominal Cavity

Activity 1 Dissection of the Abdominal Cavity

Activity 2 The Urinary System

Activity 3 Internal Structure of the Stomach

Activity 4 Examining the Small Intestine

Activity 5 The Importance of Surface Area

Activity 6 Earthworm Locomotion

Exercise 18 Introduction to Forensic Biology

Activity 1 Getting Started

Activity 2 Classifying Fingerprint Patterns

Activity 3 Analyzing Fingerprint Evidence

Activity 4 Blood Typing

Exercise 19 Biotechnology: DNA Analysis

Activity 1 Sources of DNA Evidence

Activity 2 Solving a Crime Using RFLP Fingerprints

Activity 3 The Use of PCR For STR Analysis

Activity 4 Solving a Criminal Case Using STR Evidence

Activity 5 Deciding a Paternity Suit Involving STR Analysis

Activity 6 DNA Barcodes

Exercise 20 Using Biotechnology to Assess Ecosystem Damage

Activity 1 Exploring Bioluminescence

Activity 2 Getting Started

Activity 3 Making Accurate Serial Dilutions

Activity 4 Preparing Bacterial Samples

Activity 5 Testing the Toxicity of Your Chemical

Exercise 21 Ecosystems

Activity 1 Food Chains

Activity 2 Loss of Energy in Food Chains

Activity 3 Food Chains Interact to Form Food Webs

Activity 4 Bioaccumulation

Exercise 22 Biodiversity and Conservation

Activity 1 Value of Biodiversity

Activity 2 Commercial Fishing as an Example of Tragedy of the Commons

Activity 3 Ecosystem Jenga®

Exercise 23 Population Ecology

Activity 1 Introduction to Sampling – An Ecological Tool

Activity 2 Sampling Quadrats to Estimate Population

Activity 3 The Mark and Recapture Technique for Estimating Population Size

Appendix 1 Game Cards for Exercise 22

Appendix 2 Self Test Answers