ERIC Number: ED411149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Biology Labs That Work: The Best of How-To-Do-Its.
Moore, Randy, Ed.
This book is a compilation of articles from the The American Biology Teacher journal that present biology labs that are safe, simple, dependable, economic, and diverse. Each activity can be used alone or as a starting point for helping students design follow-up experiments for in-depth study on a particular topic. Students must make keen observations, form hypotheses, design experiments, interpret data, and communicate the results and conclusions. The experiments are organized into broad topics: (1) Cell and Molecular Biology; (2) Microbes and Fungi; (3) Plants; (4) Animals; and (5) Evolution and Ecology. There are a total of 34 experiments and activities with teacher background information provided for each. Topics include slime molds, DNA isolation techniques, urine tests, thin layer chromatography, and metal adsorption. (DDR)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Chemical Analysis, Chromatography, DNA, Ecology, Environmental Education, Hands on Science, Laboratory Procedures, Microbiology, Plants (Botany), Science Activities, Scientific Methodology, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides
National Association of Biology Teachers, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive #19, Reston, VA 22090-5202.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Association of Biology Teachers, Reston, VA.