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This four-color lab manual contains 21 lab exercises, most of which can be completed within two hours and require minimal input from the instructor. To provide flexibility, instructors can vary the length of most exercises, many of which are divided into several parts, by deleting portions of the procedure without sacrificing the overall purpose of the experiment. Taking a consistent approach to each exercise, the second edition provides an even clearer presentation, updated coverage, and increased visual support to enable students to apply concepts from the Human Biology course.
- NEW! A new exercise features DNA, Genes, Cancer and Biotechnology.
- NEW! Lab exercises were updated throughout, such as adding a blood pressure activity to "Homeostasis," stressing emphasis on organ identification in "How Mammals are Constructed: Material," and more.
- NEW! New and updated images appear throughout, such as the new images in "Observing Microscopic Details of the Natural World" and the new human skeleton images in "Support and Movement" to help student recognition and identification.
- NEW! The "Learning About the Natural World" exercise expands on the previous Scientific Method appendix. Students are asked to perform short, noninvasive experiments and observations on group members in the context of various elements of the scientific method.
- NEW! In "External Anatomy and Organs of the Digestive Respiratory Systems," external anatomy was added along with many images of fetal pig dissections. Students and instructors are also given alternatives to pig dissection.
- The approach clearly and consistently guides students through each exercise: Objectives, Introduction, Materials, Procedure (with each step numbered), Pre-lab questions, Post-lab questions.
- The authors include hundreds of labeled photographs and illustrations to help students visualize the material.
- This lab manual can be used in conjunction with Starr/McMillan, Human Biology or any other Human Biology text.
2. Observing Microscopic Details of the Natural World.
3. Chemistry of Life: Biological Molecules and Diet Analysis.
4. Cell Structure.
5. Cell Membranes and How They Work.
6. Enzymes, the Catalysts of Life.
8. How Mammals Are Constructed.
9. Support and Movement: Human Skeletal and Muscular Systems.
10. External Anatomy and Organs of the Digestive and Respiratory, Systems.
11. Organs of the Circulatory, Urinary, and Reproductive Systems.
12. Human Blood and Circulation.
13. Human Respiration.
14. Human Sensations, Reflexes, and Reactions.
15. Sensory Organs.
16. Reproduction and Development.
17. Cell Reproduction.
18. Human Heredity.
19. DNA, Genes, Cancer and Biotechnology.
20. Evidences of Evolution.
21. Human Impact on the Environment.
APPENDIX 1: Measurement Conversions.
APPENDIX 2: Terms of Orientation in and Around the Animal Body.
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