Enhancement Exercises for Biology
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Enhancement Exercises for Biology Course Outline
- Characteristics of Living Things
- The Nature of Science
- Scientific Method
- Experimental, Observational, and Theoretical Science
- Atomic Structure: Subatomic Particles and Electron Shells
- Chemical Bonding: Covalent, Ionic, and Hydrogen Bonds
- Biologically Important Compounds and Molecules
- Cell Membranes: Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cell Structures
- Cell Structure and Function: Diffusion and Osmosis
- Energy Conversion in Eukaryotic Cells: Respiration
- Energy Conversion in Eukaryotic Cells: Photosynthesis
- Mendelian Genetics: Monohybrid and Dihybrid Crosses
- Mendelian Genetics: Genotypes and the Human Face Exercise
- Patterns of Inheritance: Pedigrees and Sex-linked Traits
- Genetics of ABO and Rh Blood Groups
- Structure and Replication of DNA
- Structure and Function of RNA
- Transcription and Translation
- Control of Gene Expression
- Techniques of Molecular Genetics: DNA Extraction
Evolution and Origin of Species
- Chemosynthetic Origin of Life and the Origin of the Eukaryotic Cell
- History of Evolutionary Thought
- Tree Thinking: Phylogenetics
- Mechanisms of Evolution
- Species Concepts and Speciation
Diversity of Nature
- The Tree of Life – Survey of Bacteria and Archaea
- Survey of Eukarya – Fungi and Lichens
- Survey of Eukarya – Plantae (Viridiplantae)
- Survey of Eukarya – Metazoa
- Animal Behavior
- Animal Physiology
- Population Ecology
- Ecological Succession
- Biogeochemical Cycles – The Water Cycle
- Biogeochemical Cycles – The Nitrogen Cycle
- Biogeochemical Cycles – The Carbon Cycle
- Biogeochemical Cycles
- Biogeochemical Cycles – Ocean Acidification
- Ecosystems Ecology: Current Issues in Ecology
- Observing Nature
Enhancement Exercises for Biology can augment any college-level biology course. The active learning modules featured in the Enhancement Exercises provide the best opportunity for students to learn and experience biology. The modules challenge students by providing activities ranging from simple, guided inquiry to more thoughtful, open-ended, research-based activities. Assign all or a portion of an individual exercise as applicable to your specific course.
This book has been designed so the student can complete the assignments without any need for specialized lab equipment. The exercises can be completed by visiting local outdoor environments or by using common items easily obtained at home or the grocery store.
About the authors:
Senior Contributing Authors
Byron J. Adams
John L. Crawley