Biology with Lab Print
Biology with Lab introduces the basic principles and concepts in Biology. This course comes with a laboratory kit that follows the hands on labs that are incorporated throughout the course. Emphasis is placed on the study of life, the continuity of life, and the relationship between living organisms and the environment. Students will explore the concepts of evolution and biodiversity and will discover the importance of the animal and plant kingdoms. They will distinguish between the major systems of the human body, identify the parts and functions of each system and analyze how the systems interact with each other in order to sustain life.
International orders containing lab kits will incur extra shipping charges due to the weight and dimensions of the shipment. If international students wish to enroll in this lab science course, please contact Student Services at 1-800-255-4937 or 570-784-5220 to place the order.
CONTENTS OF THE LAB KIT
- stirring rod orstraw
- filter paper
- beakers orglasses
- 100 ml distilledwater
- 0.3g EDTA (ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid)
- 0.9 g NaCl (non-iodized table salt willdo)
- 5 ml ethanol, 95% (icecold)
- magnifying lens
- 10 dissectingpins
- visual dissection guide of theearthworm, grasshopper, and frog
- latex gloves
- preserved grasshopper
- preserved frog
When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
- Define life and describe the characteristics of livingorganisms.
- Interpret the relationship between living organisms and theenvironment.
- Discuss the basic principles ofgenetics.
- Explain the concepts of life continuity, evolution, andbiodiversity.
- Identify plant structures and functions and explain plantgrowth.
- Identify and discuss the different types of animals, both vertebrates andinvertebrates.
- Describe the components and actions of the major human organsystems.
- Explain the processes of human reproduction anddevelopment.
Part 1 (First Semester)
I. THE STUDY OF LIFE
- Biology and You
- Chemistry and Life
- Cell Structure
- Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
- Chromosomes and Cell Reproduction
II. THE CONTINUUING OF LIFE
- Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
- Mendel and Heredity
- DNA: The Genetic Material
- How Proteins Are Made
- Gene Technology
- History of Life on Earth
- The Theory of Evolution
- Classification of Organisms
III. ECOLOGY AND DIVERSITY
- Populations and Ecosystems
- The Environment
- Introduction to the Kingdoms of Life
- Viruses and Bacteria
Part 2 (Second Semester)
IV. PLANTS AND ANIMALS
- Introduction to Plants
- Plant Structure and Function
- Plant Growth and Development
- Introduction to Animals
V. ANIMAL KINGDOM
- Simple Invertebrates
- Mollusks and Annelids
- Arthropods: Spiders and Insects
- Echinoderms and Invertebrate Chordates
- Introduction to Vertebrates
- Fishes and Amphibians
- Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals
VI. HUMAN BIOLOGY
- Introduction to Body Structure
- Circulatory and Respiratory System
- Digestion and Excretory Systems
- The Body's Defenses
- Nervous System
- Hormones and Endocrine System
- Reproduction and Development