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Acknowledgments xiAbout the Authors xiiiSECTION 1—Introductory MaterialsIntroduction 3Safety in the Science Classroom, Laboratory, or Field Studies 5SECTION 2—Life Sciences Core Idea 1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and ProcessesIntroduction LabLab 1. Osmosis and Diffusion: Why Do Red Blood Cells Appear Bigger After Being Exposed to Distilled Water?Lab Handout 13Checkout Questions 18Application Labs Lab 2. Cell Structure: How Should the Unknown Microscopic Organism Be Classified?Lab Handout 21Checkout Questions 25Lab 3. Cell Cycle: Do Plant and Animal Cells Spend the Same Proportion of Time in Each Stage of the Cell Cycle?Lab Handout 27Checkout Questions 31Lab 4. Normal and Abnormal Cell Division: Which of These Patients Could Have Cancer?Lab Handout 33Checkout Questions 38Lab 5. Photosynthesis: Why Do Temperature and Light Intensity Affect the Rate of Photosynthesis in Plants? Lab Handout 40Checkout Questions 45Lab 6. Cellular Respiration: How Does the Type of Food Source Affect the Rate of Cellular Respiration in Yeast? Lab Handout 47Checkout Questions 52Lab 7. Transpiration: How Does Leaf Surface Area Affect the Movement of Water Through a Plant?Lab Handout 54Checkout Questions 59Lab 8. Enzymes: How Do Changes in Temperature and pH Levels Affect Enzyme Activity?Lab Handout 61Checkout Questions 66SECTION 3—Life Sciences Core Idea 2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and DynamicsIntroduction LabsLab 9. Population Growth: How Do Changes in the Amount and Nature of the Plant Life Available in an Ecosystem Influence Herbivore Population Growth Over Time? Lab Handout 71Checkout Questions 76Lab 10. Predator-Prey Population Size Relationships: Which Factors Affect the Stability of a Predator-Prey Population Size Relationship?Lab Handout 79Checkout Questions 84Lab 11. Ecosystems and Biodiversity: How Does Food Web Complexity Affect the Biodiversity of an Ecosystem?Lab Handout 87Checkout Questions 92Lab 12. Explanations for Animal Behavior: Why Do Great White Sharks Travel Over Long Distances?Lab Handout 95Checkout Questions 101Application LabsLab 13. Environmental Influences on Animal Behavior: How Has Climate Change Affected Bird Migration?Lab Handout 103Checkout Questions 108Lab 14. Interdependence of Organisms: Why Is the Sport Fish Population of Lake Grace Decreasing in Size?Lab Handout 111Checkout Questions 122Lab 15. Competition for Resources: How Has the Spread of the Eurasian Collared-Dove Affected Different Populations of Native Bird Species?Lab Handout 124Checkout Questions 129SECTION 4—Life Sciences Core Idea 3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of TraitsIntroduction LabsLab 16. Mendelian Genetics: Why Are the Stem and Leaf Color Traits of the Wisconsin Fast Plant Inherited in a Predictable Pattern?Lab Handout 135Checkout Questions 140Lab 17. Chromosomes and Karyotypes: How Do Two Physically Healthy Parents Produce a Child With Down Syndrome and a Second Child With Cri Du Chat Syndrome? Lab Handout 142Checkout Questions 147Lab 18. DNA Structure: What Is the Structure of DNA?Lab Handout 150Checkout Questions 155Lab 19. Meiosis: How Does the Process of Meiosis Reduce the Number of Chromosomes in Reproductive Cells?Lab Handout 157Checkout Questions 162Application LabsLab 20. Inheritance of Blood Type: Are All of Mr. Johnson’s Children His Biological Offspring? Lab Handout 164Checkout Questions 169Lab 21. Models of Inheritance: Which Model of Inheritance Best Explains How a Specific Trait Is Inherited in Fruit Flies? Lab Handout 171Checkout Questions 176SECTION 5—Life Sciences Core Idea 4: Biological Evolution: Unity and DiversityIntroduction LabsLab 22. Biodiversity and the Fossil Record: How Has Biodiversity on Earth Changed Over Time?Lab Handout 181Checkout Questions 185Lab 23. Mechanisms of Evolution: Why Will the Characteristics of a Bug Population Change in Different Ways in Response to Different Types of Predation?Lab Handout 187Checkout Questions 192Application LabsLab 24. Descent With Modification: Does Mammalian Brain Structure Support or Refute the Theory of Descent with Modification?Lab Handout 194Checkout Questions 199Lab 25. Mechanisms of Speciation: Why Does Geographic Isolation Lead to the Formation of a New Species?Lab Handout 202Checkout Questions 210Lab 26. Human Evolution: How Are Humans Related to Other Members of the Family Hominidae?Lab Handout 212Checkout Questions 219Lab 27. Whale Evolution: How Are Whales Related to Other Mammals? Lab Handout 221Checkout Questions 227SECTION 6—AppendixesInvestigation Proposal Options 230Image Credits 235
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