Biology Lab Book

Fourth Edition, © 2011
ISBN 978-1-885380-01-2
426 Pages
21 Chapters

Biology Lab Book is the manual your students will love. It is our most popular student-friendly book. The presentation is visually spaced out with lots of fun graphics. Don’t be fooled—the text is not watered down. It contains the same text as the more formal-style books. It's entertaining. It looks like fun. It won't intimidate your non-majors students.

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  • Every exercise in every lab has been classroom tested. The experiments work.
  • Biology Lab Book contains 21 traditional labs (Cells to Plants and Animals, plus Biotechnology, and more).
  • The labs simplify difficult scientific concepts without oversimplifying the text. It makes learning biology fun.
  • Your students will love your class!


  • Measurement
  • Microscope
  • Cells: A Radical Idea
  • Chemistry Concepts
  • Chemistry Capers
  • Enzymes
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Sameness & Variety
  • Genetics
  • Surrounded by Microbes
  • Swamp Things
  • The Invaders of Dry Land
  • Survey of Animals
  • Human Evolution
  • Embryology
  • The Heart
  • Senses and Perception
  • Photosynthesis & Respiration
  • Biotechnology: DNA
  • Evolution

Supplements Included with Lab Books

Instructor Guide—The answer book. Our guide orients new teachers to your program. It is the ideal aid for tutors.

Lab Tech Guide—The supply book. It lists materials, suppliers, part numbers, and costs for each activity. Hints for setups and budgeting are included. Our guide makes your lab technician’s job much easier.

BONUS! Laboratory Signs—Over 200 laminated signs identify classroom setups, the location of materials, and student safety procedures. They organize your lab and direct students through the experiments.


“Biology Lab Book is the best lab book I’ve used in lab preparations. Materials are inexpensive, easy to find, and illustrate biological principles in wonderfully clear ways. Best of all, students are encouraged to think and have fun doing it.
—Barbara Hampson, Senior Laboratory Technician

“Don’t let the simple format fool you! Students come away from these labs with a very sophisticated understanding of the fundamentals of biology.”
—Russell Di Fiori, Botany and General Biology Instructor

“I’ve used at least 10 different biology lab books... Biology Lab Book is the first one that my students can follow and actually learn from. I love the questions. They make my students think!”
—Denise Vizcarra, Ecology and General Biology Instructor

“This is the best lab manual I’ve ever used, as a student or as a teacher. It encourages the student to think critically and independently, while giving them the guidance and direction they need. What a refreshing change!”
—Rebecca L. C. Bailey, General Biology Instructor