Human Biology Lab Book

Third Edition, © 2007
ISBN 978-1-885380-62-3
370 Pages
21 Chapters

For instructors looking for a general biology lab manual with a human systems emphasis, there is the Human Biology Lab Book. This text contains anatomy and physiology labs as well as tradtional labs applicable to the non-major biology class and student. It is an excellent overview of how the human body works, with fascinating experiments that will surprise and delight your students.

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  • Human Biology Lab Book contains 21 labs in the 'open style' layout with many student friendly illustrations.
  • There are 12 specific human oriented labs plus 9 general biology labs that also apply to the body.
  • Every exercise in every lab has been classroom tested. The experiments work.
  • The labs simplify difficult scientific concepts without oversimplifying the text. It makes learning biology fun.
  • Your students will love your class!


  • Measurement
  • The Microscope
  • Cells: A Radical Idea
  • Chemistry Concepts
  • Chemistry Capers
  • Enzymes
  • Respiration
  • Diet Analysis
  • The Heart
  • Kidney Function
  • Kidney Function Revisited
  • Sameness & Variety
  • Genetics
  • Human Evolution
  • Them Bones
  • Senses and Perception
  • Embryology
  • Circadian Rhythms
  • Biotechnology: DNA

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