Laboratory Investigations Book

hird Edition, © 2011
ISBN 978-1-885380-00-5
390 Pages
28 Chapters

Laboratory Investigations contains the most chapters of any of our lab books. The layout is more formal than Biology Lab Book, and has been proven to be student friendly and affordable. The tutorial and special topic labs will introduce your students to ideas normally found in specialized textbooks. The variety of topics presented in Laboratory Investigations offers great flexibility for instructors. Whether the class is a one or two semester course, this books allows you to design your own program or shift your course emphasis.

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  • Laboratory Investigations contains 28 labs (Cells to Plants and Animals, Biotechnology), additional choice labs, plus 7 extra tutorial labs including Statistics, Photosynthesis and Respiration, Protein Synthesis, Evolution, Intuition, and more.
  • 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
  • Chemistry of Water
  • Enzymes
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Sameness & Variety
  • Genetics
  • Human Evolution
  • Surrounded by Microbes
  • Mosses & Ferns
  • Dry Land Plants
  • Survey of Animals
  • Special Topics:

  • Are Humans Doomed to Intuition?
  • Statistics
  • Dimensional Realms
  • Patterns in Nature
  • Human Labs:

  • Human Evolution
  • Embryology
  • Diet Analysis
  • The Heart
  • Senses and Perception
  • Biotechnology: DNA
  • Lecture Tutorials:

  • Science & Human Perception
  • Chemistry Concepts
  • Photosynthesis & Respiration
  • Genes & Protein Synthesis
  • Evolution
  • Dimensional Realms

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