PASCO's College Biology Instructor Guide is designed by biology educators to help teach students through guided inquiry and covers major introductory and general biology topics through 26 challenging experiments.
Topics covered include:
Supports effective student learning:
Use the carbon dioxide and oxygen gas sensors to measures changes in gas levels in a PASCO Metabolism Chamber containing respiring peas.
Use a water quality sensor and colorimeter to measure the conductivity, pH, and absorbance of two solutions separated by a semi-permeable membrane.
Use a water quality sensor to measure the changes in conductivity in two solutions separated by a semi permeable membrane.
Use an oxygen gas sensor to measure oxygen gas production resulting from the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide under six conditions.
Use a PASCO quad temperature sensor and ice bath to explore the relationship between the inner volume of a citrus fruit and its outer surface area.
Use a water quality sensor and PASPORT colorimeter to measure the effects of pH on bacterial amylase activity.
Use a water quality sensor to measure the effects of light on the dissolved oxygen production by an aquatic plant in a PASCO Photosynthesis Tank.
Use oxygen and ethanol gas sensors to calculate and compare the rate of
fermentation in a PASCO EcoChamber containing activated yeast solution.
Use a water quality sensor to measure the effects of temperature on the dissolved oxygen concentration of active yeast cultures.
Use a water quality sensor to measure the pH of buffers and the differences in pH values of various household products.
Use the tools of biotechnology to transform competent E.coli cells and then select for antibiotic resistance.
Use the Hardy-Weinberg equations to solve genetics problems.
Use the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to create and statistically analyze genetic crosses.
Use a choice chamber to measure an organism's preference for different
Use a carbon dioxide gas sensor to explore how an endotherm and an ectotherm regulate internal temperatures by measuring the respiration rates of two different organisms exposed to varying temperatures.
Use a sphygmomanometer or blood pressure monitor and a heart rate sensor to measure the changes in the blood pressure and heart rate of a patient in different body positions. Use a temperature probe to measure the changes in heart rate of Daphnia magna under different temperature conditions.
Use a ruler, stopwatch, and reflex hammer to measure and compare human reflexes and reactions.
Use a water quality sensor to measure the effects of CO2, SO2, and NO2 on the pH of water.
Use a temperature probe and a water quality sensor to measure the effects of temperature on the dissolved oxygen concentration of water. Use a dissolved oxygen sensor to measure the effects of light intensity on the photosynthetic activity of algae.
Use a water quality sensor to measure pH changes in a series of simulated closed systems containing various organisms.
Use carbon dioxide and oxygen gas sensors to measure changes in gas levels in a terrestrial ecosystem created within a PASCO EcoChamber.
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