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The Apprentice's Companion for General Biology

  • The Apprentice's Companion for General Biology

The Apprentice's Companion for General Biology

  • Note: This product is currently available for preorder only. See below for information regarding distribution of experiments.

    Designed to accompany General Biology, The Apprentice’s Companion to General Biology is an exciting and valuable new combination of experiment book, field manual, and commonplace book. Throughout the book, students will be prompted to form hypotheses, take data, and revisit those hypotheses to assess, wherever possible, if they are supported by the data. Enhanced with images of art, poems, and quotes by respected scientists and naturalists, each chapter contains:

    • multiple experiments and lab activities, some taking approximately 15 minutes and others occupying an entire class period
    • experiment procedures
    • space for sketches, draft and final graphs, and data and data tables
    • room for writing down thoughts and interacting with questions

    The use of everyday materials is maximized so that overall costs associated with the experiments are manageable. For example, in an experiment on osmosis, eggs (instead of the customary dialysis tubing) are used.

    An accompanying downloadable PDF of teacher’s notes contains information about time requirements, supply substitutions, and preparing solutions. It also contains photos obtained during pilot runs of the experiments so that instructors unfamiliar with these experiments will know what to expect.

    Distribution: Due to unavoidable delays, this book is not yet complete. Therefore, the experiments are currently being issued as they become available. Customers who purchase this book now will find in the My Library section of their account the available lab activities/experiments. As more experiments are made available, they will be added to the My Library section, so please check back every week or so for additional experiments.

    The goal is to have all of the labs and activities completed and available by the end of 2020. When the books have been printed, they will be distributed to customers who purchased them. We expect to distribute the final books in mid-spring semester 2021.