Note: This title is available for preorder only.
The book will be a new model for Novare experiment books: a book for both teachers and students with experiments for General Biology.
The book will be a combination of experiments book, field manual, and commonplace book. In the volume will be the experiment procedures, places to make sketches, places to make draft and final graphs, places to take data and make data tables, and places to write thoughts and interact with questions
We are planning on one full-class-period lab and two short activities (10 min each or so) for each of the 12 chapters. This gives approx. 36 activities total and enables a hands-on lab interaction every 3-4 days.
We will make maximal use of everyday materials so that overall costs should be very manageable. Example: for osmosis we will use eggs instead of dialysis tubing. Students will be prompted to form hypotheses, take data, and revisit the hypothesis to assess if supported by the data wherever possible.
This manual is being developed in summer 2020 with plans to be partially complete and available for the fall.