Starting a biotechnology course has never been easier! Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course is a biotechnology textbook that is a ready-to-go solution for your biotechnology course, allowing you to complement your course or start a new one right away! This laboratory textbook provides you and your students with background information about the methods and techniques used in today’s exciting research and manufacturing laboratory environments, along with real-world activities that allow your students to understand the powerful impact science has on their everyday lives. 35 activities — non–kit-based and kit-based: Activities are an essential part of engaging students to develop their skills and provide the backbone for this textbook. The non–kit-based activities, such as pipetting and solution making, address core competencies needed in all areas of a molecular biology laboratory. The kit-based activities extend these skills into real-world applications with worry-free preparation and confidence in the results. Each student chapter includes: an introduction and background on fundamental molecular biology concepts; real-world vignettes of careers, bioethics, key skills, and case studies; and hands-on activities that progressively build science proficiency.
Student Edition: 400 page combined hardcover textbook and lab manual includes background and applications through laboratory protocols. The student edition provides necessary biology review points, new skills descriptions, 30+ hands-on activities and a guide for students to understand how they can be evaluated for skills proficiency.
Teacher Edition: 192 page softcover book to be used in conjunction with the student edition. It will guide you through setup and assessment of the activities. It includes educator implementation steps, activity preparations, stopping points, materials lists, skills assessment, answers to pre- and postlab questions, and pacing and purchasing information.