BISC 111/113:Labs 3-6: Plant Biology

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Labs 3-6 - Anatomy and Physiology of Plants

In this series of four weeks of experiments you will learn: (Copied from series 1 in 110/112 - we may choose to come up with our own objectives or simply link to the labs)

  1. How to think, work, and write as scientists
  2. To use basic scientific equipment and techniques
  3. To make careful, unbiased observations that lead to hypothesis driven investigation
  4. To design controlled experiments to answer questions that come from observations
  5. To collect, analyze, and show data in effective figures
  6. To make and articulate conclusions from experimental results
  7. To write intelligibly in scientific research report format about your investigation and its conclusions, including the significance or implications of your findings


Experimental subjects of the plant series. From left to right, Rhoeo spathecea, Moses in the cradle; Eichhornia crassipes, water hyacinth; Helianthus annus, sunflower; Scindapsis aureis, pothos.

Lab 3: Transpiration in High Light/High Wind and Low Light/Low Wind Habitats
Lab 4: Plant Anatomy
Lab 5: Measurement of Chlorophyll Concentrations and Rates of Photosynthesis in Response to Increasing Light Intensity
Lab 6: Group Oral Presentations