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:

  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


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