Ch 3: ILTS Biology: Biology Lab

About This Chapter

Watch these lessons to refresh your knowledge of biology laboratory equipment, common lab procedures and safety practices. This study guide includes video lessons and practice quizzes that can help you prepare for these types of questions on the ILTS Biology test.

ILTS Biology: Biology Lab - Chapter Summary

Our study guide offers a variety of resources to aid you in reviewing information on experimental and safety practices for the biology lab. Our videos help you get ready for these topics on ILTS Biology exam by exploring facts about:

  • Types and purposes of laboratory equipment
  • Safety techniques and equipment for the lab
  • Dissection techniques and alternatives to dissection
  • Ways to prepare, handle and preserve lab specimens
  • Ethical issues in studies using living organisms
  • Beer's law and spectrophotometry
  • Uses of centrifugation
  • Chromatography and its applications

These videos are about five minutes long on average and are available anytime via a computer or mobile device. You can track your study progress with the personalized Dashboard, which even offers an ask-an-expert feature through which you can get help with troublesome topics. After watching the videos, you can assess your knowledge by taking the multiple-choice quizzes that follow each lesson.

ILTS Biology: Biology Lab Chapter Objectives

The ILTS Biology exam assesses your grasp of basic biology concepts, and passing it is one of the conditions for becoming certified as a biology teacher in Illinois. Questions on the topics covered in this Biology Lab chapter are part of the Science and Technology subarea of the exam.

All 125 exam questions are in multiple-choice form, as are the questions on our chapter exam and lesson quizzes. The answer key on the quizzes include links back to specific parts of the lessons. This means that if you answer a question incorrectly, it's easy to go back and review that topic.

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: ILTS Biology: Biology Lab
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Common Laboratory Equipment: Types & Uses

1. Common Laboratory Equipment: Types & Uses

Biologists use all kinds of equipment in their labs to run their experiments. In this lesson, you'll identify some of the most common pieces of equipment as well as when you should or shouldn't use them.

Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

2. Laboratory Safety Techniques: Protecting People and Equipment

Laboratory safety is not fun, but following the rules ensures that lab activities can be enjoyed by everyone. In this lesson, we cover some basic lab safety rules to follow that will help lab time be both safe and fun.

Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment

3. Standard Laboratory Safety Equipment

Even with proper precautions, lab accidents do happen. When they do, knowing what safety equipment is in your lab, where it is located, and how to use it can prevent further harm to both the lab and the people working in it.

Dissection Techniques & Alternatives

4. Dissection Techniques & Alternatives

In this lesson, we'll talk about the importance of dissection, and hopefully about how to enjoy it! We'll introduce some safety rules and tools, and alternatives to dissection as well.

How to Preserve, Stain & Mount Microscope Specimens

5. How to Preserve, Stain & Mount Microscope Specimens

Microscopes are incredible tools for observing the tiniest of organisms. Here we will identify the types of slides that can be made and describe how to best preserve, stain, and mount specimens. At the end, you can test yourself with a brief quiz.

Handling Laboratory Solutions, Chemicals & Biological Materials

6. Handling Laboratory Solutions, Chemicals & Biological Materials

Working in a laboratory requires careful attention, both for safety and successful completion of tasks. Learn about the many ways biological and chemical substances need to be properly prepared, identified, stored, dispensed, and disposed of.

The Ethics of Biological Studies With Living Organisms

7. The Ethics of Biological Studies With Living Organisms

In this lesson, you'll learn about some general ethical considerations that must be taken when procuring and treating animals used in biological studies. Afterward, take our quiz to see what you've learned.

What is Chromatography? - Definition, Types & Uses

8. What is Chromatography? - Definition, Types & Uses

Chromatography is a versatile method of separating many different kinds of chemical mixtures. In this lesson, learn the different types and uses of the technique.

How to Use Spectrophotometry to Understand Beer's Law

9. How to Use Spectrophotometry to Understand Beer's Law

In this lesson, we'll learn about Beer's Law and how to use spectrophotometry to determine either molar absorbance or concentration in the Beer's Law equation.

What is Centrifugation? - Definition, Process & Uses

10. What is Centrifugation? - Definition, Process & Uses

Astronauts, hospitals, and you depend upon centrifugation all of the time! This lesson will explain how centrifugation works and then will discuss some uses of the centrifuge. Following your exploration of that information, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
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