Bio 114 laboratory essentials:

Dates

Big Idea

EXPERIMENT/ASSIGNMENT READING

1/18, 19

  • Introduction to Course;
  • take CATME survey to form groups
 N/A

1/25, 26

 Information / Evolution
  •  1. Evolution/HardyWeinberg simulation (Populus); plot data from simulations

2/1, 2

Information / Evolution

  • 1. Evolution simulations (Populus); plot data from simulations
  • Results section from evolution simulations due in ONE week

2/8, 9

Cell / Homeostasis/ Emergent prop.

  • 2. Protozoan Population Ecology; design experiment

2/15, 16

Cell / Homeostasis/ Emergent prop.

  • 2. Protozoan Population Ecology: set up experiment
  • Results section from evolution simulations DUE
  • Coordinate return to lab for next four days to count population sizes
  • Continue Protozoan Pop’n Ecology Exp’t
  • Before Lab… review BMEs in Chapter 24 and 27

2/22, 23

 Cell / Homeostasis/ Emergent prop.
  • 2. Protozoan Population Ecology: final data collection and data analysis
  • Construct results section with group
  • Continue Protozoan Pop’n Ecology Exp’t

3/1, 2

Homeostasis / Information

  • Construct results section with group; lab report due in two weeks; discuss lab report format for protozoan lab
  • 3. Human foraging behavior and ecology – design experiment

3/8, 9

SPRING BREAK – NO LAB

3/15, 16

Information

  • 3. Human foraging behavior and ecology – conduct  experiment
  • Protozoan lab report DUE
  • Continue Human Foraging Behavior Study

3/22, 23

Information

  • 3. Human foraging behavior and ecology – conduct  experiment
  • Continue Human Foraging Behavior Study

3/29, 30

Information

  • 3. Human foraging behavior and ecology – analyze data and begin to prepare results section and rest of report – due in two weeks
  • Continue Human Foraging Behavior Study

4/5, 6

Information

  • 3. Human foraging behavior and ecology – work day for revising lab reports – I will be available to read drafts.

4/12, 13

 Homeostasis
  • 4. Factors affecting goldfish respiration – design experiment
  • Human foraging report DUE

4/19, 20

 Homeostasis
  • 4. Factors affecting goldfish respiration – conduct experiment
  • Continue Goldfish respiration

4/26, 27

 Homeostasis
  • 4. Factors affecting goldfish respiration – analyze data and prepare results section with group
  • Continue Goldfish respiration

5/3, 4

 Homeostasis
  • 4. Factors affecting goldfish respiration – work day for revising lab reports – I will be available to read drafts. Lab reports DUE one day after your lab
  •  Goldfish respiration lab report work day

5/10, 11

Optional course days – NO LAB

GRADING:  Twenty-five (25%) of your course grade is based on your performance in the laboratory.  That 25% is broken down into the following categories:

  • One results section: 15%
  • Three laboratory reports: 85%

I will discuss these assignments in lab, and more information will be available in the lab manual, available online at my BIO 114 website.

COURSE DESCRIPTION and LEARNING OUTCOMES

ACCESSIBILITY and ACCOMMODATIONS

CAMPUS SUPPORT FOR YOUR LEARNING

REQUIRED TEXTS: Link to e-text Integrated Concepts in Biology by Campbell, Heyer, Paradise

CLASS PARTICIPATION AND ATTENDANCE

REVIEWS, HONOR CODE, and GRADING

TENTATIVE LECTURE SCHEDULE