Bio 114 laboratory syllabus for Spring 2020

Dates Big Ideas EXPERIMENT/ACTIVITY READING/NOTES/WHAT’S DUE
1/13, 15 Intro to Laboratory portion of BIO 114

1. Experimental Evolution – Avida demo and practice, random mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift

Take CATME survey to form groups

Experimental Evolution

1/20, 22  Info / Evo NO activity No lab this week; MLK, Jr Holiday
1/27, 29 Info / Evo 1. Experimental Evolution –design experiment. Begin data collection.
2/3, 5 Info / EP Experimental Evolution – discuss Avida results, get feedback

2. Human foraging behavior and ecology – design experiment

Lab report instructions

Human Foraging Behavior Study

2/10, 12 Info / EP 2. Human foraging behavior and ecology – conduct experiment I will be available to read drafts.
2/17, 19 Info / EP 2. Human foraging behavior and ecology – conduct experiment Experimental Evolution report DUE
2/24, 26 Info / EP 2. Human foraging behavior and ecology – analyze data and prepare results section and rest of report
3/2, 4 SPRING BREAK – NO LAB
3/9, 11 Info / Evo / EP 3. iNaturalist—biodiversity blitz on campus and citizen science iNaturalist activity instructions

I will be available to read foraging drafts.

3/16, 18 Info / Evo / EP 3. iNaturalist—biodiversity blitz on campus and citizen science Human foraging report DUE
3/23, 25 Info / Evo / EP 3. iNaturalist—catalog biodiversity and prepare report

4. Protozoan Population Ecology – design experiment, observe behaviors and morphologies of different species

Protozoan Pop’n Ecology

Before Lab: review BMEs in Chs. 24 & 27

3/30, 4/1 Cell / Homeo / EP 4. Protozoan Population Ecology – set up experiment Coordinate return to lab for next four days to count population sizes
4/6, 8 Cell / Homeo / EP 4. Protozoan Population Ecology – final data collection and data analysis

Construct results section with group

iNaturalist report DUE
4/13, 15 NO activity No Lab – Easter Break
4/20, 22 Cell / Homeo / EP 4. Protozoan Population Ecology – Construct results section with group; discuss presentation format for protozoan lab Presentation Guidelines
4/27, 29 Cell / Homeo / EP 4. Protozoan Population Ecology – Group presentation Group presentations DUE in lab; PPT slide deck due to me via email.

LABORATORY RESOURCES (WHERE YOU CAN GET THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACTIVITIES)

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