Bio 114 laboratory syllabus for Spring 2019

Dates Big Ideas EXPERIMENT/ACTIVITY READING/NOTES/WHAT’S DUE
1/16, 17 Introduction to Laboratory portion of BIO 114 Take CATME survey to form groups
1/23, 25  Info / Evo 1. Evolution/Hardy‐Weinberg simulation (Populus); plot data from simulations Evolution Simulations
1/30, 31 Info / Evo 1. Evolution simulations (Populus); plot data from simulations

2. Human foraging behavior and ecology – design experiment

Lab report instructions

Human Foraging Behavior Study

2/6, 7

 

Info / EP 2. Human foraging behavior and ecology – conduct experiment
2/13, 14

 

Info / EP 2. Human foraging behavior and ecology – conduct experiment Results section from evolution simulations DUE
2/20, 21 Info / EP 2. Human foraging behavior and ecology – analyze data and prepare results section and rest of report
2/27, 28 Info / EP 2. Human foraging behavior and ecology – work day for revising reports I will be available to read drafts.
3/6, 7 SPRING BREAK – NO LAB
3/13, 14 Info / Evo / EP 3. Experimental Evolution – Avida demo and practice, random mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift Experimental Evolution
3/20, 21 Info / Evo / EP 3. Experimental Evolution –design experiment. Begin data collection. Human foraging report DUE
3/27, 28 Info / Evo / EP 3. Experimental Evolution – discuss Avida results, get feedback
4/3, 4 Cell / Homeo / EP 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

4/10, 11 Cell / Homeo / EP 4. Protozoan Population Ecology – set up experiment Coordinate return to lab for next four days to count population sizes
4/17, 18  Cell / Homeo / EP 4. Protozoan Population Ecology – final data collection and data analysis

Construct results section with group

Experimental Evolution report DUE
4/24, 25 Cell / Homeo / EP 4. Protozoan Population Ecology – Construct results section with group; discuss presentation format for protozoan lab Presentation Guidelines
5/1, 2 Cell / Homeo / EP 4. Protozoan Population Ecology – Group presentation Group presentations DUE in lab; PPT slide deck due to me via email.

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