BIOLOGY 111 LAB OUTLINE

LAB MANUAL: There is no lab manual.  Descriptions of lab exercises will be posted on Campus Cruiser and/or handed out in class.

PURPOSE: This lab will consist of activities that will involve topics covered in lecture. My intention is to provide different sorts of experiences that will make it easier for you to learn biology.

GRADING:
Students can earn a maximum of 20 points from each lab. This will usually come in the form of a quiz given at the beginning of the next lab period, although quizzes may be given as a pre-test (before doing the lab to test your preparedness) or at the end of the lab period. Grading sometimes will be based on participation in discussions, laboratory reports, or competitions among students.

There will be a comprehensive lab final at the end of the semester.

Students should keep track of their quiz grades in order to monitor their progress during the semester. Your final lab average (= total number of points earned divided by the total number of possible points) will count 25% toward the final grade for the course.

SURVIVAL TIPS:
1. Show up on time and stay for the entire lab.

2. Read over the lab BEFORE you come to class

3. Ask questions is you do not understand something

4. Take notes -- the material covered at the beginning of the lab may not be covered in the lab manual or handout.

5. A calculator is also a handy thing to bring to class, as we often will be working with numbers. Any calculator that adds, subtracts, multiplies, divides, and calculates square roots will be adequate.
 
 

Bio 111 Lab Schedule

 

WEEK

DATES 

TOPIC

 

1

1/6, 1/8, 1/10


Introduction;  Metric system


2

1/13, 1/15, 1/17

hypothesis testing


3

1/22, 1/24, 1/27


orientation behavior in arthropods - I


4

1/29, 1/31, 2/3

orientation behavior in arthropods - II


5

2/5, 2/7, 2/10

microscopy


6

2/12, 2/14, 2/17

mitosis


7

2/19, 2/21, 2/24

meiosis


8

2/26, 2/28

"Osmosis"


9

3/7, 3/10, 3/12

genetics--corn

 

10

3/14, 3/17, 3/19

genetics--karyotype analysis


11

3/21, 3/24, 3/26

genetics game show


12

3/28, 3/31, 4/2

Natural Selection


13

4/4, 4/7, 4/9

"Sickle-Cell Alleles"


14

4/1, 4/14, 4/16

evolution vs. creation science

 

15

4/21, 4/23, 4/25

LAB PRACTICAL

 

NOTE: The lab meetings on Monday, April 8 and Wednesday, April 30 will serve as review sessions for lecture tests.