Course Schedule Spring 2013



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BIOL 1108L - Principles of Biology II Lab

       Course Schedule - Spring 2013  



Please note that the schedule is tentative and subject to change.  Due dates for assignments may be changed at the instructor's discretion.  You are responsible for keeping track of due dates and turning in your work when it is required.

Week of

Lab topics

Lab Preparation and Handouts

Lab Activities

Lab 1

January 9 & 10

BRING TO LAB:

Lab Introduction
 

Course waiver (will be provided in class)

Safety guidelines (will be provided in class)



Introduction to format of lab class

Lab safety-review of safety procedures and signing of lab safety agreement



Thinking like a scientist: hypotheses

Experimental Design in the Life Sciences (Ruxton and Colegrave) Read Chapters 1 to 2.1-3 before coming to lab

Thinking like a scientist I -

Hypothesis Assignment is on Georgia View--Please submit through Georgia View



Discuss the importance of the scientific method

Discussion of how to form hypotheses



Introduction to a model organism--Callosobruchus maculatus

Lab notebook

Introduction to the dissecting microscope

Observations of Callosobruchus maculatus culture



Lab 2

January 16 & 17

BRING TO LAB:

  • Computer

  • Lab notebook

  • Linked handouts

  • Photographic atlas

Thinking like a scientist: materials and method

Thinking like a scientist II - read before lab

Methods worksheet is on Georgia View--Please submit through Georgia View.



Discussion of the different variables used in experimental methods and the importance of the materials and methods section.

Bean Beetle Experiment I

Read the Bean Beetle Handbook to prepare to design an experiment.

 


Design class experiment using Callosobruchus maculatus

Set up bean beetle experiment



Animal Diversity

Arthropods: Crustacea- read before coming to lab

1108L DVD on crayfish dissection


A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory

 


Introduction to dissection tools

Dissection of crayfish



Lab 3

January 23 & 24

BRING TO LAB:

  • Computer

  • Lab notebook

  • Linked handouts

  • Dissection tools

  • Photographic atlas

Thinking like a scientist: results

Thinking like a scientist III  Read before coming to lab.

Results worksheet is on Georgia View--Please submit through Georgia View.



Discuss how to present and analyze results.

The Chi-Square test



Bean Beetle Experiment I

Bean Beetle Handbook

Bean beetle experimental results

  • Collection of data

  • Statistical tests

  • Discussion of results

Lab 4

January 30 & 31

BRING TO LAB:

  • Computer

  • Lab notebook

  • Linked handouts













Thinking like a scientist: discussion

Thinking like a scientist IV  Read before lab

pdfs of journal articles on bean beetles will be posted on Georgia View



Complete discussion of statistics

Discussion on plagiarism

Discussion on what is included in a lab report discussion


Bean Beetle Experiment II

Bean Beetle Handbook

Design a second bean beetle experiment and start setup.

February 6 & 7

LAB PRACTICAL I

TLS (Hypothesis and Methods), crayfish dissection

 

Lab 5

February 13 & 14

BRING TO LAB:

  • Computer

  • Lab notebook

  • Linked handouts

  • Photographic atlas

  • Dissection tools

 

Animal Diversity: Invertebrates  

Annelids, Nematodes, and Platyhelminthes

A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory

1108L DVD Earthworm dissection

Review page


Dissection of earthworm

External anatomy of clamworm and round worm

I


Bean Beetle Experiment II

Bean Beetle Handbook

pdfs of journal articles on bean beetles will be posted on Georgia View



Set up bean beetle experiment

Lab 6

February 20 & 21

BRING TO LAB:

  • Computer

  • Lab notebook

  • Linked handouts

  • Photographic atlas

 Animal Diversity: Deuterostomes

Detuterostomes- read handout on Georgia View before coming to lab

A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory

Introduction to compound microscope:

Discussion of characteristics of deuterostomes and chordates

Slides of sea star development and Amphioxus


Bean Beetle Experiment II

Guidelines for writing up your lab report

Bean beetle experimental results

  • Collection of data

  • Statistical tests

  • Discussion of results

Lab 7

February 27 & 28

BRING TO LAB:

  • Computer

  • Lab notebook

  • Linked handouts

  • Photographic atlas

Plant Anatomy

 Plant anatomy - read before coming to lab

 


External and internal structures of the plant
Plant organs
Plant tissues and cells

How to section, stain and mount a plant specimen for viewing under the microscope

 


Last day to drop without academic penalty: Friday, March 1st

Spring Break: March 2 - 9

March 13 & 14

LAB PRACTICAL 2

TLS (Results and Discussion), Animal Diversity (annelids, nematodes, sponges, cnidaria, and platyhelminthes) Sea star development, plant anatomy

 

Lab 8

March 20 & 21

BRING TO LAB:

  • Computer

  • Lab notebook

  • Linked handouts




Introduction to Animal Tissues

 A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory (Ch, 1& 8)

Histology ID sheet - bring to class

 Introduction to the four types of vertebrate tissue

  • epithelial

  • connective

  • muscle

  • nervous




Vertebrate anatomy I

A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory (Ch, 1& 8)

Vertebrate Anatomy I ID sheet sheet - bring to class

1108L DVD




External anatomy of the fetal pig

Dissection of  fetal pig



  • Digestive system




Lab 9

March 27 & 28

BRING TO LAB:

  • Computer

  • Lab notebook

  • Linked handouts

  • Dissection tools

Vertebrate anatomy II

A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory (Ch, 1& 8)

Vertebrate Anatomy I ID sheet sheet - bring to class

1108L DVD




Dissection of  fetal pig

  • Respiratory system

  • Circulatory system

  • Excretory system

Dissection of Sheep heart

Dissection of Pig kidney




Lab 10

April 3 & 4

BRING TO LAB:

  • Computer

  • Lab notebook

  • Linked handouts

  • Dissection tools

Vertebrate Anatomy III

A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory (Ch. 1& 8)

Vertebrate Anatomy II ID sheet sheet - bring to class

1108L DVD



Dissection of fetal pig

  • Reproductive system

Dissection of sheep brain

April 10 & 11

LAB PRACTICAL 3

Plant anatomy, Fetal pig anatomy, sheep  brain anatomy,  vertebrate tissues

 


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