NSCC BIO101-01 Winter 2004 

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BIO 101-01 Winter 2004 Tentative Course Schedule, Instructor:  Erica Smith

Date

Activity and Topic

Reading

Assignment Due

1/5 M

Life and The Scientific Method

Ch. 1

In-Class Survey (no grade)

1/6 T

SNOW DAY

 

 

1/7 W

SNOW DAY

 

 

1/8 Th

Organization of the Cell

Ch. 4

 

1/12 M

Lab 1:  Microscopy & Cells

 

 

1/13 T

Chemistry of Life

Ch. 2-3

 

1/14 W

Lab 2:  Diffusion and Osmosis

 

Lab Assignment 1

1/15 Th

Discussion:  21st Century Disease and Antibiotic Resistance

 

In-Class Reading Quiz

1/19 M

Holiday -no class

 

 

1/20 T

Chemistry and Cellular Energy

Ch. 5

 

1/21 W

Energy, Discussion: Bioterrorism

Ch. 5-6

Lab Assignment 2, In-Class Reading Quiz

1/22 Th

Photosynthesis and Respiration

Ch. 6-7

 

1/26 M

Lab 4:  Mitosis, Exam Review

 

Research Paper Topic  

1/27 T

Exam I (KEY, RESULTS)

 

 

1/28 W

Mitosis and Meiosis, Discussion: Cloning

Ch. 8

In-Class Reading Quiz

1/29 Th

Mitosis and Meiosis

Ch. 8

 

2/2 M

Lab 5:  DNA Fingerprinting

 

Lab Assignment 4, Mid-term Evaluation

2/3 T

Inheritance

Ch. 9

 

2/4 W

Inheritance, Discussion: Stem Cells

Ch. 9

In-Class Reading Quiz

2/5 Th
2/6 F

Inheritance
Amgen Field Trip 1:30 pm

Ch. 9

 

2/9 M

Lab 6:  DNA Fingerprinting

 

Ch. 9 and 10 Quiz

2/10 T

Molecular Biology

Ch. 10

Research Paper Outline

2/11 W

Lab 7: DNA Fingerprinting

 

 

2/12 Th

Gene Regulation

Ch. 11

Ch. 11 Quiz

2/16 M

Holiday -no class (Virtual lab)

 

 

2/17 T

Discussion: Cancer, Biotechnology

Ch. 12

In-Class Reading Quiz, Ch.12 Quiz

2/18 W

Genomics, Biotechnology

Guest 

Lab Assignment 5-7

2/19 Th

Exam Review (click here for study guide)

 

 

2/23 M

Exam II (click here for key)

 

 

2/24 T

Discussion: GMOs, Evolution

Ch. 13

In-Class Reading Quiz     

2/25 W

Biological Diversity

Ch. 14

Ch. 13 and 14 Quiz

2/26 Th

Astrobiology

Guest

Virtual Lab Assignment

3/1 M

Discussion:  ET Life,  Microbes

Ch. 15

In-Class Reading Quiz,  Research Paper Abstract & Bibliography

3/2 T

Microbes

Ch. 15

Ch. 15 Quiz

3/3 W

Plants and Fungi

Ch. 16 

Ch. 16 Quiz

3/4  Th

Lab 8: Wetland Ecology

 

Research Paper Draft (Optional)-first day

3/8 M

Animals, Lab 9: Owl Pellet Analysis  

Ch. 17

Ch. 17 Quiz

3/9 T

Animals, Discussion:  Behavior

Ch. 17

In-Class Reading Quiz

3/10 W

Lab Practical, FHCRC Field Trip 2:30

 

 

3/11 Th
3/14 Su

Animals 
Woodland Park Zoo Field Trip 11:00am

Ch. 17

Ch. 18 Quiz, Research Paper Draft (Optional)-last day

3/15 M

Ecoology, Discussion:  Local Ecosystems

Ch. 18

In-Class Reading Quiz

3/16 T

Ecosystems and Community

Ch. 19

 

3/17 W

Discussion: The Environment

 

In-Class Reading Quiz

3/18 Th

Exam III (study guide link, results link)

 

 

3/24 W

Optional Final (results link)

 

Research Paper Final

Key:  Exams (bold), Laboratory (red), Discussion (blue), Research Paper (green)


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