BISC 111/113:Calendar and Assignments

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BISC 111/113: Introductory Organismal Biology

BISC 111/113 Spring 2014 Lab Calendar

       Monday               Tuesday             Wednesday               Thursday                 Friday         
Jan. 27
Lab 1
Jan. 28
Lab 1
Jan. 29
No Lab
Jan. 30
Lab 1
Jan. 31
Lab 1
Feb. 3
Lab 2
Feb. 4
Lab 2
Feb. 5
No Lab
Feb. 6
Lab 2
Feb. 7
Lab 2
Feb. 10
Lab 3
Feb. 11
Lab 3
Feb. 12
No Lab
Feb. 13
Lab 3
Feb. 14
Lab 3
Feb. 17
No Lab
Feb. 18
Lab 4
Feb. 19
No Lab
Feb. 20
Lab 4
Feb. 21
Lab 4
Feb. 24
Lab 4
Feb. 25
Lab 5
Feb. 26
No Lab
Feb. 27
Lab 5
Feb. 28
Lab 5
March 3
Lab 5
March 4
Lab 6
March 5
No Lab
March 6
Lab 6
March 7
lab 6
March 10
Lab 6
March 11
Lab 7
March 12
No Lab
March 13
Lab 7
March 14
Lab 7
March 17
Lab 7
March 18
No Lab
March 19
No Lab
March 20
Spring Break
March 21
Spring Break
March 24
Spring Break
March 25
Spring Break
March 26
Spring Break
March 27
Spring Break
March 28
Spring Break
March 31
Lab 8
April 1
Lab 8
April 2
No Lab
April 3
Lab 8
April 4
Lab 8
April 7
Lab 9
April 8
Lab 9
April 9
No Lab
April 10
Lab 9
April 11
Lab 9
April 14
Lab 10
April 15
Lab 10
April 16
No Lab
April 17
Lab 10
April 18
Lab 10
April 21
No Lab
Patriot's Day
April 22
No Lab
Monday Sch.
April 23
No Lab
April 24
Lab 11
April 25
Lab 11
April 28
Lab 11
April 29
Lab 11
April 30
Ruhlman
May 1
Lab 12
May 2
Lab 12
May 5
Lab 12
May 6
Lab 12
May 7
No Lab
May 8
No Lab
May 9
No Lab


Schedule of Experiments

Section Lab # Activities
1 1 Biodiversity
2 2 Population Growth: Designing the Experiment
3 3-5 Plant Biology: Transpiration, Anatomy, Photosynthesis
2 6 Population Growth: Generation 2
4 7-9 Animal Biology: Vertebrate Anatomy, Circulation and Respiration, Nerve Transmission
4 10 Lab Practical
2 11-12 Population Growth: Analysis


Lab Assignments

Lab Assigned Lab Due Assignment description Point Value
(Total 200)
1 2 Diversity pie charts with captions (ungraded)
Pre-Lab 2 quiz (ungraded)
0
2 3 Column graphs (Tribolium archives) with caption, results narrative and statistics embedded in the narrative (10)
Oral presentation: Key characteristics of your plant (10)
Pre-Lab 3 quiz (4)
24
3 4 Transpiration in plants: Graphs and text (10)
Pre-Lab 4 quiz (4)
14
4 5 Plant anatomy: Composite figure and stomatal conductance (10)
Pre-Lab 5 quiz (4)
14
5 6 Photosynthesis: Carbon dioxide exchange rate as a function of light intensity (10)
Oral presentation: Plant experiments (10)
Plant discussion text (10)
30
6 7 Tribolium experiment methods section text (10) 10
7 8 Pre-Lab 8 quiz (4) 4
8 9 Scatterplot of heart and breathing rates and text (10)
Pre-Lab 9 quiz (4)
14
7, 8, 9 10 Lab practical 40
11 12 Oral presentation: Tribolium experiment 10
12 Last day of classes Tribolium research paper 40


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