W.P. Armstrong Biology 100 Spring Lab Schedule
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Biology 100 Spring 2001 Laboratory Schedule  W.P. Armstrong, Instr.

WEEK:
LABORATORY EXERCISE [in BIOLOGY 100 LAB MANUAL]
Jan 15
The Cell (1)--Care and Use of Microscope; The Metric System and
Comparison of Cell Sizes; Comparison Of Prokaryotic & Eukaryotic
Cells. [Holiday Mon. Jan. 15].
Jan 22
The Cell (1)--Physical Properties of Cells (Osmosis & Diffusion);
Plant and Animal Cells; Tissues & Organs (35mm color slides).
Jan 29
Cell Division--MITOSIS & CYTOKINESIS (2).
Feb  5
DNA Replication & Protein Synthesis (3).   DNA Plastic Model
Feb 12
DNA Replication & Protein Synthesis (3). [Holiday Fri. Feb. 16].
Feb 19
DNA Quiz and 35mm Color Slides of Plant & Animal Cell Types.
[Holiday Mon. Feb. 19].
Feb 26
CELL STRUCTURE & FUNCTION EXAM and Hybridization in
Plants & Animals; Plant Hybrids On The Palomar College Campus.
Mar 5
Genetics Laboratory (4)--Mendelian Crosses & Chi Square Test.
***FRI. MAR. 9 LAST DAY TO DROP A CLASS WITH W***
**********March 12 through March 16 EASTER VACATION**********
Mar 19
Genetics Laboratory (4)--Blood Types & Immunology. [Including
Poison Oak: A Cell-Mediated Immune Response: Lab Man. p. 244]
Mar 26
Population Genetics (6). [Including Selection & Genetic Drift]
Apr  2
Reproduction in Plantae (8)--Mosses & Ferns. [Incl. introduction to
algae, fungi & lichens in Exercise 7 and Appendix--p. 229]
Apr  9
Reproduction in Plantae (8)--Angiosperms (Flowering Plants).
Apr 16
Use Of Indented Dichotomous Key To Shrubs Of San Diego County
Apr 23
PLANT LIFE CYCLES EXAM and Reproduction in Animalia (9)
Apr 30
Plant & Animal Adaptations (11). [Also Ficus (fig) spp. & symbiotic
Pleistodontes fig wasps on campus]
May 7
Field Trip to the San Diego Zoo (16) on Thur. June 10 at 10:00 A.M.
or Trip To Coastal Sage Scrub (12). [Finals Begin Mon. May 14]

Note: Numbers in parentheses following each laboratory topic refer to exercises in
the Biology 100 Laboratory Manual & Workbook (5th Ed.)  by  W. P. Armstrong

Several quizzes will be given during lab. Some exams will also be given during
the laboratory period. IT IS IMPERATIVE TO ATTEND ALL THE LABS!

Note: The grade scale is based on highest points achieved by the top student:

>94.5% (A)   >84.5% (B)   >64.5% (C)   >49.5% (D)   Less than 49.5% (F)

LECTURE UNITS:

  I. Cell Structure & Function--incl. basic biochemistry and
      cellular physiology of major plant and animal systems.
 II. Molecular & Mendelian Genetics and Immunology.
III. Ecology, Evolution and Diversity of Plants & Animals.

[Complete lecture topic outlines on pages v--x of Biology 100 Lab Manual]

Supplemental reading, extra credit & crossword puzzles at Biology 100 Tab:
*** WAYNE'S WORD: http://waynesword.palomar.edu/index.htm" ***

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