FALL 2006 BIOS
LAB INSTRUCTOR OFFICE PHONE_______________ HOURS
LAB ASSISTANT WEB SITE: http://www.biosci.ohiou.edu/introbioslab/
REQUIRED: Lab manual is a 3-ring binder with handouts (provided in lab at the first meeting). Bring a pencil, paper, binder with lab handouts, and safety
goggles to all labs.
WEEK LAB TOPICS/EXAM/REPORT SCHEDULE MATERIALS FREEMAN 2nd Edition
Sept 05 - 07 No lab
Sept 11 - 14 Orientation, Introduction, Disease Transmission Lab notebook
Work on Lab 2 Pre-lab objectives
Turn in at end of lab “Design Experiment” assignment (5 pts)
Sept 18 - 21 Scientific Investigation Lab notebook pp 1-15
Turn in at end of lab: Daphnia graph (5 pts) and
Lab 2 writing assignment (10 pts)
Sept 25 - 28 QUIZ over labs 1, 2 (15 pts)
Introduction to Macromolecules Lab notebook pp 46-70; 74-83; 90-101
Discussion and Analysis of Scientific Writing; Discussion of library assignment
DUE: Take-home statistics assignment (10 pts)
Oct 02 - 05 An Introduction to Enzymes Lab notebook pp 63-70; 99; 986
Turn in at end of lab: Lab 4 writing assignment (10 pts)
DUE: Library assignment (10 pts)
Oct 09 - 12 QUIZ over labs 3,4 (15 pts)
Using the Microscope to Study Cell Structure and Function; Lab notebook pp 104-105; review 5-10; 128-138; 593
Oct 16 - 19 Cell Division: Mitosis Lab notebook pp 228-238; 256
Put it all together: “Cells: The Building Blocks of Life” video (15 minutes)
Lab 6 writing assignment (5 pts)
Oct 23 - 26 Cell Division: Meiosis Lab notebook pp 228; 249-264
“Meiosis” video (20 minutes) + Video discussion
Turn in at end of lab: Diagram of spermatogenesis in Ascaris (5 pts)
Oct 30 – Nov 02 QUIZ over labs 6, 7 (15 pts)
“Origin of Species” video (30 minutes) Lab notebook pp 4-5; 494-513
Turn in at end of lab: Lab 8 writing assignment (10 pts)
Review for lab final exam Learning objectives Labs 1-8
Nov 06 - 09 LAB FINAL (15 practical pts and 25 theory pts) Comprehensive with emphasis on Labs 5, 6, 7, 8
LABORATORY GUIDE: Your lab grade is 25% of your Bios 170 course grade. The lab grade is determined
by the total number of points earned out of 155 possible points.
ATTENDANCE: You are expected to attend every lab to receive credit for this course. If you must be absent, see or phone your lab instructor or leave a message with the Biological Sciences Department secretary (593-2290) as soon as possible. There will be NO make-up quizzes or exams without a verifiable and University approved excuse. Late papers and make-up quizzes are subject to a 10% penalty per day.
PLEASE RESPECT DEADLINES. Assignments are to be turned in at the beginning of the lab period they are due, unless otherwise indicated on the syllabus. Your training as a scientist includes learning to work within deadlines. Plan ahead and do not needlessly lose valuable points. If you feel extenuating circumstances are preventing your progress toward completing an assignment, contact your instructor well ahead of the due date to discuss the problem.
An automatic 10% deduction of points applies when an assignment is not turned in when instructor calls for papers. Leaving lab to retrieve a forgotten assignment is NOT an option. An additional 10% penalty will apply if the late assignment is not delivered to the instructor within 24 hours and for each 24-hour period following.
CLEANLINESS AND ORDER: A neat and clean lab is essential for the work we will be doing this quarter. Each student is responsible for maintaining the lab in good order. Failure to cooperate will result in lowering of your lab grade (a warning will be given for the first offense and 5-point deduction for each subsequent offense). Thank you for your cooperation.
USE THE LAB TIME WELL: It is expected that you will use your scheduled lab time and take full advantage of the resources available to you (instructors, fellow students, computer, etc.). If you finish early go back over each objective to be sure you have not missed anything and to reinforce the concepts. POP QUIZZES may be given near the end of any lab period at the discretion of the lab instructor and will be incorporated into the lab grade by adding to the total points possible.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR LABORATORY WORK:
1. Turn off your cell phone before entering class.
2. Learn your lab instructor's name, office location and scheduled office hours. Ask questions--the instructor and the assistant are there to help.
3. Before coming to lab, study each exercise and all related handouts so that you will know the purpose of the work, the materials needed and the methods you will use. Complete the Pre-Lab Learning Objectives.
4. MAKE GOOD USE OF LAB TIME. Labs are designed to help you correlate portions of the lecture and text material with first-hand experience. Take notes as your instructor gives you information about what you will see and do. You will also be instructed about how to use and where to find the materials you will need. Proceed by following the directions in the lab manual or handout carefully and completely.
5. You and your lab partner will have the same data, however, each student must do his/her own assignments unless explicitly indicated in the assignment instructions.
6. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEANING YOUR WORK SPACE, SINK AND COMMON WORK AREAS:
* Return permanent slides to the proper boxes. Report a damaged slides to instructor so it can be replaced.
* Plain slides, tools and glassware must be washed, dried completely and returned to the proper place.
* Put all solid waste material in the trash container.
* Wipe the tabletop and any other surface as needed with the spray table cleaner provided.
* Do not leave anything in the sink.
* Your instructor will point out the special container for the disposal of SHARP OR BREAKABLE
ITEMS. Throwing such items as scalpel blades, light bulbs, test tubes, broken glass, pins, etc, in the
trash cans puts our maintenance people at risk. Take special care to dispose of such items properly.
7. Please be careful with all equipment, but especially the (expensive!) microscopes. You will be
instructed in their use and care and they should serve you well. If you experience any problems with
a microscope, notify your instructor at once so that it can be repaired.
8. Finally, enjoy your lab experience. Make the most out of this opportunity to learn. Life is good!