|Week||Lecture Topics||Laboratory Topics||Reading||Reminders/Other|
|Week 1. January 20-22
Wednesday: Introduction to the course.
Friday: Class cancelled due to global climate change.
|Thursday: Working with numbers
and measurements in science
C&R: Chapter 1
|Video. Conversions in the metric system. A simplistic review that you may find helpful. There will be a quiz question on this on Thursday.|
|Monday and Wednesday. The
nature of biology as a science. (The otter lecture)
Friday. What is an animal? Taxonomy and systematics. New York Times article discussion
Tuesday: Introduction to microscopy
Thursday. Animal cells and tissues, part I. Web support material.
|C&R: 495-497 and 529-531|| Writing assignment #1 is due
at 8 AM, Wednesday.|
Writing assignment #2 is due at 8 AM Friday.
Monday. Taxonomy and systematics, continued.
Friday. The chemistry of life. Carbohydrates and lipids.
|Tuesday: Animal cells and
tissues, part II.
Thursday. Protista. Protista support material [Lytle Ch. 5]
|C&R: Chapters 4 and 5. Review 2 and 3 as needed.|
| Monday. Proteins. New York
Times article discussion.
Wednesday. Nucleic acids.
Friday. Cell division.
Sunday. Review session, 2 PM.
|Tuesday. Conclusion of Protista.
Thursday. The radiate animals. [Lytle Chap. 7 and Campbell 648-651.] Phylum Cnidaria and Phylum Ctenophora.
Chapter12, as needed.
|Monday. Lecture exam I.
Wednesday. Meiosis and the generation of variation.
Friday. Introduction to inheritance.
|Tuesday. Radiate animals,
Thursday. Phylum Porifera click above for support material [Lytle Chap. 6, and Campbell p. 646-648.]
Chapter 13, as needed.
|Monday. Modern genetics.
Wednesday. No class, due to ASMSA science fair
Friday. Mistakes and mutations
|Tuesday. Lab exam I.
Thursday. Animal morphology [Chap. 8] and Phylum Platyhelminthes [Chap. 9 Click for support material] in Lytle. Also 652-654 in Campbell and Reece.
Feb 29- Mar 4
|Monday. Conclusion of Genetics.
Introduction to evolution.
Wednesday. Darwin's work. Mayr's analysis. Evidence for evolution.
Friday. Evidence, continued. Discussion of chapter from Boilerplate Rhino.
|Tuesday and Thursday. Pseudocoelomates. Click for support material. [Chapter 10].||Chapter 22.|
|Week 8. Mar 7-11||Monday. Evidence, conclusion.
Wednesday and Friday. Selection, and the evolution of populations.
|Tuesday. Genetics exercise.
Thursday. Phylum Mollusca [Lytle Chap. 11, and 656-659 in Campbell and Reece.] Practice questions. Please note: the automatic grading function no longer works.
Monday. Lecture exam II.
Wednesday. Video on Cephalopods.
Friday. Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. Speciation
|Tuesday. The Cell cycle.
[Lytle Ch. 3] Bring a calculator. Genetics exercise is due.
Thursday. Phylum Annelida [Lytle Chap. 12, and 659-661 in Campbell and Reece.]
|Week 10.||SPRING BREAK|
Monday and Wednesday. Speciation. Mode and tempo of
Friday. Homeostasis of ions and water
|Tuesday. Review session
Thursday. Lab exam II
Mar 28-April 1
learning. The nephron.
Wednesday. Groups 1,2,3,4,5.
Friday. Groups 6,7,8,9,10.
|Phylum Arthropoda, [Lytle
Ch. 13.] Subphylum Crustacea
Tuesday. Introduction, and crayfish external anatomy
Thursday. Crayfish internal anatomy, and diversity of the crustaceans
|Chapter 44. Part 1.|
|Week 13.||Monday. Conclusion of
homeostasis ions and water.
Wednesday and Friday Homeostasis, temperature
|Tuesday. Class Insecta.
Thursday. Phylum Echinodermata.Lytle Chap. 14.
|Chapter 44. Part 2.|
|Week 14.||Monday. Lecture exam III.
Wednesday. The importance of scale in biology.
Friday. Circulatory systems in animals.
|Tuesday and Thursday. Complete Phylum Echinodermata, and start Phylum Chordata.||Chapter 42.|
|Week 15.||Monday. Conclusion of circulatory systems. Start gas exchange in animals.||Tuesday and Thursday. Phylum Chordata.||Chapter 42|
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