|Week 1. August 25-29
| Monday: Introduction to course
Wednesday: The nature of biology as a science, part I.
Friday: The nature of biology as a science, conclusion. HOMEWORK 1 is due at the start of class.
|No lab this week||New York Times subscription link. Cost: $5 for first 12 weeks. Visitors can read 10 articles per month.||C&R: Chapter 1|
|Week 2. September 1-5||Monday. No class. Labor day.
Friday. Taxonomy and systematics. (What is an animal?)
|Thursday. Measurements in science. The metric system.|| Tree
of Life Project
Link to the "Cave of Magic" page. Use this to complete your "scientific method" assignment. Due Monday at 8.
|C&R 495-497 and Chapter26|
|Week 3. September 8-12||
Monday. Metric lab due at 8 AM. Extremophile video.
Wednesday. Conclusion of Taxonomy and Systematics. Macromolecules: Carbohydrates.
Friday. Macromolecules: Lipids, proteins and nucleic acids.
|Tuesday. Introduction to
microscopy. Note: Check NYT for a discussion article.
Thursday. Cells and tissues, part I. Web support material.
|Crash course video: The nature of water||Review Chapters 2 and 3 as needed. Read Chapters 4 and 5.|
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