|Week 1. January 13-17
| Monday: Registration
Wednesday: Introduction to course
Friday: The nature of biology as a science
|Tuesday: No lab
Thursday: Making measurements, working with numbers." Bring a calculator.
|New York Times subscription link. Cost: $5 for first 12 weeks. Visitors can read 10 articles per month.||C&R: Chapter 1|
|Week 2. January 20-24||Monday. No Class. Martin
Luther King Day. Your assignment: watch this video.
Wednesday. Conclusion of otter lecture. Experimental test assignment is due at the start of class. Link to original article.
Friday. What is an animal? Taxonomy and systematics.
|Tuesday. Care and use of the
Thursday. Cells and Tissues, part 1. Web support material. Bring your lab book and your scantrons.
|Link to the Cave of Magic. Assignment will be given in class on Wednesday. Due in class on Friday.||Reading: Finish Chapter 1, and pages 495-497 and 529-531.|
|Week 3. January 27-31||
Monday. Conclusion of taxonomy and systematics. A quiz was
Wednesday. "Excursion into interest" #1. Extremophiles!
Friday. Macromolecules: Carbohydrates and Lipids.
|Tuesday. Conclusion of cells
Thursday. Protista [Lytle Ch. 5]
|Tree of Life Project||Reading: Review Chapters 2 and 3 as needed. Read Chapters 4 and 5.|
|Week 4. February 3-7|| Monday. Macromolecules
continued. Why does fat taste good? Protein structure and function. Lecture exam #1 is one week from today.
Wednesday. Nucleic Acids. Friday.
The cell cycle: mitosis and cytokinesis.
Tuesday. Phylum Porifera [Lytle Chap. 6, and Campbell p. 646-648.]
|Mitosis video|| Reading: Review Chapters 2 and
3 as needed. Read Chapters 4 and 5.|
Chapters 12 and 13.
|Week 5. February 10-14||Monday. Lecture exam 1. Bring a
Friday. Introduction to inheritance.
|Tuesday and Thursday. The radiate animals. [Lytle Chap. 7 and Campbell 648-651.] Phylum Cnidaria and Phylum Ctenophora.||Anemone eating video||Chapter 14.|
|Week 6. February 17-21||Monday. DNA replication and protein synthesis. Link to Meselson and Stahl video Protein synthesis video.||Tuesday. Lab exam 1.
|NYT discussion article of the week.||Chapter 15.|
|Week 7. February 24-28||Monday. Conclusion of genetics
section. Polymerase Chain Reaction. If we have time, we'll start on Evolution.
Wednesday. No class. (I am judging a science fair at the School of Math, Science and the Arts.)
Friday. Introduction to Evolution.
|Tuesday. Working with data
collected last week. Bring a calculator.
Thursday. Animal morphology [Chap. 8] and Phylum Platyhelminthes [Chap. 9] in Lytle. Also 652-654 in Campbell and Reece.
|The blue Fugates||Chapter 22.|
3 March-7 March
|Monday. Class cancelled due to
Wednesday. Evidence for evolution. Homology and analogy. Molecular genetics. Evolution of cave animals.
Friday. The evolution of populations. Types of selection. NOTE: LECTURE EXAM II IS FRIDAY, MARCH 14.
|Tuesday and Thursday. Pseudocoelomates [Chapter 10].||Link to a short video on Dr. Serban Sarbu and Movile Cave.||Chapter 23.|
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