|Week||Lecture Topics||Laboratory Topics||Reading||Reminders/Other|
|Week 1. Jan 16-19
Tuesday and Wednesday. Snow days.
Friday: Biology as a science. "The otter lecture."
|Lab will not meet on Tuesday.
Thursday: Introduction to the course.
C&R: Chapter 1, especially the scientific method section
|Monday. Discussion of your
experimental design. Conclusion of the otter lecture. Link to original NYT
Wednesday and Friday. Taxonomy and systematics. What is an animal?
Tuesday. Working with numbers and making measurements.
Sampling and estimation in science.
Thursday. Care and use of the compound light microscope. You cannot miss this lab.
After lab, see the directions for microscope use on this website. https://www.microscope.com/education-center/how-to-guides/how-to-use-a-compound-microscope What do they get wrong?
|C&R: pages 495-497 and 529-531||
Video. Conversions in the metric system. A simplistic review that you may find
Link to article for Friday discussion: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/18/science/musk-oxen-climate-change.html
Jan 29- Feb 2
Macromolecules: Carbohydrates and lipids
Wednesday. Side trip: extremophiles.
Friday. Macromolecules. Proteins and nucleic acids.
|Cells and Tissues, part 1. Web support material.||Review Chapters 2 and 3 as needed. Read Chapters 4 and 5.|| Link to article for Friday
|Week 4 Feb 5-9|| Monday. Conclusion of
macromolecules. Start cell division.
Wednesday. Conclude cell division.
Friday. Article discussion, review for exam.
No lab due to other commitments
Thursday. Protista. Protista [Lytle Ch. 5]
|Review Chapter 12. Read Chapter 13.|
|Week 5 Feb 12-16||Monday. Exam I. Room opens at
Wednesday and Friday. Introduction to Heredity. History. Mendel. DNA replication and protein synthesis.
|Tuesday. Conclusion of Protist
Thursday. Introduction to Cnidaria
|Review Chapter 14, as needed. Read Chapter 15.|
|Week 6 19-23 Feb||Monday. Errors as sources of
Wednesday, Introduction to Evolution. Darwin.
Friday. Mayr's analysis of Darwin. Evidence for evolution. Fossil evidence. Intermediate fossils.
|Tuesday. Lab exam I.
Thursday. The radiate animals. [Lytle Chap. 7 and Campbell 648-651.] Phylum Cnidaria and Phylum Ctenophora.
|Chapter 22|| Link to article discussion for
|Week 7 26 Feb - 2 March||Monday. Evidence for evolution,
Wednesday and Friday. Evolution of populations. Types of selection.
Porifera [Lytle Chap. 6, and Campbell p.
Thursday. Animal morphology [Chap. 8] and Phylum Platyhelminthes [Chap. 9] in Lytle. Also 652-654 in Campbell and Reece.
|Week 8 5 March - 9 March||Monday. Sexual selection, and
allele change without natural selection.
Wednesday and Friday. Speciation.
morphology [Chap. 8] and Phylum
Platyhelminthes [Chap. 9]
in Lytle. Also 652-654 in Campbell and Reece.
Thursday. Pseudocoelomates [Chapter 10].
|Chapter 24||Friday article discussion.|
|Week 9 March 12-16||
Monday. Lecture exam II. Room opens at 7:30 AM.
Wednesday. Cephalopod video
Friday. The importance of scale in biology.
continued. Ascaris dissection.
Thursday. Phylum Mollusca. [Lytle Chap. 11, and 656-659 in Campbell and Reece]
|March 19-23||SPRING BREAK|
|Week X March 26-30||
Monday and Wednesday. Homeostasis,
Ions and water.
Friday. Thermal homeostasis.
|Tuesday. Review for lab exam
Thursday. Lab exam II
|Chap. 44||Friday article discussion|
|Week XI April 2-6||All week: group work.||Tuesday. Phylum Annelida [Lytle Chap. 12, and 659-661 in Campbell and
Thursday. Phylum Tardigrada. Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Crustacea: The Crayfish. [Lytle Ch. 13.]
|Week XII. April 9-13||Monday. Conclusion of
homeostasis. Start of circulation.
Wednesday and Friday. Circulation.
|Tuesday. Crustacea, continued.
Thursday. Phylum Arthropoda, continued. Uniramia. Grasshopper, and arthropod diversity. Lytle Chap. 13.
|Week XIII. April 16-20||Monday and Wednesday. Gas exchange.||Tuesday. Phylum Echinodermata.
Lytle Chap. 14.
Thursday. Phylum Chordata. Chap. 15.
|Week XIV. April 23-27||Tuesday and Thursday. Phylum Chordata. Chap. 15.|
|Week XV. April 30-May 4||Tuesday. Exam review.
Thursday. Lab final exam
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