Spring 2000

Botany

BIO 1010 L, Section 03174, Tuesday

BIO 1010L, Section 03177, Thursday

Laboratory Syllabus

Welcome to Botany Laboratory! In this course we will examine many of the cell and plant functions and structures discussed in the Botany Lecture. The time spent in the laboratory will give you the opportunity to observe and to become familiar with the laboratory and equipment. In addition, we will undertake a field assessment exercise to familiarize you with field practices and plant identification.

Credits: 1 credit

Prerequisites: BIO 1010 in the same or previous semester

Instructor: Thorne Abbott

Office Room: #HT 739

Office Phone: # (301) 934-7814

Email:

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Course Description:

Class Schedule:

Required Text:

THE LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM A CLASS WITHOUT A GRADE, OR TO CHANGE AN AUDIT-TO-CREDIT, AND CREDIT TO AUDIT, IS FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2000.

 

Course Objectives:

Bio 1010L is intended to supplement the lectures of Bio 1010 with first hand experience with the concepts of biology. Students completing Bio 1010L will have accomplished the following:

General Education Skills and Knowledge:

  1. To define or interpret unfamiliar words, and to use features such as the table of contents, index, appendix and glossary.
  2. Conduct careful, thoughtful observations of objects in nature and science.
  3. Describe their observations and measurements accurately using appropriate terms and units.
  4. Interpret and draw conclusions based on their observations and measurements.
  5. Evaluate the significance of their conclusions.
  6. Interpret, analyze and evaluate spoken messages
  7. Identify the main and subordinate ideas in spoken messages.
  8. Follow spoken instructions.
  9. Recognize valid and invalid reasoning.
  10. Understand and use inductive and deductive reasoning
  11. Draw reasonable conclusions from information found in various sources.
  12. Distinguish between fact, opinion and inference.
  13. Compare, contrast and classify information and concepts.
  14. Recognize cause and effect

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Read exercises before coming to class
  2. Maintain safe conduct at all times when in the laboratory.
  3. Demonstrate proper care of laboratory equipment, keep the lab clean, return materials and equipment to proper places.
  4. Prepare for field conditions on days field work is scheduled. Wear proper clothing, shoes, etc.

 

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General Final Grading Scale for Course Grade:

Border Line Grading Policy:

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Make Up Exam/Quiz Policy:

  1. For valid reasons (i.e., hospital stay, emergencies, etc.), a student MAY be excused from taking an exam at the scheduled time. In order to do this, the student MUST discuss with the instructor the reason for being excused, obtain permission, and make arrangements to take the exam either before or after the scheduled time.
  1. If a student fails to take an exam at the scheduled time without permission of the instructor, she/he must present a written excuse (i.e., doctor’s note, etc.). In this case, the student MUST make arrangements to take the exam WITHIN ONE WEEK of the originally scheduled time. IF THE STUDENT FAILS TO FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE, SHE/HE WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF ZERO (0) FOR THAT EXAM.

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Spring 2000

Botany

Laboratory Syllabus

BIO 1010 L, Section 03174: Tuesday 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

BIO 1010L, Section 03177: Thursday 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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Tue

Thur

Lab#

Topic

Lab Book Exercise

Report Due

On

1

2/1

2/3

 

Introduction to Lab

Microscope & the Cell

Syllabus

#1, #2

None

2

2/8

2/10

 

Protista & Fungi

#1B, #1C

Microscope

3

2/15

2/17

 

Protista & Fungi

#2

P&F 1

4

2/22

2/24

Plant Ecology &

Field Project

All

P&F 2

5

2/29

3/2

Plant Ecology &

Field Project

All

6

3/7

3/9

 

Genetics

Hand-out

Field Report

7

3/14

3/16

EXAM #1

Bryophytes

#1

Genetics

8

3/21

3/23

 

Ferns

#2

Bryophytes

3/28 & 3/30

Spring Break, College Closed

9

4/4

4/6

 

Gymnosperms

#1

Ferns

10

4/11

4/13

Gymnosperms &

Angiosperms

#2A, #2B

Gymnosperm 1

11

4/18

4/20

 

Angiosperms

#2C, #2D

Gymnosperm 2

12

4/25

4/27

 

Plant Anatomy

#1-#5

Angiosperm 2

13

5/2

5/4

 

Photosynthesis

CD-ROM

Plant Anatomy

14

5/9

5/11

 

EXAM #2

 

Photosynthesis

 

THE LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM A CLASS WITHOUT A GRADE, OR TO CHANGE AN AUDIT-TO-CREDIT, AND CREDIT TO AUDIT, IS FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2000.

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