SCL251 GENERAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Spring Semester 2014
Stephanie Mott: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bio Lab Sections on
Thursday: 11 am and 3:30 pm
Thu Jan. 23
Review of Microscopic Techniques
Cellular Systems I: Protistan Diversity
Observation and study of algae and protozoan cultures.
Biological Diversity I: Invertebrates
Observation and classification of several small aquatic animals. Group lab report due next week.
Cellular Systems: Basic Histology
Study of live amphibian tissues with an emphasis on comparison to human cells. Individual labeled diagrams due at the end of lab.
Diversity of Photosynthetic Organisms
Observation of marine and fresh water algae
Identification of lichens
Study of leaf tissue cells
Quiz next week.
The Cell Cycle: Mitosis – simple cell division Meiosis – formation of reproductive cells.
Individual labeled diagrams due at end of lab.
Responsiveness and Behavior
Experimentation of human senses: touch, taste, smell, hearing and vision. Lab reports due next week.
Biological Diversity II. Vertebrates
Fetal pig is dissected and studied because its anatomy and physiology is similar to that of the human’s. Individual oral quiz at end of lab.
Circulatory Physiology and Anatomy
Study anatomy of heart and blood circulation
Examination of human blood smears with an emphasis on study of leukocytes. Learning AB0-Rh blood typing techniques using synthetic blood. Quiz given next week.
Digestive Processes and Nutrition (Food Analysis) Chemical experiment to test the action of amylase, a digestive enzyme, on carbohydrates. Group report due at end of lab.
March 31/April 3
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