Biology 1510 Lab: Biological PrinciplesSpring 2016Lab Syllabus & ScheduleTAs:To find your TAs, please see “Lab section info” on the lab T-square siteTAs’ email addresses are on the T-square homepageFaculty Instructor:Dr. Colin Harrison,[email protected]Office: CULC 474DLab classroom:CULC 481Lab sections:M/T/W/Th 12:05-2:55 & 3:05-5:55You must attend your lab section unless you have permission to make up an excused absence.Biology 1510 Laboratory: How it works1.Lab structure & learning objectives:The objective of Biology 1510 Lab is to give you experiencein how to carry out research in biology by designing, performing, and analyzing the data from yourown experiments in a collaborative format. You will gain experience in scientific communication bycreating and evaluating written lab reports. Finally, you will perform your experiments in a group,learning how to effectively work with others in a biology lab. The labs will also support the conceptsyou learn in the lecture portion of the class.2.Lab manual & lab coat:The lab manual, Biology 1510 Biological Principles Lab manual (ISBN978-0-7380-7700-0) is required for this course and available in the bookstore. The manual includescarbonless notebook paper. You are required to use this edition. You must purchase a 100% cotton labcoat which may be any color but must be 100% cotton. Safety glasses/chemical goggles for lab classwill be provided.3.Office hours:To accommodate multiple schedules, office hours areby appointment.If you haveconcerns, please schedule time to meet with your TAs.4.Safety: The safety of students in lab is critical and the policies of the lab are mandated by federal,state, and institutional rules. Safety goggles and gloves will be provided as needed. Your TAs willdiscuss the specific safety concerns and hazards for the lab. Failure to follow safety procedures willresult in loss of participation points and potentially harsher penalties should the behavior persist. Thefollowing are general lab safety policies that must be followed.Lab coats must be put on upon entering the lab regardless of the activity.Long pants (ankle length), must be worn for every lab. Feel free to bring a pair ofsweatpants/scrubs to put on for lab.Shoes that cover the entire foot must be worn.Cell phone use is not allowed. Please silence your phones for the duration of lab.1
At the end of lab clean up your lab station. Report any mess left behind from previous sections toyour TA.Properly dispose of garbage, biohazardous waste and broken glassware in the indicatedreceptacles. If you are unsure of the proper way to dispose of something, ask your TA.Goggles, and gloves should be worn along with your lab coat when performing “wet labs”(marked on schedule). Long hair should be tied back.