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BSC 2010L - Integrated Principles of Biology I
Summer 2011 LOCATION: B-14 & B-20 Carr Hall
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY OFFICE: 220 Bartram Hall, 392-1175
COORDINATOR: Dr. Kent A. Vliet ( email@example.com ), 208 Carr Hall, 392-8130.
REQUIRED TEXT: Vliet, K.A., 2012. 2010L: A Laboratory Manual for Integrated Principles of
Biology I, Second Edition. Hayden-McNeil Publishing, Plymouth, Michigan. 313 pp.
RECOMMENDED TEXT: Van De Graaf, Kent M., and Crawley, John L. 2005. Photographic Atlas
for the Biology Laboratory, 6th edition. Morton Publishing Company, Englewood, Colorado. 280 pp.
HOME PAGE: www.bsc.ufl.edu/2011L.html
LAB SUPPLIES: Dissecting kit (small probe and seeker, fine dissecting scissors, fine point forceps,
scalpel with replaceable blade, teasing needles). The Campus Shop, the Florida Bookstore, and
University Book and Supply should carry good kits with these items. All of these supplies must be
furnished by the student. They will not be available in lab.
GRADING: Your BSC 2010L grade will be based on raw scores from quizzes, practicals, data sheets
and prelabs. Specific assignments are detailed in a point breakdown sheet provided with this syllabus.
Quizzes generally cover material from the previous lab exercise as well as assigned readings for the
present lab. Final letter grade will be assigned based on percentage of the total points earned, using the
following cutoffs: A ≥ 90.0%, A- ≥ 86.7, B+ ≥ 83.3%, B ≥ 80.0%, B- ≥ 76.7, C+ ≥ 73.3%, C ≥ 70.0%,
C- ≥ 66.7, D+ ≥ 63.3%, D ≥ 60.0%, D- ≥ 56.7, E < 56.7%. There is no A+. These cut-offs may be
lowered at the discretion of instructors, but they will not be increased. Scores will not be rounded (i.e.,
89.9% is not 90%). Current UF grading policies for assigning grade points can be found at:
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READING ASSIGNMENTS: You should review fully each laboratory assignment prior to the
laboratory period. In most cases you will be unable to complete the observations and experiments fully
and efficiently during the lab period unless you know exactly what is to be done before you walk into
the laboratory. Reading assignments are included in this syllabus. Weekly quizzes are based partially
on the reading assignments.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the
Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who
must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation.
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PROGRAM
POLICY ON ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
All students are expected to do their own work. The Biological Sciences Program upholds the
Academic Honesty Guidelines of the University of Florida. The taking of information by means of
copying homework assignments, working together with another individual(s) on such assignments, or
looking or attempting to look at another student's paper during an examination is considered dishonest.
The tendering of information, such as giving your work to another student to be used or copied is also
considered dishonest. Any evidence of such academic dishonesty will result in the loss of all points on
that graded assignment. Additionally, the names of those students so penalized will be reported to the
University's Office of Student Judicial Affairs. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PROGRAM
1. You are expected to attend the lab section for which you are registered. If you miss your lab, notify
your instructor immediately by e-mail. You must have a valid, documented excuse for missing your
regular lab section to be allowed to make up a lab without penalty. The validity of excuses for
missed labs or assignments will be determined by your instructor. If you do not have
documentation for missing your lab, you may be given the opportunity to makeup assignments of
graded materials at the discretion of your instructor. This work will be done outside of the
laboratory and will be penalized 20% of the total points. In this case, missed quizzes cannot be
made up. Missed labs generally must be made up within the same week. If you know in advance
that you are unable to make your regular sections, contact your lab TA earlier in the week.
2. If you are ill with an infection that may be contagious by casual contact (e.g., a cold or flu), you
should not attend class. Furthermore, if you have a fever associated with any illness, you should not
attend class until you have been free of fever for at least 24 hours. The instructor reserves the right to
ask any student to leave the classroom at any time if there is a reasonable likelihood that the
student's presence in the classroom places other students at substantial risk of infection.
3. Graded assignments are due at the beginning of the lab session one week after the actual lab work
was done, unless otherwise noted. Assignments turned in after the start of the lab session will be
considered late work. NOTE: Students who attend a lab session other than their officially registered
section and perform an experiment which require a data sheet or lab report must still turn in their
work at the beginning of their officially registered section on the following week. If you are unable
to turn in your work during your regular lab section and are not able to hand it in directly to your
instructor, DO NOT leave an assignment at your instructor's office. Rather, (1) make a photocopy of
your lab report for safekeeping and (2) hand in the original to the staff of the departmental office
(220 Bartram Hall) during regular office hours (8 a.m.- 4 p.m.).
4. Late work will be penalized 10% of the total points per day (weekends, i.e., Friday to Monday, are
counted as two days and U.F.-recognized holidays are not counted). NOTE: The weekends
preceding and following the Semester Break holidays will be counted.
5. Students may be allowed to turn in assignments on which they did not participate in the collection of
data, at the discretion of the lab instructor. These assignments will be penalized 20% of the points.
6. No food or drink is permitted in the labs and students are expected to leave the lab as clean and
orderly as it was when they arrived for class. NOTE: All scraps of paper, paper towels, broken cover
slips and slides, masking tape, and any other trash must be properly disposed of by the students
7. Students are not allowed to wear sandals or open-toed shoes in the laboratories.
8. Academic Honesty. The University requires all members of its community to be honest in all
endeavors. Cheating, plagiarism, and other acts diminish the process of learning. When students
enroll at UF they commit themselves to honesty and integrity. Your instructor fully expects you to
adhere to the academic honesty guidelines you signed when you were admitted to UF.
As a result of completing the registration form at the University of Florida, every student has signed
the following statement: "I understand the University of Florida expects its students to be honest in
all their academic work. I agree to adhere to this commitment to academic honesty and understand
that my failure to comply with this commitment may result in disciplinary action up to and including
expulsion from the University." Furthermore, on work submitted for credit by UF students, the
following pledge is either required or implied: “On my honor, I have neither given nor received
unauthorized aid in doing this assignment.” It is to be assumed that all work will be completed
independently unless the assignment is defined as a group project, in writing by the professor. This
policy will be vigorously upheld at all times in this course. Any evidence of such academic
dishonesty will result in the loss of all points on that graded assignment. Additionally, the names of
those students so penalized will be reported to the University's Office of Student Judicial Affairs.
If you are aware of a climate that promotes academic dishonesty, please notify the instructor or
contact the Student Honor Court (392-1631) or the Cheating Hotline (392-6999). BSC 2010L LABORATORY SYLLABUS
Summer 2011 LABORATORY SCHEDULE
Week Week of Laboratory Topic
9 May **** NO LABS ****
2 16 May 3 23 May Introduction; the Scientific Method;
Cells and Protists I 4 30 May Enzyme Kinetics 5 6 June 6 13 June Bacterial Transformation
Population & Human Genetics
Mendelian Genetics 7 20 June 8 27 June 9 4 July 10 11 July 11 18 July Inverts 1/ Earthworm Dissection
*Bring your dissection kits*
Inverts 2/ Crayfish Dissections
*Bring your dissection kits*
Adaptations 12 25 July **** NO LABS **** 13 1 Aug. **** NO LABS **** SUMMER BREAK
**** NO LABS ****
Drosophila Model Crosses /Statistics Reading Assignment
Pp. v-vii; Chapters 3 and 4
Chapters 1, 2, 7, and 8
Chapter 5 & Appendix A
Chapters 15 and 16
Chapter 16 (cont.)
Chapters 11 and 12 (pp.
Chapters 17, 18, and 19
Chapters 20 and 21
Chapter 22 LABORATORY ASSIGNMENT AND POINT BREAKDOWN SHEET
3 4 5
8 9 10 11 ASSIGNMENTS
**** NO LABS THIS FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL****
Using the Spectrophotometer (Prelab): Complete the pre-lab activity
(pp. 33-34) before coming to the first lab.
Cricket Chirp: Complete the graphing exercise on pp. 37-38.
Scientific Method: Complete the exercise on p. 25-26 in your lab
Microscopy and Cell Structure: Complete the worksheet on pp. 9-10
in your lab manual.
Paramecium Contractile Vacuoles:
Complete the data sheet (pp. 81-83).
Enzyme Kinetics (Prelab): Complete the pre-lab activity (pp. 55-56)
before coming to the lab.
LAB PRACTICAL 1
Enzyme Kinetics (Data): Provide the data your group collected in lab
(p. 57). Prepare a figure of these data, a best-fit curve, and a calculation
of the reaction rate for this curve, which you will provide to the class.
Use the combined reactions rates for the class to prepare a figure (either
for temperature or pH, depending on your group’s activities) of reactions
rates. Indicate the optimal condition for the enzyme.
Enzyme Kinetics (Postlab): Complete the Enzyme Kinetics postlab
activity (p. 59) for the Enzyme Kinetics exercise. This will be due at the
beginning of the following lab.
Bacterial Transformation (Postlab): Complete the Bacterial
Transformation postlab provided by your instructor.
Human Population Genetics (Data): Complete the Hardy-Weinberg
Equilibrium data sheet on pp. 183-184.
Human Population Genetics (Abstract): Write an abstract (Appendix
A) for the Human Population Genetics exercise. This will be due at the
beginning of the following lab.
Human Genetics: Complete the Human Genetics work sheet on pp.
Model Cross Predictions: Complete the data sheet provided.
**** NO LABS ****
Drosophila Model Crosses (Data): Use the data you collected from
your fruit flies to complete the data sheets on pp. 131-132 of your lab
Earthworm Dissection (Prelab): Complete the dissection prelab
activity (p. 215) before coming to lab.
Inverts 1 Scavenger Hunt: Find the answers to the Inverts 1
questionnaire (pp. 237-238) on display cards in the lab.
Crayfish Dissection (Prelab): Complete the dissection prelab activity
(p. 245) before coming to lab.
LAB PRACTICAL 2
Identification of Insect Orders: Identify five orders of insects using
the keys in your manual (pp. 233-236).
Inverts 2 Scavenger Hunt: Find the answers to the Inverts 2
questionnaire (pp. 239-240) on display cards in the lab.
LAB PRACTICAL 3 POINTS
___/10 Adaptations: Complete the Adaptations questionnaire found on pp.
TOTAL POINTS: ___/211 ...
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