50Syllabus - Syllabus: Foundations of Biology Lab I, BioSci...

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Syllabus: Foundations of Biology Lab I, BioSci 0050, Fall 2007 In order to complete this course, you will need a 3-ringed notebook, a metric ruler, and possibly admission to the Phipps Conservatory. No Atlas is required. " The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction."-- Rachel Carson © 1954 Week of Aug. 27 – Aug. 31: Intro. & Lab Exercise #1: Science. what’s that? Welcome to a class on life. First, we will look at the Syllabus, Course Description, Thinking and Writing Scientifically and Excel documents. Then, the first lab: Seeing science through the eyes of Pasteur, Redi, and Koch and using the Scientific Method and Koch’s Postulates to see how infectious diseases are transferred. First lab activities: Will be printed for you! Course introduction – Review Syllabus and Course Description Students will complete the first lab exercise, Science. What’s that? Will be printed for you this week only! Homework due during the next lab in TWO WEEKS; THERE IS NO LAB NEXT WEEK. Print the following from the appropriate folder on CourseWeb : Course Description, Syllabus , (both in the Course Documents Link ) Thinking and Writing Scientifically, Using Microsoft Excel (both in the Thinking and Writing Scientifically Folder ) Lab Exercise #2: Are Microbes Good or Bad (in the Lab Exercises Folder ). Read and Sign the Safety Sheet (the last page of the Course Description ). Complete the Pre-lab assignment found in the Lab Exercise #2 folder (Course Documents) Download, print, and read Lab Exercise #2: Microbes, good or bad? There is lots of information in this lab and you won’t have time to do all the readings while in lab. You will be busy completing the activities and answering the questions. Week of Sept. 3 – 7: NO LAB - (due to no Monday –Labor day - classes) Use this week to complete the above pre-lab assignment. Module 1 – Diversity among living organisms Week of Sep. 10 – 14: Lab Exercise #2: M icrobes, good or bad? A look at microbes, both good and bad, and learning to use the microscope to view microbes. Assignments Due during this lab: Signed Safety Sheet. Completed Pre-lab assignment. Lab Exercise 2: Printed and READ! Homework due during the next lab: Print from CourseWeb Lab Exercise #3, Bacteria, Born to Split! Study for a post-lab quiz on Lab Exercises #1 and #2. Week of Sept. 17 – 21: Lab Exercise #3: Bacteria, born to split Learning to use micropipettors; understanding aseptic technique; making serial dilutions; doing spread plates; understanding bacterial growth curves Assignments due during this lab: A post-lab quiz on Lab Exercises #1 and #2 Homework due during the next lab: Print from CourseWeb Lab Exercise #4: What if we start with carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen? Study for a
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BIOSCI 0050 taught by Professor Carollafarve during the Fall '07 term at Pittsburgh.

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