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Course Announcements

FOR EXAM #1:

REVIEW SESSIONS FOR EXAM #1 - YOU SHOULD TRY AND ATTEND BOTH:

BLAKE = WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 FROM 5:45 PM TO 6:45 PM IN EBS 209

BLAINE = THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 FROM 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM IN EBS 209

These are the exam review questions from the Master Exam Review Sheet that you should be studying for Exam #1 (this is the finalized list of questions for Exam #1):

#1 through #93; #97 through #163; #172 through #202; #216 through #225;
#236 through 243; #256 through 259; #263 (except reef terms)

1. Be sure to work on your Connect assignments - 3 more are due on Sunday, February 7.

This is the link for how to register on Connect:

http://connect.customer.mheducation.com/students-how-to-order/

This is the link to the document with the link to register specifically for our Bio 102 class on Connect

2. Quiz #5 in lab on Monday, February 8 or Tuesday, February 9 will will be on terms related to cnidarians and ctenophores including taxonomy, cell types, characters, basic body plan and basics of the nervous system from the board in lab and key concepts from the last lab.

3. Lab #5 is due in lab on Monday, February 8 or Tuesday, February 9.

4. What is a meter? AND Be sure to look up answers to the following questions about apicomplexans for lab on Wednesday, January 27 or Thursday, January 28:

What 3 or 4 specific species of Plasmodium cause most cases of malaria?
Globally, where does malaria most frequently occur?
What are the symptoms of malaria?
What are the treatments for malaria?
Is there currently an effective vaccine against malaria?

Click here for a link to an animation showing the lifecycle of malaria. You should know this lifecycle for the first lecture exam. There are good descriptions and diagrams in the text also.

5. Get the phone numbers and email addresses of at least three different students in class.
You should already be regularly meeting in your study groups to study for quizzes and Exam #1.

6. You must plan a time to go to Lake Los Carneros and complete the freshwater ecology individual field trip lab. There is a link with directions to the lake on the Labs page of this site. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. This is Lab #25 and it should be completed by going out to the lake with some friends or family and walking around the lake paying close attention to the natural environment. Use all your senses, look for animals, examine the plants, peruse the lake, look for biological interactions, look for decomposition and small critters. Bring a pair of binoculars and a bird guide if you have them. Hone your skills of observation. Complete the homework questions in the lab after your field excursion and turn the lab in by no later than Friday, February 26 at 5 pm to me or the box in EBS 212.

7. You should be reviewing the lecture notes indicated on the Bulletins page under Lecture Notes above for the first exam which will be on Wednesday, February 17. Use the weblinks on the Lecture Notes page to help you better understand the lecture material.

8. These are the exam review questions from the Master Exam Review Sheet that you should be studying for Exam #1 (this is the finalized list of questions for Exam #1):

#1 through #93; #97 through #163; #172 through #202; #216 through #225;
#236 through 243; #256 through 259; #263 (except reef terms)

9. You should be reading the following chapters in the textbook in preparation
for the first exam - chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (parts), 15 (parts)

10. We will be discussing the oral presentation, literature search paper and lab practica requirements more next week in class.
The literature search paper is due Monday, March 7.
Your oral presentations are all due on Monday, April 25
.

11. Tutor hours for Biology 102 are being determined this week.
I highly encourage to study with the tutors on a regular basis.
Most tutor hours will be focused on review session and tutorial times the week before exams and lab practica to maximize our resources and best utilize everyone's time.
Tutor hours and review session times will be posted soon.

The Biology 102 Tutors are -
Blaine E. (for lecture/lab assessment EXAM review sessions)
Jake K (for laboratory PRACTICA review sessions)

Kyle L. and others during labs as Gateway tutors and in the computer lab. EBS 215

12. The Biological Sciences Computer Lab , EBS 215, open hours are:

Monday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday
- 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
The computer lab is closed on the weekends.

Feel free to e-mail me, Blake Barron, anytime regarding anything about the course at:

zoo@biosciweb.net

Click here for a handout regarding Biology 102 Course Philosophy and Pedagogy

Click Here for the SBCC Seek Help Contact List

Click Here for the Requirements to earn the Biological Sciences A.A./A.S. degree

PERTINENT CAMPUS EVENTS:

1. Click here for a link to a schedule of the Spring 2016 Learning Skills Workshop Series
@ the Cartwright Learning Resource Center. All workshops are in the Cartwright Learning Resource Center near the library
on Thursdays from 1:00–2:00 pm.

2. Click here for a link to a schedule of the Spring 2016 Writing Skills Workshop Series
@ the Cartwright Learning Resource Center. All workshops are in the Cartwright Learning Resource Center near the library
on Thursdays from 1:00–2:00 pm.

Come meet new friends and have fun with the Biology Club...    

Join the Biology Club
Come to a meeting -- there are no requirements for membership
other than a curiosity about the natural world



Next Meeting is:

Friday, March 4 at 1:00 pm

in EBS 209 - Animal Biology Laboratory

Majors and Non-Majors Students Welcome!
We will be planning for activities such as fundraising, field trips, meetings, and community outreach including:

  • An adventurous camping trip somewhere in California in April 2016
  • A local hike to explore the wonders of spiders around Halloween time
  • Volunteer opportunities & local elementary school biology education presentations
  • Bake Sales and other fundraisers for upcoming activities
  • Activities assisting the SBCC Department of Biological Sciences
  • Volunteer activities with the local educational and environmental programs
  • Upcoming SCUBA diving certification classes Excursions to the SB and LA Natural History Museum and SB and LA Zoos
  • Tidepooling and Whale Watching fieldtrips
  • Club hikes on local trails to examine flora and fauna