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NOTE: The literature search paper is due Wednesday, April 15. We will discuss it this week.

1. No Quiz this week in lab...you are taking a practicum instead :)

2. Labs #12 (insects) and #14 (echindoerms/protochordates) are due
by Thursday, March 26 at 3 pm.

You may also turn in ANY late assignments and labs for credit (there will be a point deduction for being late) including the Lake Los Carneros lab and tidepool report.

3. The first laboratory practicum is in lab THIS Monday, March 23 or Tuesday, March 24. You must take the laboratory practicum at your normal lab time for the lab in which you are enrolled. As I instructed the first weeks of class, you should have been practicing and studying the invertebrate taxonomy and anatomy every week in preparation for the first laboratory practicum. Review the pictures and quizzes on the practicum pages on this website.

The lab practicum takes a long time for Sam and I to setup thus we will start lab a bit late.
Lab Practicum #1 start times:

Monday, March 23 at 11:30 am or 2:35 pm
Tuesday, March 24 at 11:30 am


Note: you must know the Kingdoms, Phylums, Classes, Subclasses and Orders for the animals as discussed in our lab meetings.
Use the taxonomy from the board from each lab class.


Be sure to study the following:
- basic differences/locomotion between the four main groups/phyla of protists we studied
- lifecycles of Obelia and Aurelia and their larval stages
- Basic anatomy of ALL of the following: typical jelly such as Aurelia, Obelia, turbellarian, cestode, trematode, nematode, rotifer, mussel, squid, abalone, earthworm, trilobite, horseshoe crab, spider, scorpion, tick, crayfish, crab

You only need know the genus names for the animals in the list below - learn these last and only after you know the other taxonomy well (genus names comprise only a small portion of the total practicum).

Protostome/Invertebrate First Laboratory Practicum Guidelines

Genus list for Protostome/First Laboratory Practicum

4. Assignment #6: Fossils and Radiometric Dating
This is due to Blake in lab or in his box no later than 5 pm on Thursday, March 26

Assignment #7: Genetics and Heredity
This is due to Blake in lab or in his box no later than 5 pm on Thursday, April 9

Assignment #5: DNA Barcoding and Molecular Biology Review
was due on Thursday, March 19

Homework #4 is the Intertidal Report was due on Friday, March 6.

You may also turn in ANY late assignments and labs for credit (there will be a point deduction for being late) including the Lake Los Carneros lab (#25).

5. You should be reviewing the lecture notes indicated on the Bulletins page under Lecture Notes above for the third exam which will be on Wednesday, April 22. Use the weblinks on the Lecture Notes page to help you better understand the lecture material.

6. These are the exam review questions from the Master Exam Review Sheet that you should be studying for Exam #3:

#202 through #206 and #365 through #575 and #620 through #668

7. You should be reading the following chapters in the textbook in preparation
for the third exam -
(you should have already read some of these for Exams #1 & #2):
Chapters 5, 6, 7, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30

8. We will be discussing the oral presentation, literature search paper and lab practica requirements more next week in class.
Your oral presentations are all due by Wednesday, March 4.

The literature search paper is due Wednesday, April 15.

9. The Biology 102 Tutors are:
Ethan W. (for review sessions)
Any of the LTAs at front desk in the Computer Lab can help you with Bio 102 questions.

10. The Biological Sciences Computer Lab open hours are:
Any of the LTAs at front desk in the Computer Lab can help you with Bio 102 questions.

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 2015 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 2015 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.

3. 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

Bio Club 2012-13

Next Meeting is:

TBA
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 2015
  • A local hike to explore the wonders of spiders around Halloween time
  • Volunteer opportunities & local elementary school biology education presentations
  • Carwash and Bake Sale 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