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Syllabus Lecture Notes Labs Practica Reviews & Skills Assignments Resources

Course Announcements

1. Quiz #7 in lab on Monday, September 29 or Tuesday, September 30 will be on terms related to molluscs and annelids from Labs #7 and #8 including taxonomy, basic body plan differences and the general type of molluscs or segmented worm in each class and subclass and information from the board from the mollusc and annelid labs.

2. Labs #8 on annelids and #9 on chelicerates will BOTH be due on
Monday, September 29 or Tuesday, September 30.
This will allow you to keep Lab #8 to study for quiz #7.
Graded Lab #7's will be returned in lab this week on
Wednesday, September 24 or Thursday, September 25 so you can study for quiz #7.

Also, turn in Lake Field Trip Lab #25 late if you have not already.

3. Your fifth distance learning assignment on DNA Barcoding and Molecular Biology can be found on the Assignments page above. You will need to do much web searching for answers to these molecular biology related questions. Type up the answers and print out this assignment and turn it in to Blake or to the box in the Biological Sciences Office (EBS 212) by no later than 5 pm on Thursday, September 25. We are skipping Assignment #4 until after we go tidepooling in November...the tides determine when this gets done and that it why it is out of sequence.

Turn in any late assignments and labs if you have not already (there will be a small point deduction for being late).

4. You MUST have a topic for your oral presentation at this point.

IMPORTANT: ALL oral presentations are due on Wednesday, October 1 at 8:00 AM.
Please share your presentation with me on the Google drive as below.
BE SURE TO BRING A BACKUP COPY WITH YOU TO LAB ON A FLASHDRIVE.


If you design your oral presentation in software other than Powerpoint for a PC, please be sure to do a test run on one of the computers in the EBS Computer Lab (EBS 215) or similar PC to be sure that your presentation/software will operate correctly on the computer in our lab.
If you develop your presentation on a Mac, be sure to save it in multiple different formats for a PC in Powerpoint, etc. – test it on a PC before you submit it to the Google Drive. Do not share your presentation with me until it is finished and finalized.

PRACTICE YOUR PRESENTATION MANY TIMES THE WEEKEND BEFORE IT IS DUE!!

All presentations are due no later than 8:00 am on Wednesday, October 1.

To share your presentation with me on the Google Drive:
1.  Login to Pipeline
2.  Click the arrow to upload and go to Files
3.  Browse to your file on the computer/drive and upload the file
4.  Click on Share
5.  Type in this email address in the dialog box to share it with me:  barron@sbcc.edu
The guidelines for the Oral Lab Presentation are posted on the Paper Guidelines page under Reviews & Skills and on the Assignments page.

5. You should be reviewing your in class lecture and lab notes and the notes indicated under Lecture Notes above for the second exam which will be on Wednesday, October 15.

6. These are the exam review questions from the Master Exam Review Sheet that you should be studying in preparation for Exam #2 which will be on Wednesday, October 15(these are all the questions that we might possibly cover on Exam #2):

#81 - 98; #111 - #114; #142; #152; #158 - #160; #177 - #192; #204 - #216; #225 - #421

7. You should be reading the following chapters in the textbook in preparation
for the second exam (you should have already read some of these for Exam #1):
Chapters
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14 (parts), 15 (parts), 16, 17, 18 (parts), 19, 20, 21

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, October 1
.
The literature search paper is due Wednesday, November 19.

9. 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:
Ethan W. (for review sessions) - as scheduled in lecture the week before exams
Kyle L. - in the computer lab as per their schedule posted in the computer lab
Brian B. - in the computer lab as per their schedule posted in the computer lab
Jacey V. - in the computer lab as per their schedule posted in the computer lab
Cole J. - in the computer lab as per their schedule posted in the computer lab

10. The Biological Sciences Computer Lab open hours are:

Monday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday
- 8:00 am to 4:00 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 Fall 2014 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 Fall 2014 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:

Friday, October 3 at 1:00 pm
EBS 209 - Animal Biology Lab
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