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Course Announcements

1. I will be returning the scores for your oral presentations this week in class.
Turn in the extra credit 3 page write-up (with a references page also) summary of your oral presentation that was due October 8. You may still turn this in late for some points.

2. The first laboratory practicum is in lab on Monday, October 20 or Tuesday, October 21. 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.

Note: you must know the Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Subclasses and Orders for the animals as discussed in our lab meetings.

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

3. Quiz #9 in lab is not until Monday, October 27 or Tuesday, October 28 and it will be on terms related to echinoderms and fish from Labs #14 and #16 including taxonomy, basic body plan differences and the general type of animal in each class and subclass and information from the board from the echinoderm and fish labs.

4. Lab #14 on echinoderms is due by Thursday, October 23 to me or in my box in EBS 212.
Lab #12 on insects was due by Friday, October 17.
You do not need to turn anything in for labs #11, #13 or #15.

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

5. Assignment #7 on Genetics and Heredity is due on Thursday, October 30. We will be discussing genetics in lecture which will help you complete this assignment correctly.

Assignment #6 on Fossils and Radiometric Dating was due Thursday, October 9.

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

6. You should be reviewing your in class lecture and lab notes and the notes indicated under Lecture Notes above for the third exam which will be on Wednesday, November 12.

7. These are the exam review questions from the Master Exam Review Sheet that you should be studying in preparation for Exam #3 which will be on Wednesday, November 12.

#407 through #601 and #627 through #674

8. 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 Exam #2):
Chapters
5, 6, 7, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30

9. We will be discussing the oral presentation, literature search paper and lab practica requirements more next week in class.
Your oral presentations were due on Wednesday, October 1
.
The literature search paper is due Wednesday, November 19.

10. Tutor hours for Biology 102:
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.

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

11. 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:

Tuesday, October 21 at 3:00 pm
EBS 202 - Biology 100 Lab (different room than usual)

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