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Syllabus Lecture Notes Labs Practica Reviews & Skills Assignments Resources

Course Announcements

IMPORTANT: SEE THE ASSIGNMENTS PAGE FOR THE LAST 4 ASSIGNMENTS.
THREE OF THESE (#16, #17 & #18) ARE REQUIRED. THERE ARE NO MORE CONNECTS.

THE ABSOLUTE LAST DAY TO TURN IN ALL LATE ASSIGNMENTS AND LABS IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 BY 5 PM. NO LABS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.

THE ONLY ASSIGNMENTS I WILL ACCEPT AFTER MAY 4 ARE ASSIGNMENT #18 AND THE EXTRA CREDIT GENETICS ASSIGNMENT THAT ARE BOTH DUE AT
8:00 AM AT THE FINAL EXAM ON MONDAY, MAY 9.

1. REVIEW SESSIONS:

There will be TWO Laboratory Practicum #2 REVIEW SESSIONS that Jake will be doing on: Monday, April 25 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in EBS 209 and
Thursday, April 28 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in EBS 209

2. ALL oral presentations are due on Monday, April 25 at 8:00 AM.

Style Guide and Requirements for Oral Laboratory Presentation

Grading Rubric for Oral Presentations

Below are the specific instructions to submit your oral presentation file to the Google Drive. 
BE SURE TO BRING A BACKUP COPY WITH YOU TO LAB ON A FLASHDRIVE ON THE DAY OF YOUR PRESENTATION ON APRIL 25 OR APRIL 26.

Please share your presentation with me on the Google drive as below.

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 BEFORE IT IS DUE!!

All presentations are due no later than 8:00 am on Wednesday, April 25.

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.

BE SURE TO BRING A BACKUP COPY WITH YOU TO LAB ON A FLASHDRIVE

Remember, you do not need to put citations of the info/text on the slides, but you do need to cite the photos/figures/illustrations.

Use the primary author's or photographer’s last name and year – if you can find one.

Otherwise use a keyword and this year (2015) that references the more complete information on the references cited slide.

Your last slide or two MUST be your Reference Cited slide(s) which includes all of the standard bibliographic information.

3. Quiz #12 in lab on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 will be on terms related to birds and mammals from Labs #18 (reptiles & birds), #19 (bird refuge) & #20 (mammals) including taxonomy, basic body plan differences and the general type of animal in each phylum, class, subclass, and infraclass and information from the board in these labs.

You DO NOT need to know any of the bird or mammals orders for this quiz.

4. Labs #22 (fetal pig) is due in lab on Wednesday, April 27 or Thursday, April 28.
Also be sure to turn in
Labs #19 (bird refuge), #20 (mammals) & Lab #21 (SB Zoo) LATE if you have not already.

5. LABORATORY PRACTICUM #2:

LAB PRACTICUM #2 REVIEW SLIDE SETS - TO HELP YOU LEARN ORDERS -
THESE ARE DOWNLOADABLE POWERPOINT SLIDE SETS TO HELP YOU STUDY:

INSECT ORDERS

BIRD ORDERS

MAMMAL ORDERS

The guidelines for the second practicum are on the Labs page including the complete taxonomy you need to know. The second laboratory practicum is in lab on
Wednesday, May 4 or Thursday, May 5. You must take the laboratory practicum at your normal lab time. Practice and study the insect, echinoderm and chordate/vertebrate taxonomy and anatomy. Review the pictures in the slide sets posted here, the practicum pages of the website and the taxonomy list and on the practicum pages on this website.

We will be doing some review for the practicum in our last lab before you take Practicum #2.

For the tiny fly (insects) orders I will supply more information on the practicum than simply the animal.

Note: you must know the Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Subclasses, Orders and Suborders for the animals as discussed in our lab meetings. See guidelines as each taxa varies.

Be sure to study the anatomy of a: grasshopper, sea star, sea urchin, dogfish shark, typical bony fish, frog and fetal pig. Look at the photos on the appropriate web pages for the frog and shark and also look that fetal pig dissection sites indicated on the Labs page.

Be sure to be able to identify the bones by name listed on page 2 of lab #22 on a frog, cat, pig or human skeleton (smaller bones on human only - see text diagrams).

Be sure to study the name, location and action of muscles listed on page 3 of lab #22 on the fetal pig. These muscles will be on diagrams ONLY, not the actual pigs.

Use Google Images to get more pictures of general animal types if you need them to help you study.

6. Check the Assignments page for the assignments that will be due corresponding to the field trips to Tidepooling due Friday, April 8 and Rocky Nook Park (will be posted soon).

IMPORTANT: SEE THE ASSIGNMENTS PAGE FOR THE LAST 4 ASSIGNMENTS.
THREE OF THESE (#16, #17 & #18) ARE REQUIRED. THERE ARE NO MORE CONNECTS.

THE ABSOLUTE LAST DAY TO TURN IN ALL LATE ASSIGNMENTS AND LABS IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 BY 5 PM. NO LABS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.

THE ONLY ASSIGNMENTS I WILL ACCEPT AFTER MAY 4 ARE ASSIGNMENT #18 AND THE EXTRA CREDIT GENETICS ASSIGNMENT THAT ARE BOTH DUE AT
8:00 AM AT THE FINAL EXAM ON MONDAY, MAY 9.

Intertidal Animal Adaptation & Diversity Fieldtrip Report
This is due to Blake in lab or in his box no later than Friday, April 8

7. You should be reviewing the lecture notes indicated on the Bulletins page under Lecture Notes above for the final exam which will be on Monday, May 9 at 8:00 AM in EBS 309.

8. These are the exam review questions from the Master Exam Review Sheet that you should be studying for the FINAL EXAM:

#198 through #202; #583 through #619; #646 through #715;
#725 through #731; #737; #738; #739; #742 through #758; #761; #775; #776 #780; #783; #788; #794; #795; #796; #819 through #835; #839 through #844; #847; #851; #869; #877; #879; #917 through #956; #961; #966; #968 through #978; #988 through #995; #999 & #1000

Study and plan your answers to all of the cumulative final exam review questions in the separate document posted on the Exam Reviews page.

9. You should be reading the following chapters in the textbook in preparation
for the final exam:

Chapters 6, PARTS of 16 through 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37

10. Your Literature Search Paper was due WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9.

- You MUST submit an electronic copy of your paper directly to Turnitin.com - failure to submit your paper to Turnitin.com will result in you earning a zero paper score.
Only submit the FINAL copy that you give me in printed form - no rough drafts.

TURNITIN.COM INSTRUCTIONS:

11. Be sure to work on your Connect assignments - next set will be posted after Spring Break - none currently due that were not already assigned.

Also - complete this assignment on hard copy (not online) and turn it in:

Intertidal Animal Adaptation & Diversity Fieldtrip Report
This is due to Blake in lab or in his box no later than Friday, April 8

Technique Assignment: Light, Lenses and Microscopy
This is due to Blake in lab or in his box no later than 5 pm on Thursday, Feb. 25

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.

12. 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 -
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

13. 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.

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Next Meeting is:

TBA
in 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 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