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Course Announcements

1. REVIEW SESSION FOR EXAM #1:

Ethan = Monday, February 23 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in EBS 202 (General Bio. 100 Lab)

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)

UPDATE: THESE QUESTIONS ONLY FROM THE ABOVE LIST WILL NOT ACTUALLY BE ON EXAM #1, THEY WILL BE ON EXAM #2: 47, 73, 123, 188 THROUGH 193

2. Quiz #6 in lab on Monday, February 23 or Wednesday, February 24 will be on terms related to worms from Lab #6 including taxonomy, basic body plan differences and the general type of worm in each phylum and class from the board from our last lab. You should review the lifecycles for Taenia (cestode, tapeworms) and Clonorchis (trematode, flukes) for the quiz.

3. Lab #7 on molluscs is due on Monday, February 23 or Wednesday, February 24.

4. The guidelines for the Oral Lab Presentation are posted on the Paper Guidelines page under Reviews & Skills. Be sure to read these guidelines and start thinking about a topic for this VERTEBRATE project. (or click here for a link to the oral presentation guidelines)

You should be researching your topic for the presentation. You must submit the topic for your presentation to me on the paper list being distributed in class by no later than
Wednesday, February 18.

5. Homework #4 is the Intertidal Report from our tidepooling lab can be found on the Assignments page above. 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, March 5. You may also submit it digitally as an attachment via Connect.

Assignment #3: Atoms, Chemical Bonds & Basic Biomolecules was due on Thursday, February 12. You may also submit it digitally as an attachment via Connect.

6. You may also turn in ANY late assignments and labs for credit (there will be a point deduction for being late).

7. Be sure to look up answers to the following questions about apicomplexans in preparation for Exam #1:

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.

8. 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 27 at 3 pm to me or the box in EBS 212.

9. 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 25. Use the weblinks on the Lecture Notes page to help you better understand the lecture material.

10. 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)

UPDATE: THESE QUESTIONS ONLY FROM THE ABOVE LIST WILL NOT ACTUALLY BE ON EXAM #1, THEY WILL BE ON EXAM #2: 47, 73, 123, 188 THROUGH 193

11. 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)

12. 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.

13. 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)
Any of the LTAs at front desk in the Computer Lab can help you with Bio 102 questions.

14. 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:

Friday, March 6 at 1:30 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 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