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NOTE: I will be posting the updated Powerpoint slide presentations on echinoderms, insects and DNA/genetics to the Lecture Notes pages over the next few days.
I will email you when they are all up and ready.

REVIEW SESSIONS FOR EXAM #3:

Ethan = Wednesday, November 5 from 6 pm to 8 pm in EBS 210

Blake = Monday, November from 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm in EBS 210

1. Quiz #10 in lab is Monday, November 3 or Tuesday, November 4 and it will be on terms related to amphibians, dinosaurs and the dinosaur/prehistoric beast movie day from Lab #17 and movie day including taxonomy, basic body plan differences and the general type of animal in each class, subclass, order and suborder and information from the board from these two lab meetings.

2. Lab #17 on amphibians & reptiles is not due until
Wednesday, November 12 or Thursday, November 13. This will give you plenty of time to discuss the lab with your classmates, work on the questions in the lab and understand the basics of the autonomic nervous system as it relates to cardiac function.
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).

3. Assignment #9: Mutation, Population Genetics and Speciation is due to Blake in lab or in his box no later than 5 pm on Thursday, November 7

Assignment #7 on Genetics and Heredity was due on Thursday, October 30.

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

4. 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.

5. 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

6. Your invertebrate literature search paper is DUE ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19.

You may NOT use more than two short direct quotations in your paper. Your paper must have in text citations as described in the instructions and as per lecture.

You must submit an electronic copy of your paper directly to Turnitin.com by Nov. 19.
Only submit the final draft that you give me in printed form - no rough drafts.


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TURNITIN INSTRUCTIONS
for submitting your literature search papers to Turnitin.com for final grading. Click Here for a link to Turnitin.com

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 Exam #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 were due on Wednesday, October 1
.
The literature search paper is due Wednesday, November 19.

9. 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

10. The Biological Sciences Computer Lab 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 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, November 7 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