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| Part 1: ''Tetrahymena'' Behavior; Preparation of Ink Solutions; How Scientists Work-Observations & Hypothesis Generation; <br> Part 2: Data Analysis; Accuracy vs. Precision; Statistical Parameters; Data Presentation <br> Part3: Group Discussion & Hypothesis Generation
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| '''Homework''': Finalize your experimental design for Lab 3 and email a detailed protocol to your instructor well before the next lab; Generate two figures with legends from your ink concentration experiment: one of one or more photographs of ''Tetrahymena'' and the other a graph of the data.
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| '''Homework''': Finalize your experimental design for Lab 3 and email a detailed protocol to your instructor well before the next lab; <br>Generate two figures with legends from your ink concentration experiment: one of one or more photographs of ''Tetrahymena'' and the other a graph of the data.
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Revision as of 10:14, 13 June 2009

Wellesley College-BISC110 Introduction to Cell Biology-Fall 2009


Contents

BISC110 F09 Lab Calendar


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Sept. 7
Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 8
Lab 1
Sept. 9
Lab 1
Sept. 10
Lab 1
Sept. 11
Lab 1
Sept. 14
Lab 1
Sept. 15
Lab 2
Sept. 16
Lab 2
Sept. 17
Lab 2
Sept. 18
Lab 2
Sept. 21
Lab 2
Sept. 22
Lab 3
Sept. 23
Lab 3
Sept. 24
Lab 3
Sept. 25
Lab 3
Sept. 28
Lab 3
Sept. 29
Lab 4
Sept. 30
Lab 4
Oct. 1
Lab 4
Oct. 2
Lab 4
Oct. 5
Lab 4
Oct. 6
Lab 5
Oct. 7
Lab 5
Oct. 8
Lab 5
Oct. 9
Lab 5
Oct. 12
Fall Break
No Lab
Oct. 13
No Lab
Oct. 14
Wed. follows Mon.
Schedule

Lab 5
Oct. 15
No Lab
Oct. 16
No Lab
Oct. 19
Lab 6
Oct. 20
Lab 6
Oct. 21
Lab 6
Oct. 22
Lab 6
Oct. 23
Lab 6
Oct. 26
Lab 7
Oct. 27
Lab 7
Oct. 28
Lab 7
Oct. 29
Lab 7
Oct. 30
Lab 7
Nov. 2
Lab 8
Nov. 3
Tanner Conference
No Lab
Nov. 4
Lab 8
Nov. 5
Lab 8
Nov. 6
Lab 8
Nov. 9
No Lab
Nov. 10
Lab 8
Nov. 11
Lab 9
Nov. 12
Lab 9
Nov. 13
Lab 9
Nov. 16
Lab 9
Nov. 17
Lab 9
Nov. 18
Lab 10
Nov. 19
Lab 10
Nov. 20
Lab 10
Nov. 23
Lab 10
Nov. 24
Lab 10
Nov. 25
No Lab
Nov. 26
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 27
Thanksgiving Holiday
No Lab
Nov. 30
Lab 11
Dec. 1
Lab 11
Dec. 2
Lab 11
Dec. 3
Lab 11
Dec. 4
Lab 11
Dec. 7
Lab 12
Dec. 8
Lab 12
Dec. 9
Lab 12
Dec. 10
Lab 12
Dec. 11
Lab 12

Schedule of Experiments

Section Lab # Activities
1 1-4 Boot Camp: Metric Measurement; Using Basic Lab Equipment; Making Solutions and Dilutions; Microscopy; Scientific Investigation; Designing & Executing Experiments; Data Analysis & Display; Statistical parameters; Scientific Writing
2 5-7 Genetics: DNA extraction, Visualization by agarose gel electrophoresis; Genotype/phenotype via Taster SNP data collection and analysis; Case study, ethics
3 8-10 Photosynthesis: Extraction of photosynthetic pigments; Spectrophotometry: Beer-Lambert Law, Linear regression analysis; Hill Reaction: Self-designed investigation of factors affecting photosystems
4 11 Gene Regulation/Enzymology: Invertase enzyme assay
Lab Practical 12 Hands-on skills assessment:

Lab Graded Assignments

Lab Assigned Lab Due Assignment
description
Point Value
(Total 200)
1 2 Practice Problems 5
2 3 Practice Problems 5
3 4 presentation original fig.(s)
& legend;
Journal article discussion
10?
4 5 Partial Scientific Paper
(Results & Discussion)
25
5 6 Lab notebook check (ungraded) 10?
6 7 10?
7 8 15?
8 9 Design experiment
Hill Rx.
Ungraded
9 10 Full Lab Report 35
10 11 Gene regulation/
Enzyme assay
 ??? (35?)
11 12 Lab Notebook Check 10
12 12 Lab Practical:
Hands-on skills assessment
& concept evaluation:
35
Other Discretionary Points
Preparation & Participation
5



BISC110 F09 Weekly Lab Planner

Section Lab # DATE LAB DESCRIPTION Assignment/Notes
1 1 Tues. 9/9-
Mon. 9/14
Part 1: Metric Measurements- Practice conversions;
Part 2: Basic Laboratory Equipment- Practice pipetting;
Part 3: Making Solutions;
Part 4: Microscopy;
Part 5: Examination of Tetrahymena pyriformis
Part 6: Making Dilutions;
Part 7: Determination of Non-toxic Concentration of Cobalt Chloride or Cupric Chloride
Homework: Familiarize yourself with the information in the BISC110/F09:Resources section of the Lab wiki;
Lab 1 Practice Problems downloadable here Media:Practice_Problems_Lab 1.doc

There are animated tutorials available at the following link: Dilution Help Tutorials

1 2 Tue. Sept. 15-
Mon. Sept 21
Part 1: Tetrahymena Behavior; Preparation of Ink Solutions; How Scientists Work-Observations & Hypothesis Generation;
Part 2: Data Analysis; Accuracy vs. Precision; Statistical Parameters; Data Presentation
Part3: Group Discussion & Hypothesis Generation
Homework: Finalize your experimental design for Lab 3 and email a detailed protocol to your instructor well before the next lab;
Generate two figures with legends from your ink concentration experiment: one of one or more photographs of Tetrahymena and the other a graph of the data.
1 3 Tues. Sept. 22-
Mon. Sept. 28
Part 1: Student Designed Experiments: Potential Inhibitors of Vacuole Formation Homework: 5 minute oral presentation in PowerPoint of your data, including a figure and figure legend, summarizing your lab 3 experimental results.
Read assigned journal article: Chiesa R., Silva W., Renaud F., Pharmacological characteristics of an opoid receptor in the ciliate Tetrahymena. J. Euk. Microbiol. 406(6) 1993, 800-804.[Link to Wellesley College Library]
1 4 Tues. Sept. 29-
Oct. 5
Part 1: Scientific Writing Workshop with Journal Article Discussion
Part 2: Figure Presentation Workshop
Part 3: Finding Sources
Homework: Results & discussion sections in the form of an orginal research report
2 5 Tues. Oct. 6-
Wed. Oct. 14
Genetics: Taster SNP 1 Homework:
2 6 Mon. Oct. 19-
Fri. Oct. 23
Genetics: Taster SNP 2 Homework:
2 7 Mon. Oct. 26-
Fri. Oct. 30
Genetics: Taster SNP 3 Homework:
3 8 Mon. Nov. 2-
Tues. Nov. 10
Photosynthesis 1: Photosynthetic pigments Homework: Media:Assignment for Lab 8.doc Download Assignment in Word format through this link
3 9 Wed. Nov. 11-
Tues. Nov. 17
Photosynthesis 2: Hill Reaction
3 10 Wed. Nov. 18-
Tues. Nov. 24
Photosynthesis 3: Investigation of variables affecting the Hill Reaction Homework:
4 11 Mon. Nov. 30-
Fri. Dec 4
Enzymology Homework:
Skills Assessment 12 Mon. Dec. 7-
Fri. Dec 11
Lab Practical End of lab
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