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Wellesley College

BISC110/112- Introduction to Cell Biology Lab- Fall 2012

   

BISC110/112 F12 Lab Calendar

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
September 3
Labor Day
No Classes
September 4
Lab 1
Classes Start
September 5
Lab 1
September 6
Lab 1
September 7
Lab 1
September 10
Lab 1
September 11
Lab 2
September 12
Lab 2
September 13
Lab 2
September 14
Lab 2
September 17
Lab 2
September 18
Lab 3
September 19
Lab 3
September 20
Lab 3
September 21
Lab 3
September 24
Lab 3
September 25
Lab 4
September 26
Lab 4
September 27
Lab 4
September 28
Lab 4
October 1
Lab 4
October 2
Lab 5
October 3
Lab 5
October 4
Lab 5
October 5
Lab 5
October 8
FALL BREAK
NO CLASSES
October 9
FALL BREAK
NO CLASSES
October 10
NO LAB
October 11
NO LAB
October 12
NO LAB
October 15
LAB 5
October 16
Lab 6
October 17
Lab 6
October 18
Lab 6
October 19
Lab 6
October 22
Lab 6
October 23
Lab 7
October 24
Lab 7
October 25
Lab 7
October 26
Lab 7
October 29
Lab 7
October 30
Tanner Conference
No Classes
October 31
Lab 8
November 1
Lab 8
November 2
Lab 8
November 5
Lab 8
November 6
Lab 8
November 7
Lab 9
November 8
Lab 9
November 9
Lab 9
November 12
Lab 9
November 13
Lab 9
November 14
Lab 10
November 15
Lab 10
November 16
Lab 10
November 19
Lab 10
November 20
Lab 10
November 21
Thanksgiving Break
No Classes
November 22
Thanksgiving Break
No Classes
November 23
Thanksgiving Break
No Classes
November 26
Lab 11
November 27
Lab 11
November 28
Lab 11
November 29
Lab 11
November 30
Lab 11
December 3
Lab 12
December 4
Lab 12
December 5
Lab 12
December 6
Lab 12
December 7
Lab 12
December 10
NO LAB
December 11
Last Day of Classes
NO LAB
December 12 December 13 December 14


Schedule of Experiments

Section Lab # Activities
1 1-5 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 6-8 Genetics: DNA extraction, Visualization by agarose gel electrophoresis;
Genotype/phenotype via Taster SNP data collection and analysis;
Scientific Writing & Effective figure design
3 8-11 Photosynthesis: Spectrophotometry: Beer-Lambert Law, Linear regression analysis;
Hill Reaction: Self-designed investigation of factors
affecting photosystems
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 Fig. Design 5
3 4 Dilution Problems (5);
Fig.& Results (10)
15
4 5 Oral presentation: Results, original figure & legend;
Journal article discussion
10
5 6 Lab notebook check (ungraded);
Partial Scientific Paper(25)
25
6 7 SNP Taster Questions 5
7 8 Draft figures/tables & outline of Taster paper 5
8 9 Taster Scientific Paper (all but M&M) 35
9 10 M&M (5pt);
Finalize Self-Design
Experiment Hill Rxn.(ungraded)
5
10 11 Draft Introduction & Discussion and slides of figures/captions for Science Writing Workshop 5
11 12 (or on day indicated in calendar) Scientific Paper: Factor Affecting Rate of Photosynthesis 35
12 12 Lab Notebook Check (10)
Lab Practical:Hands-on skills assessment (35)
45
Other - Discretionary Points
Preparation & Participation
5


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