BISC110/S10:Schedule

(Difference between revisions)
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Proposals must include:– your hypothesis, controls and expected results as well as your protocol (with sufficient detail, e.g., how to set up your tubes, etc).
+ | '''Homework''': Finalize your self-designed experiment testing a variable affecting the Hill Reaction;
Write a Materials and Methods style version of the Hill Reaction experiment that you did this week in Lab 9 |-- |-- | 3 | 3 Line 177: Line 177: | Photosynthesis 3: Investigation of variables affecting the Hill Reaction | Photosynthesis 3: Investigation of variables affecting the Hill Reaction - | '''Homework''': Plot your A580 data (y-axis) versus time in seconds (x-axis) for the different treatments (you can plot several or all data sets on one graph).  Plot all data on the same graph as regression lines for ease of comparison ([[Appendix E]]).  Include the regression equations.  The slopes represent the rates of the Hill reactions. Do not include points that have leveled off.  Calculate the rates (change over time of the linear portion of your graphs) and plot those values against your variable (x-axis).
+ | '''Homework''': Plot your A580 data (y-axis) versus time in seconds (x-axis) for the different treatments with all or some of the treatments on the same graph.([[Appendix E]]).  Determine regression equations for the linear part of each data plots to get slope (m) values (slopes represent the rates of electron transport). Calculate the rates (change over time of the linear portion of your graphs) and plot those values against your variable (x-axis);
- A full paper on your experiment today in the form of a scientific research report is due at beginning of Lab 11.  Discuss your results in terms of how the factor that you chose to investigate affects the electron transport rate and the coupling of electron transport with the photophosphorylation of ADP and/or the role of the H+ gradient in these processes. Compare your results to other investigations published in the primary literature. Refer to the "[[BISC110:Guidelines for writing a lab report in the form of a scientific paper | '''Guidelines for science writing''']]" information found in the [[BISC110/F09:Resources |  Resources]] section of the wiki. + A full paper on your experiment today in the form of a scientific research report is due at beginning of Lab 11.  Discuss your results in terms of how the factor that you chose to investigate affects the electron transport rate in photosynthesis. Compare your results to other investigations published in the primary literature. Refer to the "[[BISC110:Guidelines for writing a lab report in the form of a scientific paper | '''Guidelines for science writing''']]" information found in the [[BISC110/F09:Resources |  Resources]] section of the wiki. |-- |-- Line 187: Line 187: | Enzymology | Enzymology | '''Homework''': Prepare for a Lab Practical Skills Assessment in lab 12.
| '''Homework''': Prepare for a Lab Practical Skills Assessment in lab 12.
- Answer the following questions (10 points) and hand them in to your instructor at the beginning of Lab 12. Download a Word document form of these questions here:[[Media: Lab_11_Questions.doc]] + Answer the following questions (5 points) and hand them in to your instructor at the beginning of Lab 12. Download a Word document form of these questions here:[[Media: Lab_11_Questions.doc]]

Revision as of 18:59, 19 December 2009

Wellesley College BISC110 Introduction to Cell Biology
Spring 2010

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BISC110 Spring 2010 Lab Calendar

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
January 25
January 26
Lab 1
January 27
Lab 1
January 28
Lab 1
January 29
Lab 1
February 1
Lab 1
February 2
Lab 2
February 3
Lab 2
February 4
Lab 2
February 5
Lab 2
February 8
Lab 2
February 9
Lab 3
February 10
Lab 3
February 11
Lab 3
February 12
Lab 3
February 15
Presidents' Day
No Lab
February 16
Monday Schedule
Lab 3
February 17
No Lab
February 18
No Lab
February 19
No Lab
February 22
Lab 4
February 23
Lab 4
February 24
Lab 4
February 25
Lab 4
February 26
Lab 4
March 1
Lab 5
March 2
Lab 5
March 3
Lab 5
March 4
Lab 5
March 5
Lab 5
March 8
Lab 6
March 9
Lab 6
March 10
Lab 6
March 11
Lab 6
March 12
Lab 6
March 15
Lab 7
March 16
Lab 7
March 17
Lab 7
March 18
Lab 7
March 19
Lab 7
March 22
Spring Break
March 23
Spring Break
March 24
Spring Break
March 25
Spring Break
March 26
Spring Break
March 29
Lab 8
March 30
Lab 8
March 31
Lab 8
April 1
Lab 8
April 2
Lab 8
April 5
Lab 9
April 6
Lab 9
April 7
Lab 9
April 8
Lab 9
April 9
Lab 9
April 12
Lab 10
April 13
Lab 10
April 14
Lab 10
April 15
Lab 10
April 16
Lab 10
April 19
Patriots' Day
No Lab
April 20
Lab 11
April 21
Lab 11
April 22
Monday Schedule
Lab 11
April 23
Lab 11
April 26
No Lab
April 27
No Lab
April 28
Rhulman
No Lab
April 29
Lab 11
April 30
Lab 12
May 3
Lab 12
May 4
Lab 12
May 5
Lab 12
May 6
Last Day of Classes
Lab 12

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 6-7 Genetics: DNA extraction, Visualization by agarose gel electrophoresis; Genotype/phenotype via Taster SNP data collection and analysis
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:

BISC110 Assignments/ Weekly Lab Planner

Lab Assigned Lab Due Assignment
description
Point Value
(Total 200)
1 2 Practice Problems 5
2 3 Fig. Design (ungraded) 0
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 Taster Scientific Paper (all but M&M) 35
8 9 Photosyn. Pigments Results 10
9 10 M&M (5pt);
Finalize Self-Design
5
10 11 Full Scientific Paper Hill Rxn. 35
11 12 Lab Notebook Check (10)
Concept Questions Enzymology/Gene Reg. (5)
15
12 12 Lab Practical:Hands-on skills assessment
35
Other - Discretionary Points
Preparation & Participation
5