1100 Daily Schedules

2022

Week 1 – Sept 7/8

Week 2 – Sept 12/14/15

Week 3 – Sept 19/21/22

Week 4 – Sept 26/28/29

Week 5 – Oct 3/5/6

Week 6 –Oct 10/12/13

Week 7 – Oct 17/19/20

Week 8 – Oct 24/26/27

Week 9 – Oct 31, Nov 2/3

Week 10 – Nov 7/9/10

Week 11 – Nov 14/16/17

Week 12 – Nov 21/23/24

Week 13 – Nov 28/30, Dec 1

Week 14 – Dec 5/7

Week 14

Week 14 – Day 1

(Ch. 34) – Mammals – primates – humans

Svaante Paabo – DNA clues to our inner Neanderthal

Week 14 – Day 2

Student term project presentations

Week 13

Week 13 – Days 1-3

This week has become what is known in pedagogical terms as asynchronous.  In other words you will do some activities on your own, at some point before Wednesday’s class.

In order to study the evolution of primates, including humans, we are looking at two episodes of David Attenborough’s Life of Mammals.

The first is called “Life in the Trees.”  I’d like you to start with this one. Use this worksheet:

 You can find the documentary at:

The second is called: Social climbing. Use this worksheet:

The documentary will be shown during class time.

Exercise: each student took notes on a few animals in the film, then on Jamboard entered data on each primate. Then the class sorted the data into categories that have similarities among all the primates, and require socialization and a large brain.

Week 12

Week 12 – Day 1

Morphological and biological species concepts activity

Chapter 25 – History of life – David Attenborough series

Week 12 – Day 2

MIDTERM 2

Flies lab

Week 12 – Day 3

Chapter 26 – Phylogeny and systematics

Week 11

Week 11 – Day 1

Ch 23. Evolution of Populations

Week 11 – Day 2

Week 11 – Day 3

Evolution of populations/ Ch 24 Origin of Species

Week 10

Week 10 – Day 1

Ch 22. Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life (film)

Statistics and term project check in

Week 10 – Day 2

Quiz 2 – VCC

Lab experiment at VCC.

Week 10 – Day 3

Remembrance Day – no class today

Midterm and fruitfly experiments (both are online)

Week 9

Week 9 – Day 1

Chapter 14 – Mendel and the gene idea

Reviewed Mendelian genetics with Hank Green on Crash Course:

Worksheet for Heredity:

Pedigrees: starring the Amoeba Sisters:

Pedigree worksheet:

Learning centre genetics problems

Week 9 – Day 2

November 3 2021 – college closed for VCC day

Week 9 – Day 3

Meiosis and chromosomal inheritance.

Non-mendelian inheritance and chromosomal theory of inheritance review (with practice problems):

Khan academy link

Week 8

Week 8 – Day 1

Watch population ecology videos 1-3.

Population ecology

Experimental design and statistics

Week 8 – Day 2

Lab at VCC – Animal behaviour and experimental design

Please read the site access form and let me know if you answer yes to any questions. Thanks!

https://mariabiocourses.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/vcc-site-access.pdf

Week 8 – Day 3

Designing an experiment, equipment available

Population Ecology continued

Week 7

Week 7 – Day 1

Ecosystems – lecture

TALKS this week:

Week 7 – Day 2

Energy acquisition lab: https://mariabiocourses.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/bio1100-activity-guide-06fall-1.pdf

Week 7 – Day 3

Animal behaviour

Week 6

Week 6 – Day 1 (Wed)

Interactions activity:

Rainforest video,

Succession activity

Food web activity:

Introduced species (Video)

Week 6 – Day 2

Midterm 1 – at VCC room 3275

Week 5

Week 5 – Day 1 (Oct 3)

This week: watch lectures: Ch 50 Ecology and the biosphere 1, and Ch 50 Biomes

Subject: Ecology and the Biosphere

Ecology terminology:

British Columbia biogeoclimatic discussion

Exercise: Choose a biome & present

Film: Freshwater (Planet Earth)

Week 5 – Day 2 (Oct 5)

Please watch community ecology lectures 1-3 for today.

Community Ecology

Leafcutter ants video

Wolves at Yellowstone introduction.

Deer and wolf introduction exercise:

Week 5 – Day 3

We will be at VCC, room 3275:

Quiz 1 – microscopes/prokaryotes, protist lab, invertebrate lab

Vertebrate lab: foetal pig dissection, lancelets

Lancelet lab

Week 4

Week 4 – Day 1

Watch two lectures: Ch 34 vertebrates fishes, Ch 34 vertebrates amphibians reptiles birds

Chapter 34: Vertebrates

Week 4 – Day 2

Chapter 34: Vertebrates

Film: Life of Mammals

Film: Flying Dinosaurs in the City

Worksheet:

Week 3

Week 3 – Day 1 (no class today Sept 19)

Please watch invertebrate lectures: Ch 33 invertebrates 1, Ch 33 seastars

Invertebrate project.

Week 3 – Day 2

Protists and invertebrates

Week 3 – Day 3

Invertebrate lab

Film:

Blue Planet: The Deep – from invertebrates to vertebrates. Here is a worksheet for the film:

Week 2

Week 2 – Day 1 (Monday September 12)

Lecture: prokaryotes

Harvard video of evolving bacteria

Film and/or discussion about antibiotics

Crossword puzzle

Student investigation into bacteria applications.

Activity: identifying organisms using the dichotomous key here:

Week 2 – Day 2

Please watch the Protist Lecture: Chapter 28 – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3eh3yRNbgJ9IqjJKn9Fz_wa3b8vEwHAm

Tidal seas video. Please download the worksheet:

Week 2 – Day 3

Protist lab:

Week 1

Week 1 – Day 1 – Wednesday (online)

Introductions – how to use zoom, icebreaker. Here is the zoom link for the class, it will remain the same all semester:

https://vcc.zoom.us/j/62205599156?pwd=MGk4eVBHdW4yemZQdHdUUmdZMGE5QT09

Lecture: Chapter 1 – Exploring Life

Lecture slides are on the Biology 1100 tab, and the password is ‘biodiversity.’

Here is an activity guide for the course. You can download it into a folder on your computer.

Film (next week): Blue Planet: Tidal Seas.

Here is a worksheet to download for the film next week (it is a word document).

Week 1 – Day 2

Today we are doing two labs at VCC, room A3275 – microscopes and bacteriology

Here are scanned copies of the labs to bring with you. Also, please bring goggles. If you are unable to make it because of illness, then please let me know.

If you would like to follow up on the in-class lab, here is a file with a summary of last year’s lab, student image submissions, and resources for you to become more familiar with all aspects of this lab, in particular videos produced by our own amazing lab staff, Robyn Wood, Hilary Brown and Klaudia Jurkemik.

For the past two years, we have held classes online, so I recorded all of the lectures. If you miss a lecture, you can catch up by watching it online, or by reading the text chapter.

Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3eh3yRNbgJ9IqjJKn9Fz_wa3b8vEwHAm