Biology 1200 Daily Schedules

Week 1 – Day 1

Welcome and introductions

Course overview

Chemistry demonstration

Ch 2 chemical context of life lecture

Week 1 – Day 2

Ch 2 continued

Isotope activity

Week 1 – Day 3

There will not be a class on this day.

Week 2 – Day 1

Cell lab at VCC

Week 2 – Day 2

Chapter 3 – carbon

Lecture – Carbon

Video: The Elements Song

Video: Carbon – Periodic Table of Videos

Week 2 – Day 3

Water, water everywhere!

Water lecture

Water activities – testing the properties of water at home. You will need some ingredients:

  1. food colouring
  2. white flowers, preferable tulips
  3. A small glass for the flowers
  4. a medium sized glass
  5. raisins
  6. vinegar
  7. baking soda
  8. Three differently-sized containers for water (small, medium, large)
  9. A glass with a flat top and about 20 quarters (or more)

Video: Rob Dunbar TED talk

Rob Dunbar talks about the chemistry of ocean acidification due to increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Macromolecules lecture

Nutrition quiz

Week 3 – Day 1

Osmosis lab at VCC.

Week 3 – Day 2

Review and data collection of Elodea lab

Cell biology – lecture

Videos: Tour of the Animal Cell

Tour of the plant cell

Week 3 – Day 3

Cell biology – organelles Jamboard activity

Osmosis lab review and analyses

Cell membrane – lecture

Cell membrane bioflix video with worksheet:

Name the cell parts game

Week 4 – Day 1

Chapter 8 – An Introduction to Metabolism (and energy) lecture

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-a-calorie-emma-bryce

Find your BMR

Khan Academy: Introduction to metabolism

Concept map with Jamboard activity

Week 4 – Day 2

Ch. 9&10: Cellular respiration and photosynthesis

Introduction (Teacher’s Pet):

Photosynthesis (Bozeman Science)

Photosynthesis summary handout:

Photosynthesis study sheet:

Cellular respiration (Bozeman Science):

From rags to riches game

For your interest, a video about algae fuel (a biofuel)

Week 4 – Day 3

Ch 16 – DNA replication

DNA replication lecture

Bioflix replication video and quiz.

Of mice and memory: NOVA video

Personal DNA testing: NOVA video

Epigenetics: NOVA video

Week 5 – Day 1

Midterm only

Week 5 – Day 2

Chapter 17 DNA transcription and translation

Week 5 – Day 3

Discovery video: Transgenics (not available online)

DNA technology and genomics lecture

Learn to pipette teeny volumes with Robyn (4:30)

Blackett family DNA exercise (techniques used in forensic identification – DNA fingerprinting)

Spider goats:

The Magnificence of spider silk:

Week 6 – Day 1

DNA and Enzyme labs

DNA lab summary:

Enzyme lab summary up soon

Week 6 – Day 2

DNA lab demonstrations from VCC – Robyn

Lecture: Chapter 35 – plant structure

Week 6 – Day 3

Lecture: Chapter 35 – plant structure

Dendrochronology exercise

Results: DNA lab! – Robyn

Week 7 – Reading break – no class until February 22

Work on your DNA report:

Week 8 – Day 1

Labs: Plant structure (19), and plant growth (20)

We will look at the structures from lecture: plant roots, stems and leaves.

We will look at some demonstrations of plant growth and hormone/plant interactions, and start to think about an experiment.

Week 8 – Day 2

Chapter 39 – Plant Response – 3 lectures

Week 8 – Day 3

Plant reproduction

Week 9 – Day 1

Ch 37 – Plant Nutrition

Submit proposals for plant projects and discuss with instructor – please resubmit proposals with any changes.

Week 9 – Day 2

Midterm 2: Ch 8 Metabolism and enzymes, Ch 16 DNA replication, Ch 17 From Gene to Protein, Ch 20 Biotechnology and genetic engineering

Chapter 40 – Animal structure lecture

Week 9 – Day 3

Chapter 40 –

Backchannel chat: Animal bioenergetics

Week 10 – Day 1

Plant experiments – pick up materials at VCC (unless you have what you need).

Week 10 – Day 2

Ch 41 – animal digestion. Backchannel chat.

Week 10 – Day 3

Ch 42 – circulation and gas exchange. Backchannel chat.

Week 11 – Day 1

Ch 50 – the senses. Backchannel chat.

Backchannel chat summary of links and activities for digestion, circulation and gas exchange, nervous system and senses.

Week 11 – Day 2

Senses lab

Week 11 – Day 3

Animal reproduction – backchannel chat

Week 12 – Day 1

Chapter 46 – animal development

Week 12 – Day 2

Midterm 3 – to be sent March 23. Due March 24 at 6:00 p.m.

Week 12 – Day 3

TBA

Week 13 – Day 1 (March 29)

Lab at VCC:

Week 13 – Day 2

TBA

Week 13 – Day 3

Immunity activity.

Week 14 – Day 1 (April 5)

EASTER MONDAY

Week 14 – Day 2

Animal development

Week 14 – Day 3

Lab Quiz

Week 15 – Day 1 (April 12)

Lab at VCC – animal development

Remote embryo lab:

Week 15 – Day 2

Presentations by students

Week 15 – Day 3

Beginning of exams – no class.

FINAL EXAM: April 22 – 3:30 p.m.