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On this page I'll include all the information students need for their course assignments, such as due dates and guidelines. Here's an example of a format I might use.

Last Week's Assignment

G. Bio Syllabus Week of September 2, 2003

 

Tuesday:

            Student info sheets (Friday)

            Cover books (Friday)

            Rules and Regulations (Friday)

            Purchase three ring notebook (Friday)

 

Wednesday:

            Notes:

                        What is biology?

                        Tools of a biologist

                        Microscope Parts

 

Thursday:

            Notes:

                        Scientific Method

                        Steps of the scientific method

                        Reasons for using the scientific method

 

            HW. Spotting the scientific method (Monday)

 

Friday:

            Procedure:

                        Making a peanut butter cracker sandwich (partners)

            Notes:

                        Conclusions

                        Validity

                        Comments

 

            HW: Spotting the scientific method (Monday)

This Week's Assignment

G. Bio Syllabus Week of September 8, 2003

 

Monday:

            Lab: Introduction to a Compound light microscope

                        Care and feeding instructions

                        Observations of a wet mount and a dry mount preparation

 

            Homework:

                        Finish Questions from microscope lab (Wednesday)

 

Tuesday:

            Observation of a Periwinkle shell activity

                        Detailed observation are important

 

            Homework:

                        Finish questions from periwinkle observations (Wednesday)

 

Wednesday:

            Introduction to the metric system:

                        Units of the metric system for distance, mass, and volume.

                        Prefixes of the metric system for the six most common values

                        Basis of metric system on 10

                        Metric Conversions

 

            Homework:

                        Metric System Conversions (Thursday)

 

Thursday:

            Lab: CAPT Type Hot Sauce

Students are to write problem statement, hypothesis, and procedure for the CAPT Type hot sauce lab (open ended)

           

            Lab: Introduction to the Compound Light Microscope

 

            Homework:

                        Finish Procedure for Hot Sauce lab (to be conducted on Friday)

                        Finish Questions from Microscope lab (Monday)

 

Friday:

            Lab: Conduct Hot Sauce Lab

                        Making observations

                        Drawing conclusions and validity

                        Go over data tables and graphs

 

            Homework:

                        CAPT Lab Write- Up (does not need to be typed) (Wednesday)