Biology 101 - Spring 2011
Welcome to Biology 101! This term's topics include Nature of Science, Evolution, Diversity, and Ecology.
Our final exam will be on Wednesday, June 8, from 2:00 to 3:50, in room 204 of the new Health and Wellness Center. Please check out the room location before the final so you know where to go.
For the Pond Diversity lab:
Pond organism feeding key
Revised Spring Schedule - Revised 7 April 2011. Note changes in the reading schedule and deletion of Chapter 17.
- Audesirk, Audesirk, & Byer, Biology: Life on Earth, Special Edition (or 8th edition).
- Lab packet for Bi 101 (available from your Moodle portal for individual printing)ou can download and print the labs here. .
Link to the Moodle portal - this is where to go to find the weekly quizzes. Also sign up for your lab section to get the lab materials.
Combined lecture and lab syllabus
for Spring 2011
How to Succeed in College Science
Weekly Study Plan for Bi 101 - They say you should spend two hours studying for every hour in class. What will you do with all that time?
Gradebooks for lecture and lab will be posted here after the first assessments.
Extra Credit Opportunities
would like some extra credit at the end of the term, you may complete and turn in any or all of enrichment assignments that will be listed here and on Moodle. You may earn up to 25 points extra credit points (about 5% of the final total) over the course of the term.
Resources needed for in-class activities will be posted here:
Print out the PDF handout or print your own preferred style of handout from the PowerPoint before coming to class. You will need these for in-class activities and note-taking.
Chapter 1 PowerPoint PDF
Chapter 14 PowerPoint PDF
Chapter 18 & 19.4(1-3)
Chapters 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 (part 1 of each)
(parts 1-5) PowerPoint PDF
(part 1) and 18 (part 4)
Chapter 26.4 and Chapter 30
Chapter study guides:
These guides will help you focus on the important concepts (and common misconceptions about the concepts) in each chapters. I use these guides when writing test questions, so do not neglect them!
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Life on Earth
Chapter 14: Principles of Evolution
Chapter 15: How Organisms Evolve
Chapter 16: The Origin of Species
Chapter 18: Systematics
Chapters 19, 20, 21, 22, 23: Overview of the Domains and Kingdoms (part 1 of each)
Chapter 26: Population Growth
Chapter 27: Community Interactions
Chapter 28: Ecosystems
Chapter 29: Biomes
Chapter 17: The History of Life
Chapter 30: Conserving Life on Earth
Links to useful websites
Astrobiology at NASA
Mars Rover NASA page
Peppered Moth interactive animation
Survival of the Sneakiest comic strip
Encyclopedia of Life
E.O. Wilson Lecture (TED Award)
Jane Goodall Lecture (TED Awards)