GENERAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY
BIL 151

General Biology Laboratory gives biology (and other science) majors their first experience in the laboratory.
Students will develop critical thinking skills while designing and executing their own original experiments in two model systems.
General Biology (BIL 150) is a pre- or corequisite for BIL 151.

Please direct questions about issues specific to your lab section such as

...directly to your laboratory instructor.

General questions about the course should be directed to Dr. Dana Krempels.


  • Fall 2018 Lab Section and TA Schedule.
  • BIL 151 Syllabus (with Assignments and Course Policies).
  • Fall 2018 LAB FINAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE for BIL 151
    BIL 151 Syllabus - Fall 2018
    (Links are Lab Manual Chapters)
    Week of:Topic:
    August 20

    Session 1 - MECHANISMS OF MITOSIS 1

    This week's activities:

    Required Readings:

    Assignment:

    Resources:


    IMPORTANT!
    You will be using stains this week.
    Wear/bring your PPE (Personal Protective Equipment):
    • lab coat or lab apron
    • safety glasses or goggles
    • NO shorts, open-toed shoes or other bare skin!
    August 27

    Session 2 - MECHANISMS OF MITOSIS 2

    This week's activities:

    Required Readings:

    Assignment:
    • Mitosis Protocol Worksheet
      • Read Part I above (Mitosis Experimental Protocol: An Example)
      • Meet with your team to discuss your literature search results.
      • Discuss the example protocol.
      • Together, you and your teammates will design an experiment to address how chromosomes move.
      • Use the Protocol Worksheet linked above.
      • At the end of today's lab, your team must submit a completed Protocol Worksheet to your lab instructor.
      • Your instructor will tell you whether to submit electronically or hard copy.
    Resources:

    September 3

    No Lab Meetings This Week: Labor Day Holiday

    September 10

    Session 3 - MECHANISMS OF MITOSIS 3

    This week's activities:

    Required Reading:

    September 17 Session 4 - MECHANISMS OF MITOSIS 4

    This week's activities:

    Required Reading:

    Assignment:

    • Preliminary Data Analysis: Completed tables for
      • Mitotic Index
      • Mitotic Phase Indices
      for your treatment and control samples must be submitted to your lab instructor.
    September 24 Session 5 - MECHANISMS OF MITOSIS 5

    This week's activities:

    Required Readings:

    October 1

    Session 6 - MECHANISMS OF MITOSIS 6

    This week's activities:

  • Mitosis Research Symposium

  • October 8 Session 7 - ENZYMATIC REACTIONS 1

    This week's activities:

    Assignment:

    Resources:

    October 15 No Lab Meetings this week due to Fall Recess.
    October 22 Session 8 - ENZYMATIC REACTIONS 2

    This week's activities:

    October 29 Session 9 - ENZYMATIC REACTIONS 3

    This week's activities:

    Resources:

    November 5 Session 10 - ENZYMATIC REACTIONS 4

    This week's activities:

    • Data Collection I

      Use the PPW1 and PPW2 documents your team completed
      as your instructions and protocol for this week's work.

      Your team should do as many treatment and control runs as time permits, to obtain a statistically significant sample size.
      A minimum of three treatment and three controls are required this week.

    November 12 Session 11 - ENZYMATIC REACTIONS 5

    This week's activities:

    • Data Collection II

      Use the PPW1 and PPW2 documents your team completed
      as your instructions and protocol for this week's work.

      Your team should do as many treatment and control runs as time permits, to obtain a statistically significant sample size.
      A minimum of three treatment and three controls are required this week.

    November 19NO LABS THIS WEEK: THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
    November 26 Session 12 - ENZYMATIC REACTIONS 6

    This week's activities:

    Additional Resources:
    Finals Period: Session 13 -ENZYMATIC REACTIONS 7


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