Tomorrow, April 29th, is the last day to withdraw from my classes with a “W.” After tomorrow you will receive the grade you have earned when they are posted after term.
Here is the end of term schedule for CEM131:
APRIL 20: LECTURE – EXAM 4 (Gases and Solutions). LAB – Kinetics
APRIL 25: LECTURE – Daily Quiz, Chapter 9 (Equilibrium)
APRIL 27: LECTURE – Daily Quiz, Chapter 9 (Equilibrium) and Chapter 10 (Acid/Bases) LAB – TBA
MAY 2: LECTURE – Daily Quiz, Chapter 10 (Acid/Bases)
MAY 4: LECTURE – FINAL EXAM. LAB – NO LAB
Here is the end of term schedule for BIO161:
APRIL 19: LECTURE – EXAM 4 (Animal Overview and Protostomes). LAB – Ecology Walk
APRIL 21: LECTURE – Daily Quiz, Deuterostomes ASSIGNMENT: FORMAL LAB Due
APRIL 26: LECTURE – Daily Quiz, Deuterostomes LAB – Frog and Bird Dissection
APRIL 28: LECTURE – Daily Quiz, Deuterostomes
MAY 3: LECTURE – EXAM 5 (Deuterostomes). LAB – LAB Quiz 3/4
MAY 5: FINAL EXAM
Here is the end of term schedule for BIO220:
APRIL 19: LECTURE – Protozoan Parasites (12), Parasitic Worms(12), and start Virology (13). LAB – Setup Tubes for Unknown, Report Gram and Endospore Stain. ASSIGNMENTS: First Draft of Talk Due.
APRIL 21: LECTURE – Virology (13) and start Epidemiology (14)
APRIL 26: LECTURE – Epidemiology (14) and Pathogenesis (15). LAB – Unknown Reporting.
APRIL 28: LECTURE – EXAM 4 (12-15). ASSIGNMENT: Second Draft of Talk
MAY 3: TALKS 1-12
MAY 5: TALKS 13-18
Lucky week Thirteen, only three to go.
Monday – CEM131: Daily Quiz, Finish Chapter Eight, Discuss Problems. Here are the answers to the last three questions on the study sheet (ignore #4)
Tuesday – BIO220 Lecture: Eukarya Parasites and Viruses (Talk Outline due), BIO220 Lab: Gram Stain of Unknown due and start Unknown tubes. BIO161 Lecture: Exam 4, BIO161 Lab: Nature Walk (wear good shoes). The lab has some terminology to look up, if you want to save some time, here is the lab to work on between the exam and lab.
Wednesday – CEM131 Lecture: Exam 4, CEM131 Lab: Kinetics
Thursday – BIO220: Viruses. BIO161: Daily Quiz, Start Deuterostomes.
It is week eleven and off to a fun start with me missing Monday (thanks to a busted radiator on my wife’s car). Of course, I left on Thursday assuming that I would be in on Monday to collect materials to grade and that obviously didn’t happen. I am trying to catch up on the grading but it make take me more than my usual one class period to get things back to you.
MONDAY: Class Cancelled
TUESDAY: BIO220 – Finish Chapter Ten (Systematics) and Labs to finish Competence five and work on six (Gram and Streak). BIO161 – Start Introduction to the Animals (Chapter 33), Daily Quiz, Dissection and Brine Shrimp Experiment.
WEDNESDAY: Start “Gases” with Daily Quiz, Go over Exam 3, Lab
THURSDAY: BIO220 – Exam 3. BIO161 – Daily Quiz, Go Over Exam 3 (if not completed on Tuesday), Finish Parazoa and Nonprotostome Inverebrates (Chapter 33) then start Protostomes (Chapter 34).
My apologies, but I have to cancel class on Monday. The auto problem my wife had was larger than I thought (busted radiator) and the new radiator doesn’t come in till Monday morning. She has to be in on Monday (since it is the day after break for her) so she gets my car. Unfortunately I left the Scantron forms at school (was going to run them Monday morning), but the exams will be graded by Wednesday. We will start on the Gases chapter on Wednesday.
As I said, I posted the answers to the last set of the review problems (the complicated ones). They are located on the course page.
Here is the Data for the MPN lab.
Table 1: 1-0-1, 1-1-3, 3-3-3
Table 2: 1-0-2, 3-1-0, 2-3-3, 1-4-2(?!)
Table 3: 3-2-2
Table 4: 3-2-1, 3-3-3, 2-2-3
Table 5: 3-1-2, 1-0-4, 2-3-0
Table 6: 3-3-0, 3-2-3, 3-3-2
The report should have the analysis of the data, including mean and standard deviation for the class. Then answering the following questions.
1. What factors play into the precision of the experiment?
2. Would you consider the experiment more about accuracy or precision? Why?
3. Give a situation in which you would recommend the use of the MPN method over the Plate Count Method, and why?
It is the tenth week of class, yes, two-thirds of the way through the course. A couple of quick reminders. First, poor behavior in class will not be tolerated, you will be asked to leave and removed if you refuse. All incidents of poor behavior that disrupt class will also be referred to the college’s Judicial Review Committee for adjudication. Second, missing class is your issue, not mine. I may make assignments, change dates, and so forth while you are gone, that does not excuse you from the work or altered assignments. Surprising to some of you, the world does not halt for you.
MONDAY: CEM131 – Practice Assignments from Unit 3 are due, review.
TUESDAY: BIO220 – Translation/Mutation/Recombination (Chapter 8), finish Characteristics lab, Gram Stain Assessment 1, Streak Assessment 1. BIO161 – Daily Quiz, Chapter 32 (Fungi), Dissection Lab and Protostomes.
WEDNESDAY: CEM131 – EXAM 3 (Chapters 5-6) and Stoichiometry Lab
THURSDAY: BIO220 – Biotechnology and Evolution (Chapter 9). BIO161 – EXAM 3 (Chapters 30-32, with Algae from 29).