Robin Altman

Biology 105

FINAL GRADES:
 Tuesday lab section
 Thursday lab section

** Important notes about grades:
For the 4th midterm exam, the last question of the short answer section (on both exam versions) was removed. Everyone was given 5 points for this question. If you did provide a relevant and correct answer to this question, you were awarded extra credit points!

For the extra credit assignment, if you chose the second option about Cardiovascular Physiology, please be aware that assignments were only given full credit if they were fully and entirely completed (assignments must include the requested exterior heart anatomy and coronary circulation for full credit). Please also be aware that it is never acceptable to copy information directly from the lecture slides and/or websites, and points were deducted accordingly.

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** Great news! Danielle Alexander will kindly be offering tutoring services for Biology 105 this semester. Her office is located in the Life Sciences Building, and her tutoring hours are:
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45 to 10:45 am

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Resources to Prepare for the First Lab Practical Exam:
 Practice Metric Measurements problems (answers can be found here)
 Lab Practical Exam 1 - review sheet
 Blank microscope diagram 

Resources to Prepare for the Second Midterm Exam:
 Midterm Exam 2 - review sheet
 Practice questions

Resources to Prepare for the Third Midterm Exam:
 Midterm Exam 3 - review sheet
 Summary of the Steps of Signal Transmission Through the Nervous System
 Practice Questions

Resources to Prepare for the Second Lab Practical Exam:
 Lab Practical Exam 2 - review sheet
 Blank Skeleton Diagram to practice labeling bones
 Blank Heart Diagram to practice labeling heart anatomy

Resources to Prepare for the Fourth Midterm Exam:
 Midterm Exam 4 - review sheet
 Practice questions

Resources to Prepare for the FINAL EXAM:
 Final Exam - review sheet
 Audio recording of most of the review session on December 12th (I forgot to turn on the recorder until about 10 minutes into the review)

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 Syllabus - Fall 2013

PowerPoint Handouts for Lectures:

Unit 1 -
 Introduction and the Scientific Method
 Chemistry (if you would like a note-taking version of the slides, you may find it here)
 Biological Molecules (if you would like a note-taking version of the slides, you may find it here)

Unit 2 -
 Cells (note-taking version of the slides can be found here)
 DNA and Protein (note-taking version of the slides can be found here)
 Cellular Respiration (note-taking version of the slides can be found here)
 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (Body Organization and the Integumentary System) (note-taking version of the slides can be found here)

Unit 3 -
 Skeletal System (note-taking version of the slides can be found here)
 Nervous System I (note-taking version of the slides can be found here)
 Nervous System II (note-taking version of the slides can be found here)
 Nervous System III (note-taking version of the slides can be found here)
 Muscular System (note-taking version of the slides can be found here)
 Endocrine System (note-taking version of the slides can be found here)
     * The slides for the Endocrine System have been updated as of 11/1/13

Unit 4 -
 Blood (note-taking version of the slides can be found here)
 Cardiovascular System (note-taking version of the slides can be found here)
 Immune System (note-taking version of the slides can be found here)
 Respiratory System (note-taking version of the slides can be found here)
 Digestive System
 Renal System (Urinary)
Reproductive System (* this topic has been combined with Development and will be presented during the lab sessions on December 10th and 12th)

 

Audio Files for Lectures:

 August 29th
 September 3rd
 September 5th
 September 17th
 September 19th
 September 24th
 September 26th
 October 1st
 October 3rd
 October 8th
 October 10th
 October 15th
 October 17th
 October 24th
 October 29th
 October 31st
 November 5th
 November 7th
 November 12th
 November 19th
 November 21st
 November 26th
 December 3rd
 December 5th
 December 10th

 

Laboratory Handouts:

 Important Concepts for Lab Exams (revised)

Lab Exercise for Week 2 (August 27th and 29th):
 Lab 1 - Microscope

Lab Exercise for Week 3 (September 3rd and 5th):
 Lab 2 - Measurements

Lab Exercise for Week 4 (September 10th and 12th):
 Lab 3 - Biological Molecules

Lab Exercise for Week 5 (September 17th and 19th):
 Lab 4 - Cells (and click here to find slides of various cell images or here to find slides of blood cells specifically)

Lab Exercise for Week 6 (September 24th and 26th):
 Lab 5 - Tissues (and click here to find slides of tissue images - a great resource for this lab!)
** refer to
Lecture 7 "Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology" for more background information for this lab

Lab for Week 7 (October 1st and 3rd):
Review

Lab Exercise for Week 8 (October 8th and 10th):
There is no formal lab exercise for this week - we will be discussing the anatomy of the Skeletal System (Lab 6). The slides for this week's lab can be found
here.

Lab for Week 9 (October 15th and 17th):
First Lab Exam!

Lab Exercise for Week 10 (October 22nd and 24th):
 Lab 7 - Fetal Pig Dissection

Lab Exercise for Week 11 (October 29th and 31st):
There is no formal lab exercise for this week - we will be discussing the process of Cell Division.
 Lab 8 - Cell Division (If you prefer larger format slides, they can be found here.)

Lab Exercise for Week 12 (November 5th and 7th):
We will be discussing Genetics and working some practice genetics problems.
 Lab 9 - Genetics (If you prefer larger format slides, they can be found
here.)

Lab Exercise for Week 13 (November 12th and 14th):
Nervous System

Lab Exercise for Week 14 (November 19th and 21st):
 Lab 10 - Cardiovascular System
Please click here to find the Cardiovascular System handout for this lab, and reference blood cell slides can be found here.
Other good resources for this lab:
Sheep Heart Dissection Video
Sheep Heart Anatomy Website

Lab for Week 15 (November 26th and 28th):
NO LAB (Thanksgiving holiday)
** Review session for the second Lab Exam will be held on Tuesday, November 26th from 9:30-11:30 am in our regular lab room.

Lab for Week 16 (December 3rd and 5th):
Second Lab Exam!

Lab Exercise for Week 17 (December 10th and 12th):
We will be discussing the Reproductive System and Development. The slides can be found here and the audio file of the lecture can be found here.

 

Homework Assignments:

 Chemistry Homework: DUE in lecture on September 5th

 Metric Measurements Homework: DUE in lecture on September 17th

 Genetics Homework: DUE in lecture on November 19th