Lab Handouts:

Week 1 (Jan 22)
(Jan 20 - Holiday)
Characteristics of a Successful College Student
Wed: Lab 1 (Microscope) and Scientific Method

Assignment: Visionlearning - The Process of Science. Read and take quiz
Assignment: Visionlearning - Understanding Scientific Journals and Articles. Read and take quiz
Assignment: Visionlearning - The Metric System. Read & take quiz Extra Credit!
Assignment: Visionlearning - Unit Conversion. Read & take quiz Extra Credit!

Week 2 (Jan 27 & 29)
Mon: Visit Hartnell Library
Wed: Lab 2 Cell Structure
Lab 2 Microsoft Word version

Assignment: Visionlearning - Peer Review in Scientific Publishing. Read and take quiz

Scientific Literature - Review a Paper

Week 3 (Feb 3 & 5)
Mon: Becoming Whales
Data Table
Origin of Whales
Whale Lengths
Wed: Genetics

Week 4 (Feb 10 & 12)
Mon: A Step in Speciation
California Map

Salamander Pictures

Wed: Natural Selection Lab

Week 5 (Feb 19)
(Feb 17 - Holiday)
Wed: Development - Lab 3

Week 6 (Feb 24 & 26)
Mon: Lab 6 (Classification) & part of 7 (Protists -Stentor expt)
Wed: EXAM 1!!!

Week 7 (March 3 & 5)
Mon: Lab 7 (Protists) and Lab 8 (Sponges)
Wed: Lab 9 (Radiate animals)

Week 8 (March 10 & 12)
Mon: Labs 10 & 11 (Acoelomates, rotifers, gastrotrichs)
Wed: Lab 12 (Molluscs)

Week 9 (March 17 & 19)
Mon: Lab 13 (Annelids)
Wed: Lab 11 ( Nematodes/Nematomorphs) & Lab 14 (Chelicerate Arthropods

Week 10 (March 24 & 26)
Mon: Lab 15 (Crustaceans) & Lab 16 (Arthropods)
Wed: Lab 17 (Echinoderms) & Lab 18 (Early Chordates)

Week 11 (April 2)
(March 31 - Holiday)
Wed: Field Trip!!
Elkhorn Slough Field Trip - Directions: Travel north on Rt 1. Pass the smoke stacks in Moss Landing, go over bridge (this is the mouth of the slough). There is a brown sign with binoculars on the right. The Kayak store is on left. Shortly after the Kayak store you will see the entrance to Moss Landing State Beach - turn left into the entrance (Jetty Road). Right after you turn in you will cross a small bridge - park along the road here. Dress warmly and wear appropriate shoes - it may be a bit muddy. Bring the handout - each group will turn in the completed handout today.
Handout
Read this page!
Lots of great information here too!

Week 12 (April 7 & 9)
Mon: Lab 19 a & b (Fishes
Wed: Vertebrate Survey

April 14 & 16
SPRING BREAK!

Introduction To Scientific Literature Assignment

Week 13 (Apri 21 & 23)
Mon: Field Trip!!
Tide Pool Field Trip - Directions
Handout
Wed: EXAM 2!!!

Week 14 (April 28 &30)
Mon: Field Trip!!
CSUMB Library Field Trip:
General Directions to CSUMB campus
Directions to Library - Park in LOT 508. Note that the red parking permit dispenser in lot 508 requires 8 quarters and only issues permits for a full day. There are several individual yellow parking meters that offer hourly parking options.
Wed: Lab 4 (Tissues)

Week 15 (May 5 & 7)
Mon: Lab 23 (Pig dissection)
Wed: Snail Populations

Week 16 (May 12 & 14)
Mon: Aquarium Field Trip - Directions
Wed: Snails part 2

Week 17 (May 19 & 21)
Presentations both days