Lab Componnent of Human Biology (biol 104)

Schedule of activities listed below.  Click here for the lab syllabus

  Schedule of Lab Activities
Worksheets typically will be linked to this site the day before class.  Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat or another program that opens PDF files is required to print the worksheets.

Keep worksheets for use during lab exams, but don't let this mislead you into thinking the exams are bogus.  You won't find answers in the worksheets.  Rather, if you've correctly completed the worksheets or corrected your answers in the worksheets, the worksheets will provide examples you can follow during the exams.  The exams will measure your ability to evaluate the design of experiments and form conclusions based the results of experiments using the same thought processes you learn from the activities you complete during lab class.


week 1 (jan 16-17) self-demonstration that we’re made of cells 
week 2 (jan 22-24) safety orientation / using experiments with categorical response variables to answer questions
week 3 (jan 29-31) using experiments with numerical response variables to answer questions
week 4 (feb 5-7) "conclusions about samples" vs "inferences about statistical populations"
week 5 (feb 12-14) practice for the first exam  (nothing to print)
week 6 (feb 19-21) no Human Bio lab class this entire WEEK
week 7 (feb 26-28)

lab exam 1 

week 8 (mar 5-7) no Human Bio lab class this WEEK (spring break)
week 9 (mar 12-14) metabolism & nutrition
week 10 (mar 19-21) Do you have the warrior allele? (DNA extraction & PCR / no worksheet) 
week 11 (mar 26-28) no Human Bio lab class this WEEK (celebration of spring, fertility, Easter, goddess Ishtar
week 12 (apr 2-4) Do you have the warrior allele? (gel electrophoresis)
week 13 (apr 9-11) challenges to our immune system  (part 1)
week 14 (apr 16-18) challenges to our immune system  (part 2) and review for exam 2
week 15 (apr 23-25) lab exam 2
week 16 (apr30 - may2) go over answers to lab exam 2