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Welcome Students!

Your classroom syllabus, PowerPoint lectures, copies of papers distributed in class, lab makeup assignments, and answers to Study Guides are on Blackboard (https://eschool.dvusd.org), not this website.  I have switched to Blackboard as it is more efficient and user-friendly.  My office hours for grade conferences and/or free tutoring are Mondays and Tuesdays from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. 

Dear Parents,

Thank you for letting me teach your student.  I have my B.S and M.S. in Biology, and I have taught college biology for 25 years and high school for 5 years.  I have three daily goals in my classes (1)  did we meet the essential question and learning objective, (2) did we learn something, and (3) did we have fun.  Please feel free to contact me at vanessa.montgomery@dvusd.org and my office phone 623-445-8741.  Please go to http://portal.dvusd.org to access District Websites and then Blackboard/eschool(Bb).  You will need your students Bb username and password.  On Blackboard, you will see PPT lectures, Study Guides, Exam hints, Syllabi, and Discussion Threads.

This will be a great year!

 

Mrs. Vanessa Montgomery 

Rm 506

Office hours:  Mon and Tues, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Club Sponsor Environmental Club (meets Mondays at 2:15 pm in Rm 506), Manga Club (meets Tuesday at 2:15 pm in Rm 506), and Pre-Nursing Club (meets Wednesday at 2:15 pm in Rm 506).

 

Course:     RIO SALADO BIOLOGY 160 College Anatomy & Physiology (year-long course)

Register at http://my.maricopa.edu (need your MEID and password).


E-mail:  vanessa.montgomery@dvusd.org

 

Instructor:  Mrs. Vanessa Montgomery (lecture and lab instructor)

 

Voice Mail: (623) 445-8741, RIO number (480) 517-8080

Office Hours:  Mon, Tues., 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm

Room:  506   Web Page: http://eschool.dvusd.org

Course Description:

Bio 160 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (college anatomy course) involving principles of scientific method, structural organization, homeostasis and control mechanisms of the body, and specific chemistry concepts. Structure and functions of the 11 major systems of the human body covered. Prerequisites: None.  4 lab credits.

Course Objectives:

Semester 1 MCCCD Course Competencies

 

  1. Describe and apply anatomical terminology.
  2. Describe multicellular organization.
  3. Distinguish and describe major tissue types.
  4. Describe structure and function of the integumentary system.
  5. Describe structure and function of the nervous system.
  6. Describe structure and function of the skeletal system.
  7. Describe structure and function of the muscular system.
  8. Define homeostasis and describe specific examples for the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.

 

Semester 2 MCCCD Course Competencies

 

  1. Describe the structure and function of the endocrine system.
  2. Describe the structure and function of the circulatory system.
  3. Describe the structure and function of the respiratory system.
  4. Describe the structure and function of the digestive system.
  5. Describe the regulation of water, electrolyte, and acid/base balance.
  6. Describe the structure and function of the reproductive system.
  7. Describe the structure and function of the lymphatic system and immunity

 

http://www.maricopa.edu/academic/ccta/curric/search_course.php

 

Lecture and Lab Text:            Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Elaine Marieb, 9th ed. (ISBN 978-0-13-6001-65-2); Laboratory Manuals for Dissection (both provided).

 

Required:                                Spiral notebook (college-ruled) for BIO 160 DAILY QUESTION (Only BIO 160 DQ in this notebook, all other papers must be removed). DQ BOOK is due day of unit exam.  Separate sheets are not accepted and will not be graded.  Students are advised to keep all the paperwork from this course until final grade is received from Rio Salado.

 

Recommended:                       3x5 cards for flashcards for exam and practical study, colored pencils and #2 pencil for labs, highlighters and #2 pencil for lecture, hand calculator, and a Medical Dictionary.

Classroom Rules:

1.  Use electronics outside this classroom.  Electronics are confiscated and returned to student at the end of the period outside Rm 506 door.  Minor offense is documented; third offense = detention.   No warning for first offense.

2.  Eat food outside this class with exception of celebrations.  Minor offense is documented; third offense = detention.

3.  Chew gum outside this class. Minor offense documented; third offense = detention.

4.  Draw on your papers, not the lab tables (pen, pencil, eraser).  Minor offense documented; third offense = detention.

5.  Clown around in the hallway, not in this class.  Minor offense (non-compliance) documented; third offense = detention.

6. Use professional words in class (aka no swear words).  Minor offense (respect) documented; third offense = detention.

7. Apply makeup and comb hair in the restroom, not in this class.  Makeup will be confiscated and returned at the end of the period. Minor offense (non-compliance) documented; third offense = detention.

Grading Policy: A = 90-100%, B =  80-90%, C  =  70-79%, D  = 60-69%, F  =  below 60% 

The semester grade is a cumulative grade for the 18 weeks weighted at 100% (no comprehensive final, no honors or AP weight). 

Your grade is based entirely upon the total points you earn during the semester (grades will not be skewed or statistically curved).  Rounding up of grades will only occur if the student is no more than one-half percent away from next higher letter grade (i.e., 89.5% or higher rounds up to 90%).  An incomplete grade (I) is only given to a student doing acceptable work (C or better) who is unable to complete the course due to illness or extenuating circumstances, and who only needs to make up the last lecture and/or lab practical to complete the requirements.  An “Incomplete Grade Contract” must be filed with the Front Office.  No extra credit will be allowed.

Powerschool Access:  The Powerschools site allows parents/guardians and students to access the student’s grades, attendance, and other information. If you need your access information, please stop by the front desk during business hours.  You will need a photo I.D.  The web address is: http://ps.dvusd.org/public 

PRIDE

Learning Environment

Prepared

  • Bring materials
  • Come prepared to learn

Respectful

  • Respect others, their property, equipment, and the facility

Integrity

  • Complete your own work
  • All electronic devices are off and out of sight

Discipline

  • Arrive on time & be in your seat
  • Behave appropriately and use courteous language
  • Keep food and drink outside

Everyone United

 

  • Encourage confidence
  • Cooperate and collaborate

Adherence to the Boulder Creek Academic Integrity Code:  All students enrolled will adhere to the framework and guidelines set forth in the Boulder Creek High School Academic Integrity Code. Cheating and Plagiarism will not be tolerated. The purpose of this code is to promote a positive learning environment for all involved. As humans, we will make mistakes as we grow. It is understood that we can learn from those mistakes and become better individuals in the future. Any student who violates this code will be referred to the Students Rights and Responsibilities handbook and assignment of appropriate consequences. Please refer to the Academic Integrity Code in your student handbook for more details.

Make-Up Work PolicyUpon return to class after an absence, a student has one school day for each day missed to make up work/test assigned during his/her absence regardless of the number of days absent. For example, if a student is absent on Thursday and Friday, he/she will have Monday and Tuesday of the following week to make up work and must turn in the work that was assigned during the days absent on Wednesday.   

Coursework and assessments assigned prior to the absence(s) may still be due on the date assigned. It is the student’s responsibility to check with teachers immediately upon return for work missed and possible adjustment of due dates. It is the student’s responsibility to retain all course papers in the eventuality of the creation of a semester notebook.  Teachers may choose to schedule an appointment with the student to arrange due dates as needed.

Missed work is available in your student personal folder (green folder, your name on it, in your class period crate) and/or on Blackboard (http://eschool.dvusd.org).

Late Work:  There is no late work accepted in this college course.

Long Term Project Policy:  Long term projects are assignments given at least two weeks in advance.  Teachers should note that the assignment is a long term project in the written instructions provided for the students.  Long term projects are due on or before the date assigned, even if the student or teacher is absent on the due date. See the Student Handbook for additional details. 

Classroom Behavior Expectations and Consequences:

ATTENDANCE POLICY: In order to maintain college credit, students are not allowed to miss more than 12 class periods per semester.  Upon the 13th absence, the student will lose college credit. 

 

CHEATING:  1st offense:  Grade of zero on assignment; 2nd offense:  loss of college credit.  Students are not allowed to copy data from the Internet and/or another student’s work.

 

CIVILITY STATEMENT:  College policy prohibits “any conduct which is harmful, obstructive, disruptive to, or interferes with the educational process…” Therefore, the faculty of Rio Salado insist that the language of any communication between students and instructors or among students meeting electronically or in person at any Rio Salado site shall maintain the level of formality appropriate to any college teaching/learning situation.  Excessively informal, rude, or insulting language will not be tolerated.  Students who engage in such behavior will be withdrawn from the course.

 

COMMUNICATION: Please contact the teacher for any student concerns.  It is crucial that teachers, parents, and students maintain open lines of communication.  Contact information is provided at the top of the first page. 
 The Deer Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. For any inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies contact the Superintendent's Department, 20402 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027. 623.445.5000.

  
DISABILITY STATEMENT:  Rio Salado will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities.  Notify Disability Services (480-517-8540) and your instructor of any special needs.

 

DISTRACTIONS:  Please no electronic use (no warning), gum, food, or drinks, do not leave during lecture/lab introduction (ask to use the restroom in the first 5 min of class), and ask the instructor for clarification not your neighborElectronics are confiscated and returned to student at the end of the period outside Rm 506 door; minor offense is documented. The instructor will take actions if a student’s behavior is distracting to the rest of the class or the instructor (including but not limited to, loss of points and expulsion from lecture or lab).  Please note, each gum, hat, electronic use, food, defiance, and distraction violation is documented and “three strikes” results in disciplinary action.   Also due to the noise of switching out tapes, audio taping of lecture and lab is not permitted.

 

EXTRA CREDIT:  There is no extra credit offered in this college course.

 

FINANCIAL AID:   Financial aid is available in some cases.  Please consult http://www.riosalado.edu/dual for more information.  If you do not receive financial aid of any kind, it is your responsibility to protect your eligibility to receive financial aid by meeting the requirements of this class.

 

GRADE CONSULTATIONS:  Instructor and student will grade consult before or after school, not during the class period (student will make an appointment with the instructor).  Student will bring a hard copy of the questioned assignment and a copy of their PowerSchool to the meeting.

 

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES:  Conferences will be held in Fall and Spring and run from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.  If a parent is planning on attending, the instructor is requesting that both the parent and student participate in the conference as this will allow for additional insight and will directly benefit communication between all parties.  Please note that the sheer volume of students and the time available for each conference need to balance.  Therefore the time has been set at 10 minutes per conference. 

 

STUDY HELP:  Find a “class buddy” to study with and to take notes if you have to miss a lecture or are unsure of the material.  See Blackboard at http://eschool.dvusd.org  for missed lecture notes, study guides, study guide keys, and missed lab makeup assignments.  See instructor for free tutoring.

 

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY: Students are responsible for college policies outlined in the college catalog.  The Rio Salado College Catalog can be found at http://www.riosalado.edu/schedule.

TENTATIVE POINTS POSSIBLE:

Lecture exams 1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                          240 pts

                50 multiple choice questions

                10-20 pt. essay (1-4 essay questions)

                1 day makeup. Student must communicate with instructor.

 

Homework (3 pts. each; various)                                                                                              30 pts.

                All homework is handwritten, not typed, for kinesthetic learning

Assigned on Monday, due on Friday

                No copying.  No late work accepted.

 

Exam Study Guides and DQ Book (various, due on exam days)

                All work is handwritten, not typed, for kinesthetic learning

No copying.  No late work accepted.                                                                       

               

Completed Labs (5 pts. possible)                                                                                              100 pts

                All work is handwritten, not typed, for kinesthetic learning

Due at the beginning of class on the following Tuesday

                No copying.  No late work accepted.

 

Laboratory practicals (4 x 50 pts)                                                                                            200 pts.

                1-day oral makeup.  Student must communicate with instructor.

 

LECTURE:  Each student will receive Power Point lecture notes.  These notes are not a substitute for reading your book.  Lecture will be on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.

 

LECTURE EXAMS & QUIZZES:  Lecture exams consist of 50 multiple-choice questions (1 pt. each) and 1-2 essay questions (10 pts.).  Lecture quizzes consist of fill in the blank and matching.  You must earn an average of 60% or better on exams to receive college credit.  All electronics are shut off and in your backpack, and all backpacks/personal items will be placed in the front of the classroom (not under your chair), and sit every other seat during test days.  Completed Study Guides and Daily Question (DQ) Books are due the day of the exam. 

               

LABORATORY:  The purpose of labs is to reinforce the lecture concepts.  Some concepts in lecture will not be tested on in lab, and vice versa.  Labs are Wednesday and Thursday. Completed labs are due the beginning of class on Tuesdays.

 

LAB PRACTICALS:  There are four (4) Lab Practicals each worth 50 points in Semester 2.  You must earn an average of 60% or better on practicals to receive college credit. Specimens are spaced around the classroom and/or a PPT slide presentation of specimens is shown to the student for identification.  Timed test with 1 minute per station/slide.  There is an oral makeup for missed lab practicals.

 

LAB SAFETY:  “Arizona Statute ARS15-151 specifies that every student, teacher, and visitor in community colleges must wear appropriate protective eyewear while participating in or when observing vocational, technical, industrial arts activities involving exposure to: heat treatment, explosive materials, caustic solutions, and radioactive materials.”

 

Science Laboratory Breakage Policy:  According to BOULDER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL and the DEER VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT the following policy on laboratory breakage will be as follows.

 

Breakage Policy:  Laboratory investigations are a crucial part of science investigations.  Without science equipment, labs and projects are very difficult to perform.  Due to costs, students will check- out equipment and tools to use in lab.  If a student breaks something, he or she will be held responsible for paying a replacement fee.  This is designed to reinforce that the students follow instructions and use care when using equipment.  Many of the process are included; however the list is not limited to only these items.  Students are responsible for paying the breakage fee at the bookstore. 

 

Beakers

 

 

 

10ml

$ 5.00

 

50ml

$ 4.50

 

100ml

$ 4.50

 

150ml

$ 4.50

 

250ml

$ 4.50

 

400ml

$ 5.50

 

600ml

$ 6.50

 

1000ml

$ 12.50

Stapler

 

$ 6.00

Dropping Bottles

 

$ 9.00

Glass Rod

 

$ 0.50

Medicine droppers

 

$ 0.50

Meter Stick

 

$ 4.50

Metric Ruler

 

$ 4.50

Glass slide

 

$ 1.00

Blood pressure cuff

 

$ 15.00

Prepared Slide

 

$10.00

Spot Plate

 

$15.00

Test Tube

 

 

 

10mm

$1.00

 

13mm

$1.00

 

15mm

$1.00

 

20mm

$1.00

 

25mm

$2.00

Thermometer (20-110 c)

 

$10.00

Triple Beam Balance

 

$120.00

Microscope, light

 

$ 950.00

 

COURSE DISCLAIMER:  This syllabus is subject to modifications by the instructor.

 

BIO 160 Semester 1 Lecture

 Human Anatomy and Physiology

Rio Salado Community College

Lectures are Monday, Tuesday, and 1st half of Friday

 

Tentative Lecture Schedule

                                                                                                                                                Preread before lecture (aka Homework)

WEEK                                                     TOPIC                                                                     CHAPTER

 

1                                                              Introduction                                                             1

 

2                                                              Introduction/Tissues*QUIZ                    1 + 4

 

3                                                              Tissues/Integumentary System                                4 + 5

 

4                                                              Integumentary System                                             5

 

5                                                              Exam 1/Nervous System                                         11

 

6                                                              CNS: Brain                                                               12

 

7                                                              CNS: Spinal Cord                                     12

 

8                                                              Senses                                                                     15

 

9                                                              Senses/Exam 2                                                        15

 

10                                                            Bone Tissue*QUIZ                                 6

 

11                                                            Bone Tissue/Skeleton                                              6 + 7

 

12                                                            Skeleton                                                                   7

 

13                                                            Skeleton   /Articulations                                           7 + 8

                                               

14                                                            Articulations*QUIZ                                 8

 

15                                                            Exam 3/Muscle Physiology                     9                             

 

16                                                            Muscle Physiology/Anatomy                   9 + 10

 

17                                                            Muscle Anatomy                                                     10

 

18                                                            Muscle Anatomy/Exam 4                                        10


BIO 160 Semester 1 Lab

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

Rio Salado Community College

Labs are Wednesday, Thursday, and 2nd half of Friday

 

Tentative Lab Schedule

 

WEEK                                                     TOPIC

 

1                                                              Anatomical Terminology

 

2                                                              Microscope/Cells

 

3                                                              Histology 1: Epithelium/Histology 2: Connective tissue

 

4                                                              Histology 2: Connective tissue/Histology 3: Muscular and nervous tissue

 

5                                                              Integumentary

 

6                                                              Lab practical #1 (Terms, Microscope, Cells, Histology, Integumentary)

 

7                                                              Brain and Spinal Cord

 

8                                                              Special senses

 

9                                                              Skeleton: Overview

 

10                                                            Lab practical #2 (Sheep Brain, Sheep Eye, Eye/Ear Models)

 

11                                                            Skeleton: Axial

 

12                                                            Skeleton: Appendicular

 

13                                                            Lab practical #3 (Skeleton)

                               

14                                                            Dissection #1: Axial muscles (cat)

 

15                                                            No Lab (Thanksgiving)

 

16                                                            Dissection #2: Forelimb muscles (cat)

 

17                                                            Dissection #3: Hindlimb muscles (cat)

 

18                                                            Lab practical #4 (Muscles)

 

 


BIO 160 Semester 2 Lecture

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

Rio Salado Community College

Lectures on Monday, Tuesday, and 1st half of Friday

 

Tentative Lecture Schedule

 

WEEK                                                     TOPIC                                                                     CHAPTER (Homework)

 

1                                                              Blood/Heart                                                             17 + 18

 

2                                                              Heart/Blood vessels                                 18+ 19

 

3                                                              Blood vessels                                                          19                                           

 

4                                                              Endocrine and Lymphatic systems                          16 + 20

 

5                                                              Immune system/Exam 1                                         21

 

6                                                              Respiratory system                                  22

 

7                                                              Respiratory system/*QUIZ                      22

 

8                                                              Digestive system                                                      23

 

9                                                              Digestive system/Metabolism                  23 + 24

 

10                                                            Metabolism/Exam 2                                                24

 

11                                                            Urinary system                                                        25

 

12                                                            Urinary system/*QUIZ                                            25

                                               

13                                                            Fluids and electrolytes                                             26

 

14                                                            Acid-base balance/Exam 3                      26                           

 

15                                                            Male reproductive system                                        27

 

16                                                            Female reproductive system/*QUIZ        27

 

17                                                           Pregnancy and human development         28

 

18                                                            Review/Exam 4

               


BIO 160 Semester 2 Lab

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

Rio Salado Community College

Labs on Wednesday, Thursday, and 2nd half of Friday

 

Tentative Lab Schedule

 

WEEK                                                                     TOPIC                                    

 

1                                                                              Blood Cells

 

2                                                                              Heart

 

3                                                                              Blood Vessels

 

4                                                                              Lab Practical 1

 

5                                                                              Endocrine System/Lymphatic System

 

6                                                                              Respiratory System Organs                                     

 

7                                                                              Respiratory Volumes

 

8                                                                              Lab Practical 2      

 

9                                                                              Digestive System Organs        

 

10                                                                            Action of a Digestive Enzyme or Urinary System

               

11                                                                            No Lab (Parent Teacher Conference)      

                                               

12                                                                            Lab Practical 3

 

13                                                                            Urinalysis and/or Urinary System

 

14                                                                            Reproductive System – Male

 

15                                                                            Reproductive System – Female

                                                               

16                                                                           Embryology

               

17                                                                            Lab Practical 4      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bio 160 Signature Form – Due Friday (first week of school)

 

Student’s Name (Printed)_______________________________           Home Phone: (       )________________________

Parent’s/Guardian’s Name: _____________________________           Student Email:____________________________

                                                                                                                                Parent Cell Phone: (       )____________________

 

Congratulations on your decision to take Bio 160, a college anatomy course! You are very fortunate to have extensive equipment, dissections, and multimedia resources to aid your learning.  You must be able to:             

1. Follow all safety guidelines explained by the lab manual and by the instructor.

2. Work cooperatively with your classmates.

3. Properly handle and clean all microscopes, slides, equipment, the lab area, and student prep room.

4. Follow all guidelines for using the computers and SmartBoard.

5. Help instructor inventory equipment and course papers before class is dismissed.

6. Pay for any equipment, dissections, or materials you break or misuse.  The cost will be determined by what it takes to replace the item.

 

Initial:

Student Parent

_____      _____      I have read and understand the guidelines listed above.  I realize I will need to pay for any materials I break/misuse.  I understand that I can be dropped from the class, with no refund, by the instructor for not following these requirements.

 

_____      _____      I have read and understand the syllabus for Bio 160.  I know the syllabus is subject to modification as determined by the instructor.

_____      _____      I understand this is a dual enrollment college/high school class.  Realizing this I expect this college class to require more reading and studying than other high school classes.  This course is not an honors or AP weight course as college credit is awarded if the student earns a C or better.

_____      _____      I understand that movies illustrating general biology and anatomy concepts that are rated PG and PG13 movies may be shown in class including “House”, “Gataca”,  and “Health Matters”.

_____      _____      I understand some laboratory exercises need to be conducted outside of Boulder Creek High School.  I (the parent) give my son/daughter permission to go to cadaver labs/workshops at Grand Canyon University and/or A.T. Still University during class.

 

 

_________________________________________                                                              ________________

                                                Student signature                                                                                    Date

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_________________________________________                                                              ________________

                                                Parent signature                                                                                                     Date

 

 

 

No students will be permitted to perform laboratory activities unless this contract is signed by both the student and parent/guardian and is on file with the teacher.

 

 

 

The Deer Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. For any inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies contact the Superintendent's Department, 20402 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027. 623.445.5000.

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http://www3.rio.maricopa.edu/coursesyllabus/images/rio.jpgBClogoBoulder Creek HS 40404 N Gavilan Peak Pkwy

                                    Anthem, AZ  85086, 623-445-8600, 623-445-8680 fax www.dvusd.org

 

Course:     RIO SALADO BIOLOGY 101 College Biology for Non-Majors (year-long course)

Register at http://my.maricopa.edu (need your MEID and password).


E-mail:  vanessa.montgomery@dvusd.org

 

Instructor:  Mrs. Vanessa Montgomery (lecture and lab instructor)

 

Voice Mail: (623) 445-8741, RIO number (480) 517-8080

 

Office Hours:  Mon, Tues., 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm

Room:  506   Web Page: http://eschool.dvusd.org

 

Course Description:

The study and principles of structure and function of organisms at the molecular, cellular, histological, organ levels. A detailed exploration of the chemistry of life, the cell, genetics, and protein synthesis (Semester 1).  A detailed exploration of the evolution of life on Earth,  bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, animal kingdom survey, and human anatomy (Semester 2).  Prerequisites: None. One year of high school or one semester of college-level biology and chemistry is strongly recommended. 4 credit course.

 

Course Objectives:

Semester 1

 

1.

Describe and apply the scientific method to solve problems in biological context. (I)

2.

Describe the characteristics of life. (I)

3.

Identify the basic parts of atoms and describe how they influence chemical characteristics. (II)

4.

Analyze the relationships between the structure and functions of the four kinds of organic molecules found in living things. (II)

5.

Identify the parts of a cell and describe their structure and functions. (III)

6.

Compare and contrast prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. (III)

7.

Describe cellular transport, membrane structure, and membrane functions. (IV)

8.

Describe the laws of thermodynamics, energy processes, and enzymes as they relate to biology. (V)

9.

Explain the purpose and components of cellular respiration. (V)

10.

Explain the purpose and components of photosynthesis. (V)

11.

Describe the biological processes of mitosis, meiosis, DNA duplication, and protein synthesis. (V)

12.

Compare Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetics and use problem solving to predict the outcome of genetic crosses. (VI)

13.

Describe gene regulation and effectively analyze the various biotechnological applications. (VI)

14.

Describe the genetic basis of development. (VI)

15.

Demonstrate knowledge of laboratory safety skills and procedures. (I-VII)

16.

Practice principles of scientific method while conducting laboratory activities and experiments. (I-VII)

17.

Perform laboratory activities using relevant laboratory equipment, chemical reagents, and supplies to observe biological specimens, to measure variables, and to design and conduct experiments. (I-VII)

18.

Operate light microscopes, prepare wet-mount slides, and use stains. (III, VI, VII)

19.

Exhibit ability to use pipettes and other volumetric measuring devices, chemical glassware, balances, pH meters or test papers, spectrophotometers, and separation techniques, such as chromatography and/or electrophoresis to perform activities relevant to other course competencies. (I-VII)

20.

Develop graphing skills manually and/or by using appropriate computer software. (I, IV, VI, VII)

21.

Calculate and make molar and/or percent solutions of varying concentrations. (I, II, V, VII)

22.

Analyze and report data generated during laboratory activities and experiments. (I, V, VI, VII)

 

Semester 2 Course Objectives:

I. Fundamentals of Biological Science

A. Common characteristics of living organisms

B. Levels of organization

C. Evolution of life

D. Scientific method

II. Evolution

A. Definition and principles

B. Natural selection

C. Population genetics

D. Microevolution

E. Speciation

F. Macroevolution

III. Classification

A. Binomial nomenclature

B. Taxonomy

C. Modern systematics

IV. Domains

A. Types

1. Bacteria

2. Archaea

3. Eukarya

B. Biodiversity and evolution

C. Structure and function

D. Life-histories

E. Behavior

F. Ecology

V. Kingdoms

A. Types

1. Monera

2. Protista

3. Fungi

4. Plantae

5. Animalia

B. Biodiversity and evolution

C. Structure and function

D. Life-histories

E. Behavior

F. Ecology

VI. Ecological Principles

A. Population

B. Community

C. Ecosystem

D. Human Anatomy

VII. Laboratory Activities/Experiments

A. Procedures/scientific method

B. Safety

C. Equipment, reagents, and supplies

1. Light microscopes

2. Wet-mount slides

3. Volumetric measuring devices

4. Glassware

5. pH meters/test papers

6. Stains

7. Spectrophotometers

8. Separation techniques

D. Laboratory Analysis

1. Statistics

2. Reporting

 

 

     

 

http://www.maricopa.edu/academic/ccta/curric/search_course.php

 

Lecture and Lab Tests:            Campbell Biology: Concepts and Connections , Hardcover

by Campbell, Reece, Simon, Taylor, Dickey, 6th edition,  ISBN: 9780321706942 or 7th edition, ISBN: 03211696816 (text provided), Laboratory Manual for Biology 101 , and Lab Dissection Manuals (provided)
 

Required:                                                         Spiral notebook (college-ruled) for BIO 101 DAILY QUESTION (Only BIO 101 DQ in this notebook, all other papers must be removed). DQ BOOK is due day of unit exam.  Separate sheets are not accepted and will not be graded.  Students are advised to keep all the paperwork from this course until final grade is received from Rio Salado.

 

Recommended:                                                 3x5 cards for flashcards for exam and practical study, colored pencils and #2 pencil for labs, highlighters and #2 pencil for lecture, hand calculator, and a Medical Dictionary.

Classroom Rules:

1.  Use electronics outside this classroom.  Electronics are confiscated and returned to student at the end of the period outside Rm 506 door.  Minor offense is documented; third offense = detention.   No warning for first offense.

2.  Eat food outside this class with exception of celebrations.  Minor offense is documented; third offense = detention.

3.  Chew gum outside this class. Minor offense documented; third offense = detention.

4.  Draw on your papers, not the lab tables (pen, pencil, eraser).  Minor offense documented; third offense = detention.

5.  Clown around in the hallway, not in this class.  Minor offense (non-compliance) documented; third offense = detention.

6. Use professional words in class (aka no swear words).  Minor offense (respect) documented; third offense = detention.

7. Apply makeup and comb hair in the restroom, not in this class.  Makeup will be confiscated and returned at the end of the period. Minor offense (non-compliance) documented; third offense = detention.

Grading Policy: A = 90-100%, B =  80-90%, C  =  70-79%, D  = 60-69%, F  =  below 60% 

The semester grade is a cumulative grade for the 18 weeks weighted at 100% (no comprehensive final, no honors or AP weight). 

Your grade is based entirely upon the total points you earn during the semester (grades will not be skewed or statistically curved).  Rounding up of grades will only occur if the student is no more than one-half percent away from next higher letter grade (i.e., 89.5% or higher rounds up to 90%).  An incomplete grade (I) is only given to a student doing acceptable work (C or better) who is unable to complete the course due to illness or extenuating circumstances, and who only needs to make up the last lecture and/or lab practical to complete the requirements.  An “Incomplete Grade Contract” must be filed with the Front Office.  No extra credit will be allowed.

Powerschool Access:  The Powerschools site allows parents/guardians and students to access the student’s grades, attendance, and other information. If you need your access information, please stop by the front desk during business hours.  You will need a photo I.D.  The web address is: http://ps.dvusd.org/public.

PRIDE

Learning Environment

Prepared

  • Bring materials
  • Come prepared to learn

Respectful

  • Respect others, their property, equipment, and the facility

Integrity

  • Complete your own work
  • All electronic devices are off and out of sight

Discipline

  • Arrive on time & be in your seat
  • Behave appropriately and use courteous language
  • Keep food and drink outside

Everyone United

 

  • Encourage confidence
  • Cooperate and collaborate

Adherence to the Boulder Creek Academic Integrity Code:  All students enrolled will adhere to the framework and guidelines set forth in the Boulder Creek High School Academic Integrity Code. Cheating and Plagiarism will not be tolerated. The purpose of this code is to promote a positive learning environment for all involved. As humans, we will make mistakes as we grow. It is understood that we can learn from those mistakes and become better individuals in the future. Any student who violates this code will be referred to the Students Rights and Responsibilities handbook and assignment of appropriate consequences. Please refer to the Academic Integrity Code in your student handbook for more details.

Make-Up Work PolicyUpon return to class after an absence, a student has one school day for each day missed to make up work/test assigned during his/her absence regardless of the number of days absent. For example, if a student is absent on Thursday and Friday, he/she will have Monday and Tuesday of the following week to make up work and must turn in the work that was assigned during the days absent on Wednesday.   

Coursework and assessments assigned prior to the absence(s) may still be due on the date assigned. It is the student’s responsibility to check with teachers immediately upon return for work missed and possible adjustment of due dates. It is the student’s responsibility to retain all course papers in the eventuality of the creation of a semester notebook.  Teachers may choose to schedule an appointment with the student to arrange due dates as needed.

Missed work is available in your student personal folder (green folder, your name on it, in your class period crate) and/or on Blackboard (http://eschool.dvusd.org).

Late Work:  There is no late work accepted in this college course.

Long Term Project Policy:  Long term projects are assignments given at least two weeks in advance.  Teachers should note that the assignment is a long term project in the written instructions provided for the students.  Long term projects are due on or before the date assigned, even if the student or teacher is absent on the due date. See the Student Handbook for additional details. 

Classroom Behavior Expectations and Consequences:

ATTENDANCE POLICY: In order to maintain college credit, students are not allowed to miss more than 12 class periods per semester.  Upon the 13th absence, the student will lose college credit. 

 

CHEATING:  1st offense:  Grade of zero on assignment; 2nd offense:  loss of college credit.  Students are not allowed to copy data from the Internet and/or another student’s work.

 

CIVILITY STATEMENT:  College policy prohibits “any conduct which is harmful, obstructive, disruptive to, or interferes with the educational process…” Therefore, the faculty of Rio Salado insist that the language of any communication between students and instructors or among students meeting electronically or in person at any Rio Salado site shall maintain the level of formality appropriate to any college teaching/learning situation.  Excessively informal, rude, or insulting language will not be tolerated.  Students who engage in such behavior will be withdrawn from the course.

 

COMMUNICATION: Please contact the teacher for any student concerns.  It is crucial that teachers, parents, and students maintain open lines of communication.  Contact information is provided at the top of the first page. 
 The Deer Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. For any inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies contact the Superintendent's Department, 20402 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027. 623.445.5000.

  
DISABILITY STATEMENT:  Rio Salado will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities.  Notify Disability Services (480-517-8540) and your instructor of any special needs.

 

DISTRACTIONS:  Please no electronic use (no warning), gum, food, or drinks, do not leave during lecture/lab introduction (ask to use the restroom in the first 5 min of class), and ask the instructor for clarification not your neighborElectronics are confiscated and returned to student at the end of the period outside Rm 506 door; minor offense is documented. The instructor will take actions if a student’s behavior is distracting to the rest of the class or the instructor (including but not limited to, loss of points and expulsion from lecture or lab).  Please note, each gum, hat, electronic use, food, defiance, and distraction violation is documented and “three strikes” results in disciplinary action.   Also due to the noise of switching out tapes, audio taping of lecture and lab is not permitted.

 

EXTRA CREDIT:  There is no extra credit offered in this college course.

 

FINANCIAL AID:   Financial aid is available in some cases.  Please consult http://www.riosalado.edu/dual for more information.  If you do not receive financial aid of any kind, it is your responsibility to protect your eligibility to receive financial aid by meeting the requirements of this class.

 

GRADE CONSULTATIONS:  Instructor and student will grade consult before or after school, not during the class period (student will make an appointment with the instructor).  Student will bring a hard copy of the questioned assignment and a copy of their PowerSchool to the meeting.

 

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES:  Conferences will be held in Fall and Spring and run from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.  If a parent is planning on attending, the instructor is requesting that both the parent and student participate in the conference as this will allow for additional insight and will directly benefit communication between all parties.  Please note that the sheer volume of students and the time available for each conference need to balance.  Therefore the time has been set at 10 minutes per conference. 

 

STUDY HELP:  Find a “class buddy” to study with and to take notes if you have to miss a lecture or are unsure of the material.  See Blackboard at http://eschool.dvusd.org  for missed lecture notes, study guides, study guide keys, and missed lab makeup assignments.  See instructor for free tutoring.

 

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY: Students are responsible for college policies outlined in the college catalog.  The Rio Salado College Catalog can be found at http://www.riosalado.edu/schedule.

 

 

LECTURE:  Each student will receive a “book” containing all the Power Point lectures, and some helpful tables.  The Power Point lecture notes are not a substitute for reading your book.  Lecture will be on Monday, Tuesday, and first half of Friday.

 

LECTURE EXAMS:  The five (5) lecture exams consist of 50 multiple-choice questions each (1 pt. each; 50 pts. total).  You must earn an average of 60% or better on exams to receive college credit. All personal items will be placed in the front of the classroom (not under your chair), and sit every other seat.  There is no comprehensive final at this time.

                                                                       

LABORATORY:  The purpose of labs is to reinforce the lecture concepts.  Some concepts in lecture will not be tested on in lab, and vice versa.  Labs are Wednesday and Thursday.  Prelabs are due Wednesday at the beginning of class, and Lab quizzes are the last 15 min of class on Fridays.

 

PRE-LABS:  Pre-labs are worth 5 points and are due on Wednesday at the start of class.  At the end of each lab, pre-labs will be handed out for the next lab.  Read your lab manual and textbook and complete the pre-lab prior to the lab. NO CHEATING (copying of another student’s prelab).

 

LAB QUIZZES:  Lab quizzes are worth 20 points each and will be given out on Friday.  You have 15 minutes to take the quiz.

 

LAB REPORTS:  There is one lab report, worth 50 pts.  The lab report will be typed, single-spaced, Times Roman font size 12, have correct spelling and grammar, no plagiarism (do not copy the lab book or your partner), and include the following headings:  Introduction, Methods, , Results, and Discussion.  Reports may will be submitted to Turnitin.com by midnight on the date due.  There is no late work accepted on this long-term project.  The Membrane Transport prelab will explain the lab report in more detail.

 

Note for ALL assignments turned in to Turnitin.com:  A Turnitin.com similarity index of less than 10% will be graded starting at full credit.  A similarity index (comparing your report to reports on the www and to reports submitted by your fellow classmates) greater than 15 – 40 % will result in a drop in grade for each 5 pt. interval.  A similarity index greater than 40% will receive no credit and receive a zero for the entire assignment.

 

For example, on a 70 pt. lab report, a similarity index of 10-15 will have a starting grade at 60 pts.; a similarity index of 15-20 will have a starting grade at 50 pts., etc.

 

TENTATIVE POINTS POSSIBLE:

Lecture exams 1, 2, 3, 4, 5                                                                                                                                 250 pts

                        50 pts each, 50 multiple choice questions, 1 pt. each question

                        No comprehensive lecture exam at this time

                        1 day makeup. Student must communicate with instructor.

 

Lab quizzes (20 pts. each; multiple choice, short answer) & Summaries                                                                 200 pts

              Taken last 15 min of following Friday

                1 day makeup. Student must communicate with instructor.                                                                

 

Lab report                                                                                                                                                                                                            50 pts

                        No makeup as long-term project.                                                                                  

 

Pre-labs (5 pts. each; short answer)                                                                                                                                               50 pts

All work is handwritten, not typed, for kinesthetic learning

No copying.  No late work accepted.

Due at the beginning of class on Wednesday

                       

Completed Labs (10 pts. possible)                                                                                                                                             100 pts

All work is handwritten, not typed, for kinesthetic learning

No copying.  No late work accepted.

Due at the beginning of class on the following Monday

 

Weekly Chapter Packet Homework (5 pts. each; various)                                                                50 pts.

All work is handwritten, not typed, for kinesthetic learning

No copying.  No late work accepted.

 

Unit Worksheets aka Study Guides and DQ Book (various, due on exam days)                             

All work is handwritten, not typed, for kinesthetic learning

No copying.  No late work accepted.

 

COURSE DISCLAIMER:  This syllabus is subject to modifications by the instructor.

 

Science Laboratory Breakage Policy:  According to BOULDER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL and the DEER VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT the following policy on laboratory breakage will be as follows.

 

Breakage Policy:  Laboratory investigations are a crucial part of science investigations.  Without science equipment, labs and projects are very difficult to perform.  Due to costs, students will check- out equipment and tools to use in lab.  If a student breaks something, he or she will be held responsible for paying a replacement fee.  This is designed to reinforce that the students follow instructions and use care when using equipment.  Many of the process are included; however the list is not limited to only these items.  Students are responsible for paying the breakage fee at the bookstore. 

 


Beakers

 

 

 

10ml

$ 5.00

 

50ml

$ 4.50

 

100ml

$ 4.50

 

150ml

$ 4.50

 

250ml

$ 4.50

 

400ml

$ 5.50

 

600ml

$ 6.50

 

1000ml

$ 12.50

Buret

 

$ 20.50

Buret Tip Replacement

 

$ 1.78

Stapler

 

$ 6.00

3-hole punch

 

$15.00

Dropping Bottles

 

$ 9.00

Eudiometer Tube 50ml

 

$ 31.00

Evaporating Dishes

 

$ 10.75

Glass Rod

 

$ 0.50

Medicine droppers

 

$ 0.50

Meter Stick

 

$ 4.50

Metric Ruler

 

$ 4.50

Glass slide

 

$ 1.00

Blood pressure cuff

 

$ 15.00

Pestles

 

$ 5.00

Prepared Slide

 

$ 10.00

Spot Plate

 

$ 15.00

Test Tube

 

 

 

10mm

$ 1.00

 

13mm

$ 1.00

 

15mm

$ 1.00

 

20mm

$ 1.00

 

25mm

$ 2.00

Thermometer (20-110 c)

 

$ 5.00

Triple Beam Balance

 

$ 120.00

Microscope, light

 

$ 450.00

 

BIO 101 FALL MTF

Semester 1 Lecture

TENTATIVE LECTURE SCHEDULE

 

LECTURE                                                                                                                                                                                                       HOMEWORK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Preread Chapter before lecture:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Week 1 Exploring Life                                                                                                                                                              Ch. 1

 

Week 2 The Chemical Context of Life                                                                                                                Ch. 2

 

Week 3 Water and the Fitness of the Environment                                                                                              Ch. 3

 

Week 4             Carbon and Molecular Diversity of Life                                                                                      Ch. 4

 

Week 5 The Structure and Function of Macromolecules                                                               Ch. 5

 

Exam 1 (50 pts; Chs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)                                                                                          

                                                                       

Week 6 A Tour of the Cell                                                                                                                                                         Ch. 6

 

Week 7 A Tour of the Cell                                                                                                                                                         Ch. 6

 

Week 8             Membrane Structure and Function                                                                                                                      Ch. 7               

 

Week 9 Cell Communication                                                                                                                             Ch. 11

 

Exam 2 (50 pts; Chs. 6, 7, 11)                                                                                                                        

                                                                       

Week 10 An Introduction to Metabolism                                                                                                            Ch. 8

 

Week 11 Cellular Respiration:  Harvesting Chemical Energy                                                       Ch. 9

 

Week 12 Photosynthesis                                                                                                                                                           Ch. 10

 

Exam 3 (50 pts; Chs. 8, 9, 10)                                                

                                                                       

Week 13 The Cell Cycle                                                                                                                                                            Ch. 12

 

Week 14 Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles                                                                                                           Ch. 13

 

Week 15 Mendel and the Gene Idea                                                                                                                                           Ch. 14

                       

Exam 4 (50 pts; Chs. 12, 13, 14)                                                                                                                    

 

Week 16 Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance                                                                                                       Ch. 15

 

Week 17 The Molecular Basis of Inheritance                                                                                                       Ch. 16

                                                                       

Week 18 From Gene to Protein                                                                                                                          Ch. 17

 

Exam 5 (50 pts; Chs. 15, 16, 17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biology 101 Semester 1 Lab - Tentative Laboratory Schedule- Wednesday & Thursday

Week

 

Prelab Due Wednesday

(5 pts.)

LABORATORY EXERCISE

Labs Due following Monday

(10 pts.)

Quizzes (20 pts.), Summaries (20 pts.), Report (50 pts)

*Lab quizzes are given on the 2nd half of Friday; Friday after the lab.

1

 

--

Lab 1:  Measurements

--

2

Prelab 2

Lab 2:  Laboratory Techniques (goggles required)

 

Quiz 2:  Laboratory Techniques

3

Prelab 3a

Lab 3a:  Atoms & Molecules (handout)

 

Quiz 3a:  Atoms & Molecules

4

No Lab

(Labor Day)

--

5

Prelab 3b

Lab 3b:  Organic Compounds (goggles required)

 

Quiz 3b:  Organic Compounds on Mon., October 20

6

 

Prelab 4a

Lab 4a:  Microscope

 

Quiz 4a:  Microscope

7

Prelab 4b

Lab 4b:  The Cell

 

Quiz 4b:  The Cell

8

Prelab 5

Lab 5:  Membrane Transport (handout)

 

Quiz 5:  Membrane Transport

9

 

Prelab 6

Lab 6:  Student Designed Dialysis Membrane (handout)

Dialysis Report – Long –term project

due by 11:59 pm to Turnitin.com on Wed., October 27

10

 

No Lab

(Parent Teacher Conferences)

--

11

Prelab 9

Lab 9:Cellular Respiration (handout)

Cellular Respiration Summary – Long-term project

due by 11:59 pm to Turnitin.com on Wed., November 3

12

Prelab 10

Lab 10:  Mitosis

Quiz 10:  Mitosis on Fri., Nov. 12

 

13

No Lab

(Veterans Day)

 

 

14

Prelab 11

Lab 11:  Meiosis

 

Quiz 11:  Meiosis

15

No Lab

(Thanksgiving)

--

16

Prelab 12

Lab 12:  Inheritance & Genetics problems (handout)

 

Quiz 12:  Inheritance

17

 

Prelab 14

Lab 14:  DNA Replication & Protein Synthesis (2 handouts)

Quiz 14:  Protein Synthesis

18

 

No Lab

(Review for Exam)

 

Read lab BEFORE coming to lab.  Pre-labs are collected at the beginning of class on Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Grading Sheet for Bio 101 Laboratory Report submitted to Turnitin.com (50 pts.).

Long-term Project (no late submissions accepted).

 

I.  Title (1 pt):  missing; incomplete; misleading; etc. ________________________

 

II. Introduction (8 pts):

                        A. Purpose:  missing, incomplete, vague………………………………                                                                                                            _____

                        B. Observation: missing, incomplete, vague………………………………                                                                                                       _____

                        C.  Pertinent Terminology:  missing, incorrectly defined, incomplete….                                                                                                       _____

                        D. Introduction does not focus on main theme of report.......................                                                                                                          _____

                        E.  Transition of thought between sentences/paragraphs:  weak …….                                                                                                          _____

                        F. Justifications: missing, incomplete, inappropriate     _____________________

                        G. Hypotheses not stated or stated incorrectly....................................                                                                                                          _____

                        H. Predictions not stated or stated incorrectly. ...................................                                                                                                          _____

                        I. Criteria in predictions do not clearly separate hypotheses …………                                                                                                          _____

                        J. Introduction gives away Conclusions/Results.....................................                                                                                                      _____

                        K. Content present, but concepts unconnected: ___________________________

 

III. Methods (5 pt): Exceptions not noted or some are missing; Too short, too long…                                                                                                          _____

 

IV. Results (10 pts):

A. Figure (graph)/tables are not numbered. (e.g. Figure 1, Table 1)_____                                                                                                           

B. No figures headings and axes........................ _____                                                                                                                                     

C. Axes with incorrect measurement units..................... _____                                                                                                                          

D. Dependent vs independent axes reversed.................. _____                                                                                                                        

E. Figures has no legends. _____

F. Statistics incorrect or missing _______

G. Paragraph(s) descriptions of figures and/or tables missing ______

 

V. Discussion (15 pts):

                        A. Brief summary of results in discussion (do not copy Results summaries): incomplete; absent_____

                        B. Content present, but ideas unconnected……………………………….                                                                                                        _____

                        C. Transitions of thought between sentences/paragraphs:  weak …….                                                                                                         _____

                        D. Comparisons/Descriptions to/of experiments:  incomplete, missing…                                                                                                    _____

                        E. Literature cited not included in discussion section (Arnold 2011)...........                                                                                                 _____

                        F. Other hypotheses (is) not presented in discussion section..................                                                                                                     _____

                        G. Real life application: absent, weak, incomplete______

                        H. Hypothesis is either supported or rejected (never proved) ______

 

VI. Literature Cited (4 pts):  missing, inappropriate, incomplete ……………. _____

 

VII. Grammar and Format (5 pts):

A. Excessive spelling (or typo) errors............. _____                                    G. Incomplete sentence (IS).... _____

B. Report too wordy.................................... _____                                          H. Report not single-spaced. _____

C. Scientific names not italic or underlined.......... _____                              I. Abbreviations not defined initially.... _____

D. Section headings not used........................_____                                      J. Subject/Verb problems (SV) _____

E. Use of slang  to describe scientific ……..________                                 K. Paragraph(s) too long ¶ ......  _____

F. Paragraphs/sentence do not logically flow …______                                L. Quotation marks not used for direct quotes._____

                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIOLOGY 101 – NON-MAJORS BIOLOGY

Semester 2 Lecture

Tentative Lecture Schedule

Week                                       Topic                                                                                                                                                                                                               Chapter (Homework)

1                                                History of Evolution, Darwin, Natural Selection and

                                                  Adaptation; Evidence for Evolution.                                                                                                                                                                           22

                      

2                                                Population Genetics, Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium,

                                                  Evolution in Action, Origin of Species.                                                                                                                                                                       23, 24  

                      

3                                                Origin of Species; Speciation Models, and Isolating

                                                  Mechanisms;  Systematics.                                                                                                                                                                                         24, 25    

 

4                                                Exam 1 (“Evolution”, 60 pts., Chs. 22-25);

                                                  Bacteria and Archae; Protists; Fungi                                                                                                                                                                          27, 28, 31

 

5                                               Bacteria and Archae; Protists; Fungi                                                                                                                                                                          27, 28, 31

 

6                                                Plant Diversity I:  How Plants Colonized Land;                                                                                                                                                         29, 30

                                                  Plant Diversity II:  The Evolution of Seed Plants

 

7                                                Plant Diversity I:  How Plants Colonized Land;                                                                                                                                                         29, 30

                                                  Plant Diversity II:  The Evolution of Seed Plants

 

8                                                Angiosperm Reproduction; Plant Structure, Growth, and Development                                                                                                                     38, 35

                                                 

9                                                Plant Structure, Growth, and Development                                                                                                                                                                35  

 

10                                              Exam 2 (“Plants”, 60 pts., Chs. 27-31, 38);

                                                  Introduction; Population Ecology                                                                                                                                                                               52, 53

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

11                                              Communities; Ecosystems and Nutrient Cycles.                                                                                                                                                         54, 55

 

12                                              Biomes and Geographical Ecology.                                                                                                                                                                            52

 

13                                              Exam 3 (“Ecology”, 60 pts., Chs. 52-55);

                                                  Animalia Introduction; Porifera; Platyhelminthes                                                                                                                                                       32, 33

                      

14                                              Nematoda, Annelida, Arthropoda                                                                                                                                                                             33

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

15                                              Mollusca, Echinodermata, Chordata                                                                                                                                                                         33, 34

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

16                                              Exam 4 (“Animals”, 60 pts., Chs. 32-34);

                                                  Histology, Integumentary System, Skeletal System                                                                                                                                                    40, 49

 

17                                              Muscular System, Nervous System, Endocrine System, Circulatory System                                                                                                              40, 48, 42

 

18                                              Respiratory System, Digestive System, Excretory System, Reproductive                                                                                                                    42, 41, 44, 46

                                                  Exam 5 (“Systems”, 60 pts., Chs. 40-49)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BIOLOGY 101 – NON-MAJORS BIOLOGY

Semester 2 Lab

Tentative Laboratory Schedule

 

 Week                       Laboratory Topic/Source                                                                                               Practical      Report    Quiz*

1                                      Natural Selection Simulation, Exercise 1                                                                                                                                  No                           No                             Yes

 

2                                      Population Genetics, Exercise 2                                                                                                                                                No                           No                             Yes

 

3                                      Taxonomy, Exercise 3                                                                                                                                                              No                           No                             Yes

 

4                                      Domains Archaea and Bacteria, Protists                                                                                                                                  Yes                           No                             No

                                        and Kingdom Fungi, Exercises 4, 5, and 6                                                                                                                              

 

5                                      Domains Archaea and Bacteria, Protists                                                                                                                                  Yes                           No                             No

                                        and Kingdom Fungi, Exercises 4, 5, and 6

 

6                                      Nonflowering Viridiplantae, Exercise 7                                                                                                                                  Yes                           No                             No

 

7                                      Practical 1 (40 pts; Exercises 4, 5, 6, 7)

                                        Phylum Anthophyta, Exercise 8.

 

8                                      Phylum Anthophyta, Exercise 8                                                                                                                                               Yes                           No                             No

                                       

9                                      Phylum Anthophyta, Exercise 8

                                        Practical 2 (40 pts; Exercise 8)

 

10                                    Rainfall in the Forest.  Group map and individual lab

                                        Report.  Report due __________ to Turnitin.com, Graph (hard

                                        copy) due same day to instructor.                                                                                                                                            No                           Yes                            No

                                       

11                                    No Labs (PTC)

 

12                                    Kingdom Animalia:  Porifera, Acoelomate,                                                                                                                              Yes                           No                             No

                                        Pseudocoelomate Phyla, Annelida, Molluska, and Arthropoda

                                        phyla., Exercise 12

 

13                                    Kingdom Animalia:  Porifera, Acoelomate,                                                                                                                              Yes                           No                             No

                                         Pseudocoelomate Phyla, Annelida, Molluska,  and Arthropoda

                                         phyla, Exercise 12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

14                                    Kingdom Animalia:  Echinodermata and Chordates,                                                                                                               Yes                           No                             No

                                        Exercise 13                                                                                                                                                                              

 

15                                    Practical 3 (40 pts; Exercise 12, 13)

                                        Histology, Exercise 14                                                                                                                                                             Yes                           No                             No        

 

16                                    Rat dissection, Exercise 15                                                                                                                                                       Yes                           No                             No

 

17                                    Rat dissection, Exercise 15                                                                                                                                                       Yes                           No                             No

 

18                                   Practical 4 (40 pts; Exercise 14, 15)

 

*Quizzes on the indicated materials are given the following Wednesday.

 

 

Bio 101 Signature Form – Due Friday (first week of school)

 

Student’s Name (Printed)_______________________________                      Home Phone: (       )________________________

Parent’s/Guardian’s Name: _____________________________                       Student Email:____________________________

                                                                                                                                                                        Parent Cell Phone: (         ) ____________________

                                                                                                                                                                                               

Congratulations on your decision to take Bio 101, a college biology course! You are very fortunate to have extensive equipment, dissections, and multimedia resources to aid your learning.  You must be able to:                     

1. Follow all safety guidelines explained by the lab manual and by the instructor.

2. Work cooperatively with your classmates.

3. Properly handle and clean all microscopes, slides, equipment, the lab area, and student prep room.

4. Follow all guidelines for using the computers and SmartBoard.

5. Help instructor inventory equipment and course papers before class is dismissed.

6. Pay for any equipment, dissections, or materials you break or misuse.  The cost will be determined by what it takes to replace the item.

 

Initial:

Student Parent

_____              _____              I have read and understand the guidelines listed above.  I realize I will need to pay for any materials I break/misuse.  I understand that I can be dropped from the class, with no refund, by the instructor for not following these requirements.

 

_____              _____              I have read and understand the syllabus for Bio 101.  I know the syllabus is subject to modification as determined by the instructor.

_____              _____              I understand this is a dual enrollment college/high school class.  Realizing this I expect this college class to require more reading and studying than other high school classes.  This course is not an honors or AP weight course as college credit is awarded if the student earns a C or better.

_____              _____              I understand that movies illustrating general biology and anatomy concepts that are rated PG and PG13 movies may be shown in class including “House”, “Gataca”,  and “Health Matters”.

_____              _____              I understand some laboratory exercises need to be conducted outside of Boulder Creek High School.  I (the parent) give my son/daughter permission to go to cadaver labs/workshops at Grand Canyon University and/or A.T. Still University during class.

 

 

_________________________________________                                                                                      ________________

                                                                        Student signature                                                                                                                                             Date

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_________________________________________                                                                                      ________________

                                                                        Parent signature                                                                                                                                                                       Date

 

 

 

No students will be permitted to perform laboratory activities unless this contract is signed by both the student and parent/guardian and is on file with the teacher.

 

The Deer Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. For any inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies contact the Superintendent's Department, 20402 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027. 623.445.5000.

 

 

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Course:     ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY, General Education Course (year-long course)

 

E-mail:  vanessa.montgomery@dvusd.org

 

Teacher: Mrs. Vanessa Montgomery (lecture and lab instructor)

 

Voice Mail: (623) 445-8741

Office Hours:  Mon, Tues., 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm

Room:  506   Web Page: http://eschool.dvusd.org

 Course Description:

This junior level science course will deal specifically with the anatomy and physiology of the 11 major body systems.  Lecture, class activities, and labs will cover anatomy (structure) and physiology (function).  One long-term project (100-200 pts.) is planned for each semester.  Students will retain all course papers in the event of a semester notebook project.  State Standards are available at http://eschool.dvusd.org.  Semester Written (5% of semester grade) and Multiple Choice (15% of semester grade) Final Exams are the last week of school for each semester. Dissection is required.

Anatomy State Standards Course Objectives:

Semester 1

  • Organization of the body
  • Histology is the study of tissues which are the primary building materials of the body responsible for covering, support, movement, and control.
  • The integumentary system is a primary protective barrier for the human body and crucial for maintaining homeostasis.
  • The skeletal system is necessary for more than just support of the body.
  • The muscular system acts in conjunction with the skeletal system to produce movement, but has other functions as well.

 

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Semester 2

  • The nervous system is the rapid response control system of the body and is responsible for communication and maintaining homeostasis.
  • The endocrine system interacts with the nervous system to coordinate and integrate the activity of the body cells.
  • The circulatory system supplies food, oxygen and needed materials to cells and removes waste.
  • The respiratory system’s primary function is the process of eliminating CO2 from the body and taking in O2.
  • The digestive system is a continuous, muscular passageway that is important for absorbing nutrients into the body.
  • The urinary system is one of two systems that excrete nitrogenous wastes from the body.
  • The reproductive system allows the process of fertilization and childbirth to occur.
  • The lymphatic system provides for immune support.

 

Lecture and Lab Text:            Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Elaine Marieb, 9th ed. (ISBN 978-0-13-6001-65-2); Laboratory Manuals for Dissection (both provided)

 

Recommended:                       3x5 notecards for flashcards for quiz and test review, colored pencils and #2 pencils for lab, highlighters and #2 pencils for lecture, hand calculator, and a Medical Dictionary.

 

Classroom Rules:

1.  Use electronics outside this classroom.  Electronics are confiscated and returned to student at the end of the period outside Rm 506 door.  Minor offense is documented; third offense = detention.   No warning for first offense.

2.  Eat food outside this class with exception of celebrations.  Minor offense is documented; third offense = detention.

3.  Chew gum outside this class. Minor offense documented; third offense = detention.

4.  Draw on your papers, not the lab tables (pen, pencil, eraser).  Minor offense documented; third offense = detention.

5.  Clown around in the hallway, not in this class.  Minor offense (non-compliance) documented; third offense = detention.

6. Use professional words in class (aka no swear words).  Minor offense (respect) documented; third offense = detention.

7. Apply makeup and comb hair in the restroom, not in this class.  Makeup will be confiscated and returned at the end of the period. Minor offense (non-compliance) documented; third offense = detention.

Grading Policy: A = 90-100%, B = 80-90%, C  =  70-79%, D  = 60-69%, F  =  below 60% 

The semester grade is a cumulative grade for the 18 weeks weighted at 80% and the semester final exam grade weighted at 20%. 

Your grade is based entirely upon the total points you earn during the semester (grades will not be skewed or statistically curved).  Rounding up of grades will only occur if the student is no more than one-half percent away from next higher letter grade (i.e., 89.5% or higher rounds up to 90%).  An incomplete grade (I) is only given to a student doing acceptable work (C or better) who is unable to complete the course due to illness or extenuating circumstances, and who only needs to make up the last lecture and/or lab practical to complete the requirements.  An “Incomplete Grade Contract” must be filed with the Front Office.

Powerschool Access:  The Powerschool site allows parents/guardians and students to access the student’s grades, attendance, and other information. If you need your access information, please stop by the front desk during business hours.  You will need a photo I.D.  The web address is http://ps.dvusd.org/public 

PRIDE

Learning Environment

Prepared

  • Bring materials
  • Come prepared to learn

Respectful

  • Respect others, their property, equipment, and the facility

Integrity

  • Complete your own work
  • All electronic devices are off and out of sight

Discipline

  • Arrive on time & be in your seat
  • Behave appropriately and use courteous language
  • Keep food and drink outside

Everyone United

 

  • Encourage confidence
  • Cooperate and collaborate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adherence to the Boulder Creek Academic Integrity Code:  All students enrolled will adhere to the framework and guidelines set forth in the Boulder Creek High School Academic Integrity Code. Cheating and Plagiarism will not be tolerated. The purpose of this code is to promote a positive learning environment for all involved. As humans, we will make mistakes as we grow. It is understood that we can learn from those mistakes and become better individuals in the future. Any student who violates this code will be referred to the Students Rights and Responsibilities handbook and assignment of appropriate consequences. Please refer to the Academic Integrity Code in your student handbook for more details.

Make-Up Work PolicyUpon return to class after an absence, a student has one school day for each day missed to make up work/test assigned during his/her absence regardless of the number of days absent. For example, if a student is absent on Thursday and Friday, he/she will have Monday and Tuesday of the following week to make up work and must turn in the work that was assigned during the days absent on Wednesday.   

Coursework and assessments assigned prior to the absence(s) may still be due on the date assigned. It is the student’s responsibility to check with teachers immediately upon return for work missed and possible adjustment of due dates. It is the student’s responsibility to retain all class papers in the eventuality of creation of a semester notebook.  Teachers may choose to schedule an appointment with the student to arrange due dates as needed.

Missed work is available in your student personal folder (green folder, your name on it, in your class period crate) and/or on Blackboard (http://eschool.dvusd.org).

Late Work:  Work late one (1) day is graded 50% off, and work late two (2) days receives no credit.

Long Term Project Policy:  Long term projects are assignments given at least two weeks in advance.  Teachers should note that the assignment is a long term project in the written instructions provided for the students.  Long term projects are due on or before the date assigned, even if the student or teacher is absent on the due date. See the Student Handbook for additional details. 

Classroom Behavior Expectations and Consequences:

ATTENDANCE POLICY: In order to maintain credit, students are not allowed to miss more than 12 class periods per semester.  Upon the 13th absence, the student may lose class credit for graduation.

 

CHEATING:  1st offense:  Grade of zero on assignment and referral; 2nd offense:  Grade of zero on assignment, referral, and detention.  Students are not allowed to copy data from the Internet and/or another student’s work.

 

COMMUNICATION: Please contact the teacher for any student concerns.  It is crucial that teachers, parents, and students maintain open lines of communication.  Contact information is provided at the top of the first page. 
 

DISTRACTIONS:  Please no electronic use (no warning), gum, food, or drinks, do not leave during lecture/lab introduction (ask to use the restroom and provide instructor with a Bathroom Pass (5 passes provided to each student per semester), and ask the instructor for clarification not your neighborElectronics are confiscated and returned to student at the end of the period outside Rm 506 door; minor offense is documented.  The instructor will take actions if a student’s behavior is distracting to the rest of the class or the instructor (including but not limited to, loss of points and expulsion from lecture or lab).  Please note, each gum, hat, electronic use, food, defiance, and distraction violation is documented and “three strikes” results in disciplinary action.   Also due to the noise of switching out tapes, audio taping of lecture and lab is not permitted.

 

EXTRA CREDIT:  There is no extra credit offered in this course, but students may request optional assignments in the last month of school.

 

GRADE CONSULTATIONS:  Instructor and student will grade consult before or after school, not during the class period (student will make an appointment with the instructor).  Student will bring a hard copy of the questioned assignment and a copy of their PowerSchool to the meeting.

 

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES:  Conferences will be held in Fall and Spring and run from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.  If a parent is planning on attending, the instructor is requesting that both the parent and student participate in the conference.  This will allow for additional insight and will directly benefit communication between all parties.  Please note that the sheer volume of students and the time available for each conference need to balance.  Therefore the time has been set at 10 minutes per conference. 

 

STUDY HELP:  Find a “class buddy” to study with and to take notes if you have to miss a lecture or are unsure of the material.  See Blackboard at http://eschool.dvusd.org  for missed lecture notes, study guides, study guide keys, and missed lab makeup assignments.  See instructor for free tutoring.

TENTATIVE POINTS POSSIBLE:

Unit Quizzes (20 pts per quiz) x 8                                                                           160 pts                                                                   

Fill in the blank, matching, multiple choice, labeling

1-day makeup

 

Unit Exams (50 pts per exam) x 8                                                                           400 pts

                50 multiple choice questions

                1-day makeup

 

Homework (10 pts. possible) x 17                                                                          170 pts.

                Assigned on Monday, due on Friday

                All homework is handwritten, not typed, for kinesthetic learning

50% off grade if 1 day late

0% credit if more than 2 days late

 

Unit Study Guides, Bellwork, and State Standards Vocabulary  x 8         variable

                Vocabulary – 5 to 7 word definition per vocab term

                All work is handwritten, not typed, for kinesthetic learning

50% off grade if 1 day late

0% credit if more than 2 days late

                                                                                                                               

Completed Labs (20 pts. possible) x 17                                                  340 pts

                Due at the beginning of class, various due dates

                All work is handwritten, not typed, for kinesthetic learning

No copying

                50% off grade if 1 day late

0% credit if more than 2 days late.

 

Laboratory practicals (50 pts. possible) x 2                                                             100 pts.

                1-day oral makeup

 

Semester Project (1 per semester)                                                                            400 pts.

                100-200 pts.

 

LABORATORY:  The purpose of labs is to reinforce the lecture concepts.  Some concepts in lecture will not be tested on in lab, and vice versa.  Labs are Wednesday and Thursday.

 

LAB PRACTICALS:  There are two (2) Lab Practicals each worth 50 points.  Specimens are spaced around the classroom and/or a PPT slide presentation of specimens is shown to the student for identification.  Timed test with 1 minute per station/slide.  There is an oral makeup for missed lab practicals.

 

LAB SAFETY:  “Arizona Statute ARS15-151 specifies that every student, teacher, and visitor in community colleges must wear appropriate protective eyewear while participating in or when observing vocational, technical, industrial arts activities involving exposure to: heat treatment, explosive materials, caustic solutions, and radioactive materials.”

 

Science Laboratory Breakage Policy:  According to BOULDER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL and the DEER VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT the following policy on laboratory breakage will be as follows.

 

Breakage Policy:  Laboratory investigations are a crucial part of science investigations.  Without science equipment, labs and projects are very difficult to perform.  Due to costs, students will check- out equipment and tools to use in lab.  If a student breaks something, he or she will be held responsible for paying a replacement fee.  This is designed to reinforce that the students follow instructions and use care when using equipment.  Many of the process are included; however the list is not limited to only these items.  Students are responsible for paying the breakage fee at the bookstore. 

 

Beakers

 

 

 

10ml

$ 5.00

 

50ml

$ 4.50

 

100ml

$ 4.50

 

150ml

$ 4.50

 

250ml

$ 4.50

 

400ml

$ 5.50

 

600ml

$ 6.50

 

1000ml

$ 12.50

Stapler

 

$ 6.00

Dropping Bottles

 

$ 9.00

Glass Rod

 

$ 0.50

Medicine droppers

 

$ 0.50

Meter Stick

 

$ 4.50

Metric Ruler

 

$ 4.50

Glass slide

 

$ 1.00

Blood pressure cuff

 

$ 15.00

Prepared Slide

 

$10.00

Spot Plate

 

$15.00

Test Tube

 

 

 

10mm

$1.00

 

13mm

$1.00

 

15mm

$1.00

 

20mm

$1.00

 

25mm

$2.00

Thermometer (20-110 c)

 

$10.00

Triple Beam Balance

 

$120.00

Microscope, light

 

$ 950.00

 

COURSE DISCLAIMER:  This syllabus is subject to modifications by the instructor.

 

 

 

ANATOMY Signature Form – Due Friday (first week of school)

 

Student’s Name (Printed)_______________________________           Home Phone: (       )________________________

Parent’s/Guardian’s Name: _____________________________           Sudent Email:____________________________

                                                                                                                                Parent Cell Phone: (       )________________________

 

Congratulations on your decision to take Anatomy! You are very fortunate to have extensive equipment, dissections, and multimedia resources to aid your learning.  You must be able to:               

1. Follow all safety guidelines explained by the lab manual and by the instructor.

2. Work cooperatively with your classmates.

3. Properly handle and clean all microscopes, slides, equipment, the lab area, and student prep room.

4. Follow all guidelines for using the computers and SmartBoard.

5. Help instructor inventory equipment and course papers before class is dismissed.

6. Pay for any equipment, dissections, or materials you break or misuse.  The cost will be determined by what it takes to replace the item.

Failure to follow these guidelines can result in you being dropped from the class.

 

Initial: (Student and Parent)

 

_____      _____      I have read and understand the guidelines listed above.  I realize I will need to pay for any materials I break/misuse. 

 

_____      _____      I have read and understand the syllabus for Anatomy.  I know the syllabus is subject to modification as determined by the instructor.

_____      _____      I understand this is a junior level science and will require more reading and studying than other high school classes

_____      _____      I understand that movies illustrating general biology and anatomy concepts that are rated PG and PG13 movies may be shown in class including “House”, “Gataca”,  and “Health Matters”.

_____      _____      I understand some laboratory exercises need to be conducted outside of Boulder Creek High School.  I (the parent) give my son/daughter permission to go to labs/workshops at Grand Canyon University and/or A.T. Still University during class.

 

 

_________________________________________                                                              ________________

                                                Student signature                                                                                    Date

­­­­

_________________________________________                                                              ________________

                                                Parent signature                                                                                                     Date

 

 

 

No students will be permitted to perform laboratory activities unless this contract is signed by both the student and parent/guardian and is on file with the teacher.

 

 

 

The Deer Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. For any inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies contact the Superintendent's Department, 20402 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027. 623.445.5000.

 

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