To prepare for class on Wednesday 4/6, please read one of the following
- EO Wilson’s Life on Earth chapter 10
- Raven’s Biology 15.1-3, 15.6-9 and
- OpenStax Biology 14.2-4, 15.1-2, 15.5
Then look over these slides on the Central Dogma. Please note that if you are reading Biology by Raven or OpenStax you’ll need to use other sections of the textbook or additional resources (such as the slides from previous years or Wikipedia) to get familiarized with the basics of chromosomes.
Also, these animations may be helpful (there are versions of these in EO Wilson’s Life on Earth).
For April 4th, you’ll get more out of our class discussion on DNA if you read the following:
- sections 14.2 and 14.3 of Biology by Raven,
- sections 14.2 & 14.3 in OpenStax Biology or
- sections 10.1 and 10.2 in EO Wilson’s Life on Earth.
But since we’ve just completed an exam, this is optional for Monday.
Finish reading the cell biology chapter of the textbook you’re using for the course and bring in any questions you’d like to discuss. Try to get a good feel for the components of the endomembrane system and how they work together. Also consider how osmosis works.
As discussed today in class, we’ll have a quiz on Monday. Also, our next exam, which will focus on cell biology, is tentatively planned for Mar. 28.
As mentioned in class, to prepare for discussion on Mar. 9th, please come in having read at least the first half of the cell biology chapter in your book.
OpenStax 4.1 – 4.3
EO Wilson’s Life on Earth 5.1 – 5.3
Biology 4.1 – 4.3
Here are the slides from previous semesters.
Here’s a rundown of the terms covered in class and in your textbook. Remember that the 3 textbook options you have for this class take different approaches and do not cover all the same terms. Use this as the definitive list for terms we’ll focus on in this part of our course. Look up any terms not in the textbook you’ve chosen, or ask your peers about them or request clarification during class discussion.
Dependent and Independent Variables
Control / Control Experiment
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