Project #196624 - BIO113

Science Tutors

Subject Science
Due By (Pacific Time) 12/01/2017 12:00 am

Course Outline

Introduction to the Course/Laboratory Safety

Taxonomy

Experimental Design

Metric Measurement

Ecology – Owl Pellet

Scientific Method – “Green Box”

Diffusion

Tonicity

Lab Exam 1

 

Osmosis

Enzymes

Cell Structure and Function

Transcription and Translation

DNA Extraction

Genetics

Lab Exam 2

 

This outline is tentative and the instructor has the right to make changes to the outline (addition to or deletion of topics) as circumstances may require.

 

Course Structure

This course is divided into weekly segments or “labs”. Each segment will consist of one lab that will require the student to read assigned materials, perform exercises by following instructions, participate in Discussion Board assignments, take quizzes and submit reports and/or complete other assignments. Every student will be expected to log into this course at least once per week.

 

There are two major exams – one at midterm and one during Final Exam week.

Some exercises will require the student to supply some of the needed materials. Other materials will be included in the lab kit that must be purchased. It is very important to check the contents of your kit when you receive it. If there is something missing or broken from your kit, contact the kit company immediately! Do not wait until the week you need that item – it may be too late to replace it.

 

To access the labs, click on the “Labs” button on the course menu. That will take you to a page that lists the weekly labs. Click on that week’s lab to view the page that contains the materials and assignments for that particular lab. Students may work ahead in the class. Assignments may be accepted up to one week after the deadline, but a minimum of 50% will be deducted from the grade. Nothing will be accepted after one week past the deadline. All deadlines are midnight Eastern time on Friday. Due dates will be listed under each individual lab on the Labs page as well as the Due Dates page.

 

Assignments, quizzes and exams will be made available for review by the students after the deadline has passed and after the instructor has graded them.

Grading Scale

764.3 - 854 points             A (90%)

678.9 – 764.2 points        B (80%)

593.5 – 678.8 points        C (70%)

508.1 – 593.4 points        D (60%)

0 – 508 points                    E (<60%)

 

Your grade will be based on the total number of points acquired. No extra credit will be offered.

 

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all work is completed appropriately and that it is turned in on time.

 

Late submissions will be accepted up to one week after the due date but at least a 50% deduction in the grade will be applied.

 

Students are required to have regular access to a reliable computer.

 

Students will be required to submit photos of some of the completed labs. This is best done using a digital camera. If a digital camera is not available, regular photos can be submitted via mail but deadline requirements remain in effect.

 

Photos should be submitted in one of the following formats: jpg, doc or docx

 

Each student must purchase a custom lab kit for the course. Students may NOT share a kit.

 

Students must check the contents of the kit upon its arrival. If an item is not included in the kit or an item is damaged, contact the kit company and they will send a replacement.

 

Students will be required to supply some of the materials needed to complete the labs.

 

Students are required to log into the course at least once per week.

 

Students may work together with a lab partner, but each student must perform every exercise and submit his/her own work.

 

Science is a detail-oriented discipline. Failure to follow instructions may result in the deduction of points.

 

The correct use of grammar, spelling and punctuation is expected on all submitted coursework. Errors in these areas may result in a loss of points as well.

 

All measurements must be done and submitted in metric rounded to the nearest tenth. Do NOT measure in English and then convert – this will result in a loss of points.

This course will be taught entirely via the internet; therefore, students must have a working knowledge of computers and the internet and must have regular access to a computer with internet access. An unreliable computer or internet connection is NOT an adequate excuse for missed or late assignments.

Students who have not made academic contact before August 23, 2017 will be reported as a no-show. For this course, academic contact will be defined as completion of the Introduction Discussion Board Assignment or an email to the instructor.

 

Students will be expected to log in to the course at least once per week.

 

Special note: Blackboard is unavailable due to regularly scheduled maintenance every Sunday morning from 1:00 – 5:00 am.

 

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