Course snap shot: Bio 114 Organisms. Situational Factors. 120 first semester freshman 5 lecture instructors Army of lab instructors Stadium, fixed seat classroom that seats 120 students 2 Screens up front Foyer and benched seating outside the room T Th format
120 first semester freshman
5 lecture instructors
Army of lab instructors
Stadium, fixed seat classroom that seats 120 students
2 Screens up front
Foyer and benched seating outside the room
T Th format
3 hour lab once a week, not taught by me
Students work in teams for most of the course (65%)
Students have “critical reading” and “skim reading” with reading reflections for each class period.
Students also use the publisher’s online reading assessments (Mastering Biology) for content checks
I use mini-lecture to address often missed questions on Mastering Biology or to pull out interesting points from the reflections. These are still interactive with multiple opportunities for reflection and discussion.
Group format work for the rest of the time, with me interrupting as needed to make a point.
Summative assessments are multiple choice tests taken individually and as a group.
Evolution of Eukaryotes in class assignment
Importance of Protists assignment
critically read: 30.1 AND pp569-570 AND 30.3 AND p. 564 Photosynthesis-Endosymbiosis and the origin of chloroplasts and Photosynthesis-Primary versus Secondary Endosymbiosis
We are using this as a catch up day for protists and talking about mitosis. No new reading but you many want to review lifecycles and mitosis.
Lecture reading assignment
critically read p. 566 How do Protists Reproduce? , Life Cycles- Haploid versus Diploid Dominated, and critically read: 12.1, 12.2
Formative Assignments (handouts)
Evolution of Eukaryotes
Importance of Protists