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BIOLOGY 305 LAB COMPARATIVE ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY REAGAN LAKE LAB INSTRUCTOR SPRING 2007 CONTACT INFORMATION Reagan Lake: Office: BS Room 454 Phone: 410-455-3384 Email: lake1@umbc.edu LAB LECTURE Instruction on lab exercises Background information, concepts & theory

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biology 305 lab comparative animal physiology

BIOLOGY 305 LABCOMPARATIVE ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

REAGAN LAKE

LAB INSTRUCTOR

SPRING 2007

contact information
CONTACT INFORMATION
  • Reagan Lake:
    • Office: BS Room 454
    • Phone: 410-455-3384
    • Email: lake1@umbc.edu
lab lecture
LAB LECTURE
  • Instruction on lab exercises
  • Background information, concepts & theory
  • Answer questions pertaining to lab
rules regulations
RULES & REGULATIONS
  • Lab Safety:
      • No open toed shoes
      • No food or drink in lab
      • Wear goggles & gloves when asked to do so
attendance is mandatory
ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY
  • Lab
      • NEED university approved excuse to attend another lab section -AND-
      • A Permission to Attend Another LaboratoryForm,

filled out & signed by your TA

  • Lab Lecture
      • Attendance counts! 3 absences = “F”
  • Exams
      • Check your schedule NOW and clear it!
grades
GRADES
  • Overall grade based on:
    • Lab Quizzes (5 of 6) 50
    • Animal Care & Use Paper 25
    • Lab Practical 25
    • Lab Notebook (8) 40
    • Poster Presentation 60
    • Oral Presentation 60
    • Exams (2) 200
    • Lab Lecture Quiz/Attendance 40 +

500

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GRADES
  • Lab Quizzes:
    • Based on both new & old material:
        • ½ Qs based on lab to be completed
        • ½ Qs from previous lab
    • Best 5 of 6 quizzes will count towards final grade
    • Ten minutes late to labmiss quiz (no makeup!)
    • Total of 50 pts.
use of animals in the lab
USE OF ANIMALS IN THE LAB
  • Assignment #1: Animal Care & Use Report:
    • Justify use of animals in teaching laboratories
        • Focus on use of animals in education & teaching (NOT research!)
    • Worth 25 pts
    • Citations:
        • In text AND full bibliography
        • See course web site for proper citation format & concerns regarding plagiarism
    • Spelling, grammar & organization COUNT!
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USE OF ANIMALS IN THE LAB
  • Humane Treatment
          • Animal Care & Use Protocols
          • Anesthesia
    • Minimize numbers through sharing
    • Use of computer simulations
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GRADES
  • Lab Practical:
      • Third week of labs (Feb 19 - 23)
      • Consists of hands-on exercises (computer)
      • Worth 25 pts
      • Open lab hours will assist you in preparation
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GRADES
  • Lab Notebook Exercises:
    • Data sheets turned in at end of every lab
        • May include calculations, answers to questions
        • Work in groups but answer questions & turn in INDIVIDUALLY
    • Eight exercises at 5 points each = 40 pts
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GRADES
  • Poster & Oral Presentations:
    • End of the semester
        • 60 pts each
        • Work in groups
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GRADES
  • Exams:
    • Cover material from lab and lab lectures
    • One midterm and one final exam
          • Final is NOT cumulative!
    • Each worth 100 pts for a total of 200 pts
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GRADES
  • Lab Lecture:
    • Points for attendance/simple quizzes
        • Occasional in class exercises
    • Worth total of 40 pts
regrade policy
REGRADE POLICY
  • WRITTEN requests only!!!
  • Download & Fill out Request For Regrade Form
    • Deadline: one week after the return of material
  • Be specific about what you want evaluated
  • Provide evidence
  • Be Warned: entire exercise may be re-graded
open lab hours
OPEN LAB HOURS
  • Will be announced in lab next week
  • Labs staffed by TAs
  • Time to get questions answered
  • Prepare for lab practical
course web site
COURSE WEB SITE
  • URL:http://www.umbc.edu/bioclass/biol305l/
  • Contains:
    • Syllabus
    • Announcements
    • Laboratory exercises
    • Previous exams
    • Power point lecture notes
  • Download lab exercise for upcoming week
    • NEW version ONLY (throw out anything printed before today!)
    • Print out & bring to lab with you!!!!
      • Use to study for lab quizzes
materials for the course
MATERIALS FOR THE COURSE
  • Textbook: 5th Edition Animal Physiology by

Eckert

          • Recommended
  • Carbon Copy Lab Notebook
      • Mandatory: bring to next lab!
        • Available in Bookstore
  • No Lab Manual for Course!
clean up
CLEAN UP
  • Wash & dry instruments before leaving lab
  • Wash, clean & arrange materials/instruments as you found them
  • One member of group responsible for a clean up
    • Turn in “checklist” to TA before leaving lab
        • Leaving w/out permission or without turning in checklist = loss of points for the exercise
academic integrity
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
  • We take academic integrity seriously!
  • Cheating will NOT be tolerated:
      • Copying on exams or quizzes
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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
  • Plagiarism:
    • Use of another’s thoughts, ideas or words without giving proper credit.
      • See Plagiarism Link on web site
      • Work will be submitted through TurnItIn.com
lab instruments
LAB INSTRUMENTS
  • Dissection Tools:
    • Dissecting microscope
    • Scissors
    • Tweezers
    • Forceps
    • Scalpel
  • Use these tools carefully
      • You are financially responsible for them!
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LAB INSTRUMENTS
  • Computerized Hardware
    • iWorx
      • Amplifier
      • Digitizer
      • Transducers
      • Electrodes
      • Stimulators
  • PCs
  • Computerized Software
      • Labscribe
next week in lab instrumentation
NEXT WEEK IN LAB:INSTRUMENTATION
  • Exercise 1:
    • Pulse Transducer
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NEXT WEEK IN LAB: INSTRUMENTATION

Exercise 1: The Pulse Transducer

  • What is a Pulse Transducer?
  • Flow of Information
    • Analog vs. Digital signals
    • Sampling Frequency
    • Nyquist Frequency
    • Aliasing
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NEXT WEEK IN LAB: INSTRUMENTATION

Exercise 1: The Pulse Transducer

  • The Output:
    • Amplitude
    • Frequency
    • Period