BIO 111L GENERAL BIOLOGY LAB TUTORIALS AND QUIZZES
Lab 1 is an exploration in microscopy including the observations of "field of view", "depth of field", resolution and general orientation using the stereoscopic and compound microscope
Lab 2 is an exploration of cells including plant cells, animal cells and single-celled organisms.
Lab 3 explores homeostasis and the effects of surface area to volume ratio, temperature and solute concentrate on the rate of diffusion and osmosis.
Lab 4 compares blood pressure and heart rates before and after exercise among different groups of students.
Lab 5 looks at how energy is obtained in living organisms. The processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration are explored.
Lab 6 compares several sexual and asexual reproductive strategies and concludes with an exercise to simulate the spread of STDs.
Lab 7 ia an introduction to meiosis, genetic variation and genetic inheritance using Punnett squares.
Lab 8 involves a simulation of transcription and translation in which a "codons" are transcribed then translated as a mixed drink.
Lab 9 involves a simulation of predator/prey adaptation, and an exploration in habitat selection and dispersion.
Lab 10 takes a brief look at the interdependence of species within an ecosystem, the rainforest and biodiversity.