Dr. Ray L. Winstead
Professor of Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

General Biology II Lab Schedule 2012
Lab Schedule for my Spring Lab Sections


January 31, Feb. 1, 2

Human Circulatory System

February 7, 8, 9

Fetal Pig Anatomy I

February 14, 15, 16

Fetal Pig Anatomy II

February 21, 22, 23

Fish Physiology - Temperature/Respiration

Feb. 28, 29, March 1

The Human Nervous System

March 6, 7, 8

Animal Behavior

March 12 - 16

Spring Break

March 20, 21, 22

Flowering Plants I

March 27, 28, 29

Flowering Plants II

April 3, 4, 5

Supplemental Reading Assignment

April 10, 11, 12

The Mozart Effect
(Lab grade based on work in lab)

April 17, 18, 19
Meet in room 120A

Alcohol, Cigarettes, Marijuana, Steroids
(Lab grade based on work in lab)

April 24, 25, 26
Meet in room 120A

Endangered Animals
(Lab grade based on work in lab)

May 1, 2, 3
Meet in room 120A

Reading food Labels
(Lab grade based on work in lab)

Note: The lab schedule is subject to change.

         Your laboratory grade counts twenty-five percent (25%) of your final course grade.  In general, a lab test will be given at the beginning of each lab on the preceding lab.  Each lab test will be worth 10 lab points and will consist of questions in different formats, depending on the material.  Twelve "lab tests" will be given, and the lowest score will be dropped - giving 110 lab points for those tests.  However, your lab grade for each of the last four labs will be based on your work in the lab, plus your submitted lab report at the end of the lab, and that lab grade will count the same as one lab test.  Note that the supplemental reading assignment is due April 3rd, 4th, or 5th, depending on your regular lab day, and is worth 25 lab points.  Your final lab grade will be a percentage score based on the total of 135 lab points, i.e., your lab grade will be (lab points earned)/135.  (Note that the supplemental reading assignment counts 25/135 = 18.52% of your lab grade.) 

         You may take an essay makeup test for any of the first eight lab tests you miss at the end of your supplemental reading assignment lab, i.e., April 3rd, 4th, or 5th,  depending on your regular lab day, when the class has finished with the supplemental reading oral presentations.  Makeup lab tests for the first eight labs are available ONLY at this time, and no makeup test will be available for the last lab.  A person arriving late for lab has missed the lab test if the first lab test paper has been handed in already.

Supplemental Reading Assignment:  Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, 1995 by Daniel Goleman (2005 paperback edition ISBN: 9780553383713).  See separate set of instructions.

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