Biology 2201

Course Description

This course begins the study of introductory biology.  Topics include the cell and cellular transport, diversity of life, homeostasis of human biology systems and population biology.

 

 

Authorized Learning Resource

McGraw-Hill Ryerson Biology                                            



 Homework Central



Wed Sept 28: Please review our continued notes and discussion of the Organelles of a Eukaryotic Animal Cell: (6) mitochondria, (7) lysosomes...to be continued.
              
               Choose An Organelle For Your Cell Rap


Tues Sept 27:
Please review our notes and discussion exploring the Organelles of a Eukaryotic Animal Cell: (1) nucleus, (2) nucleolus, (3) ribosomes, (4) endoplasmic reticulum (rough & smooth), (5) Golgi apparatus...to be continued.  Be able to make a comparison between the jobs in a functioning cell and the jobs in a functioning town.  Label the diagram of organelles.  The following animation is good for your review....

         http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model_js.htm

Fri Sept 23:
We discussed and corrected the microscope worksheet.  Please review our notes and discussion exploring the Differences Between Prokaryotic & Eukaryotic Cells: (a) organisms included, (b) nucleus present or absent, (c) structure & size, (d) organelles present or absent and (e) DNA.  Refer to handout diagram.

Thurs Sept 22:
Students wrote the Microscope Learning Check.  Please review our continued notes and discussion of the various Microscope Types: (c) dissecting microscope and (d) scanning electron microscope SEM.  Students completed a worksheet comparing and contrasting these microscopes and viewed some videos of electron microscope function.

Tues Sept 19:
We completed instructions regarding Scale Biological Drawings.  Please review our notes and discussion exploring the various Types of Microscopes: (a) compound light microscope, (b) transmission electron microscope TEM...to be continued.

Learning Check (Parts of Microscope & Functions - Thurs Sept 22
                       Microscope Lab Due - Thurs Sept 22



Mon Sept 19:
The graded Learning Check was returned.  Students made wet mounts of onion cells in the lab and estimated their biological size.  Please review our notes and discussion exploring how to sketch To Scale Biological Drawings.

Learning Check (Parts of Microscope & Functions - Thurs Sept 22
                       Microscope Lab Due - Thurs Sept 22


Fri Sept 16:
Students wrote the Learning Check.  Please review our calculations involving Estimates of Biological Size.


Wed Sept 14:
Please review our continued notes and discussion of the following microscope terms: (d) working distance, (e) resolving power, (f) image inversion, (g) specimen and (h) wet mount vs permanent slide.  We reviewed the wet mount procedure.  Finally we practiced focusing of the microscope on a permanent slide (an amoeba).

                   Learning Check - Scientists - Fri Sept 16



Tues Sept 13:
Please review our notes and discussion of the Compound Light Microscope.  We reviewed its parts and functions and labelled a diagram.  Also review the following terms: (a) total magnification (note calculations), (b) field of view, (c) depth of field...to be continued.

                    Learning Check - Scientists - Fri Sept 16



Fri Sept 9:
We completed discussion of the spontaneous generation / biogenesis debate by exploring the work of (e) Pasteur.  Please review our notes and discussion of scientists that contributed to the formation of a Cell Theory: (a) Hooke, (b) Leeuwenhoek, (c) Brown, (d) Schleiden, (e) Schwann, (f) Braun and (g) Virchow.  Know the 4 points that compose the Cell Theory.

                     Learning Check - Scientists - Next Week



Thurs Sept 8:
Students were provided with the course evaluation scheme.  We introduced Unit 1 "Matter and Energy For Life - The Cell".  Please review our notes and discussion exploring two competing theories exploring the origin of life: spontaneous generation (abiogenesis) and biogenesis.  Review the work of the following scientists and what theory their experiment supported: (a) Aristotle, (b) Redi, (c) Needham, (d) Spallanzani ...to be continued.

Wed Sept 7:
Welcome to the course.  I am looking forward to working with you throughout the year.  Today class lists were reviewed and textbooks were distributed.  Use this website to track homework and topics covered in class. 


                       

 
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