Biology 116 - BOTANY portion of course - Spring 2007 Lecture and Laboratory Schedule

Week

Date

Lecture Topic

Laboratory Topic

Readings

1. Tuesday

March 20

Introduction to Botany;
About Plant Biology

Making Dichotomous Keys; Microscopes;"Powers of Ten";
Campus Field Trip

Chap. 1;
Handouts

Thursday

March 22

The Chemistry of Life;
Plant Cell and Cell Cycle

Functions of Plants; Pond Water; Plant Cells through the Microscope

Chapter 2;
Chapter 3

2. Tuesday

March 27

Evolution & Systematics;
Archaea, Bacteria & Viruses

Plating Microscopic Cells;
Plant Families

Chapter 18;
Chapter 19

Thursday

March 28

QUIZ #1
Kingdom Fungi

"The Rotten World About Us"
Exercise 10, page 131

Chapter 20

3. Tuesday

April 3

The Protists: The World of Algae. and More

Exercise 3, page 51

Chapter 21

Thursday

April 5

Bryophytes;
Early Tracheophytes

Exercise 4, The Bryophytes, page 73

Chapter 22;
Chapter 23

4. Tuesday

April 10

SPRING BREAK

NO CLASS

Thursday

April 12

SPRING BREAK

NO CLASS

5. Tuesday

April 17

Life Cycles of Plants
The Seed Plants: Gymnosperms

Exercise 5, page 81;
Exercise 6, page 91

Chapter 12;
Chapter 24

Thursday

April 19

Midterm Exam #1

Exercise 6 (continued);
Exercise 7, page 103

Midterm Exam #1 covers

6. Tuesday

April 24

Life Cycles of Plants
The Seed Plants: Angiosperms

The Fruit Lab!
Set up Plant Nutrition Experiment

Chapter 13;
Chapter 25

Thursday

April 26

Plant Cells and Tissues;
How Plants Grow

Exercise 1: Plant Architecture and Growth (parts 1 & 2), page 15

Chapter 4

7. Tuesday

May 1

Plant Organs: The Shoot

Exercise 1: parts 3 & 4

Chapter 5

Thursday

May 3

QUIZ #2
The Form & Structure of Leaves

TBA

Chapter 6

8. Tuesday

May 8

The Root

TBA

Chapter 7

Thursday

May 10

Photosynthesis, an Introduction

Photosyntesis Exercises Handout

Chapter 10

9. Tuesday

May 15

Wonders of Photosynthesis

Exercise 2: Plant Nutrition, page 25

Chapter 10 (continued)

Thursday

May 17

Wrap-up and Review

Sexual Encounters of the Floral Kind

THURSDAY

May 24

Midterm Exam #2

Lab Practical # 2

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Please Note: Any Changes to this Schedule will be announced in class.