BIOL 1202 lab study assignments and lab guidesheets

For each week's assigned lab work you must print a copy of the appropriate lab guidesheet(s), shown as links below.  You must bring the guidesheet(s) to lab; it/they contain(s) the instructions you need to do the lab work.  The lab instructor (TA) will not have copies of these guidesheets to distribute.

There may be more than one guidesheet to print. There are several for the first lab session, but that's an exception since the quantitative material introduced in the first lab session is used again throughout the semester.

Reminder (from the syllabus):  Use of laptops, cell phones, and other electronic devices (except small pocket calculator) is not permitted in lab unless the study assignment says otherwise.

For lab session #1.  The first week of lab work begins with the Monday morning lab group (section BA) on Jan. 23 and concludes with the Friday afternoon group (section CB) on Jan. 27.

First thing to be done: the TA will review the laboratory safety rules; you will be required to sign the sheet showing that you understand the rules and agree to abide by them.  Print the sheet of safety rules and bring it to lab.

Then there are two parts to the lab work:  (1) an introduction to types of calculations needed in lab work throughout the semester and (2) an introduction to the lab technique called colorimetry.  Each link listed below is a lab guidesheet; print a copy of each one and bring them to lab.  Also bring a pocket calculator and at least one piece of graph paper (linear scales). You can print graph paper from the link below.

Some files are WORD format, others HTML.  All have been scanned for viruses; they're clean.  Since browser and printer settings vary, you may need to adjust your print settings to avoid a table or graph in a guidesheet being cut/split between pages when you print it.  

**Reminder: The lab instructor (TA) will not have copies of these guidesheets to distribute.  You must print them and bring them to lab.**

Part I: An introduction to calculations.  For this set of guidesheets, study, print, and bring to lab at least the first two listed here (studying more is better). You'll need to know how to do such calculations throughout the semester and in other courses.  Though your TA will go over some of this with you, it's important that you study it beforehand.
The Metric System
Dimensional Analysis
Dimensional Analysis Practice
Expressing Magnitude of Change and Degree of Difference
Introduction to Dilution Problems
Construction of Graphs

Part II:  An introduction to colorimetry.  You'll need a piece of graph paper (linear scales) to plot these data.  Study this guidesheet, print it, and bring it to lab.
Introduction to Colorimetry
Printable sheet of graph paper