- Lab Forms, Manuals and Safety
- Homework and Assignments
- Free E-Textbook
- Problems and Solutions
- Course Description
- CUNY and LaGuardia Links
- References: Biology OER
Lab Handouts, Manuals and Safety
SCB 101 Lab Manuals
Instructions for enrolled students
Download and save the Word and PDF files on your device before filling them out. Follow your professor’s instructions on renaming and submitting labs.
Downloadable lab manuals in Word and PDF format
|Labs and additional resources||word file||PDF file|
|Lab 1. Exercise 1 Lab Safety|
|Lab 1. Exercise 2 Introduction to Biology and the Scientific Method|
Lab 1 Exercise 2 Video
52 playing cards (zipped folder) for use with a virtual whiteboard
|Lab 1. Exercise 3 Scientific Measurements with appendices|
|Lab 2. Exercises 4 and 5 Microscopy and Cell Biology with appendix|
|Download all Labs 1 and 2 with Video in zipped folder|
|Lab 7 Exercises 1 to 4 Meiosis and Trait Inheritance|
|Lab 7 BabyMaker Reference Sheet_PDF|
Lab 7 Meiosis Sort Cards_5MLRjSM_PPT
|Lab 8. DNA – Isolation, Structure, and Technology|
|Lab 9. Exercises 1 and 2 – Macromolecules and Human Nutrition|
|Lab 9 Exercise 1 Macromolecules Student Handout (PDF) Lab 9 Handout Word |
Lab 9 Calculating Basal Metabolic Rate and Macronutrient Intake (Word)
|Lab 10 Exercises 1, 2 and 3 Fetal Pig Dissection with appendix|
|Lab 10 Fetal Pig Dissection Manual BIOL 105|
|Lab 12. Ecology|
Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) may be downloaded, and then read and filled out with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Microsoft Office (MS) Word files may be read with the free Office on the Web or imported to the free Google Docs and LibreOffice.
Central Access Reader will read MS Word file aloud, including math equations.
Forms and Safety for All Biology Labs
- NS Laboratory Policy Handbook
- Biology Laboratory Fitness & Health Consent Form
- NS Laboratory Makeup Form
- NS Practical Exam Form for Students with Disability
- Microscope Diagram Key
- Lab Safety Website
(Source: LAGCC Natural Sciences Department)
Homework and Assignments
Development of MyOpenMath modules is under consideration. MyOpenMath is a free, open source, online course management system for mathematics and other quantitative fields. Functions include randomizing questions, online tests, and automatic grading.
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Textbook problem solutions
The syllabus contains information on Course materials, Instructional Objectives, Grading Scheme and Standards, Homework Assignments, Attendance and other policies, Class schedule and instructors, and Laboratory requirements and experiments.
Spring 2021 (to be posted)
SCB 101 Course Description
This course serves as an introduction to biology for the non- science majors. It will cover topics such as basic chemistry, cell structure and function, genetics, biotechnology, anatomy and physiology, evolution, and ecology. The scientific method and application of quantitative techniques, data analysis, interpretation and presentation will also be covered. Prerequisites: CSE099, ESA099, MAT096. Fulfills “Pathways: Required Core. 3 credits; 3 hours (2 lecture, 1 lab)
Links to CUNY and LAGCC Sites and Resources
Some of the links require login credentials and can be accessed via MyLaGuardia.
- LAGCC Natural Sciences Department
- LAGCC library
- Academic Help/Tutoring and Academic Peer Instruction
- STEM Study Guide
- LAGCC ePortoflio
- Office of Assistive Technology (Students with Disabilities)
- Technology Resources LaGuardia
- MyLaGuardia for Students and My LaGuardia for Faculty and Staff
References: Biology OER
- Biology OER
- LAGCC Biology Degree Map
- Environmental Sciences at LAGCC
- Environmental Sciences Degree Map
- Ad Astra Undergraduate Research Newsletter
Ad Astra is a newsletter where faculty, staff and students at LaGuardia Community College from different disciplines showcase their ongoing and latest research initiatives, scientific and academic accomplishments. Ad Astra presents snippets of new scientific findings, puzzles to challenge your brain and useful information about usual and unusual career paths and possibilities following graduation.