- Lab Forms, Manuals and Safety
- Homework and Assignments
- Free E-Textbook
- Problems and Solutions
- Course Description
- CUNY and LaGuardia Links
- References: Biology OER
Some items will require the password that has been provided to enrolled students and instructors.
Lab Handouts, Manuals and Safety
SCB 103 Lab Manuals
Labs 1 to 4 and Lab 6 are done with the virtual Labster Lab on Blackboard. Instructions to login to your Blackboard via CUNYFirst.
- Lab 1 “Atomic Structure (Principles): Atom and Isotopes” (Labster lab on Blackboard)
- Lab 2 “Your Diet and Your DNA” (Labster lab on Blackboard)
- Lab 3 “Cell Structure: Cell theory and internal organelles” (Labster lab on Blackboard)
- Lab 4 “Mitosis: using a toxic compound from the yew tree in cancer therapy” (Labster lab on Blackboard)
- Lab 5 Genetics
- Lab 6 “Antibodies: Why are some blood types incompatible?” (Labster lab on Blackboard)
- Lab 7 Cardiovascular and Respiratory System
- Lab 8 Digestive System
- Lab 9 Nervous System and Neurodegenerative disease
- Lab 10 Immune System, Infectious disease, and HIV
- Lab 11 Reproductive System, Pregnancy, and Human development
- Lab 12 Birth Control and Sexually transmitted Diseases
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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
Biology 2e is optional. The textbook is free to read online and download (PDF, Kindle). (Book URL: https://openstax.org/details/books/biology-2e)
Clark, M.A., Douglas, M., & Choi, J. (2018) (2019). Biology 2e. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0
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Textbook problem solutions
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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.
SCB 103 Course Description
This one-semester course provides students with an overview of the structure and function of the human body. The anatomy and physiology of the following organ systems will be discussed: cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, gastrointestinal, immune and reproductive. Each of these systems will be considered under normal conditions as well as under disease conditions. Contemporary health issues will also be discussed. The laboratory component of the course will involve simulations in a computer lab. Prerequisites: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099, MAT096. Fulfills “Pathways: Flexible Core-Scientific World.” 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.
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.