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Dr. W. Crone (303 FTZ, 629-7439, cronewil@hvcc.edu, http://www.hvcc.edu/academ/faculty/crone/index.html)

As you remember, laboratory is worth 25% of the overall course grade. Points in lab have come from lab quizzes, lab dissections, the lab article/website abstract which is due TUESDAY 11/23/99 BY 4PM (last day before Thanksgiving break), and then a LAB FINAL after Thanksgiving.

Reprint of the lab article assignment for those who do not remember seeing this information from the first week of class:

A laboratory article/website abstract is your chance to go the library, find an article on an invertebrate/protist phylum that interests you, or go online and find an interesting website, and write up the following:

a) complete bibliographic citation for either article or electronic source; one good starting point for appropriate web sites is the University of California Museum of Paleontology:


b) one to four paragraphs that summarizes the article/web site in your own words


c) up to one paragraph that shows how the article, in some way, assists the lab time in describing//adding information about that phylum (e.g., an article about tapeworm infections could be related to the tapeworm structures seen in the flatworm lab)

d) a copy of the article/web site printout attached to your report. You will be dealt with severely if you rip an article out a library journal--it doesn't cost too much to make a copy.


See"Additional course information sheet, Bio 03050" for approaches to bibliographic citation. For citation of electronic material, check out style guides, e.g., URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/cgos/idx_basic.html

This is to be typed and is due no later than Tuesday, Week 13, 11/23 at 4 PM at my office (last day of classes before Thanksgiving vacation). Certainly, feel free to hand your report in early, as there will be no credit given to those who hand it in late! I will be glad to go over rough drafts with you during office hours or appointments.


PLEASE NOTE: you will need to confirm your article/website selection with me beforehand, as it will be"first come, first served" choices of the different phyla (I will allow two individuals per phylum). We will be covering the following protist/invertebrate phyla in lab in the following order, with an example in parentheses:

  1. Sarcomastigophora (amoeba)
  • Apicomplexa (malaria parasite)
  • Ciliophora (paramecium)
  • Porifera (sponge)
  • Cnidaria (jellyfish)
  • Ctenophora (comb jelly)
  • Platyhelminthes (tapeworm)
  • Nematoda (roundworm)
  • Rotifera (rotifer)
  • Mollusca (clam)
  • Annelida (earthworm)
  • Arthropoda (insect)
  • Echinodermata (sea star)

    The lab final will be held: WEEK 15, from Monday 12/6/99 through Friday, 12/10/99 at the regularly scheduled lab periods. We will spend the lab time in week 14 (the week you return from break) reviewing, so be ready to use that time.


    Format: a major goal of this course has been to increase your awareness of the different types of animals around you. The lab final will highlight how much of this skill you've cultivated this semester. The lab test sheet will contain a listing of the 40+ organisms we've seen in lab, along with a second list of the 13 phyla we've studied.

    A lab instructor will put out 20 organisms on the desks, to which you will match:

    A) identity of organism, and

    B) what phylum it belongs to

    The organisms chosen will vary by lab section and by instructor. Don't assume that all of the phyla will necessarily be represented in the 20 organisms chosen.


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    Please send comments and questions to: cronewil@hvcc.edu


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