Andrada Polytechnic High School
ROOM NUMBER: 2205
PHONE: (520) 879-3369
INSTRUCTOR EMAIL: email@example.com
COURSE WEBPAGE (MOODLE): http://learn.vail.k12.az.us/
COURSE REFERENCE MATERIALS
Biotechnology: Science for the New Millennium, 1st edition Ellyn Daugherty, 2011
Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course, J. Kirk Brown, 2011
CK-12 Flexbooks, http://www.ck12.org
CK-12 Biology, Brainard at al, Created Aug. 23, 2010
Human Biology—Lives of Cells, The Program in Human Biology, Stanford Univ.
Human Biology—Genetics, The Program in Human Biology, Stanford Univ.
BioScience2 offers students further study into topics learned in BioScience1 as well as be introduced
to new concepts and skills. For example, students will be expected to maintain a culture of living
organisms for the year. In addition, students will be required to read and present scientific papers to
their peers, and they will be asked to design and conduct their own independent research project.
TOPICS OF STUDY
Laboratory Safety Advanced PCR topics (Alu insertion, allele
Scientific method, data collection Spectrophotometry
Growth and maintenance of micro-organisms Bioinformatics and genetic databases
Cell and tissue culture, cloning Protein assays and assay development
Chromosome/chromatin structure and function Biofuels
Reading and presenting scientific papers (Journal Club), Bioscience career exploration, class-wide and
independent research projects
Bellwork is a required part of every class period. Students are to keep an updated record of all
• Keep bellwork in a Google Drive Word Processing document
• Share with me
• Enter newest bellwork at the top of the page
• Include a date and a title (if present) for each entry
• Use horizontal lines to separate each week
• New document created at the beginning of the semester
• Checked about every two or three weeks
You will also need a lab notebook. This should be a bound book with non-removable pages (such as a
composition book). All lab work must be placed in this lab book. More details on formatting will follow.
• Lab procedures
• Calculations for solutions, dilutions, etc.
• Raw data from class experiments
• Data tables
• To-do lists for the next day in lab
This is a laboratory course; therefore participation in these activities is crucial. Preparation by reading
procedures and protocols is the key to your lab success. The labs will demonstrate experimental
design, data acquisition, and basic statistical analysis. The labs in this course require science
knowledge but also require a high level of skill (manipulating minute amounts of liquids, sterile
technique, etc.). The lab experience is intended to challenge both your intellect and your skill.
In addition to the texts listed above, you will receive readings that pertain to classroom activities.
These may include short stories, novels, and articles from various periodicals or online sources. Read
then and take notes in your lab notebook. We will discuss these readings in class and online.
Grades are based on mastery of the BioScience content standards as well as lab reports and
notebooks, quizzes, papers, and projects. This course will be challenging and difficult at times but it
will be interesting and fun too. Be sure to stay current with all work and be sure to utilize your free
Development of content knowledge and skills based on the Arizona State
Department of Education Career and Technical Education BioScience standards.
Also in calculated in this category are major homework assignments, projects, lab
book checks and final exams
30% Classwork and
Participation Bellwork, class and group participation.
Citizenship Based on a 1-4 scale. An average of 1 or 2 at the quarter results in loss of free
Requested competency code:
- Lab Science
Thank you for submitting to the Course Approval Website. Unfortunately, we need to see more information about the labs completed in this course before we can make a decision. Please resubmit the course with more information about labs completed and hours spent doing lab experiments. Thank you for your time.