Fall 2015

   

Complete readings BEFORE class using Nota Bene
Harvard bioNumbers site

 

the complete
Biofundamentals text : HERE





 
           
           
Monday
24 August
    Introduction to the course : nota bene web site
watch in class: Feynman+ learning
 

           
Wednesday
26 August
    Read Preface & 1: Scientific thinking p: 1-18
 

✅ Complete beSocratic #1

           
Friday
28 August
   

Read 2: Life's Diversity p: 19-34

 

✅ Complete beSocratic #2





 
Monday
31 August
    Read 3: Evolutionary Mechanisms p: 35 to top of 41
  ✅ Complete beSocratic #3
           
Wednesday
2 Sept
    Read Evolutionary Mechanisms p: 41-46
  ✅ Complete beSocratic #4
           
Friday
4 Sept
    Read Evolutionary Mechanisms p: 46-54   ✅ Complete beSocratic #5




 
Monday
7 Sept
    NO CLASS
  Labor day
           
Wednesday
9 Sept
    Read Evolutionary Mechanisms p: 54-62
BEFORE class

  ✅ Complete beSocratic #6
           
Friday
11 Sept
    Read Evolutionary Mechanisms p: 62-74
  ✅ MK & Emina Begovic
Complete
beSocratic #7




 
Monday
14 Sept
    REVIEW: EVOLUTIONARY MECHANISMS
arrow review previous midterm #1s
  ✅ Emina Begovic
           
Wednesday
16 Sept
    Read 4: Social Evolution p: 75-85
  ✅ Emina Begovic
Complete beSocratic #8
           
Friday
18 Sept
    Read Social Evolution p: 85-95
  ✅ Emina Begovic
Complete
beSocratic #9




 
Monday
21 Sept
    REVIEW: SOCIAL EVOLUTION / MIDTERM 1
arrow review previous midterm #1s

  ✅ Emina Begovic
           
Wednesday
23 Sept
.
   
first MIDTERM exam
 
Answer key - #1 2015
           
Friday
25 Sept
    Read 5: Thermodynamics p: 96-104
  ✅ Tristan McClure-Begley
Complete
beSocratic #10

   
 
Monday
28 Sept
    Read Thermodynamics p: 104-109
 

✅ Tristan McClure-Begley
Complete
beSocratic #11

           
Wednesday
30 Sept
   

Read Thermodynamics p: 109-113

 

✅ Tristan McClure-Begley
Complete beSocratic #12

           
Friday
2 Oct
    Read 6: Membranes + Energy p: 114-118
 

✅ Tristan McClure-Begley
Complete beSocratic #13





 
Monday
5 Oct
    Read Membranes + Energy p: 119-127
  ✅ Tristan McClure-Begley
Complete
beSocratic #14
           
Wednesday
7 Oct.
    Read Membranes + Energy p: 128-133
 

✅ Tristan McClure-Begley
Complete beSocratic #15

           
Friday
9 Oct.
  ` Read Membranes + Energy p: 134-138
  ✅ Tristan McClure-Begley
Complete
beSocratic #16




 
Monday
12 Oct.
    REVIEW: THERMODYNAMICS & MEMBRANES   Tristan McClure & Joe Rokicki
practice test 2A answered
           
Wednesday
14 Oct.
    Read 7: Heredity + Nucleic Acids p: 139-145
  ✅ Emina Begovic:
Complete
beSocratic #17
           
Friday
16 Oct.
    Read Heredity + Nucleic Acids p: 145-150
Watch and consider: DNA replication video
  ✅ Emina Begovic:
Complete
beSocratic #18




 
Monday
19  Oct.
    Read Heredity + Nucleic Acids p: 150-155
  ✅ Complete beSocratic #19
           
Wednesday
21 Oct.
    Read Heredity + Nucleic Acids p: 155-160
  ✅ Complete beSocratic #20
           
Friday
23 Oct.
    REVIEW: HEREDITY & NUCLEIC ACIDS   practice test 2B answered




 
Monday
26 Oct.
   
second midterm exam
 
Wednesday
28 Oct.
   

Read 8: Proteins p:161-165

  Complete beSocratic #21
           
Friday
30 Oct.
    Read Proteins p: 165-172
  Complete beSocratic #22A




 
Monday
2 Nov.
    Read Proteins p: 172-178
 

Complete beSocratic #23

           
Wednesday
4 Nov.
   

Read Proteins p: 178-181

 

Complete beSocratic #24

           
Friday
6 Nov.
    Read Proteins p: 181-183
 
Complete beSocratic #25




 

Monday
9 Nov.

   

REVIEW: transcription & translation
you might want to review chapter 7 as well

  beSocratic practice midterm 3
           

Wednesday
11 Nov.

    REVIEW: protein folding, targeting & regulation   beSocratic practice midterm 3
           
Friday
13 Nov.
   
third midterm exam
 

   
 
Monday
16 Nov.
    Read 9: Genomes + Networks p: 184-191
  ✅ Complete beSocratic #26
           
Wednesday
18 Nov.
    Read Genomes + Networks p: 191-196
mitosis-meiosis video
 

✅ Complete beSocratic #27

           
Friday
20 Nov.
    Read Genomes + Networks p: 197-202
not a bad idea to read through chapters 9 & 10 over break
 


✅ Complete beSocratic #28


   
 
23-27 Nov.    
Thanksgiving break
 
be thankful




 
Monday
30 Nov.
    Read Genomes + Networks p: 202-208
 

✅ Complete beSocratic #29

           
Wednesday
2 Dec.
    Read 10: Social Systems p: 209-211
 

✅ Extra credit: BCI &
Stochastics:
death | decay | motion
interactions | drift | gene expression

           
Friday
4 Dec.
    Read Social Systems p: 211-215
  ✅ Complete beSocratic #30




 

Monday
7 Dec.

    Read Social Systems p: 215-218
videos: origin of multicellularity : animal development
  ✅ Complete beSocratic #31
           
Wednesday
9 Dec.
    REVIEW: Genomes, networks, and systems   practice fourth midterm + final
           
Friday
11 Dec.
    REVIEW: the entire course   answered fourth midterm + final




 
Wednesday
16 Dec 2015
   
FINAL EXAM:
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

In MCDB A120
 
dinosaurs
          16 December 2015 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM