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For Winter & Spring 2013, I'm teaching Bio 6B.
Lab Final Thursday, June 20
You can see the PowerPoints from lab here: Lab PowerPoints All
Lab calculations practice quiz
Take a look at this practice quiz for the lab calculations.
Bio 6B Lab Manual
If you're in Bio 6B for Winter quarter, you should download and print the 6B Syllabus & Lab Manual 13 Sp
. It's a long pdf, and you'll need it every day in lab, including the first day.
I strongly recommend that you get it printed professionally. It's designed to be printed two-sided and bound with a plastic coil (spiral) binding. Like any book, the odd-numbered pages will be on the right, and the even-numbered pages on the left. When printed this way, the manual will have a wide outside margin on each page to give you space to write.You can get it printed at Fedex, Staples, the UPS store, or various other places, either online or in person.
You'll need to have it on paper; you won't always be able to access your laptop or other device while performing the labs, because you'll need to keep your devices away from your bacterial cultures and other experiments.
6B Lab Website
There's a website for my 6B lab at: http://brianmccauley.net/Bio6B/
. The site contains some supplementary materials for lab; you should look at that page in addition to the page you're on now.
The textbook for Bio 6A, B, and C is Campbell Biology, 9th edition. You can find it in the De Anza bookstore or online. There are several different versions, so I can't tell you the ISBN. Any version will do, with or without supplemental materials or access codes. The international edition is the same book with a different cover, as far as I know; it will be OK for this class. If you have an older edition (8th or 7th), that should also be OK, but I can't guarantee that you won't get a test question wrong because the older edition is missing some detail.