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					INTRO TO BIOTECH


      INTRODUCTION
      GROUND RULES
GENERAL LABORATORY SAFETY
             TEXTBOOK

• Biotechnology: Science for the New
  Millenium

• Author: Ellen Daugherty
  – Published 2007
          Your GRADE
• Calculated as percentage of points earned
   – points earned divided by points possible
        A = 90% -100%
        B = 80% -89%
        C = 70% -79%
        D = 60% -69%
        F= 59% or less
        Notice….. There are no plus or
         minus grades for ICCC
• Exams:
  – Chapter exams, 100 pts each
  – Unit Exams, 200 pts each
     • Taken in THIS room during REGULAR class time
     • Final exam on the Semester Testing day
     • Final exam will be worth 20% of your final grade

• Laboratory reports:
  – Every laboratory exercise will require a written
    log and report in your notebook.
     • Some will be simple, informal reports.
     • Others will be formal reports using the format of the
       Scientific Method.
  – The amount of points for each report will be
    variable according to the extent of the
    laboratory exercise
• Attendance, Extra Credit
  – Attendance is required.
    • Your education is your job!
       – You wouldn’t miss a day of work for no reason,
         would you?
    • You develop good work ethics.
  – There will not be extra credit
    assignments or questions on exams.
  – There will not be extra credit projects or
    reports.
             CAUTION
• This is a college course taught in a
  high school setting.
• It is NOT a high school course for
  which you receive college credit!
• Your grade becomes part of your
  college record and is a major factor
  in your opportunities for future
  financial aid!
• Late Work, Missed Exams
  – I am required to give equal treatment to everyone; this
    means I will not be able to give special considerations!
  – Due dates are deadlines.
     • Late work will not be graded- you will receive zero points.
     • No partial credit will be given.
  – Exam dates will be clearly posted.
     • If you come late, you will not be allowed to stay late. You will
       not be allowed any extra time on an exam without formal
       approval.
     • If you miss an exam without a valid reason, you will receive a
       grade of zero.
     • If you miss an exam for health reasons, I MAY REQUIRE
       DOCUMENTATION!
     • If you have a school-sponsored event that will cause you to
       miss the exam, you will need to contact me and set up an
       alternative exam time BEFORE THE SCHEDULED EXAM DATE.
  – You have the school phone number- in cases of unexpected
    situations, use it!!
  – My email is Beacomt@manson-nw.k12.ia.us. I check it
    often.
• Students with Disabilities:



  – If you have a disability that qualifies under
    the Americans with Disabilities Act and
    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, you
    should let me know
  – We will make arrangements suitable to your
    needs.
  – I can not give considerations retroactively!
• A word on integrity:
  – Any blatant disregard for integrity will
    not be tolerated. I will simply request
    that you be removed from my class.
  – The same goes for safety.

• Your goal is to impress me- as a
  “graduate” of this class, I may be
  writing your recommendation letter!
   Personal Responsibility
• Lab work doesn’t fit neatly into
  convenient time frames. You are
  expected to arrange your schedules
  when needed to start, stop or check
  progress on lab work.
• If this means coming in before or
  after school or between classes, so
  be it!
  SOME HELPFUL HINTS

• Focus on what I’m focusing on.
• Master the vocabulary.
• Read the chapter before coming to
  class.
• Learn to recognize when you don’t
  understand something.
• Don’t hesitate to contact me for any
  reason about this class!
QUESTIONS?
LABORATORY SAFETY
    ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD, DRINK, OR EDIBLE
   SUBSTANCE OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED IN THE
              LABORATORY AREA
      Many of our labs involve foods. We don’t want cross
                         contamination.
You may bring in pure water to drink. Keep it at your desk area,
                     away from the lab area.


 FAILURE TO COMPLY IS A VIOLATION OF OSHA
          LAB SAFETY REGULATIONS
Labs in the real world have these standards. Get used to it.


    FAILURE TO COMPLY ALSO PUTS YOUR
  SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE IN
                 JEOPARDY
    PERSONAL PROTECTION
• Clothing
  – Cover as much as possible
  – Long pants, long sleeves
  – Clothing should not be overly loose
• Shoes
  – Closed-toed shoes only!
  – Should have thick, non-slip soles
• Gloves are available
  – Should be worn
    • Protects you from chemicals
    • Protects experiments from contamination
  – Latex vs non-latex
  – Remove gloves when exiting the
    laboratory- never wear gloves out in
    common use, public areas
• Eye protection is available
  – Safety glasses with side protection
    (prescription glasses not adequate)
              SAFETY FEATURES
• Safety shower with eyewash
    – Located in Chemistry classroom
    – Use the connecting hallway at the front of this
      room
•   Fire blanket
•   Fire extinguisher
•   MSDS
•   Emergency phone
    – Closest phone is in the office (or your pocket or purse!)
• Waste disposal
  – EPA requirements:
    • Hazardous wastes must be clearly labeled
    • Liquid and solid wastes must be separate
    • Waste containers must be in a designated
      waste collection site
    • Waste must be disposed of on a regular basis
  – Non-hazardous wastes
    • Most bacterial cultures can be autoclaved,
      bagged, and disposed of in normal trash
    • Non-hazardous liquids can go down the drain
    • Broken glass or other sharps should be first
      placed in a puncture-resistant container

				
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