NATS 104: LIFE ON EARTH
Spring Semester, 2008
Class Schedule*

Date Lct Wks Lecture & Workshop Notes Readings LxQuiz/Wksp Q/W Due
Jan 16 w    1 Overview and Organization W 0 pdf      DO W 0 LQuiz 1 Jan 23 w  
Jan 18 f 0 I W 1 Scientific Method W123.rtf pdf WK01.rtf pdf WKSHP 1. Jan 25 f  
Jan 21 m   No Classes - MLK Day     Jan 28 m
Jan 23 w 2 Nature of Science What is Science LQuiz 2 Jan 30 w
Jan 25 f II W 2 Experimental Design Hierarchy WK02.rtf pdf WKSHP 2 Feb 1 f
Jan 28 m 3 Atoms, Molecules & Life Atoms & Mollecules LQuiz 3 Feb 4 m
Jan 30 w 4 Biogeochemical Cycles Bio-Geo-Cycles LQuiz 4 Feb 6 w
Feb 1 f III W 3 Experiment Report W 3 (b) pdf WKSHP 3 Feb 8 f
Feb 4 m 5 Origin & Evolution of Life Taxonomy & Origin LQuiz 5 Feb 11 m
Feb 6 w 6 Origin of Sex - Genetics Sex Genetics LQuiz 6 Feb 13 w
Feb 8 f IV W 4 Genetically Modified Food W 4 pdf Punnet 1 2 WKSHP 4 Feb 15 f
Feb 11 m 7 Cells and Viruses     2/12 Darwin Day Cells LQuiz 7 Feb 18 m
Feb 13 w 8 Genes to Organisms Genes LQuiz 8 Feb 20 w
Feb 15 f V W 5 Debate W 5 rtf pdf WKSHP 5 Feb 22 f
Feb 18 m 9 Molecular Biology Genes LQuiz 9 Feb 25 m
Feb 20 w   LECTURES 1 -9 Review a b  
Feb 22 f   100 pt. EXAM #1 assigned seating Practice Exam 1  
Feb 25 m 10 Theory of Evolution Darwin LQuiz 10 Mar 3 m
Feb 27 w 11 Evolutionary Trends & Extinction Macro Micro Evolution LQuiz 11 Mar 5 w
Feb 29 f VI W 6 Term Paper Intro. pdf UA Library WKSHP 6 Mar 7 f
Mar 3 m 12 Evolution, Extinction & Future Macro Micro Evolution LQuiz 12 Mar 10 m
Mar 5 w 13 Human Evolution Human Evol. LQuiz 13 Mar 12 w
Mar 7 f VII W 7 Human Evolution Human Evol. pdf WKSHP 7 Mar 14 f
Mar 10 m 14 Global Climate and Life Climate LQuiz 14 Mar 24 m
Mar 12 w 15 Terrestrial ecosystems Ecosystems LQuiz 15 Mar 26 w
Mar 14 f VIII W 8 Biomes Biomes pdf WKSHP 8 Mar 28 f
Mar 17-21   Spring Break    
Mar 24 m 16 Terrestrial biomes Biomes LQuiz 16 Mar 31 m
Mar 26 w 17 Aquatic Ecosystems Aquatic LQuiz 17 Apr 2 w
Mar 28 f IX W 9 TERM PAPER (Peer Review) Library pdf WKSHP 9 Apr 4 f
Mar 31 m 18 Dinosaurs & extinct ecosystems pdf LQuiz 18 Apr 7 m
Apr 2 w   LECTURES 10 - 18 2ndExam Review a b  
Apr 4 f   100 pt. EXAM #2 assigned seating Practice Exam 2  
Apr 7 m 19 Species Interaction Ecology LQuiz 19 Apr 14 m
Apr 9 w 20 Population Dynamics Popn. Ecol. LQuiz 20 Apr 16 w
Apr 11 X W 10 TERM PAPER (Self Review) Library pdf WKSHP 10 Apr 18 f
Apr 14 m 21 Human Population Dynamics Human Popn. LQuiz 21 Apr 21 m
Apr 16 w 22 Risk and Toxicology Risk LQuiz 22 Apr 23 w
Apr 18 f XI * W 11 Biodiversity pdf WKSHP 11 Apr 25 f
Apr 21 m 23 Human Disease Hum.Disease LQuiz 23 Apr 28 m
Apr 23 w 24 Air Pollution and Life Air Pollution LQuiz 24 Apr 30 w
Apr 25 f XI FINAL DRAFT DUE WK 12 Human Pop'n pdf WKSHP 12 May 2 f
Apr 28 m 25 Climate Change Climate Ch LQuiz 25 May 5 m
Apr 30 w 26 Greenhouse Warming and Life Greenhouse Effect LQuiz 26 May 7 w
May 2 f XII W 13 Climate Patterns pdf Gr WKSHP 13 May 9 f
May 5 m 27 Ozone Depletion and Life Ozone LQuiz 27 May 12 m
May 7 w 28 LECTURES 19 - 28 3rdExam Review a b  
May 16 f   11:-12:00 100 pt. EXAM #3 assigned seating Practice Exam 3  
  Wkshp. Glossary & Bibliography
*IMPORTANT FOOTNOTE:
THIS SCHEDULE IS TENTATIVE - it will be updated - (revision Aug 9 2007).

THE HELPFUL FOOTNOTE:
http://www.geo.arizona.edu/Antevs/nats104/indschedsp07.html
8/9/07 OKD