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    Lecture & Laboratory Outline for 15 Weeks

 The Botany Club at NCC during Field Visit to New York Botanical Garden

Lecture Text:             INTRODUCTORY PLANT BIOLOGY 15th ed. – K. R. Stern (2021) McGraw-Hill   
Stern & Bidlack: Botany Lab Manual with CONNECT & Virtual Labs Access. HHMI _ Biointeractive Activities; Lab X-change OER Simulations; and Visible Body Software with 3-D visuals of Plant Parts in addition to YouTube and Films on Demand Resources.


                             LABORATORY SESSION

Week1 & 2

Orientation/ Safety/ WebCT What is Plant Biology?
 The Nature of Life

Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Lab Safety and Orientation, Introduction to Botany

Strategies for Success in Laboratory Science Course

Knowing the Plant Kingdom –Designing Experiment

Video: Lab Safety Awareness (Q183. S24. 1996)

The Scientific Method

Scientific Method – Q 175.32.R45 S 35 1999

Unit 1
Unit 8
Unit 2
Week 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4

The Cell and Tissues (primary, complex, and meristem)

Secrets of the Cell – QH 313.C84. 1997 Vol.4

 Plant Growth and Development
Cloning of Plants
Mitosis – QH 605. M55 or QH 605. 2P5
Unit 3
Unit 4
Week 3
Plant Metabolism
Chapter 7
Chapter 10
Structure & Function of Leaves -  (monocots, dicots,

modified, and edibles) Corn, beans, pine, Elodea

Venus fly trap, Opuntia, pitcher plant, Camellia, Mimosa

and others
Unit 13
Week 4
Plant Metabolism
Chapter 10

Photosynthesis and Respiration in Plants

Greenhouse Effect
Global Warming
Unit 14
Week 5
Lecture exam I
Library research
(Develop Ethnobotany Survey)

 (Designing On-going Experiments: Project Planting Science - Wonder of Seeds or Sunlight Module)

Unit 8

PlantingScience Project

Week 6
Roots and Soils
Chapter 11
Chapter 5

Study of Root – monocot and dicot roots

Taproot (beets, carrots, horseradish, turnips, and rutabagas)

and tuberous roots (sweet potatoes, yams, and cassava)

Herbal Remedies – RM 666. H33 H4

Unit 9 and 10
Week 7
Water in Plants
Chapter 9
Chapter 6

Study of Modified and Useful Stems- rhizome

(turmeric, ginger), corms (crocus, gladiolus),

bulb (onion), runners (strawberries), tuber (potato), and

cladophylls (asparagus)

Ethnobotanical Research Project
Unit 11 and 12
Week 8

Meiosis and Alternation of Generations

Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds

Chapter 12
Chapter 8

Study of Flowers: Monocot vs. Dicot

Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction in Plants

Pollen and Allergies

Types of Fruits
Unit 16
Week 9
Chapter 25
Chapter 26

Field Trip # 1 (Planting Fields Arboretum)

Or Nursery

                     (Plant Adaptation and Evolution)

Unit  7 or 15
Week 10

Review 6, 8, 9, 12, 25 & 26

Lab Midterm
Week 11
Lecture exam II
Oral presentation

     Library research

                    (Ethnobotany Research - PPT)

Ask Instructor
Week 12

Plant Kingdom Survey I


Chapters 15, 20, and 21

Kingdom Survey I

Origin of Life and Plant Kingdom

Field Trip # 2 BrooklynBotanic Garden

Plant Dynamics and Ecology

Unit 5
Ask Instructor
Unit 15
Week 13

Plant Kingdom Survey II

Chapters 22 & 23

Kingdom Survey II
Unit 5
Week 14
Plant Evolution
Plant Genetics
Oral Presentation

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Reports

Plant Evolution

Debate – Genetically Modified Food

Unit 6
Week 15
Lecture exam III

Chapters 15, 20, 21, 22, & 23

Lab Final or Colloquium Session
(Sharing Ethnobotany)
Unit 20

Students are expected to bring definition of at least 20 terms from textbook chapters assigned for the week as a part of lecture preparation.


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