Welcome to the home page of BioG 1500, Investigative Biology Laboratory at Cornell University.
This course is designed for biology majors to provide lab experience with emphasis on processes of scientific investigation and to promote collaboration, communication and literacy in science. Students gain expertise in methods including instrumentation used by biologists to construct new knowledge. Lab topics include genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, ecology and evolution.
There are three multi-week lab modules in this course, each of which has its own specific objectives. In addition, this course emphasizes processes of acquiring new scientific information in addition to mastery of some existing information. To that end, the main course objectives are:
- To use the scientific method to properly design experiments, choose appropriate statistical test(s), process data and interpret results.
- To use discovery science to discover patterns in nature.
- To demonstrate literacy in scientific information by using appropriate on-line tools to search relevant scientific information and cite sources using appropriate format.
- To communicate effectively in science by writing a paper, producing a poster and conducting an oral presentation.
- To demonstrate mastery of modern lab techniques and knowledge in certain areas of biology.
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