My notes and thoughts from Biology 111 Lab, for Monday, September 8, 2008. The entire series can be found here.
In this lab we mostly talked about metric system measurements, then went about taking measurements of various things. Honestly, it was pretty mundane stuff for the most part, and I didn’t enjoy this lab nearly as much as the first two, though I understand the necessity of it.
We used rulers, calipers, and a scale to take measurements of wooden blocks, then calculated their volume and surface area.
We measured the room temperature and the temperature of cold tap water and ice water, and water on a boiling plate, as well as skin temperature.
Then, in the most interesting part of the lab, we measured each other’s tibias, and then each other’s heights (as well as a real dead guy’s tibia). We recorded the tibia length and height of everyone in the lab, and for homework we created scatter plots and trend lines with those numbers.
It was pretty straightforward stuff, really, and well… kinda boring except for the dead guy’s bone that Squicky Britches refused to touch. That was a source of mild humor.
From whence came the art:
The first image is of our textbook, Biology, Eighth Edition, by Campbell & Reese et al.
Other images by me and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial- Share Alike 3.0 License.