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Web Enhanced Courses


Department of Biological Sciences
Supplemental Course Material
Course materials presented on the Internet through the Biology Department's website (and through Blackboard) are study guides, instructional videos, and other enhancements for courses traditionally taught in the classrooms and laboratories at Kingsborough Community College. The information and interactive exercises presented on the websites do not represent the full programs of study for these courses. They are, in some instances, basic facts, and, in some cases, expansions beyond the classroom materials and are used by some but not all instructors in the department. The design of the web exercises permits reviews of selected class materials in preparation for exams, and can require students to do Internet research, traditional library research, simple experiments at home, and to write reports and submit them through email to their instructors. Written evaluations and grades for submitted exercises are transmitted from professors to their students through email. These virtual interactions, in addition to traditional course evaluations, can improve students' grades, and improve information technology skills that foster success at Kingsborough, 4-year transfer schools, and professional life after formal schooling.
The following course websites are available directly on the KCC website:

Biology 11 (Anatomy and Physiology I)

Biology 12 (Anatomy and Physiology II)

Science 1 (College Now Science, taught in 20 local high schools for college credit)


Videos: Biology Department

Diluting Cultures -

Focusing a compound microscope -

Heat fixing culture to slide -

Negative Staining -

Parts of the Micropipette -

Performing a Gram Stain -

Pipetting -

Pouring an Agarose Gel -

Preparation for Pouring an Agarose Gel -

Preparing an Agarose Gel -

Running an Agarose Gel -

Staining and Imaging an Agarose Gel -

Transferring a Bacterial Cultural to an Agar Slant -

Use of Micropipette -

Using the Oil-Immersion Lens on a Compound Microscope -