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ENVS181 Course Materials by Alexandra Geddes

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This folder has pointers to open resources for Environmental Science 181 at Lane Community College. It is organized by topic, including: Intro to Environmental Science, Ecology, Biomes, Soils and Food Production, Energy Resources, Mineral Resources, Urbanization, Waste, and a separate subfolder for Activities/Labs.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Reading

Biology 101-103 Lab Manual

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This lab manual is designed to support classrooms without specialized lab equipment. Recommended as a supplement to the Blue Mountain Community College adaptation of OpenStax Concepts of Biology: Concepts of Biology, available at https://www.oercommons.org/courses/concepts-of-biology-2

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Sascha McKeon

Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism

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Body Physics was designed to meet the objectives of a one-term high school or freshman level course in physical science, typically designed to provide non-science majors and undeclared students with exposure to the most basic principles in physics while fulfilling a science-with-lab core requirement. The content level is aimed at students taking their first college science course, whether or not they are planning to major in science. However, with minor supplementation by other resources, such as OpenStax College Physics, this textbook could easily be used as the primary resource in 200-level introductory courses. Chapters that may be more appropriate for physics courses than for general science courses are noted with an asterisk symbol (*). Of course, this textbook could be used to supplement other primary resources in any physics course covering mechanics and thermodynamics.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Lawrence Davis

Basic Electronics 2

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This course is the 2nd in a three part series intended to support the flipped classroom approach for traditional basic electronics classes. Basic Electronics 2 covers capacitors and the transient capacitor charge and discharge process, inductors and the transient inductor storage and release process, sinusoidal properties, complex numbers and complex impedance, phasors, AC Ohm’s Law, series AC circuit analysis, parallel AC circuit analysis, and series-parallel AC circuit analysis. The text includes discussions of Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law, the AC Voltage Divider Rule, Kirchhoff’s Current Law, and the AC Current Divider Rule. Additionally the text covers use of AC voltmeters, AC ammeters, function generators, and oscilloscopes. These resources are meant to accompany a hands on lab with the guidance of an instructor.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Jim Pytel

Basic Electronics 3

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This course is the 3rd installment in a three part series intended to support the flipped classroom approach for traditional basic electronics classes. Basic Electronics 3 covers apparent, real, and reactive power and power factor, power factor correction, ideal and non-ideal transformers, and transformer connection diagrams, AC circuit analysis techniques and theorems like source conversion, the AC superposition theorem, AC Thevenin’s Theorem, and the AC Maximum Power Transfer Theorem, 3 phase AC systems including balanced and unbalanced 4 wire Y configurations, 3 wire Y configurations, and delta configurations, the single wattmeter method and the two wattmeter method. These resources are meant to accompany a hands on lab with the guidance of an instructor.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Jim Pytel

CH100: Everyday Chemistry (Southeast)

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Introduces chemistry related topics pertaining to everyday life. Includes topics such as renewable energy, clean air and water and global climate change using a relatively nonmathematical approach. Includes atomic/molecular structure, the periodic table, chemical bonding, intermolecular forces, chemical reactions, acids/bases and the social and environmental role of chemistry. Recommended for non-science majors to fulfill the Gen Ed science with lab requirement.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Luke Miller

BI 101 OER Syllabus and Lab Pack

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Syllabus and lab manual to accompany course using OpenStax Concepts of Biology (https://openstax.org/details/books/concepts-biology). Course description: Centers on concepts of unity of living organisms including evolution, biochemistry, cell biology (morphology and physiology), genetics and development. Lab manual begins on p. 11.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Syllabus

Author: Laurie Harrer

BI 234: Microbiology

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Syllabus for Microbiology course at Clackamas Community College. Course Description: An introductory microbiology lab course required for health science and science majors. Includes characteristics, physiology and growth requirements of microorganisms, interactions between humans and microorganisms, immunology, infection, and principles of microbial control. This course emphasizes critical thinking and analytical skills in a collaborative laboratory environment.

Material Type: Syllabus

Author: Polly Schulz

Shop Practices Syllabus

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Syllabus of open/free readings. Course description: This course addresses the general lab skills and knowledge required to function safely and effectively in an electronics laboratory or shop environment. The student will be introduced to concepts in electronic circuit assembly, wire termination, and soldering. Included is an overview of various electrical schematics and diagrams used in the design, assembly, and repair of electrical and electronic systems. The proper use of common lab equipment and hand tools will be covered. This is a hands-on course intended to give the student experience performing tasks that are best taught by practice.

Material Type: Syllabus

Author: Doug Weiss