Laboratory


Welcome to the laboratory! We have assembled a set of engaging activites that will coordinate closely with what you learn in lecture.

Each Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, your laboratory section begins at 3:30 pm sharp. Most weeks, lab will last until 6:30 pm. Check the schedule so you know where it will meet. The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery is the usual venue.

Before each lab, check if there is a clicker question in your laboratory notebook. If so, fill out the sheet, tear it out, and hand it in at the start of lab. When you get to lab, use your clicker to enter your response no later than 3:35 pm (5-minute grace period; lab starts at 3:30 pm). Your click will record your on-time arrival.

Arriving on time counts! We need everybody assembled to launch the activities. Your iClicker will record your arrival. The penalty for a late arrival is 5 points. If for some reason you anticipate that you will arrive late, please work this out with your TA. Make these arrangements at least 2 days before your lab period.

Attendance counts! We cannot provide makeup labs. If for some reason you need to miss lab, please work this out with your TA. You may be able to attend on another day. Make these arrangements at least 2 days before your lab period.

Attendance counts! If you miss 2 lab periods, the highest grade you can earn is a D. For missing 3 or more labs, it is an F. Check the grading page for details.

Safety counts! Each week, check carefully the need for different safety precautions. For example, with the trash audit we will provide Kevlar gloves for you to wear. Also check the need for proper dress. Some field trips and lab activities require proper clothing and shoes.

Laboratory notebooks containing the activities are required. The documents also are posted in this Dropbox folder.

Week #

Date

Laboratory Activity

The Details!

1

1/21-1/23
 

(no lab)

2

1/28-1/30
Welcome to WID: "A Unique Building"

Meet at WID, 3rd floor lab
links in lab writeup

3

2/4-2/6
Campus lighting investigation
The (hidden) world of lighting
UW-Madison campus lighting audit

Meet at WID, 3rd floor lab

4

2/11-2/13
Campus lighting investigation
Union South - Evaluating the switch
Pedal power and electrical energy

Meet at WID, 3rd floor lab

5

2/18-2/20
Energy & heating water
Energy & your shower

Meet at WID, 2nd floor lab
links in lab writeup

6

2/25-2/27
Charter Street Heating Plant (trip)

Meet at WID, 3rd floor lab

7

3/4-3/6

Aldo Leopold Nature Center (trip)
330 Femrite Dr, Monona, WI 53716

Meet at Nature Center
Madison Metro trip planner
Trail from bus stop

8

3/11-3/13

The carbon cycle

Meet at WID, 3rd floor lab

9

3/18-3/20
SPRING BREAK

(No lab)

10

3/25-3/27

Sustainable U
iPad game

Meet at WID, 3rd floor lab

11

4/1-4/3
Carbon footprints at Ginger Root
part 1

Meet at Union South
Northwoods room

12

4/8-4/10
Carbon footprints at Ginger Root
part 2

Meet at Union South
Northwoods room

Spreadsheet for LCA#3
Links in lab writeup

13

4/15-4/17
Class Project Fair

Meet at WID, Atrium

14

4/22-4/24
Enjoy the week of Earth Day!

(No lab)

15

4/29-5/1
Campus trash audit - part 1

Meet at Union South
Room TBA

16

5/6-5/8
Campus trash audit - part 2

Course evals, final exam review

Meet at Union South
Room TBA