Cerro Coso Community College

Biology 112

Biology 112

CAPTION: (L to R: Professor Claudia Sellers, Kristiana Ogilvie, Graham Schonhoff, and Kristen Blotcky) Students in Professor Claudia Sellers General Biology 112 class at Cerro Coso Community College harvested plants from a garden they created to investigate and compare the effects of organic and inorganic fertilizers have on plant growth and production. The students built a basic PVC home garden drip irrigation system based on designs presented by Utah State University Extension that yields a 70% savings on water usage over the more commonly used drip line systems for watering gardens. The class planted radishes, chard, mustard greens, cucumbers, arugula, and other vegetables, cared for them throughout the semester, explored what helps and hinders plant growth and their response to stimuli and environmental conditions, and learned environmental stewardship. Biology 112 is an introductory course for students majoring in biological sciences and related subjects. The course covers Evolutionary Biology, Phylogenetics and Biodiversity, Anatomy and Physiology of Plants, and Ecology.

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