A.P. E.S.
Living World Schedule

Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives


Instructional Activities

Oct 9 (Tues)

periods 1,3,5

Students will know how Earth's climate has changed over time, corresponding to changes in Earth's geography, atmospheric composition, and other factors, such as solar radiation and plate movement.

1) Ch 3 Take Home Test Due
2) Grade & discuss test items for review
3) Evolution of life & Earth's history discussion
4) Geological time metaphor, DOC, RTF assigned
5) Ch 4 Vocab & Concepts

practice vocab @ quia.com

Oct 10 (Wed)

min day (1-6 quickly)

Students will know how Earth's climate has changed over time, corresponding to changes in Earth's geography, atmospheric composition, and other factors, such as solar radiation and plate movement.

1) Ch 3 Vocabulary Quiz
2) Test review sheet for unit 1 given

Oct 11 (Thurs)

periods 1,3,5

Students will know how Earth's climate has changed over time, corresponding to changes in Earth's geography, atmospheric composition, and other factors, such as solar radiation and plate movement.

1) Porosity & Permeability full lab writeup due (there should be two bar graphs included: 1 graph of the 2 averages of permeability and 1 graph of the 2 averages of porosity)
-Lab Writeup Guide
-Lab Writeup Checklist
2) Discussion of Evolution Mechanisms
3) Work on metaphor calculations

Unit 1 Exam Review

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Oct 15 (PLC Mon)

periods 1-6

Students will know how Earth's climate has changed over time, corresponding to changes in Earth's geography, atmospheric composition, and other factors, such as solar radiation and plate movement. 1) Calculations due for geologic time analogy (please include all included on the metaphor table and the 5 extinctions from p93)
2) Be prepared to ask questions about the Exam Review guide (20% of your grade comes from Tuesday's unit exam for ch 1,2,3)
Oct 16 (Tues)
  1) 1/2 period MC exam
2) 1/2 period FRQ exam
Oct 18 (Thurs)
 

1) Geological Time Analogies due & performed. (NOTE: Your Analogy needs: 1. Paragraph describing why you picked it; 2. Your calculations; 3. Your paragraph giving 5 new things that you have learned from this assignment including "your perspective of where humans fit in to this" scheme )
2) Mechanisms of Evolution discussed (ch 4)

Ch 4 Take Home Test (Due Monday) NOTE: Quest 22 & 23 not found in book (click here for help)

Practice on Quia.com Ch 4 Vocab Test cumulative to 1,2,3.

Oct 22 (PLC Mon)
 

1) Take home test due for Ch 4
2) Finish Evolution Discussion

Practice Vocab

Oct 23 (Tues)
 

1) Ch 4 study guide due (if you scored below 70% on Unit 1 MC Exam it is required)
2) Vocab Test Ch 4 (word list)
3) Earth Weather Patterns and climate lesson (what is this? this?)
4) Mowing the grass
5) Introduce Biome Project (climatograph, world map)

Practice Vocab

Oct 26 (Thur)
 

1) 30 min work on biome projects
2) biome projects presented

Ch 5 take home test due Monday beginning of the period

Oct 29 (Mon)
 

1) Go over Unit 1 FRQ tests
2) Ch take home due
3) Attenborough "Jungle" video

Homework: Study for Ch 5 Vocab Quiz

Oct 30
  1) Ch 5 vocab quiz (study guide due if you scored less than 70% on unit 1 exam)
2) Ch 5 final discussion of climate variables
3) Ch 6 discussion (ch 6 vocab; ch 6 outline: doc, rtf, html; ch 6 powerpoint )
4) Mass the Grass and Pass
Nov 5 (Mon)
  1) Finish Ch 6 group presentations
2) Video on "journey to planet earth: state of the planet's oceans"
Nove 6 (Tues)
 

1) Discuss ch 6 ocean systems concepts
2) view Blue Planet "The Deep" DVD
3) Discuss freshwater lake & stream concepts
4) view David Attenborough's Living Planet "Freshwater" video exerpts -- give animal adaptations for the source, transition, & floodplain zones of a river

Homework: study for ch 6 vocab quiz (on quia)

Nov 8 (Thurs)
 

1) Discussion of Estuaries
2) Video on Estuary issues (take notes for FRQ next week)
3) measure primary productivity of grass plots

Homework: ch 6 take home test due next Tuesday

Nov 13 (Tues)
  1) Take Home test due
2) Discuss concepts of ch 7 (relationships in communities)
3) "Body Snatcher" parasite video
Nov 14 (Wed)
  1) Discuss concepts of 7
(Predator Prey adaptations)
Nov 15 (Thurs)
  1) Lab: Diversity Lab (Shannon diversity index, Species Richness, Species Evenness)
2) Finish primary productivity lab (mass of final products)
3) Ch 7 concepts & vocab
Nov 19 (Mon)
 

ch 7 concepts due

1) combine data for npp lab
2) ch 7 concepts discussed

Homework: study for Ch 7 Vocab Test (PRACTICE TEST)

Nov 20 (Tues)
 

1) Ch 7 Vocab Test
2) Apply ch 7 vocab to highlights from Planet Earth series

Homework: Primary Productivity Lab , Html writeup; Ch 7 Take Home Test BRING CLEAR 2 LITER BOTTLES for tuesday 27th (4 per group)

Nov 26 (Mon)
 

1) Lab on NPP of Fescue & Rye grass due (Lab Write-up Guide, Checklist) Only do Problem, Hypothesis, Materials, Procedure, Data Table, and Graphs on your laboratory book graph paper. Please type section V paragraphs A, B, C, D, & E discussion about results

Homework: BRING CLEAR 2 LITER BOTTLES

Nov 27 (Tues)
 

1) Ch 7 Take Home Test due
2) BRING CLEAR 2 LITER BOTTLES (your group can start on your ecocolumn if you have them, 4 needed per group)

Homework: finish your UNIT2 Review