A.P. E.S.
Living World Schedule

Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives


Instructional Activities

Oct 6 (Mon)

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
3) Evolution of life & Earth's history discussion
4) Geological time metaphor, DOC, RTF assigned
5) Ch 4 Vocab & Concepts
6) Extinction Video from "PBS Evolution series"

Oct 8 (Wed)

min day (1-6 quicky)

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) Biogechemical Cycles Project due
2) Discussion of Cycle specifics

Homework: Study ch 1,2,3, & 4 vocabulary (quia online review test)
Read Ch 4 Outline due Friday of next week

Oct 10 (Fri)

periods 2,4,6

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) Ch 4 Vocab Test cumulative to 3,2,1. (quia review)
2) Discussion of Evolution Mechanisms
3) Work on metaphor construction
4) Unit 1 Exam Review

Oct 13 (Mon)

PLC 1-6

  1) Unit 1 Exam Class Review

Oct 15 (Wed)

2,4,6

 

1) Unit 1 Exam

Homework: Ch 4 outline

Oct 17 (Fri)

2,4,6

 

1) Video: "Silent Children: GO" in theater
2) Natural Selection discussion

Homework: Ch 4 Take Home Test

Oct 20 (Mon)

PLC 1-6

What factors affect the location of terrestrial biomes on Earth?

1) Grade take home test in class
2) Discussion of world wide biome distribution (what is this? this?)

Homework: Ch 5 pp 100-107 Detailed outline (2 pg minimum)

Oct 22 (Wed)

2,4,6

What factors affect the location of terrestrial biomes on Earth?

1) Ch 5 Concepts & Vocabulary
2) Biome project (world map, climatograph) assigned and worked on
3) Continue discussion of biome distribution and global weather patterns (coriolis video).

Oct 24 (Fri)

2,4,6

What anthropogenic issues face biomes today? 1) Ch 5 Vocab (short list) Test (cumulative to 4,3,2,1)
2) Work on biome projects (be ready to present on Monday)

Oct 27 (Mon)

1-6 plc mon

Biomes gone wild! 1) Student groups give / perform their biome presentations.
Homework: Ch 5 take home test due Friday. Bring two 2-liter bottles for construction of ecocolumns (need to be clear).

Oct 29 (Wed)

2,4,6

  1) Ch 6 vocab & concepts
2) Construction of ecocolumns
3) Video: Deep Ocean

Oct 31 (Fri)

oooooo it's scary!

 

1) Ch 5 take home test due
2) Grade Ch 5 THT
3) Deep Ocean Video
4) ecocolumn construction

Homework: Outline ch 6 1st 10 pages

    1) Ch 6 Outline due (1st 10 pages)
   

1)Ch 6 Outline Due (last of ch)
2) Ch 6 discussion of aquatic life zones
3) Work on construction finishing of ecocolumns.

Nov 7 (Fri)
 

1) Ch 6 Vocab Test
2) Ch 6 discussion of ecological and economic services of aquatic biomes
3) Freshwater Planet Earth & Coral Reefs

Homework: Ch 6 Take Home Test

Nov 13 (Wed)

2,4,6

 

1) Ch 6 Take Home Test due
2) Grade take home test in class
3) Ch 7 Concepts & Vocabulary
4) Presentation of Concepts

Homework: Ch 7 1st 10 pages outline

To see your uploaded ecocolumn pictures you type in the web address for my class, apes, the date of observation, the name of the of the person on the card, either aquatic, compost, or crop, and the file type .JPG. It looks like this for someone named Morgan Panter wanting to see her aquatic chamber on 11/12/08: http://kenpitts.net/apes/ecocolumn/11_12_08/morgan_panter_aquatic.JPG

Nov 14
(Fri)
 

1) Presentation of Ch 7 Concepts
2) Invasive species video (cane toads?)
3) Parasite Video

Homework: Finish Ch 7 outline; Study for ch 7 vocab exam

Nove 17
(Mon)
 

1) Ch 7 vocab quiz
2) Jungle video on complex relationships in nature

Homework: ch 7 take home test due Wed.