A.P. E.S. 2011-12
Living World Schedule

Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives


Instructional Activities

Sept 18 (Mon)
2,4,6 day
 

1) Reading quiz Ch 4
2) Discussion of current theory of natural selection and what increases variation in populations
3) Time to work study guide

Homework: Look over study guide and see which ones you need to ask questions on

Sept 21
1-6 min day
  1) ask questions about study guide = "smart students know what they need help with!"
2) Ch 4 concepts (due Monday)

Sept 23 (Fri)

2,4,6 day

 

Unit 1 Exam
1) 55 min MC exam timed
2) 55 min FRQ's timed

Homework: Ch 4 reading and print out ch 4 concepts

Sept 26 (Mon)

 

1) Go over Ch 1 FRQ
2) Timeline information from "A Global Warning"

Homework: Study for vocab quiz on Friday and read ch 4 for reading quiz

Wed

Sept 28

2, 4, 6

 

1) Ch 4 end of chapter quiz
2) Earth History events discussion
3) Geological timeline and study guide work

Homework: Ch 4 Concepts question 1-11.

Fri
Sept 30
 

1) ch 4 vocab quiz
2) ch 4 study guide due
3) work on gambassa.com

Homework: ch 4 take home test (doc; pdf); SNB's need to be ready for checking on Monday; ch 5 concepts (see vocab list for Friday test)

PLC Mon
Oct 3
 

1) grade ch4 take home
2) check SNB's

Homework: Read 1st 8 pages of Ch5 be ready for reading quiz (especially 6th period!) Quote: "You will never ever leave this class without homework, so check the Internet schedule."

Wed

Oct 5

 

1) ch 5 reading quiz
2) what powers global climate
3) timeline work (owner of Gambassa, Gary Glass, scheduled to be with us)

Homework: study for ch 5 vocab quiz (cumulative to 1); practice at quia.com (for you, Lauren N)

Fri

Oct 7

 

1) ch 5 vocab test
2) climate drivers discussion continued (storms turn?)
3) work on geologic time analogy; and/or biome group presentation

Homework: finish geo time analogy--Due before class on Monday

Mon

Oct 10

  1) Life History Timeline due on Gambassa
2) Work on biome presentations

Wed

Oct 12

 

1) Biome work 45 min
2) Biome presentations (like a boss)

Homework: ch 5 take home (doc; pdf)

Fri

Oct 14

 

1) check take home
2) finish presentations
3) work on Ch 5 study guide questions

Homework: Read 1st half of chapter 6, finish study guide question for ch 5

Mon

Oct 17

 

1) reading quiz ch 6 (1st half)
2) Life zone notes

Homework: Read 2nd half of chapter 6 (freshwater); print out ch 6 study guide; bring text to class!

Wed

Oct 19

 

1) reading quiz ch 6 #2
2) notes on marine life zones and abiotic conditions
3) topographic map activity (in preparation for watershed analysis on Friday)

Homework: study for Ch 6 vocabulary test (practice test @quia); bring text and calculator on Friday

Fri

Oct 21

 

1) questions on vocabulary?
2) ch 6 vocab test
3) online topographic watershed analysis; Skyline, Bedford Canyon; & Eagle Watersheds
4) freshwater life zone notes

Homework: Ch 6 Take Home Test (pdf; doc)

Mon

Oct 24

 

1) eval ch 6 take home test
2) classification of species
3) the ultimate invase species video: Cane Toads!!!!!

Homework: Read 1st half Ch 7 (stop at Species Interactions: Parasitism, Mutualism, & Commensalism on p 153)

Wed

Oct 26

 

1) Reading quiz (1st half)
2) Notable Species Project
3) Set Up Compost Buckets
4) Get Garden Buckets Drilled
5) Show suitable worm bins

Homework: Reading last half of Ch 7; purchase vermicompost bins & seeds for buckets

Fri

Oct 28

 

1) Reading quiz 2 ch 7
2) Discussion of Island Biogeography Theory; Species Relationships
3) Setup of buckets and bins

Homework: Ch 7 Vocab Quiz on Monday (study at Quia.com)

Mon
 

1) Ch 7 Vocab Test (cum to 1)

Homework: Ch Take Test pdf (doc)

Wed
 

1) Eval take home test
2) Discuss resource partitioning
3) Unit 2 Exam Review
4) Work on project

Homework: Complete your SNB (ch 4, ch 5, ch 6, & ch 7 study guides & notes)

Fri
 

1) SNB Check
2) Notable Species Rubric

Homework: Notable Species Gambassa Project Due Mon

Mon
  1) Showcase Notable Species
2) Unit exam review
Wed
 

1) Unit 2 Exam (1 hr mc; 1hr for 4 frq's)

Homework: Read all of Ch 8 and prepare for quiz on Monday (Great job on Test today...we had a 95% pass rate...AMAZING!) best class ever

Mon
  1) ch 8 reading quiz
2) School Wide Essay Writing