Dates
State Standards / Objectives
Learning Activities

Jan 30 (1 hr)

Mon

Students will recognize the usefulness and limitations of models and theories as scientific representations of reality by comparing truth-finding systems..

1) Revisit success behaviors
2) evolution survey
3) comparing paradigms of origins

Jan 31 & Feb 1 (2 hrs)

Tues & Wed

Students will know how natural selection determines the differential survival of groups of organisms. Bring book (it's a block day)
1) Ch 15 Study Sheet (will work on again Thurs & Fri in class...you should be half done on Tues & Wed)
2) Discussion of Darwin's 5 ideas of how evolution occurs
3) Natural Selection lab

Feb 2 & 3 (2 hrs)

Thurs & Fri

Students will know how natural selection determines the differential survival of groups of organisms of varying phenotypes.

Bring Book on Block Days
1) Lab & questions due (Start the semester with 100%)
2) The curve of the traits
3) Types of selection

Feb 6

Mon

Students will know how natural selection determines the differential survival of groups of organisms of varying phenotypes. No Book needed
1) The "Bell Curve" lab due (with 4 questions)
2) Students describe how organisms get their traits by natural selection.
Feb 7 & 8

Students will know new mutations are constantly being generated in a gene pool.

Students will know reproductive or geographic isolation affects speciation.

Bring Book
1) Peer evaluation of writing from Monday
2) Mechanisms of Evolution
3) Video showing scientist working on evolution in the field
Feb 9 & 10
Students will know variation within a species increases the likelihood that at least some members of a species will survive under changed environmental conditions. Bring Book
1) Pitts' favorite animal adaptations!
2) Peer evaluation of CH 15 vocabulary and cues (yes it's due)
3) Vocab Review
4) Hypothetical Creatures on new Planet Santiago

Feb 14 & 15

Tues & Wed

Students will know how to analyze fossil evidence with regard to biological diversity, episodic speciation, and mass extinction.

Bring Book
1) Planet Santiago Creature writeups & pictures due
2) Evidences that organisms are related
3) How do they date those fossils? Beanium to Cornium Lab

Feb 16 & 17

Thur & Fri

  Bring Book
1) Ch 16 Vocab Due
2) Finish presentation of planet santiago creatures
3) Evidences for Evolution (fossils, biochemical lesson, embryo, homologous & vestigial structures)
4) Test Review & vocab

Feb 21 & 22

Tues & Wed

Students will know at each link in a food web some energy is stored in newly made structures

Bring Book
1) Evolution Review
2) Evolution Test (over notes, ch 15, ch 16, & vocab)
3) Begin Ecology with reading ch 3 & filling in the blanks
4) Food chains & Food Webs Food Web Activity

 

Feb 23 & 24

Thurs & Fri

Students will know at each link in a food web some energy is stored in newly made structures but much energy is dissipated into the environment as heat. This dissipation may be represented in an energy pyramid. 1) Due: Ch 3 & Preview Sheet
2) Finish food web activity and discussion (hand in questions)
3) Introduction of Ecological Pyramids
4) Ch 3 Vocabulary with clues

Feb 27

Mon

Students will know at each link in a food web some energy is stored in newly made structures but much energy is dissipated into the environment as heat. This dissipation may be represented in an energy pyramid. 1) Finish discussion questions on Ecological Pyramids lab
2) Ecosystems video from United Streaming (defining key words)

Feb 28 & Mar 1

Tues & Wed

Students will know how water, carbon, and nitrogen cycle between abiotic resources and organic matter in the ecosystem and how oxygen cycles through photosynthesis and respiration. 1) Finish the video & vocab
2) Add vocab with cues
3) Geochemical Cycles Acted Out in groups
4) Label diagrams and answer questions
5) Preview Biome Projects

Mar 2 & 3

Thurs & Fri

Students know how to analyze changes in an ecosystem resulting from changes in climate, human activity, introduction of nonnative species, or changes in population size.

1) Biome presentation work
(climatograph, world map)
2) Biome Highlights (jungle, desert, forests

 

Mar 6 & 7

Mon & Tues

Students know how to analyze changes in an ecosystem resulting from changes in climate, human activity, introduction of nonnative species, or changes in population size. Bring Text Book it's a block day!
1) Biome presentations and summary notes (summary table with answers)
2) Ecology vocab due on Wed.

Wed 8

Minimum Day

  1) Vocab Due
2) Deer oh Deer population simulation

Mar 9 & 10

Thurs & Fri

  1) Deer oh Deer due
2) Kaibob Plateau case study
3) Review for Test to be taken on Monday

Mar 13

Mon

  1) Ecology Vocab Review
2) Ecology Test Review

Mar 14 & 15

Tues & Wed

  1) Finish Ecology Test Review
2) Take Ecology Test (includes Ecology Vocab Review and multiple choice over biomes, biogeochemical cycles, & organism interactions)
3) Human Disease Preview

Mar 16 & 17

Thurs & Fri

Students will know there are important differences between viral and bacterial structure and function 1) Vocabulary for Ch 19 (definition and cues)
2) Lecture on bacterial key structures
3) Identify these bacteria applying what you learned
4) Most Wanted Moneran Poster

Mar 20

Mon

Students will know there are important differences between viral and bacterial structure and function 1) Most Wanted Moneran Poster

Mar 21 & 22

Tues & Wed

Students will know there are important differences between viral and bacterial structure and function

1) Poster session for bacterial posters (summarize 10 other posters on summary table)
2) "Dreaded Red" lab

Mar 23 & 24

Thurs & Fri

Students will know there are important differences between viral and bacterial structure and function

1) Viruses Vocab
2) Viral lecture
3) Doctor, I think I have a problem (viral symptoms lab)

Mar 27

Mon

Students will know the roles of antibodies, phagocytes, B-lymphocytes, and T-lymphocytes in the body's response to infection. 1) Notes on Immunity
2) A Viral Story: Students will summarize the roles of antibodies, phagocytes, B-lymphocytes, and T-lymphocytes

Mar 28 & 29

Tues & Wed

Students will know the roles of antibodies, phagocytes, B-lymphocytes, and T-lymphocytes in the body's response to infection. 1) Finish immunity notes
2) Preview Ch 40
3) Infection Story
4) Immune Vocabulary

Mar 30 & 31

Thurs & Fri

Students will know the roles of antibodies, phagocytes, B-lymphocytes, and T-lymphocytes in the body's response to infection. 1) 20 min work time (stories, vocab, preview ch 40)
2) Peer review of stories
3) simulation of immunity

April 3

Mon

Students will know how vaccination protects an individual from infectious diseases. 1) Preparation for vaccination debate
2) Vocab to know for TEST ON THURS OR FRI

April 4 & 5

Tues & Wed

Students will know how vaccination protects an individual from infectious diseases. 1) vaccination debates
2) vocabulary review for disease & immunity unit
3) AIDS video ("Ending the Epidemic")

April 6 & 7

Thurs & Fri

  1) test over disease & immunity
2) human body systems overview
April 8-16
Spring Break
  R & R
April 17 & 18
  1) see results of "disease & immunity" test
2) STAR Review Booklet
April 19
  1) STAR Review
April 20 & 21
  1) STAR Review
2) Activity on Genetic Drift
April 24 Mon
  1) STAR Review (answers)
April 25 & 26 Tues & Wed
 

1) Finish Star Review Booklet
2) Nervous System Neurons & Brains

April 27 & 28
  1) Nervous System & Control
May 4 & 5
 

1) Vocab due
2) Nervous System Vocab
3) Lab (PNS effects on CNS)

May 8
Monday
  1) Nervous system open note mc test
2) Vocabulary test

May 9 & 10

Tues & Wed

Students know how the complementary activity of major body systems provides cells with oxygen and nutrients and removes toxic waste products such as carbon dioxide.

1) Circulatory Vocab (BRING YOUR TEXT!)
2) Outline of blood components
3) Heartrate lab
4) Blood Video

May 11 & 12
Students know how the complementary activity of major body systems provides cells with oxygen and nutrients and removes toxic waste products such as carbon dioxide.

1) Ch 37 Vocab & cues
2) pathway of circulation
3) circulation notes
3) circulation (heart chambers) cut and fold

May 15 & 16
Students know how the complementary activity of major body systems provides cells with oxygen and nutrients and removes toxic waste products such as carbon dioxide. 1) Circulation Review
2) Fold it/cut it for circulation (blood vessel types)
3) Respiratory Worksheet

May 22

Mon

Students know how the complementary activity of major body systems provides cells with oxygen and nutrients and removes toxic waste products such as carbon dioxide. 1) What's in food (using food labels
2) Label digestive system (Hand in)
3) Video on digestive disorders

May 23 & 24

Tues & Wed

Students know how the complementary activity of major body systems provides cells with oxygen and nutrients and removes toxic waste products such as carbon dioxide. 1) Digestive Vocab, Definition, & Cues (see page 978)
2) Digestive Fold It
3) Digestive Simulation (using crackers, nuts, tennis balls, panty hose, ziplocks, and water)

May 25 & 26

Thurs & Fri

Students know how the complementary activity of major body systems provides cells with oxygen and nutrients and removes toxic waste products such as carbon dioxide. 1) Excretory Vocab, Definitions, & Cues (see page 985)
2) Excretory Fold It (with diagram & functions of kidneys, ureters, bladder, & urethra)
3) Digestion Vocab Review
4) Excretory Video Clips

May 30 & 31

Tues & Wed

Students know how the complementary activity of major body systems provides cells with oxygen and nutrients and removes toxic waste products such as carbon dioxide.

1) Test over the digestive system (20 MC & Vocab)
2) How do Nephrons work?
3) Introduction to negative feedback
4) Excretory Vocab Review

June 1 & 2

Thurs & Fri

Students know how the complementary activity of major body systems provides cells with oxygen and nutrients and removes toxic waste products such as carbon dioxide. 1) Vocabulary test over excretory system
2) Endocrine system introduction
3) Endocrine Vocab
4) Endocrine glands, hormones, target organs, & effects

June 5

Mon

Students know how the complementary activity of major body systems provides cells with oxygen and nutrients and removes toxic waste products such as carbon dioxide. 1) Endocrine system role playing activity
2) Endocrine Vocabulary Review