Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives

Instructional Activities

Feb 6
Students will know why natural selection acts on the phenotype rather than the genotype of an organism.

1) Paradigms of where life comes from
2) Video from Howard Hughes Medical Institute: "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" on Darwin's life (lecture 1)

Homework: Write Darwin paper from video (typed & spellchecked) RUBRIC format of paper (like this) :

Single spaced block paragraphs, give paragraph of introduction, a paragraph for each dark bullet, and a paragraph of summary.

Typed, grammar, spelling, mechanics, and smooth organization and reading also part of grading points (55 points possible).

Feb 8
Students will know variation within a species increases the likelihood that at least some members of a species will survive under changed environmental conditions.

1) Darwin's "Five"
2) Darwin Paper peer evaluated
3) Natural Selection Lab

Bring lab notebook


Feb 13

1) Natural selction lab due
2) Darwin's 5 review
3) Homologous, Analogous, & Vestigial Structures
4) Transitional fossils
5) Geologic Time Metaphor

HOMEWORK: Ch 15 - 3 vocab & cues and outline

Feb 15

1) 15-3 homework submitted
2) Transitional fossils video
3) Discussion of selective breeding using "Charlie" the poodle
4) Extinction Video
5) Geologic Time analogy

Homework: geologic time calculations & 16-1 vocab & cues and outline

Feb 20

1) Handed in homework
2) Types of natural selection
3) Genetic Drift
4) Hardy-Weinber equation
5) Hardy-weinberg problems doc or html NEED HELP: try this tutorial site

Homework: finish Hardy-Weinberg problems, know how you got the answers, be ready for a 5 problem quiz

Feb 22

1) 5 problem H-W quiz
2) Natural Selection writing assignment (natural selection writing) Corona Species
3) Genetic drift revisited (java simulation)
3) Speciation
4) Isolation
5) Cladograms

Homework: 16-2 & 16-3 vocabulary & cues; Natural Selection writing

Feb 25
Mon (PLC)

1) Grade natural selection writing with 2 peers
2) Reproduction Isolation discussion
3) gradualism versus punctuated equilibrium

Homework: prepare for vocab quiz on ch 15 & 16 (Quia Ch 15; Quia Ch 16)

Feb 27
  1) Vocabulary Quiz (Quia Ch 15; Quia Ch 16)
2) Evolution Unit Test Review
3) Sexual selection video
Feb 29
  1) Unit MC Exam (Ch 15 & 16) 45 questions