Bio.
   

Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives


Instructional Activities

Sept 17
Mon
Periods 1-6
Students will know stability in an ecosystem is a balance between competing effects. 1) Homework Due: Ch 18 Sect 1 & 2 Outlines & Vocab & Cues
2) Discussion of Biological Organization from atoms to biomes; biotic vs abiotic; conformers vs regulators; niches; generalists & specialists
3) Homework: Ch 18 Sect 1 & 2 study guide
Sept 19
Wed
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) Study Guide Due: Ch 18 Sect 1 & 2
2) Review Sect 18-1 & 2
3) Discussion of Ecosystem Energy Flow (Sect 18-3)
3) Finish Data taking on Wind Turbine Controlled experiments; Lab Writeup Due Monday
4) Homework: Text Outline & Vocab n Cues for Sect 18-3 & 18-4
Sept 21
Students 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) Due: Text Outline & Vocab n Cues for Sect 18-3
2) Biogeochemical cycles discussion (draw & discuss water, carbon, & nitrogen cycles)
3) Receiving "The Power" of statistics. TTest Tutorial | Lab Field Report Guide | Lab Report Checklist

Homework: Complete lab report for Wind Turbine Design (all sections except the "II.-F")

Practice for next Wednesday's ch 18 vocab quiz at Quia.com

Sept 24
Mon
  1) Due: Wind Turbine Lab Writeup
2) Peer Evaluated Wind Turbine Lab
3) Video Lab on Acclimation of Brine Shrimp (writeup due on Wed)
Sept 26
Wed
 

1) Ch 18 Vocab Test

Homework: Ch 18 sect. 3 & 4 study guides
Sept 28
Fri
Students will know how fluctuations in population size in an ecosystem are determined by the relative rates of birth, immigration, emigration, and death.

1) Study Guides Ch 18 sect 3 & 4 due
2) Ch 19 Vocab & Concepts
3) "Deer oh Deer"

Homework: finish ch 19 vocab & concepts worksheet & Deer oh Deer questions

Oct 1
Mon
Students will 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) Discussion of "relationships" within ecosystems
2) Kaibob Plateau case study

Homework: complete case study questions with _________'s

Oct 3
Wed
Students will know biodiversity is the sum total of different kinds of organisms and is affected by alterations of habitats. 1) Kaibob Plateau case study due
2) Finish ecosystem relationships discussion
3) Homework: Vocab & Cues Ch 20 assigned in class; Outline ch 20 sect 2
Oct 5
Fri

Students will know bio diversity is the sum total of different kinds of organisms and is affected by alterations of habitats.

Students will 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) Homework due and checked
2) Discussion of "Succession" (ch20 sect 2)
3) Discussion of Ch 22: "Man's Impact on Ecosystems: global warming (sea turtles & penquins), over-fishing (90% of lg fish gon), non-native species introduction (rats & mongoose in Hawaii, nutria in SE US, hydrilla in S US), & water & air pollution (grasshopper effect from US factories & biomagnification poisoning Eskimo popultions)
4) Video clips of all the above concepts from "Journey to Planet Earth" AWESOME DAY!
5) Study Guide for next Wednesday's multiple choice test over ecology unit

homework: study for Monday's vocabulary test (15 words from chapters 19 & 20, 8 words from chapter 18, and 7 words from chapter 1); circle all study guide concepts you want to have help with on Monday after the vocab quiz. Come prepared to ask about what you don't understand!

Try this fill in the blank practice test that is half the size of the real thing!

Oct 8
Mon
Block Day bring texts!
  1) VOCAB TEST!