Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives


Instructional Activities

Sept 15
Tues
Periods 1,3,5
Students will know stability in an ecosystem is a balance between competing effects.

1) Homework Due: Ch 18 Sect 1 Outlines
2) Outdoor 1 sq meter observation data
3) Go over Ch1 test
4) Finish observation questions
5) Discussion of biotic vs abiotic; conformers vs regulators; niches; generalists & specialists

Homework: Ch 18 Sect 2 outline & Vocab & Cues

Sept 16
Wed (min day)
Periods 1- 6
 

1) Homework Check
2) Trophic Level practice with video

Homework: Ch 18 Sect 3

Sept 17
Thurs
Periods 1,3,5
 

1) homework Check
2) discussion of organic compounds, photosynthesis, & respiration
3) biogeochemical projects project

Homework: vocab and cues for 11 words posted on Mr Pitts' board

Sept 21
Mon (PLC)
Periods 1-6

 

1) Eval Homework
2) Work entire period on biogeochemical projects project

Homework: outline of ch 19 sect 1

Sept 22
Tues
Periods 1,3,5
 

1) homework check
2) Limiting Factors discussion
3) Deer oh Deer simulation
4) Work on biogeochemicals cycles project

Homework: Vocab & Cues (see words) & practice for Thursday's vocab test on Quia.com

Sept 24

Thurs

Periods 1,3,5

 

1) Video: Journey to Planet Earth (State of the Planet), take population fact notes down
2) Eval homework
3) Vocabulary Test
4) Work on biogeochemical cycles project

Homework: biogeochemical cycles project due Monday

Sept 28

Mon PLC

periods 1-6

 

1) biogeochemical cycles project submitted
2) relationships discussion
3) parasite video (Body Snatchers)

Homework: ch 20 outline sect 1

Sept 29

Tues

1,3,5

 

1) biomagnification discussion
2) Inuit video with arctic people receiving high doses of our pollution in their breast milk
3) Predator prey discussion
4) Video: Evolution of predator prey relationships
5) Animals trying to survive man and our behaviors that are destroying their lives
6) Planet Earth video "Future"

Homework: Vocab & Cues with words written on board

Oct 1

Thurs

1,3,5

 

1) homework check
2) Mt Saint Helens video clip from 1980; GoogleEarth Krakatau; Indonesia
3) Discussion of succession
4) Review of biogeochemical cycles using LoopWriter
5) Video: "State of the Planet's Wildlife"

Homework: Study for Ecology Vocabulary Quiz on Quia.com

Tues

Oct 5

1,3,5

 

1) round the room review for vocab quiz
2) vocabulary quiz on ecology
3) review for Wednesday's MC Test

Homework: study for MC Ecology Test online

Wed

minimum day

 

1) Ecology Unit MC Test

Homework: vocab & cues from board; ch 2 sect 1 outline