Bio.
   

Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives


Instructional Activities

Feb 26
Mon
Periods 1-6
Students will know biodiversity is the sum total of different kinds of organisms and is affected by alterations of habitats. 1) Review biodiversity concept
2) Present analogies of geologic time (including biodiversity changes & episodic extinction)
3) homework: ch 19-1 & 19-2 vocab & cues; outline
Feb 27
Tues
Periods 1,3,5
Students know how to analyze changes in an ecosystem resulting from changes in climate and human activity.

1) Homework due: see Mon
2) Video presentation: "An Inconvenient Truth" (Academy Award Winner of Best Documentary & Original Song)
3) class celebration of highest scores on semester test in district

Feb 28
Wed
  Test Retakes Ch 16 before school (7:00 AM or after school 2:45 -3:30 PM)
Mar 1   1) Discussion of Ch 19 (notes) Concepts & notetaking
2) Outdoor lab: Deer oh Deer
3) Homework: Ch 20 outline sections 20-1,2; finish lab graph & questions
Mar 2
Fri
  Test Retakes Ch 16 before school (7:00 AM or after school 2:45 -3:30 PM)
Mar 6
Tues

Students will know how fluctuations in population size in an ecosystem are determined by the relative rates of birth, immigration, emigration, and death.

1) Ch 20-1,2 outline due
2) Lab: Capture, Mark, & Recapture simulation
3) Ch 20-1,2 (notes)
4) Kaibob Plateau case study
5) Homework: Ch 20-1,2 Vocab with cues due Wed, finish lab calculations % error
Mar 7
Wed (min day)
  1) Check homework
2) Finish lab on sample size & % error
3) 20-1,2 studyguides (homework)
Mar 8
Thurs
 

1) Check homework: Lab graph, paragraphs of conclusion, 20-1,2 studyguides
2) Lecture Ch 21(notes) highlights
3) Videos to illustrate Ch 21 concepts

Vocab Practice (continue to check for updates as I build it)

Homework: 22-1,2 outline & vocab n cues (due Monday)

Mar 12
Mon
 

1) Homework 22-1,2 outline & vocab & cues
2) Discussion of 22-1 (notes) Trophic Levels, Food Chains, & Food Webs
3) Food Web activity Picture

Homework: 21-1, 2, 3 studyguides

Mar 13
Tues

 

1) Ch 21 study guides due
2) Biogeochemical Cycles discussion & drawings
3) Biome Group Presentations assigned (world map, climatographs)

Vocab Practice

Vocabulary fill in blank practice quiz

Mar 15   1) Ecology Vocab Test
2) Performance of Terrestrial Biome Presentations