Introduction to Ecology
Biology
   

Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives


Honors Biology

EA Biology
Aug 31
Tues
Periods 1,3,5
Students will know stability in an ecosystem is a balance between competing effects.

1) Evaluate salinization lab writeups
2) Intro to ecosystems lecture
3) Chaparral math

Homework: 2 pages of Cornell notes on trophic levels in ecosystems Ch 18 Sect 3 (Energy Transfer)

1) Evaluated salinization lab writeups / chance to correct lab writeup
2) Intro to ecosystems lecture
3) Chaparral math

Homework: 2 pages Cornell notes trophic levels in ecosystems Ch 3 Sect 2 (Energy Flow)

Sept 2
Thurs
Periods 1- 6
Students will know a vital part of an ecosystem is the stability of its producers and decomposers.

1) Homework Check
2) biomes & ecosystem chains vs webs plus niches
3) Planet Earth video with biome, niche & adaptation application

1) Homework check
2) biomes & ecosystem chains vs webs plus niches
3) Planet Earth video with biome, niche & adaptation application

Sept 7
Tues

periods 1,3,5

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) Work on "questions to ponder 2"
2) Begin biogeochemical cycles project.
3) Deer oh Deer

Homework: Cornell Notes Section 19-2 (pp385-389)

1) Work on "questions to ponder 2"
2) begin biogeochemical cycles project.
3) Deer oh Deer

Homework: Cornell Notes Section 5-1 (pp119-123)

Sept 9
Thurs

periods 1,3,5

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) Vocabulary written into SNB
2) Class time for biogeochemical cycles project
3) Results of "Deer oh Deer" and limiting factors (density dependent vs density independent)
4) Population age structure diagrams
5) biogeochemical cycles time

Homework: vocab & cues for ecology words

1) Vocabulary written into SNB
2) Class time for biogeochemical cycles project
3) Results of "Deer oh Deer" and limiting factors (density dependent vs density independent)
4) Population age structure diagrams
5) biogeochemical cycles time

Homework: vocab & cues for ecology words

Sept 13
Mon

periods 1,3,5

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) Organic compounds
2) Nitrogen Cycle diagram and discussion

Homework: 2nd ecology set of vocab & cues

1) Vocab & cues due
2) 2nd set of vocab & cues set up for Tuesday
3) Nitrogen Cycle diagram & discussion

Homework: you need to have 2 of 4 biogeochemical cycles done

Sept 14
Tues

  1) Carbon Cycle
2) Biomagnification (video on toxins showing up in innuit breast milk)
3) generalists & specialists
1) Carbon Cycle
2) Biomagnification (video on toxins showing up in Innuit breast milk)
3) generalist and specialists

Sept 16
Thurs

 

1) Ecological problems that are man made
2) Study guide for next Wednesday's mc test
3) symbiotic relationships
4) succession

Homework: Study for Tuesday's Vocabulary Test (22 words will come from Ecology and 8 will come from Sci Meth)

1) Ecological problems that are man made
2) Study guide for next Wednesday's mc test
3) symbiotic relationships
4) successions

Homework: Study for Tuesday's Vocabulary Test (22 words will come from Ecology and 8 will come from Sci Meth)

   

1) Vocabulary exam from ecology unit
2) test review for mc test
3) succession

1) vocabulary exam from ecology unit
2) test review for mc test
3) succession
    1) ecology mc test 1) ecology mc test
    go over vocab test
Intro to organic compounds with video "Food Inc"
go over vocab test
Intro to organic compounds with video "Food Inc"

Sept 27
Mon

 

1) go over mc test from ecology
2) grade SNB's

Homework: 3 pages of Cornell Notes from text ch 3-sect2 "molecules of life"

1) go over mc test from ecology
2) grade SNB's

Homework: 3 pages of Cornell Notes from ch 2 sect 3 "carbon compounds"