EVOLUTION
   

Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives

Honors Biology

EARTH Academy Biology

Jan 25
Tues

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) Go over Genetics test
2) Online class polling of belief systems
3) Darwin's 5 introduced
4 ) Natural Selection Lab

Homework: Natural Selection lab questions

1) Online class polling of belief systems present in student population
2 ) Natural Selection Lab

Homework: Natural Selection lab questions

Jan 27
Thurs
Students will know why natural selection acts on the phenotype rather than the genotype of an organism. 1) Introduction to Charlie (toy poodle) and artificial selection of dog variants
2) Darwin's 5 reviewed
3) Video from Howard Hughes Medical Institute: "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" on Darwin's life & ideas (lecture 1)
4) Check natural selection lab questions

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).

1) Check the fieldtrip permission forms
2) Introduce Green Ambassadors
3) from Howard Hughes Medical Institute: "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" on Darwin's life & ideas (lecture one) questions
4) Check natural selection questions from lab
Jan 31
Mon
 

1) What increases variation in populations?
2) What are adaptations?
3) 3 types of selection
4) Natural selection writing about a Corona species

Homework: Due Tuesday Natural Selection Writing (pick a Corona native species from the list, pick one of its structural, behavioral, or physiological adaptations, and describe how it came about by natural selection) see rubric

1) What increases variation in populations?
2) What are adaptations?
3) Three types of selection
Feb 1
Tues
 

1) Dating techniques
2) Geological time

Homework: Due Thursday read ch 15 section 2; 1.5-2 pages of cornell notes

1) Fieldtrip prep
2) Geologic Time
Feb 3
Thurs
 

1) Check Cornell Notes
2) Discussion of classes for next year
3) Activity simulating Carbon Dating & Half-life
4) Activity showing amino acid sequences in organisms of different degrees of relationship to humans

Homework: finish carbon dating 5 questions; finish amino acid differences comparisons sheet

1) Discussion of next year's science courses
2) Discussion of ways to date fossils
3) Carbon Dating & Half-life simulation
4) Movie: Evolution-Extinction
Feb 7
Mon
 

1) Check homework
2) Comparing Embryos of Vertebrates
3) Comparing Bones of Vertebrates (Homologous Structures)

Homework: Vocab & Cues

1) Comparing Embryos
2) Comparing Bones of Vertebrates (Homologous Structures

Homework: Vocab & Cues

Feb 9
Tues
 

1) Check Homework
2) Cladogram Activity
3) Visuals for cladogram
3) Video "Transitions"

Homework: Ch 16 Sect 2 & 3 Cornell notes (mechanisms of evolution)

1) Check Homework
2) Mechanisms of Evolution
3) Video "Transitions"

Feb 11

Thurs

 

1) Why does understanding evolution matter?
2) Mechanisms that throw Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium off (cause evolution)
-hummingbird video
3) Isolation and speciation -CA salamanders video
4) What males will do (sexual selection)

Homework: vocab & cues (list of words)

1) Why does understanding evolution matter?
2) Mechanisms that throw Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium off (cause evolution)
-hummingbird video
3) Isolation and speciation -CA salamanders video
4) What males will do (sexual selection)

Homework: vocab & cues (list of words)

   

1) check homework
2) finish evolution content discussion
3) Why does understanding evolution matter?
4) Evolution review ppt
5) Research Paper Topics

Homework: Review for test (vocab on quia.com); get research topic posted at gambassa.com, click mr pitts, click his "share", "blogs", P1 or P3 Res Topics and post a comment giving the topic you might be willing to try.

1) check homework
2) finish evolution content discussion
3) Why does understanding evolution matter?
4) Evolution review ppt
5) Research Paper Topics

Review for test (vocab on quia.com)

    1) Evolution Vocab Test
2) Evolution MC Test
1) Evolution Vocab Test
2) Evolution MC Test