Science of Life
   

Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives

Honors Biology
Instructional Activities

EARTH Academy
Biology

Aug 11
Wed

(Periods 1 - 6)

 

1) Introduce Course (syllabus)
2) 1st Day Essay "There will come soft rains"

1) Introduce Course (syllabus)
2) 1st Day Essay (PDF if you cannot open Word files)

 

Aug 12
Thurs

(Periods 1 - 6)

Students will select and use appropriate tools and technology to perform tests, collect data, analyze relationships, and display data 1) Essay due (Rubric for Evaluation); Course syllabus signed
2) Setting up Science Notebooks for learning organization

1) Essay due (Rubric for Evaluation) ; Course syllabus signed
2) Setting up Science Notebooks for learning organization

Aug 13
Fri

(Periods 1 - 6)

Students will select and use appropriate tools and technology to perform tests, collect data, analyze relationships, and display data

1) Science Notebook (SNB) Set-up for Cornell Notes
2) "Science" discussion and what this truth-finding system for the natural world bases truth on

Homework: Write Cornell notes for text pp 13-19 on pp 9-12 of SNB

1) Science Notebook (SNB) Set-up for Cornell Notes
2) "Science" discussion and what this truth-finding system for the natural world bases truth on

Homework: Write Cornell notes for text page 8-14 on pages 9-12 of SNB

Aug 16
Mon (PLC)

(Periods 1 - 6)

Students will select and use appropriate tools and technology to perform tests, collect data, analyze relationships, and display data

1) Setting up SNB for Ch 1 Vocab, Paraphrased defs, & Cues
2) Evaluation of SNB Cornell notes
3) Testing Reaction Times

Homework: Vocab, paraphrase, & cues (vocab list picture)

1) Setting up SNB for Ch 1 Vocab, Paraphrased defs, & Cues
2) Evaluation of SNB Cornell notes
3) Testing Reaction Times

Homework: Vocab, paraphrase, & cues (vocab list picture)

Aug 17
Tues

Periods 1,3, & 5

 

Students will select and use appropriate tools and technology to perform tests, collect data, analyze relationships, and display data

1) Finish reaction time lab
2) Experimental design scenarios
3) Working with "the weed"

Homework: finish scenarios 2 and 3 of the Experimental design worksheets handed out in class. We will do the 4th one on class.

1) Finish reaction time lab
2) Experimental design scenarios
3) Working with "the weed"

Homework: finish scenarios 2 and 3 of the Experimental design worksheets handed out in class. We will do the 4th one on class.

Aug 19
Thurs

Periods 1,3, & 5

Students will select and use appropriate tools and technology to perform tests, collect data, analyze relationships, and display data

1) Check Scenarios 2 & 3
2) Use the "wild weed" to do scenario 4
3) observation & 4 question approach using red wigglers (earthworms)

Homework: Reading about characteristics of life (Cornell notes over section 1-1, "characteristics of life")

1) Check Scenarios 2 & 3
2) Use the "wild weed" to do scenario 4
3) observation & 4 question approach using red wigglers (earthworms)

Homework: Reading about characteristics of life (Cornell notes over section 1-3, "characteristics of life")

Aug 24
Tues

Periods 1,3, & 5

 

1) Check of Cornell notes
2) Discussion of Characteristics of life
3) Loopwriter review of concepts
4) Video "State of the Planet's Wildlife"

Homework: quia.com vocab practice site

 

1) Check of Cornell notes
2) Discussion of Characteristics of life
3) Loopwriter review of concepts
4) Getting logged onto Gambassa.com (Gary Glass guest)

Homework: quia.com vocab practice site

 

Aug 25
Wed

Periods 1-6 min day

  1) Ch 1 Vocabulary Quiz
2) Review for MC Test over scientific method

Homework: study for mc test on Thursday

1) Ch 1 Vocabulary Quiz
2) Review for MC Test over scientific method

Homework: study for mc test on Thursday

Aug 26
Thurs

Periods 1,3 & 5

 

1) opportunity to ask questions about sci meth
2) mc test sci meth (30 questions)
3) salinization's effects on seed germination rates lab

Leave notebooks in class for evaluation
Homework: background research on salinization & plants

1) opportunity to ask questions about sci meth
2) mc test sci meth (30 questions)
3) salinization's effects on seed germination rates lab

Leave notebooks in class for evaluation
Homework: background research on salinization & plants

Aug 30
Mon (PLC)

Periods 1-6

 

1) hand back notebooks
2) take data from petri dishes and salinization lab
3) go over lab writeup

homework: 5 paragraphs of conclusion see rubric / checklist for evaluation (only take note of the parts of the lab we did: problem, hypothesis, sect III & sect IV [on graph paper], & discussion 5 paragraphs)

1) hand back notebooks
2) take data from petri dishes and salinization lab
3) go over lab writeup

homework: 5 paragraphs of conclusion