Introduction to Ecology
Biology
   

Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives


Honors Biology

Aug 27
Mon
Periods 1-6
Students will know stability in an ecosystem is a balance between competing effects.

1) Evaluate salinization lab writeups
2) Intro to ecosystems lecture

Homework: Read Ch 18 sect 1 & 2 for understanding and prepare for reading quiz

Aug 28
Tues
Periods 1-6
Students will know a vital part of an ecosystem is the stability of its producers and decomposers.

1) Ch 18 sect 1 & 2 reading quiz
2) Organization of Life from micro to macro

Homework: Ch 18 sect 3 reading for understanding and prep for quiz

Aug 29
Wed
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) Ch 18 sect 3 reading quiz

Homework: Ecology vocab and cues set 1

Aug 30 or 31
Thurs or Fri

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) Vocab cues set 1 evaluated
2) Trophic levels group simulation in class

Homework: Finish vocab & cues; create gambassa.com account and join your class group:

Period 1 invite code

Period 5 invite code

Period 6 invite code



Sept 4 or 5
Tues or Wed
 

1) finish trophic level discussion in class: food chain, food web, energy and biomass pyramids, and biomagnification
2) Make drawing of water cycle and carbon cycle (a page for each drawing morphed with a different biome of your choice) and then on the opposing page in your SNB write a paragraph that explains the cycle going one complete turn around and all its components!

Homework : draw carbon cycle and water cycle and explain each

Sept 6 or 7
Thurs & Fri

 

1) Discussion of Carbon Cycle (Photosythesis & Resp)
2) Introduction of Nitrogen Cycle
3) Work time in class for four drawings
4) Check homework (1st 2 drawings) and discuss grade in class (progress report time)

Homework: Vocab & Cues set 3; finish all 4 drawings of biogeochemical cycles (water, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus) with 4 paragraphs of explanation..

Sept 10
Monday
PLC 1-6
 

1) Cycles and explanations & Vocab & Cues due
2) How does man affect biogeochemical cycles

Homework: Study for biogeochemical cycle quiz on Tuesday (tomorrow)

Sept 11
Tuesday
1-6 Assembly Schedule
 

1) Quick quiz on biogeochemical cycles
2) Deer oh Deer simulation (intro to population biology)

Homework: Finish Deer oh Deer graph results (line graph); read Ch 19 sect 2 for reading quiz tomorrow

Sept 12
Wednesday
1-6 Full Schedule
 

1) Quiz over Ch 19 Sect 2
2) Kaibob Case Study

Homework: Finish Deer oh Deer 2 questions, 7 question from Kaibob

Sept 13 or 14
Thurs or Fri
block days
 

1) Evaluate Deer case study and Deer or Deer
2) Review sheet for Ecology Unit
3) Population Structure Diagrams
4) Invasive species
5) Succession

Homework: Study for vocabulary test on Monday (Ecology & Sci Meth)

Sept 17 or 18
 

1) Vocabulary test
2) Getting onto Gambassa.com: a) set up an account at gambassa.com using your real name b) click the class code (period 1, period 5) for your period to join the class group c) Mr Pitts will verify you and put you into the requested class
3) Review for multiple choice test on Wed or Thurs over Ecology (powerpoint review in pdf form)