Science of Life
   

Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives

Honors Biology
Instructional Activities

Aug 8
Wed

(Periods 1 - 6)

 

1) Introduce Course (syllabus)
2) Problem Solving Activity (pictures of NW)

Homework: a) sign syllabus b) read pp 13-19 in Holt text book -- prepare for multiple choice reading quiz for tomorrow.

Aug 9
Thurs

(Periods 1 - 6)

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

1) Course syllabus signed
2) Setting up Science Notebooks for learning organization
3) Begin Sci. Method Discussion

Homework:Vocab & Cues for Science part of Ch1 (right column in picture)

Aug 10
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" discussion
2) Lab "Reaction Time Measuring"

Homework: Outline Ch 1 Sect 3 (in SNB put on pp 6-7)

Aug 13
Mon

PLC Monday
1-6

Students will select and use appropriate tools and technology to perform tests, collect data, analyze relationships, and display data 1) Eval Outlines
2) Set up SNBs
3) Variables (IV, DV, & EVs)

Homework: read pp 5-9 prep for reading quiz (MC); bring text to class on Tuesday & Wednesday
Aug 14-15
Tues-Wed
1,3,5 block day
2,4,6 block day
Students will select and use appropriate tools and technology to perform tests, collect data, analyze relationships, and display data

1) Take reading quiz
2) Rework reaction time lab to eliminate EVs.
3) begin Scenarios. Class worked scenario 1 together as an example. Scenarios 2 and 3 are homework.

Homework: Text Ch1 Sect 1 outline; scenarios 2 and 3 (do not do any of the "how to improve the experiments" sections

Aug 16-17
Thurs-Fri
1,3,5 block day
2,4,6 block day
Students will select and use appropriate tools and technology to perform tests, collect data, analyze relationships, and display data

1) Eval outlines and scenarios 1-3
2) Experimental Design of Controlled Experiments (Pitts' Wonder Drug)
3) Working with "The Weed"

Homework: Ch 1 Vocab & Cues 2

Aug 20
Mon
1-6 day

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

1) Check Vocab Cues
2) Finish Scientific Method Discussion (Theory vs Law)
3) Organization of Life
4) Prep for using Quia.com

Homework: Study for Ch 1 Vocabulary test that is fill in the blank definitions without a word bank. 5 words will be chosen by the instructor for you to write a coherent paragraph about that 1) shows you know the definition & 2) shows you know its relationship to the other words and/or examples.

Aug 21-22
Tues-Wed
 

1) Sci Meth Vocab Tes
2) Learning to write labs using salination of Mung Beans (lab writeup checklist/rubric)

Homework: 1) Write the "background" section of your lab with 2 paragraphs about the problem of increasing salinity (saltiness) of cropland soils. Use Internet to do the research. 2) study the study guide for the ch1 mc test on your next block day

Aug 23-24
Thurs-Fri
 

1) Ch 1 MC Test
2) Finish taking salinization lab data and writeup

Homework: 1) Finish entire lab writeup including the 5 paragraphs A,B,C,D,& E of the Part V: Discussion . Be sure you get ALL 80 points on your peer eval on Monday!

Aug 27
 

1) Peer eval salinity lab

Homework: Read Ch 18 Sect 1 & 2 and prepare for reading quiz MC on Tuesday.

Aug 28
Tues
 

1) Ch 18 reading quiz sect 1 & 2
2) Organization of our Biosphere

Homework: Read Ch 18 Sect 3 to prepare for reading quiz

Aug 29
Wed (min day)
  1) Ch 18 reading quiz sect 3