Week of April 8-12
Objective: I will learn how populations evolve to form new species.
Monday, April 8
Lesson Objective: I will learn how genetic variation controls the phenotypes for a given trait.
Opener: Evolution, in genetic terms, can be described as _____.
Closer: Please define the phrase “polygenic traits”
- Complete 17.1 worksheet. Hand-in in class
- assign 17.2(write definitions of vocabulary)
Tuesday, April 9
Lesson Objective: How does natural selection change the genetic balance within a population?
Opener: What happens to the extremes in a “stabilizing Selection”?
Closer: What is meant by a “bottleneck”
- vocabulary words for 17.2 (Page 487)(Hand in for a completion grade)
- Discuss 17.2
Wednesday, April 10
Lesson Objective: I will understand the Hardy-Weinberg Principle
Opener: What does the “Hardy-Weinburg Principle” all about?
Closer: Please write the Hardy-Weinburg Principle in words.
- discuss 17.2
- watch Hardy Weinburg video(click here for a link)
- discuss Hardy Weinburg principle
- hand out 7.2 worksheet
Thursday, April 11
- Hand in 7.2
- Assign 7.3 to read & take notes
- Discuss Isolating Mechanisms
Friday, April 12
Lesson Objective: I will understand the current hypothesis about the Galapagos finch speciation.
Opener: After the finches arrived in the Galapagos Islands what kept the finches from moving from island to island?
Closer: Suggest a hypothesis about how BEHAVIOR ISOLATION can lead to speciation?
- find definitions for the vocabulary words on page 494
- Discuss Speciation
- watch video about salamander speciation in California (click for a link)
- Hand out,Work on 17.3
- Read 17.4
Objective: I will learn how a species can be formed
Monday, April 15.
Lesson Objective: I will discover that genes have a time rhythm that controls the rate of evolution.
Opener: Explain what a molecular clock and chromosomal crossing over have in common.
Closer: How does a gene family arise?
- discuss 17.4.(click for a link)
- quizstar (on paper in Class) take on-line after school until Wednesday at 8:00 am.(click for a link)
- Hand out 17.4 study guide
Lesson Objective: I will learn that mutations to the Hox gene have separated the lines of development of insects and crustaceans.
Opener: It is estimated that humans and insects shared the same Hox genes about ____ yrs. ago.
Closer: On page 500 in the section “Analyzing Data” what hypothesis does the evidence support?
- Hand-in 17.4 worksheet
- video on Hox gene evolution (Click for a link)
- Hand out Vocularty review worksheet
Wednesday, April 17
Lesson Objective: I will demonstrate that I understand chapter 17.
Opener: I will ask for clarification and listen to any discussion related to the exam
Closer: I will reflect on how well I prepared and set a goal that will help me attain a suitable score on the next exam
- Hand in 17 vocubulary review
- Summative Exam over Ch. 17
- Assign chapter 18
Thursday, April 18
Lesson Objective: I will learn about the early attempts to group living things.
Opener: Today, we consider ____ to be the “Father of Classification”
Closer: What is your mnemonic for remembering the names of the groups presently used to classify organisms
- Discussion of 18.1
- Read 18.2
Friday, April 19
Lesson Objective: I will understand how a Cladogram is constructed.
Opener: What is a Node?
Closer: In a short paragraph summarize the important information that can be obtained from cladograms (not the information used to make them)
- video on Cladograms (click for a link) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnDgpUX_j1w&feature=relmfu
- hand out outline form for 18.2
- complete closer and hand in as a ticket out of class.
Week of April 22-26
Objective: I will learn why scientists classify all living things
Monday, April 22
Lesson Objective: I will learn how to construct a cladogram and recognize the relationship of amino acid variation to common ancestory.
Opener: What do we call the event on a Cladogram that creates speciation?
Closer: On our cladogram what organism is the closest ancestor to a Lamprey?
- Hand in Outline for 18.2
- Class into groups of 5 members, each group will complete worksheet MAKING CLADOGRAMS and complete “Molecular connection” amino acid variations.
- Read 18.3
Tuesday, April 23
No class as we have ACT testing
Wednesday, April 24
Lesson Objective: I will learn about the six kingdoms used today along with three Domains.
Opener: What is the domain, Archaea, and what type of organisms are included in it?
Closer: You belong in what Domain, and explain why?
- H.I. Making Cladogram and Molecular Connection
- video: on six Kingdoms and Three Domains (click for link) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKLDXpl0EOI&feature=related
- complete 18.1 & .2 formative quiz
- discuss 18.3
- H.O. 18.3 study guide
Thursday, April 25
Lesson objective: I will understand how living things are classified today.
Opener: Why are multicellular organisms included in the Eukayotic Domain?
Closer: Where are the Archaebacterial found today?
- Hand In 18.3
- correct formative quiz 18.1 & .2
- Review for exam on Friday, I will have necessary resourses to work with in class
Friday, April 26
Lesson objective: I will show that I understand the concepts of chapter 18
Opener: I will ask a question that I still do not fully understand for Ch. 18
Closer: Again, I will reflect on how well I followed my plan to improve and make
any adjustments in the plan for my next exam.
- Summative exam over chapter 18
- Assign 19.1