Week of September 4-7
Objectives: Differentiate between weather and climate.
Identify the factors that influence climate.
Identify examples of cooperation & competition and the affect upon members of a community.
Tuesday, Sept. 4
Lesson objective: I will learn about “Greenhouse Gasses”
I will learn that the tilt and spin of the Earth affect the movement of air and water on the Earth?
Opener: In times of rapid plant growth, was there plentiful Carbon Dioxide?
Summary: Please write how the sun affects the temperature of the Earth based upon its “season” or relationship to the sun.
Class discussion of 4.1(click here for link)
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Lesson objective: I will be able to explain how factors such a heat, Greenhouse Gasses, wind affect Climate
Opener: In Chicago, the wind is always blowing off of the lake during the day in the summer onto the land. What direction does it blow at night?
Summary: Why did the owners of the Cubs in Chicago resist playing night games so long?
Complete worksheet 4.1 and hand in before class is over.
Assign 4.2 to read( click here for link)
Thursday, Sept. 6
Lesson objective: I will learn the characteristics of a niche.
I will learn about the relationships that shape communities.
Opener: Please list the three types of symbiosis.
Summary: Explain the relationship between the saying “Winner takes all” and the Competitive Exclusion Principle.
Discuss 4.2 (click here for link)
Friday, Sept. 7
Lesson objective: I will understand that symbiosis is a multifaceted relationship among members of a community.
Opener: Explain why bacteria living in you mouth and creating “Tarter” is an example of parasitism , whereas, bacteria living in your colon is an example of mutualism.
Summary: I will describe the dramatic effects that the dam-building activities of beavers, a keystone species, might have on other types of organisms.
Complete worksheet 4.2 and hand in during class.
Assign 4.3 and 5.2 to read(click here for link)
Week of September 10-14
Objectives: I will understand the major limiting factors that affect the distribution of life.
I will understand the conditions and characteristics that affect land masses and create different biomes.
I will know the major categories of freshwater ecosystems.
Monday, Sept. 10.
Lesson objectives: I will be able to describe how ecosystems recover from a disturbance.
I will understand the limiting factors that control population size and growth.
Opener: What was the cause of the Plaque in Europe that occured many times in the last 1500 years, what was the result of this on the population of people in Europe.
Summary: What factors do you think could limit the size of a rabbit population?
Discuss 4.3 and 5.2 ( click to find the link)
Lesson Objective: I will be able to relate the changes in an ecosystem to the changes in carrying capacities that this changes created
Opener: What happened to the mice population after the land owners killed all the wolves, coyotes, and foxes in the west after the turn of the century (1900)?
Summary: Write an example of a change in a ecosystem and the resulting affect it had on the carrying capacity of the system.
- Complete worksheets 4.3 and 5.2 in class.
Wednesday, Sept. 12
Lesson Objective: I will demonstrate that I understand about climate, biotic relationships and succession and the affects caused by the stresses of changing limits of carrying capacities.
Opener: Write a question down about something that you are unsure of that you think will be on the quiz.
Summary: Write a short sentence about how you think you prepared for the quiz this week.
Quiz over 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 5.2 in Computer lab. rm 200
Assign read 4.4 and 4.5 in text.(click to find link)
Thursday, Sept. 13
Lesson Objective: To learn the types of life that live in the varying types of fresh water habitats.
Opener: “Aquatic” is a term that refers to ____?
Summary: List two types of life that live in lakes, rivers, and wet lands.
- watch video of Fresh water Biomes from Planet earth series.
- Retake of quiz over 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, & 5.2(click to find link)
Friday, Sept. 14
Lesson Objective: To learn about the types of life that lives in the shallow oceans of the world.
Opener: What is the difference between an estuary and a tide pool
Summary: List two types of plant life and of animal life that lives in the temperate shallow seas and two types of each from the tropical shallow seas.
- watch video of “Shallow seas” from Planet earth series.
Objective: Identify the major characteristics of marine ecosystems.
Monday, Sept, 17
Lesson Objective: I will understand the differences in life in a photic and an aphotic zone in the ocean.
Opener: What type of life is the primary producer in the “deep ocean”.
Summary: List two types of life that exists in the “deep ocean”
- watch video of “Deep Oceans” from Planet earth series.
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Lesson Objective: I will learn the affects of latitude upon the types of trees that grow in our forests.
Opener: Most of the wood used in our “housing industry” is grown where?
Summary: The tallest tree in the world is called the ___________________.
- watch video of “Pole to Pole” from Planet earth series.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Lesson Objective: I will learn the causes of deserts in the world.
Opener: What causes the deserts of Tibet?
Summary: List two types of animal life in the deserts of Asia, Australia, South, and North America.
- watch video of “Deserts” from Planet earth series.
Thursday, Sept. 20
Lesson Objective: I will learn the abiotic factors that determine a grassland biome.
Opener: Does Lincoln get more rainfall in an average year than does Baltimore?
Summary: List two types of animal and plant life that exists in the grasslands of North America.
- watch video of “Great Plains” from Planet earth series.
Friday, Sept. 21
Lesson Objective: I will learn the conditions that create a Rainforest.
Opener: Does the United States have a rainforest? If so, where is it?
Summary: The major factor in a Rain Forest is the _____________.
- watch video of “Jungles” from Planet earth series.
Week of Sept. 24-28
Objective: I will learn about conditions that creates a deciduous forest.
I will recall and organize information from all of chapter 4
Monday, Sept. 24
Lesson Objective: I will learn about the temperature ranges and rainfall amounts that are characteristic of a temperate deciduous forest.
Opener: Where is the wood that is used to make baseball bats grown?
Summary: If I wanted to look at the color of leaves as they changed in the fall, I would go to what states to see the best show in the U.S.?
- watch video of “Seasonal Forests.” from Planet earth series.
Assign 4.4 and 4.5 to (re) read(click to find link)
Tuesday, Sept. 25
Lesson Objective: Organize characteristics of the world’s biomes so I will be able to compare and contrast these characateristics.
Opener: Name three types of Aquatic ecosystems that Nebraska has.
Summary: Connect one state that can be characterized by each of these biomes.
- Alpine Tundra:
- Northwest Coniferous Forest:
- Temperate deciduous forest:
- Tropical Rain forest:
- Boreal Forest:
- Review “Planet Earth”
- Complete worksheets 4.4 and 4.5
- Quiz star quiz over 4.4, 4.5, and Planet Earth. (Period 4)
Wednesday, Sept. 26
Lesson Objective: I will show that I understand the conditions that create variations in our life forms on this earth.
Opener: I will ask one question to clarify my understanding of Biomes.
Summary: i will write a reflective paragraph on how I prepared for this quiz.
- Quiz star quiz over 4.4, 4.5, and Planet Earth. (periods 1, 2, & 5)
Thursday, Sept. 27
Lesson Objective: I will refresh my knowledge of characteristics that establish life on earth.
Opener: In the summer where does the wind usually come from that passes over Lincoln.
Summary: In the winter the wind that passes over Lincoln causes our air to be _____ and of course colder than in the summer.
- Review for Chapter 4 and 5.2 exam.
- Chapter 4 review
- retake quiz star exam over 4.4 and Planet Earth(click for link)
Friday, Sept. 28
Lesson Objective: To demonstrate that I have improved my study skills and am prepared for this exam
Opener: Write one question that will help my understanding of chapter 4 and 5.2. and share it with my partner.
Summary: Reflect upon my success and established plan that helped me get the reward(grade) I wanted.
- Summative Exam over Chapter 4 and 5.2
- Assign 5.1 to read (click for link)
Week of October 1-5