Week of Oct 1 – 5
Objective: I will learn about the factors that contribute to changes in populations.
Monday, Oct. 1
Lesson Objective: What factors affect population growth.
Opener: A population’s exponential growth curve will turn into a “S” curve when it reaches the ___________.
Summary: What factors might cause the carrying capacity of a population to change?
Tuesday, Oct. 2
Lesson Objective: I will learn what factors determine a carrying capacity for a population.
Opener: Explain what the difference is between population density dependent factors and population independent factors.
Summary: What caused the rat population explosion? Give one hypothesis that you can advance that will solve the problem.
Lesson Objective: I will learn about human growth patterns over time and among different countries.
Opener: Please list the 3 stages in a Demographic Transition.
Summary: In a short paragraph, explain how an “age structure” graph is useful in explaining future population trends.
Lesson Objective: I will prepare for a summative exam on Friday for Chapter 5
Opener: Why would a contagious virus that causes a fatal disease be considered a density dependent limiting factor?
Summary: Why should people be cautious about introducing organisms into new environments?
- H.I. Worksheets 5.3
- Discuss all of chapter 5
Friday, Oct. 5
Lesson Objective: Demonstrate that I understand the major concepts of Chapter 5
Opener: What factors did Malthus think would eventually limit the human population?
Summaray: Did my preparation help me improve my grade?
Objective: I will learn about how human activities have shaped local and global ecology.
Monday, Oct 8
Lesson Objective: I will learn about the relationship between resource use and sustainable development.
Opener: How is Earth like an island?
Summary: How did a “mono-culture” contribute to the “dust bowl” days of the 1930′s?
Lesson Objective: I will learn why biodiversity is important.
Opener: Why do we have tunnels under our Interstate highways?
Summary: In a few paragraphs, explain the different components of global biodiversity.
Wednesday, Oct 10
Lesson Objective: I will review information that is important for the Summative Qt. final for Ecology.
Opener: I will stay focused upon completing my study guide for my Ecology Exam
Summary: Write a short sentence about my success in completing my opener successfully.
- Work on review packet.
- Complete packet at home.
- complete two of the formative exams on Quizstar as a review(remember they no longer count for your grade)(click for link)
Thursday, Oct. 11.
Lesson Objective: I will continue my preparation for my Ecology final
Opener: I will work in a cooperative manner to help my group have a great knowledge of the Ecology Unit.
Summary: I will review items that I am still not real confident in my understanding.
- Work in groups to establish a common understanding of all answers on the worksheet.
- Ask questions in a total class setting to answer any further questions.
- Complete any remaining formative exams on Quizstar as a review (remember they no longer count for your grade)(click here for link)
Friday, Oct 12
Lesson Objective: I will demonstrate my understanding of Ecology
Opener: Ask any last minute questions about Ecology.
Summary: I will write a sentence of encouragement to myself about my progress in Biology.