Wednesday: August 15
- hand out text books
- collect book cards
- explain expectations
Thursday: August 16
- collect book cards
- explain safety rules
Friday: August 17
Objective: The students will learn that the earth has not always been hospitable.
Opener: Can anything live in ice?
Closer: Write a paragraph about what you learned about “Snowball Earth”
- Watch video “Snowball earth, part 1 & 2″
Week of August 20-24
Objective: The students will learn that there have been many changes to the world and the organisms that have lived here.
Monday, August 20
Lesson Objective: I will learn how the world recovered out of the “Snow Ball Earth”
Opener: What would be the source for the Carbon Dioxide to be entered into the atmosphere at the end of the last “Snow Ball”?
Summary: What were the life forms that existed at the end of the last “Snow Ball”? What had to happen to these life forms in the next 100 million years.
- Watch Planet Earth – “Snow Ball Earth parts 3 & 4″.
- Write a summary of what you learned
- Explain to a fellow student what was the “most interesting” thing the film explained?
Tuesday, August 21
Lesson Objective: I will learn that the world had “heat build-up” that contributed to the extinction of life forms 250 million years ago.
opener: Volcano eruptions will contribute to a cooling of the earth’s temperature and then what will happen because of the addition of gasses.
Summary: Write a paragraph about what you learned about part 1 & 2.
- Watch the great Permian Extinction part 1 & 2.
Wednesday, August 22
Lesson objective: I will learn that many life forms covered the earth after the “Snow Ball”
opener: If Carbon Dioxide build up was not enough to raise the temperature more that 5 degrees,
what additional causes could have helped raise it an additiona 5 degrees?
Summary: What do you think about the re-population of the earth after this Extinction. Write a short paragraph.
- Watch video of the Permian extinction part 3 & 4.
Thursday, August 23
Lesson objective: I will learn about still another mass extinction called the “Cretaceous Extinction”
opener: This extinction is call the End of the __________!
Summary: What are you thoughts now about Creation vs. Evolution. Be brief but thorough!
- Watch the video “Cretaceous Extinction”
Friday, August 24
Lesson objective: I will learn about the creation/evolution continuum.
opener: What came first, the chicken or the egg?
Summary: Select on member of you family from at least two generations and decide where they are on the continuum.
- Class discussion of Creation/Evolution continuum packet.
- Assign Chapter 14 to read.
- Understand what a Cladogram tells us about the sequence of evolution.
- Become familiar with the vocabulary of body plans.
- Become familiar with the classification system used today to group organisms.
Monday, August 27
Lesson Objectives: Understand how advances in Biology have advance the system of classifying organisms
Opener: How are DNA sequences used to classify organisms.
Summary: What are the affects do DNA similarities have on your understanding of evolution?
- Read in Biology text book pp. 510-522
- Complete Worksheet 18.2 and Hand In.
Tuesday, August 28
Lesson objective: To understand that modern advances in technology is making new classification systems necessary.
Opener: Why is a fungus not a plant?
Summary: What are you thoughts on the next Kingdom to be established?
- Read 18.3 in Biology Text. pp523-528
- Complete worksheet 18.3 and hand in.
Wednesday, August 29
Lesson objective: I will learn about the vocabulary used in identifying body plans and structure of body cavities.
Opener: In forming a “true cavity” how many membranes must an organism have?
Summary: What difference is there between you and a clam in the # of membranes that make up your cavity structure.
- Discuss body plans and Body Cavities
- Assign Chapter 15
Thursday, Aug. 30
Lesson objective: I will enjoy watching Amoeba, Euglena and Volvox move. I will also understand the differences that result from their differences in body structure.
Opener: Which organism is named the “blob”
Summary: What causes the movement of the three types of unicellular life that you looked at in the lab.
Discuss Amoeba and Euglena
Lab: Microscope observations of Amoeba, Euglena, & Volvox
Friday, Aug. 31
Lesson objective: I will enjoy watching the paramecium move. I will observe how a Vorticella gets its food.
Opener: Explain why many people describe the paramecium as the “Ice skater”.
Summary: Describe the differences that the paramecium and vorticella have in their method of getting food.
- Discuss Paramecium and SporozoaLab.
- Microscope observations of paramecium and vorticella
- Assign Chapter 16 ( sponges)
Week of Sept. 4-7
Objective: Learn about the forms and activities of the simplest of many celled animals.
Tuesday, Sept 4.
Lesson objective: I will read and learn the characteristics of the simplest of animals, the sponge
Opener: What shape describes a sponge?
Summary: Describe the evolution of the sponges as it relates to the flow of water through the sponge.
- Use the reading guide to farret out the important information of chapter 16.
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Lesson objective: Continue to learn about the sponge’s characteristics.
Opener: What cells have we watched in our Protist lab resemble the Choanocytes of a sponge.
Summary: What are the materials that make up the skeleton of a sponge.
- Continue completing the reading guide of chapter 16.
Thursday, Sept. 6
Lesson objective: Become aware of the differences in various sponge forms.
Opener: What type of sponge do you use to wash a car?
Summary: What type of sponge would you use to scrape the dead cells off of your skin?
- Observe sponge specimen
- look at spicules
- review reading guide for completeness.
Friday, Sept. 7
Lesson objective: Demonstrate that you understand the characteristics of a sponge.
Opener: Have positive thoughts about what you know.
Summary: Reflect on your preparation for this exam.
- Take a summative exam over sponges.
- Assign chapter 17.
Week of Sept. 10-14
Objective: Become familiar with the characteristics of a radial organism.
Monday, Sept. 10
Lesson Objective: I will be able to recognize the differences of a cnidarian and the sponges.
opener: Compare the methods of early day “whaling” to the method of getting food used by a jellyfish.
summary: Describe differences between a polyp and a medusa.
- fill in the study guide for Cnidarians and Ctenophores
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Lesson objective: I will become familiar with the digestive tissue and the muscular tissue of a Cnidarian.
Opener: Compare the Cnidarian “medusae” and the Greek God, “Medusa”.
summary: Explain how the nematocyst works.
- Complete the study guide for Cnidarians and Ctenophores
Friday, Sept, 21
- Lesson Objective: I will watch the hydrea as it moves and eats.
Opener: How many tentacles does your hydra have
summary: describe the process of “eating” by the hydra.
- Hydra lab.
____________________We so far behind I will reschedule the next two weeks________________________
Monday Sept. 24
Monday Sept. 24
Lesson Objective: I will use the knowledge gained by completing the study guide to reflect upon the advances of the radialarians over the asymmetrical organisms.
opener: The nerve net in a Cnidarian is still present in modern mammals in what system?
summary: Explain the characteristics of the reproductive system of a Cnidarian.
- Review study guide
- Discuss chracteristics of a hydra
Tuesday, Sept. 25
Lesson Objective: I will demonstrate that I know the anatomy of a Cnidarian
Opener: I will ask one question that I am still unsure of about the Cnidarian
Summary: I will reflect upon my study habits and plan for any needed adjustments.
- Take Summative exam over Cnidarians
- Assign Chapter 18
Objective: To become familiar with our first 3 germ layered, bilateral organism.
Wednesday, Sept. 26
Lesson Objective: I will learn about the general characteristics of flatworms.
Opener: Where are the oblique muscles of a flatworm and where are yours?
Summary: Describe the nervous system of the planaria.
- Work on the study guide for Chapter 18.
Thursday, Sept. 27
Lesson Objective: I will learn about the characteristics of the class, Cestoda.
Opener: Basically the proglottid is a ____?
Summary: What is a Gnathostomulida and where can you find these wonderful jawed fellows.
- complete study guide for Chapter 18
Friday, Sept. 28
- Watch video of the anatomy of a planarian
- Discuss the structure of the nervous, digestive, reproductive system of the planaria
- Lab activity with a planaria.
- video; flatworms
- Discuss the life cycles of a Monogenea, Trematoda, and Cestoda.
- Exam over Acoelomates
- Assign chapter 19 to read.
Week of October 1-5
Objective: Become familiar with the characteristics of a Pseudocoelomate.
Monday, Oct. 1
Lesson Objective: I will know about the 5 major groupings of pseudocoelomates.
Opener: Which of the major groups could be said to be wearing a skirt?
Summary: Because the “round worms” do not have a layer of circular muscle, what do they rely on to help them return to a relaxed position after the longitudinal muscles contract?
- work on the ”reading guide”
Tuesday, Oct. 2
Lesson objective: I will learn about the human parasitic worms.
Opener: Why should we cook all pork products before we eat them?
Summary: Describe the role of the mosquit0 in disease caused by the “heart worm” in a dog.
- Finish the “reading guide”
- Lab: make drawings of each of the examples of pseudocoelomates provided in class.
- Watch video of parasitic worms.
- Review for the quiz on Friday.
- Take my exam.
- Assign ch 20 to read
Week of October 1-5
Objective: To learn about the general characteristics of Molluska
Monday, Oct 1
Lesson objective: I will learn about the general characteristics of molluscs
Opener: How do these animals eat?
Summary: Explain why molluscs are important in cleaning the ocean.
- Write my own notes for Chapter 20.
Tuesday, Oct 2
Lesson objective: I will learn about the “Bi-Valve” molluscs.
Opener: What is the order name of bi-valves
Summary: In a short paragraph explain how oysters make pearls.
- Complete notes of bi-valves.
- Hand out lab for Clams
Wednesday, Oct. 3
Lesson objective: I will observe characteristics of the clam.
Opener: How does food get into the mouth of a clam?
Summary: How does the heart of a clam help the digestive system?
- Complete Clam lab
- read and take notes about the Cephalopods
Thursday, Oct. 4
Lesson objective: I will learn about the smart molluscs
Opener: Why were the giant squid so feared by sailors?
Summary: What does the mouth look like of a squid?
- Hand in Clam lab
- Discuss the characteristics of the squid
- Hand out Squid lab (point out the highlights of the lab)
Lesson objective: I will observe all the characteristics of the squid
Opener: where is the ink sac located?
Summary: The funnel is very useful to a squid, explain 3 things it does for it.
- Squid lab
Lesson objective: Review for molluska exam
Opener: Describe the differences in the functions of the mantle of the three different examples of molluska that we studied.
Summary: Describe the differences between the pseudocoelomate and the molluska digestive systems.
- Hand in squid lab
- review for the Mollusk exam
Lesson objective: I will demonstrate that my notes helped me understand information about mollusks
Opener: Before the exam: How good are my notes in helping me learn?
Summary: After the exam: How good were my notes in helping me learn?
- Mollusk exam
- Assign to read ch 21
Lesson objective: I will learn about the anatomy of an earthworm.
Opener: Is the digestive system of an earthworm more like the clam or like the nematode? Short answer.
Summary: Explain why an earthworm must come above ground when the soil becomes saturated.
- Discuss the characteristics of the annelids
- Hand out the earthworm lab
Lesson objective: I will observe the characteristics of the earthworm
Opener: How’s face does a earthworms exterior surface feel like, Mom’s or Dad’s.
Summary: In a short paragraph describe the differences of the mouth and the anus of the earthworm.
- Lab.: Earthworm dissection
Lesson objective: I will demonstrate that I have used the experience of doing a lab to help me understand the anatomy of an earthworm.
Opener: Did my note taking improve as I had planned?
Summary: Did my note taking help me be successful in learning?
- Hand in Earthworm lab.
- Earthworm exam.
- Assign Ch 22
Lesson objective: I will learn about the general characteristics of Arthropods
Opener: If a spider does not have mandibles, how does it eat?
Summary: How does metamorphosis aid in reducing competition.
- watch the video “Arthropods”
- focus upon Arachnida, p. 471-474
Lesson objective: I will understand the anatomy of a spider
Opener: Where could you find a “brown recluse” spider?
Summary: describe how a black widow and a brown recluse spider’s venom is different.
- Discuss spiders
- watch “you tube” of spiders
- Assign to focus on Crustacia, p 476-486.
Lesson objective: I will learn about the crayfish’s anatomy
Opener: What do the swimmerets do on a crayfish?
Summary: How is the crayfish’s circulatory similar to an earthworm’s?
- Hand out the crayfish lab.
Lesson objective: I will become familiar with the anatomy of a crayfish.
Opener: Why must you be careful of the rostrum?
Summary: Have I improved in using a lab to help me learn all the parts of the crayfish?
- complete the crayfish lab.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Opener: If the metamorphosis of an insect is complete, what are the stages?
Summary: How do the termite workers become sterile?
- Hand in the Crayfish lab
- Read in class, Insecta pp 487-502.
- H.O Grasshopper lab.
Lesson objective: I will learn about the structure of the grasshopper
Opener: How can I tell if a grasshopper is a male or female?
Summary: Describe the Malpighian tubes.
- Grasshopper lab.
- Hand in Grasshopper lab
- Exam over Arthropods
- Assign ch 26
Week of October 29 – November 2
Monday, Oct. 29
- Discuss fish
- Handout Perch lab
- Perch Lab
- Hand in Perch Lab.
Thursday, Nov. 1
- Exam over the fishes
- Assign to read Ch 27
- Discuss Amphibians
- Hand out Frog lab. (Dry lab)
- Frog lab
- Assign Ch. 28
- Discuss Reptiles (Turtles)
- Discuss Reptiles ( lizards and snakes)
- Exam over Amphibians and Reptiles.
- Assign Ch 29
Monday, Nov. 12
- Discuss birds’ origin
- Look at a variety of feathers
- Discuss birds’s anatomy
- Exam over birds
- re-read the arachnids (pp. 471-475)
- Prepare a question that will reflect my understanding as well as my non-understanding about Arachnida.
- Assign ch. 30
Lesson objective: Be a great listener/learner for the presentations by the University Students.
Opener: I will be prepared to ask my question about Arachnids
Summary: I will reflect upon this presentation as to its potential to alter my career path.
- Presentation by the University Students about Arachnids.
- Discuss, Structural a
- characteristics of Mammals
- Classification (focus on the orders)
- nd Functional adaptations of Mammals.
Tuesday, Nov 20
- video of Animal behavior
- Hand out Project directions
- Select topic mammal
- Select order of presentation
- Computer lab
- Computer lab
- Computer lab
- Preparation for presentation
- Preparation for presentation
- Hand-in presentation study guides
- Preparation for presentation
- Hand in quiz questions and answers for final
- Presentations, #1 and #2
- Presentations, #3 and #4
- Presentations, #5 and #6
- Presentations, #7 and #8
- Presentations #9 and #10
- Presentations, #11 and #12
- Presentations #13 and #14
- Presentations # 15 and #16
- Presentations, #17 and #18
- makeup day for absent presenters
- opportunity to visit with presenters to complete study guide for final