Week of October 31 – November 4
Objective: Learn about the changes that occur as the ventral nerve chord moves to the dorsal side and becomes protected by bone.
Monday, Oct. 31
Lesson objective: I will learn about the simplest of the fish.
Opener: Explain how these “jawless” fish eat.
Summary: Name two major differences of the Agnatha and the Osteichthyes fish.
- Discuss fish
- Handout Perch lab
Lesson objective: I will learn about the anatomy of an example of an osteichthes.
Opener: Where are the kidneys located?
Summary: I will complete the perch lab to the best of my ability.
- Perch Lab
Lesson objective: I will be able to compare the characteristics of the three classes of fishes.
Opener: Why are sharks used to make fish sticks?
Summary: Explain why it is not possible to sneak up to a fish in a mountain stream on the outside of the bend in the stream?
- Hand in Perch Lab.
- review the fish chapter.
Thursday, Nov. 3
Lesson objective: I will show that I have learned the characteristics of the three classes of fishes.
Opener: I will ask a question that will help me understand the water captive chordates.
Summary: I will reflect again on how well I prepared for this exam.
- Exam over the fishes
- Hand in Perch Lab
- Assign to read Ch 27
Lesson objective: I will learn about the first attempts to become a terrestrial chordate.
Opener: What type of metamorphism does a frog exhibit?
Summary: Explain why external fertilization has its limitations.
- Discuss Amphibians
- Hand out Frog lab. (Dry lab)
Lesson objective: I will learn about the advances that an amphibian enjoys as it leaves the confines of the water.
Opener: How big are the lungs of a frog?
Summary: How did I know the sex of my frog by looking at its thumb on the front leg?
- Frog lab
Lesson objective: I will learn how animals evolved to be free of the water and live in a habitat of dry land
Opener: list one adaptation that allows the reptile to retain water in its body.
Summary: How many loops does a reptile have in its circulatory system?
- Hand in Frog lab
- Assign Ch. 28
Lesson objective: I will learn about several characteristics that give a reptile great advantage over the amphibian
Opener: Explain how a frog can survive the long winter with out eating.
Summary: How does a frog get oxygen into its blood while it is hibernating.
- Discuss Amphibians
Discuss Reptiles (turtles)
- Discuss Snakes and lizards
Week of Nov. 14-18