Week 10: 11/4/19-11/8/19

Mon-

Current event article – The Mutant Crayfish Clones itself and its taking over Europe,

reflection on the article

food chain vs food web discussion

Tues- No DCMST

Wed-

Q& A interactive

Biogeochemical activity

Thurs- Web of Life: Producer to Predator

Fri

Seed Germination

Next week-

Random sampling lab

Field work (weather permitting)

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Week 9: 10/28/19-11/1/19

Mon: Warm up – Have You Eaten Your Seaweed Today? (see google classroom for details)

Intro to Ecology Activity / Short Video

Homework- Reading and notes on 18.3

Tues

Class Discussion and Guided Notes on:

Section 1  Introduction to Ecology

Small Group activity/field study

Wed

Class Discussion and Guided Notes on:

Section 2  Ecology of Organisms

Current Event activity

Thurs

Section 3  Energy Transfer

Energy Transfer Practice

Fri

Section 4  Ecosystem Recycling

FoodChainsandFoodWebs

Mon

Biogeochemical_Cycles.pdf

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Week 8: 10/21/19-10/25/19

Mon -Wed

Case study – Lizard, legs, and the diversity of life

Extension to case study and Lizard Lab

Thurs- Field Study/ Nature Walk

Fri – Evolution Unit Test

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Week 8: 10/14/19-10/18/19

Mon

Quiz on Population genetics and Speciation

Science News Article – read and reflect

Tues

Science News Article discussion

Peppered Moth Simulation

Wed-Thurs

Lizard Evolution Lab

‘Understanding Key Ideas’ discussion

Fri

Review for Evolution Unit Test

Homework for the weekend (due Mon) –
Standardized Test Preparation: #1-7 mcqs, Short Response and Extended Response
-Must be handwritten

Study for test on Wed- Go over guided notes, practice problems, and reflections from labs, case studies, and group activities

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Week 7: 10/7/19-10/9/19

Mon-Tues

Plant intelligence and Evolution- Google classroom assignment and class discussion

Population Genetics and speciation Presentations

HW: 16.3 Sec Review (due Wed)

Wed

Discussion on Practice and Guided Questions 16.1-16.3

HW: Understanding Key Concepts

Thurs-Fri

Review game for quiz on Mon

Case study discussion (content connection to real world situations)

Bird Beak Lab review

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Week 6: 9/30/19-10/4/19

Mon- Small group activity on Population traits and Population genetics

Introduction to next group project and presentation

Tues – Wed Continue discussion and student work on group project (Must follow the project expectations and rubric )

HW: Presentation slides due 10/3 at 7am

Thurs- Group Presentation and fill out peer and self evaluation forms for group project.

HW : Guided notes and Khan Academy assignments, both reflections must be handwritten

Fri- Finish galapagos documentary

HW: Practice Ques Sec 1 & 2 – due Mon

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Week 5: 9/23/19-9/27/19

Mon – Quiz on theory on evolution

HW: Galapagos Case Part 2 Reading and study questions

Tues – Galapagos Case Study Class discussion, Part 3 Reading

Partnered activity on the case study

HW: Part 3 of Galapagos Case study questions (available on google classroom)

Wed – Late Start today, Galapagos case study discussion

HW : Read Ch 16.1 and take notes

Thurs-Fri- small group activity, Documentary on Galapagos and discussion on Population Genetics and Speciation

Thurs Hw: Read on Genetics Equilibrium and take notes

Fri HW: Read & take notes sec 2 on Disruption of Genetic Equilibrium and sec 3 on Formation of Species

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Week 4: 9/16/19-9/20/19

Mon

Small group activity- create a concept/thinking map

HW: read an article on evolution and reply using Google classroom online discussion platform: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/opinion/evolution-heart-disease.html?searchResultPosition=2

Quiz wed

Tues – small group activity on Evolution in Action and Evidence of Evolution, class discussion on section reviews

Wed- Small group activity/class discussion continues, group presentation on thinking maps. HW: Critical Thinking question (P. 312 #18-20)

Thurs – group presentation continues, evolution review game/ quizlet live

Lexus Eco Challenge

HW for the weekend:
Read part 1 of the Galapagos Case study and answer Part 1 questions #1-8 in complete sentences in a separate sheet of paper. Answer must be handwritten. Due Mon 9/23

Fri – Half Day

Study for Quiz on Monday!

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Week 3: 9/9/19-9/13/19

Mon : Bellwork on Convergent and divergent evolution

Small group activity on theories of evolution

Tues: Bellwork on Evidence of Evolution

Small group activity and interactive white board activity on evolution

Due: 15.3 section review ques and Khan Academy notes (3 pgs from 3 videos assigned)

Wed
BW – read an article on evolution and reply using Google classroom online discussion platform: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/climate/hurricane-spiders.html?searchResultPosition=3

-Evolution by natural selection practice

Thurs

Small group activity on evolution: Create a Concept Map. Grading Rubric provided

Rough Draft due

Fri

Continue working on a small group activity on evolution: Create a Concept Map. Grading Rubric provided Final draft due Friday

HW: Theory of Evolution- Understanding Key Concepts #4-16, Quiz on Wed

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Week 2: 9/2/19- 9/6/19

Mon – Labor Day, No School

Tues- Bird Beak Lab- Background info, beak bingo, hypothesis, data collection while performing the activity

HW: Read Ch 15.2 and take notes

Wed- Bird Beak Lab – Data Analysis and Conclusion

HW: Khan Academy Natural Selection Video Assignment and 15.2 section review

Thurs- Theory of Evolution powerpoint presentation and guided notes

HW: Wksht on Ch 15

Fri – Discussion on History of Evolutionary Thoughts and Evidence of Evolution, Section review question HW: Khan Academy Assignment

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