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Week 14: 12/2/19 -12/6/19

Mon Small group activity on four processes that determine population growth Discussion on exponential model vs. logistic model of population growth Tues Random Sampling Lab Wed Math Final – all 3 hours, no bio today Thurs and Fri Agriculture and Human Population Growth

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Week 12: 11/18/19 -11/22/19

Mon-Tues: Seed Germination Lab continues Field work Wed- Thurs: Temperature Soil Lab Fri: Lab Report on Temperature Soil Lab

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Week 11: 11/11/19 -11/15/19

Mon Class Discussion: Marine Links to Carbon Cycle Small Group Activity- Tues -Wed Plants and Biogeochemical Cycles -Modeling of Ground water and water draining through soil and clay. \ Thurs-Fri Hypothesis, Essential Question and Procedure for Germination Lab

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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

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 : … Continue reading »

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