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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DCMST Class of 2022 Fundraising Event

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Welcome to Honors Biology!

Honors Biology is an advanced high school course to engage students in the study of life and living organisms and allow them a chance to explore various components of biology. Topics that will be covered in class include evolution, ecology, biochemistry, cell biology, biotechnology, genetics and heredity.

Students learn the content using real world situations, case studies, technology and by doing experiments and hands-on activities. It also encourages students to explore new discoveries in the field.  This course is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards with goals to develop understanding of content and improve key skills including communication, collaboration, inquiry, problem solving, and creative thinking.

*All course resources and assignments can be found on ilearn page and Google classroom.

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Week 1 8/26/19-8/26/19

Mon – No DCMST

Tues- Freshman and Sophomores First Day Activity – Building a Tower

Wed- Classroom norms, expectations, lab safety guidelines

Thurs- Intro to Evolution, Science Daily Article on Natural Selection, small group activity

Fri – No School

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