Lesson Plan Archive 2009 2010

Click  Holt CH. 2 It's Alive  Or Is It? for Outline Notes
Click   Holt CH. 3 Cells The Basic Units of Life for Outline Notes
Click  Cells The Building Blocks of Life   You will find a lot of additional resources on this link to help you!!
Click  Cell Proccesses and Energy   You will find a lot of additional resources on this link to help you!!
Click  CH. 4  The Cell In Action   for Outline Notes
Lesson Plans Week of Dec. 14 - Dec. 18
Interim Science Exam is scheduled for Wednesday, December 16th.
AKS:
16: Explain how the human body is composed of organ systems functioning together
16a: Demonstrate understanding of the purpose and interactions of the major organ systems (digestive, respiratory, reproductive, circulatory, muscular, skeletal, nervous, immune)

Covers Chapters 22 - 25 in the textbook.
Essential Question:
What are the body systems?
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Cardiovascular System
Nervous System
Digestive System
Endocrine System
Excretory System
Integumentary System (Your skin, hair, and nails)
Lymphatic System
Respiratory System
Reproductive System
How do the body systems interact with each other?     

 Major Vocabulary:
Homeostasis
Organ
Tissue
Skeletal System
Joint
Muscular System
Integumentary System
Epidermis
Dermis
Cardiovascular System
Artery
Capillary
Vein
Pulmonary Circulation
Systemic Circulation
Blood
Blood Pressure
Lymphatic System
Lymph
Lymph Node
Thymus
Spleen
Tonsils
Respiration
Respiratory System
Pharynx
Larynx
Trachea
Bronchus
Alveoli
Digestive System
Esophagus
Stomach
Pancreas
Small Instestine
Liver
Gallbladder
Large Intestine
Urinary System
Kidney
Nephron
Central Nervous System
Peripheral Nervous System
Neuron
Nerve
Brain
Integumentary System
Reflex
Feedback Mechanism
Retina
Cochlea
Endocrine System
Gland
Hormone
Asexual reproduction
Sexual Reproduction
Egg
Sperm
Class Activities:
Complete a body systems outline package.
Graphic Organizer on Human Body Systems Interactions
View:
Power Point Presentations:
 Body Systems Interactions
The Human Body Overview
Film: Human Body: Pushing The Limits - Strength (A review of the properties of bone and muscle)
 Homework:
Complete the tear out from the green workbook CH. 4 Section 3
Review Power Point Presentation On-Line
Review CH. 4 Section 3 e-Activities on-line textbook (These are really helpful!!!)


  Class Assignments and Handouts
CH. 4 (tearout from the green workbook)

 Power Point Presentation
CH. 2 It's Alive Or Is It Section 1   Click to advance the points within the slide presentation
CH. 2 It's Alive Or Is It Section 2   Click to advance the points within the slide presentation
 Chemicals of Life
CH. 3 Section 1 The Diversity of Cells
Eukaryotic Cell Organelles Power Point
CH. 4 Diffusion Osmosis Active and Passive Transport
Photosynthesis and Respiration
Mitosis Practice Quiz
Body Systems Interactions
The Human Body Overview


 Project:
None

 Tests/Quizzes/Assessments:

Quiz: Friday, December 4th, The Cell Cycle including the phases of Mitosis
Click here for a Power Point Practice Quiz Mitosis Practice Quiz

Exam: Thursday, December 10th  RBES Vocabulary Exam Covers words from both Quarter 1 and Quarter 2
Click on the following link for practice exams:These exams will be given as a combination exam including all 50 words.
RBES Vocabulary Exam Qtr. 1  and   RBES Vocabulary Exam Qtr. 2

Exam: Tuesday, November  17th  CH. 4 The Cell In Action Vocabulary
Click here for a practice test CH. 4 The Cell In Action Vocabulary Exam

Exam: Friday, Nov. 20th CH. 4 Sections 1 & 2

Qtr 2 Mid-Term Exam: Monday, November 9th
Click here for the review quide  Qtr. 2 Mid-Term Review

Exam: Wednesday, November 4th CH. 3 Vocabulary
             Click   CH. 3 Vocabulary Exam  for a practice exam.

Exam: Tuesday, Oct. 27th CH. 2 It's Alive!! Or Is It?

Exam:  Friday Oct. 16th Vocabulary Exam from CH. 2 It's Alive!! Or Is It?
             Click   It's Alive!! Or Is It?   for a practice test.

Quiz: Wednesday, Oct.14  Six Characteristics of Living Things
 Lesson Plans Week of 11/23 - 11/27
Holiday Wednesday through Friday
This Unit's EQ's

EQ:   How do cells produce more cells?
          What is the process called Mitosis?
          How does cell division differ in animals and plants

Please see the CH. 4 Section 3 outline (click on the link    Section 3 The Cell Cycle    for details of subject content.

 Major Vocabulary:
Cell
Cell Membrane
Organelle
Nucleus
Prokaryote
Eukaryote
Cell Wall
Ribosome
Endoplasmic reticulum
Mitochondrion
Golgi complex
Vesicle
Lysosome
Tissue
Organ
Organ System
Organism
Structure
Function
Chromosome
Vacuole
Chloroplast
Cytoskeleton
Nucleolus
Diffusion
Osmosis
Passive Transport
Active Transport
Endocytosis
Exocytosis
Photosynthesis
Cellular Respiration
Fermentation
Cell Cycle
Chromosome
Homologous Chromosomes
Mitosis
Cytokinesis

Homework Assignment:
Complete the tear out from the green workbook CH. 4 Section 3  
Review Power Point Presentation On-Line
Review CH. 4 Section 3 e-Activities on-line textbook (These are really helpful!!!)


Exam: None this week

AKS #                  ACTIVITY

7SC_D2005-15    CH. 4 The Cell In Action

Power Point Presentations -  Mitosis
Film: Mitosis
Drawing: Construct (in class) a poster showing the phases of Mitosis

 Week of 11/16 - 11/20

This Unit's EQ's

EQ:   Explain the process of Diffusion
          Describe how osmosis works
          Compare passive transport with active transport
          Explain how large particles get into and out of cells
          Describe photosynthesis and cellular respiration
          Compare cellular respiration with fermentation

 Major Vocabulary:
Cell
Cell Membrane
Organelle
Nucleus
Prokaryote
Eukaryote
Cell Wall
Ribosome
Endoplasmic reticulum
Mitochondrion
Golgi complex
Vesicle
Lysosome
Tissue
Organ
Organ System
Organism
Structure
Function
Chromosome
Vacuole
Chloroplast
Cytoskeleton
Nucleolus
Diffusion
Osmosis
Passive Transport
Active Transport
Endocytosis
Exocytosis
Photosynthesis
Cellular Respiration
Fermentation
Cell Cycle
Chromosome
Homologous Chromosomes
Mitosis
Cytokinesis

Homework Assignment:
Complete the tear out from the green workbook country-regionplaceCH. 4  
Review Power Point Presentation On-Line
Review CH. 4 e-Activities on-line textbook (These are really helpful!!!)
Virtual Lab  Active and Passive Transport On-Line My Website

Exam: Tuesday, Nov. 17th CH. 4 Vocabulary (see practice test link below)
              Friday, Nov. 20th CH. 4 Sections 1 and 2 Exchange With The Environment and Cell Energy

AKS #                  ACTIVITY

7SC_D2005-15    CH. 4 The Cell In Action

Power Point Presentations -  Osmosis, Active and Passive Transport
Power Point Presentations -  Photosynthesis and respiration
Review of Section 1 and 2 from country-regionplaceCH. 4

Review: Virtual Lab:  Active and Passive Transport

 Week of 11/2 - 11/6

This Unit's EQ's

EQ:   What's the difference between Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells?
          What are the parts of a Eukaryotic cell?
          Explain the Function of Each part of a Eukaryotic Cell.
          What are three advantages of being multicellular?
          What are the four levels of organization in living things?
          What is the relationship between the structure and function of a part of an organism?

 Major Vocabulary:
Cell
Cell Membrane
Organelle
Nucleus
Prokaryote
Eukaryote
Cell Wall
Ribosome
Endoplasmic reticulum
Mitochondrion
Golgi complex
Vesicle
Lysosome
Tissue
Organ
Organ System
Organism
Structure
Function
Chromosome
Vacuole
Chloroplast
Cytoskeleton
Nucleolus

Homework Assignment:
Virtual Lab - What Is Energy (Handout)  Click on the following link   David Krogh Biology
Virtual Lab - What Are Enzymes (Handout)  David Krogh Biology
Complete the tear out from the green workbook CH. 3 Sections 1 and 2
Review Power Point Presentation On-Line
Review CH. 3 e-Activities on-line textbook (These are really helpful!!!)
Virtual Lab - Passive and Active Transport (Handout) Click on the following link http://wps.prenhall.com/esm_krogh_biology_3/17/4436/1135673.cw/index.html

Exam: Wednesday, Nov. 4th CH. 3 Vocabulary (see practice test link below)

AKS #                  ACTIVITY

7SC_D2005-15    CH. 3 Cells: The Basic Units of Life

Video -  Life Science Cells

Animal Cell - Coloring and Label
Plant Cell - Coloring and Label
Foldable: Organelles and Function

Power Point Presentations - The Diversity of Cells
Review of Section 1 from CH. 3
Review of Section 2 from CH. 3
Cell Organelles and Functions

CH. 3 Section 3 The Organization of Living Things (Pages 47 - 50) tear outs from Green Workbook

Review: What is Energy (Homework)
                 What Are Enzymes
 Week of 10/26 - 10/30

This weeks EQ's

EQ:   What are the parts of cell?
           How do bacteria differ from archaea?
           How are prokaryotic cells and eukaryotic cells different?

 Major Vocabulary:
Cell
Cell Membrane
Organelle
Nucleus
Prokaryote
Eukaryote
Cell Wall
Ribosome
Endoplasmic reticulum
Mitochondrion
Golgi complex
Vesicle
Lysosome
Tissue
Organ
Organ System
Organism
Structure
Function
Chromosome
Vacuole
Chloroplast
Cytoskeleton
Nucleolus

Homework Assignment:
Virtual Lab - What Is Energy (Handout)  Click on the following link   David Krogh Biology
Virtual Lab - What Are Enzymes (Handout)  David Krogh Biology
Complete the tear out from the green workbook CH. 3 Sections 1
Review Power Point Presentation On-Line
Review CH. 3 e-Activities On-line textbook

Exam: Tuesday, Oct.27  CH. 2 It's Alive!! Or Is It?

AKS #                  ACTIVITY

7SC_D2005-15    CH. 3 Cells: The Basic Units of Life

Video -  The Cell Structure and Function

Power Point Presentations - The Diversity of Cells
Review of Section 1 from CH. 3

CH. 3 Section 2 Eukaryotic Cell (Pages 41 - 46) tear outs from Green Workbook

Review: What is Energy (Homework)
                 What Are Enzymes

Complete Labs :  
1. Cells of Your Body
2. Animal Tisues

Introduction of Project: Cell Model (Due September 9th)
 Week of Oct 19 - 23

This weeks EQ's

EQ:   Why Do Organisms Need Food, Water And Living Space?
          What are the Building Blocks of Life?

Major Vocabulary:
Cell
Sexual Reproduction
Protein
Lipid
Stimulus
Producer
Consumer
Phospholipid
Homeostasis
Heredity
Decomposer
ATP
Asexual reproduction
Metabolism
Carbohydrate
Nucleic Acid

 Homework Assignment:
Monday 10/19  Virtual Lab - What Is Energy (Handout)  Click on the following link   David Krogh Biology
Thursday 10/22 Virtual Lab - What Are Enzymes (Handout)  David Krogh Biology
Complete the tear out from the green workbook -- country-regionplaceCH. 2 Sections 2
Review Power Point Presentation On-Line
Review CH. 2 e-Activities On-line textbook

Quiz: Wednesday, Oct.14  Six Characteristics of Living Things

AKS #                  ACTIVITY

7SC_D2005-15    What Is Life? Living Things

             Video - Energy and the Chemistry of Life

                             Power Point Presentations

Review of Section 2 from country-regionplaceCH. 2 It's Alive!! Or Is It?
Energy and the Chemistry of Life
   Review: What is Energy (Homework)
                  What Are Enzymes

   Lab :  Cells of Your Body
              Animal Tissues

 Monday: 10/12 - Holiday Day - No School

This weeks EQ's

EQ:   Describe The Six Characteristics of Living Things
          Describe How Organisms maintain Stable Internal Conditions
          How Does Asexual Reproduction Differ from Sexual Reproduction?
          Why Do Organisms Need Food, Water. And Living Space?
          What are the Building Blocks of Life?

Major Vocabulary:
Cell
Sexual Reproduction
Protein
Lipid
Stimulus
Producer
Consumer
Phospholipid
Homeostasis
Heredity
Decomposer
ATP
Asexual reproduction
Metabolism
Carbohydrate
Nucleic Acid

 Homework Assignment:
Tuesday (Oct. 13) Complete the tear out from the green workbook -- CH. 2 Sections 1 and 2 (p. 23 -32)
Tuesday (Oct. 13) Begin reviewing the Key Terms from CH. 2 (Use the Practice Exam in the Test Section)
Review Power Point Presentation On-Line
Review CH. 2 e-Activities On-line textbook

AKS #                  ACTIVITY

7SC_D2005-15    What Is Life? Living Thins
                                Video - Characteristics of Life
                                Power Point Presentations
Review of Section 1 & 2 from placeCH. 2 It's Alive!! Or Is It?

                                Review Vocabulary for Exam - Friday Oct. 16th
Monday - 8/17  
Quiz on Lab Safety

Monday - 8/17   
Binder Check

Thursday - 8/20
Scientific Method  Click on the following link for a practice exam   Scientific Method Practice Exam

Tuesday - 8/25
 Vocabulary Exam   Click on the following link for a practice exam   CH. 18 Vocabulary Practice Exam

Thursday - 9/3
Quiz: Scientific Method Steps  Assessment of AKS

Wednesday - 9/9
(DATE was changed from the 8th) Test - CH. 18 Interaction of Living Things - All major concepts will be reviewed in class using Flash animations.  Click here for a study guide.
BE SURE TO USE THE STUDY GUIDE!!!!

Tuesday - 9/15
Quiz:  Seven steps of the Scientific method - This will replace a low grade on last week's quiz. Use your foldable as a study guide and review.

Friday - 9/18
Binder Check - Marked for IGPro (Contents Checked for Organization / Completeness)  

Wednesday - 9/23  Notice: Due to the two days of school closure, this test will be given Friday, September25th.
Exam - Chapter 20 The Earth's Ecosystems  Section 1 Land Biomes
Study Guide: CH. 20 Sect. 1 from the green workbook plus; Biomes foldable; CH. 20 Sect. 1 from Textbook
Click here for a Study Guide for CH. 20 Section 1: CH. 20 Section 1 Study Guide

The following guide is for the Unit final.
Study Guide for :CH. 20 Land Biomes

Friday - 10/2  Quiz: Four Ocean Zones and Characteristics
Resources: CH. 20 Section 2 of your green workbook tearout.
CH. 20 Section 2 of your textbook. Also, go to the on-line book and review the e-activities for this section.
Study Guide: Click here Four Ocean Zones
Monday - 8/17
Due: Scientific Method  Virtual Lab (Handout)
Click here to get to the assignment: Science as a Way of Learning: A Guide to the Natural World Overview

Week of 8/17
Vocabulary from CH. 18 : Key Terms - See also the "Word Board" display in room.
Begin reading Ch. 18 Holt textbook

Week of 8/31
Complete reading CH. 18 from Holt textbook
Log on to the on-line version of textbook
Review e-Activites Sections 1 - 3 in preparation for CH. Test

Week of 9/7
Begin reading CH. 20 The Earth's Ecosystems from Holt textbook
Log on to the on-line version of textbook
Review e-Activities for CH. 20
Construct a 7 tab foldable for the Scientific Method Steps
This will be demonstrated in class
Due: Thursday, 9/11: Foldable on Scientific Method.  Click here for example / model Scientific Method Foldable

Week of 9/14
Read Sections 1 and 2 in placecountry-regionCH. 20 from Holt textbook
Log on to the on-line version of textbook
Review e-Activites for CH. 20 - review Sections 1 & 2
Write definitions for the vocabulary listed in the Sections 1 & 2 headings.
Construct a seven tab foldable on the seven major land biomes. Click here for an example of the foldable:Biomes Foldable

Week of 9/28
Complete reading of Sections 2 and 3 in CH. 20 from Holt textbook
Log on to the on-line version of textbook
Review e-Activites for CH. 20 - review Sections 2 & 3
Freshwater Ecosystems Foldable: Click here Freshwater Ecosystems Foldable

 Handouts / Class Assignments - Activities    

Click here for a link to any class handouts, assignmants or activities. This is especially useful if you are absent from class of lost your copy.
 Lesson Plans Week of 10/05 - 10/09

Friday: 10/9 - Furlough Day - No School

This weeks EQ's

EQ:   What one abiotic factor might affect a freshwater ecosystem?
          Describe two wetland ecosystems.
          How does a lake become a forest?

Major Vocabulary: Deep-Water Zone, Littoral Zone, Marsh, Open-Water Zone, Swamp, Wetland

Homework Assignment:
The Interim Assessments are on Wednesday and Thursday
Review CH. 18 and CH. 20 from Holt textbook
Log on to the on-line version of textbook
Review e-Activites for CH. 18 and CH. 20
Review definitions for the vocabulary listed in these two chapter along with your
      foldables.
Review all previous study guides and practice exams listed in the test section of this homepage.



AKS #                  ACTIVITY

7SC_B2005-10    All activities are a review of the Ecology AKS

Compare and contrast food/energy requirements of different organisms

10a
Compare food requirements in autotrophs and heterotrophs

10b
Illustrate food and energy requirements in autotrophs and heterotrophs

7SC_B2005-11

Examine the dependence of all organisms on one another and their environments

11a
Explain that sunlight is the source of energy for most food webs (GPS)

11b
Demonstrate in a food web that matter is transferred from one organism to another and can be recycled between organisms and their environments (GPS)

11b1
Assess the role of producers, consumers and decomposers

11b2
Differentiate between the roles of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores within a food chain or food web

11c
Categorize relationships between organisms that are competitive or mutually beneficial (GPS)



11c1
Define and apply examples of relationships between organisms including predation, mutualism, parasitism, and commensalism

11c2
Examine the role of each partner in a symbiotic relationship

11c3
Evaluate how organisms and communities within a population compete for resources

11d
Extension: trace and analyze the cycles of matter (nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, and water)

11e
Extension: trace the path of a single carbon atom in the carbon cycle

11f - Extension: create a fictitious symbiotic relationship based on ecological principles and explain how the relationship is competitive or mutually beneficial

7SC_B2005-12

Describe the characteristics of Earth's major terrestrial biomes (tropical rain forest, savannah, temperate, desert, taiga, tundra and mountain) and aquatic communities (freshwater, estuaries and marine)

12a
Give examples of adaptations organisms have which make them suited to life in specific biomes

12a1
Describe the climate and other abiotic and biotic factors of major biomes

12a2
Identify biotic factors found within biomes

12b
Extension: identify major ecological problems of the world's biomes

12c - Extension: examine the impact of humans on biomes and evaluate possible solutions

7SC_B2005-13

Assess how changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of both individuals and entire species and cause them to become endangered or extinct

13a
Extension: identify specific actions that have caused trauma to ecosystems such as oil spills, pollution, habitat destructions, and global climate change, and analyze effectiveness of proposed solutions

AKS will be reviewed by playing:

1. Nasco's  Environmental Bingo

2. Nasco's  Biomes & Ecosystems Bingo

3. Review of the study guide and resources posted on my website.

4. Student's independent review (using their science binder as well as other resources) of
    materials covered during this nine weeks.
 Week of 9/28 - 10/2

This weeks EQ's

EQ:   What three abiotic factors shape marine ecosystems?
          Can you describe the four major ocean zones?
          Can you describe the five marine ecosystems?

Major Vocabulary: Biome, Savanna, Desert, Tundra, Plankton and Estuary

Homework Assignment:
Read Sections 2 and 3 in CH. 20 from Holt textbook
Log on to the on-line version of textbook
Review e-Activites for CH. 20 - review Sections 2 & 3
Write definitions for the vocabulary listed in the Sections 2 & 3 headings.

Monday: Sep. 28th - In House Field Trip - Animal Adaptations

Quiz: Friday: Oct. 2nd - Four major ocean zones and brief characteristics.

AKS #                ACTIVITY

7SC_B2005-12 Students will construct a poster to illustrate the four major ocean zones and their
                          characteristics.

7SC_B2005-12  Lab: Microviewer Ecology Lab - Ecology Under the Microscope
Students will examine slides on algae, protozoa, starfish embryos, arthropods,
          nematodes and virus on E. Coli.
These will be related to producers and consumers and how energy transfers
          through the levels of the food pyramid.

7SC_B2005-12  Students will complete Sect. 2 and 3 Marine Ecosystems and Freshwater
                           Ecosystems from their green interactive workbook

7SC_B2005-12  Students will construct a foldable to identify and organize the marine ecosystems
                           and their characteristics
 Week of 9/21 - 9/25
Lesson Plans
AKS #     ACTIVITY          

             Binder Check - Marked for IGPro -
                                                          (Check for Organization / Completeness)

This weeks EQ's

EQ:    What three abiotic factors shape marine ecosystems?
          Can you describe the four major ocean zones?
          Can you describe the five marine ecosystems?

Major Vocabulary: Biome, Savanna, Desert, Tundra, Plankton and Estuary
7SC_B2005-11, 12    

Homework Assignment:
Read Sections 1 and 2 in placecountry-regionCH. 20 from Holt textbook
Log on to the on-line version of textbook
Review e-Activites for placecountry-regionCH. 20 - review Sections 1 & 2
Write definitions for the vocabulary listed in the Sections 1 & 2 headings.

Exam: Wednesday, Sep. 23rd country-regionplaceCH. 20 Section 1 Land Biomes


7SC_B2005-12  Students will construct a foldable to identify and organize the biomes and their
                          characteristics
Develop bar charts to describe the Average Rainfall and Average Temperature
          in the seven Land Biomes.

7SC_B2005-12  Lab: Microviewer Ecology Lab - Ecology Under the Microscope
Students will examine slides on algae, protozoa, starfish embryos, arthropods,
          nematodes and virus on E. Coli.
These will be related to producers and consumers and how energy transfers
          through the levels of the food pyramid.

7SC_B2005-12  Students will complete Sect. 2 Marine Ecosystems from their green Interactive
                           Workbook

7SC_B2005-12  Students will construct a foldable to identify and organize the marine ecosystems
                           and their characteristics

7SC_B2005-11
7SC_A2005-4,5,6,7,and 9  Random Sampling
     Handout Exercise

5. Practice the following on-line tests:
 Power Point Presentations
The following are Power Point presentations you may use to review for the Interim Assessment

 Week of 9/14 - 9/18

AKS #     ACTIVITY          

             Binder Check - Marked for IGPro -
                                                          (Check for Organization / Completeness)

This week's EQ's

EQ:   What are the differences between abiotic factors and biotic factors in biomes?
          What are the seven land biomes on Earth?
          What three abiotic factors shape marine ecosystems?
          Can you describe the four major ocean zones?
          Can you describe the five marine ecosystems?

Major Vocabulary: Biome, Savanna, Desert, Tundra, Plankton and Estuary
7SC_B2005-11, 12    

Homework Assignment:
Read Sections 1 and 2 in placecountry-regionCH. 20 from Holt textbook
Log on to the on-line version of textbook
Review e-Activites for placecountry-regionCH. 20 - review Sections 1 & 2
Write definitions for the vocabulary listed in the Sections 1 & 2 headings.

Quiz: Tuesday, Sep. 15th Seven steps of the Scientific method

7SC_B2005-10, 11
7SC_A2005-10, 11       Owl Pellets Lab
See handout
Complete the class summary table and graph class results

7SC_B2005-12  Video: placePlaceNameArctic PlaceTypeKingdom - Life on the Edge
Reviews the abiotic and biotic factors in the placeArctic or Polar region
Demonstrates the predator/prey interactions within this biome.
Includes the interactions of man with the other biotic and abiotic factors.
Demonstrates nature's balance in this ecosystem.

7SC_B2005-12  North American Biomes
See handout
Color the map according to the clues provided

7SC_B2005-12  Construct a foldable to identify and organize the biomes and their characteristics

7SC_B2005-11
7SC_A2005-4,5,6,7,and 9  Random Sampling
     Handout Exercise

7SC_B2005-11,11c
7SC_A2005-7                Predator-Pray Simulation
Lab activity

 Week of 9/07 - 9/11

AKS #     ACTIVITY          

             Binder Check - Marked for IGPro -
                                                          (Contents Checked for Organization / Completeness)
                             Test:  CH. 18 Interaction of Living Things - Wednesday 9/9

Review for the exam on Wednesday.

This weeks EQ's

EQ:   How does the removal of one species affect the entire food web?
          What is the relationship between carrying-capacity and limiting factors?
          What are the two types of competition?
          What is mutualism, commensalism and parasitism?

7SC_B2005-11, 12    CyberEd Interactive Instructional program
   Living with the Environment  (Segments will be presented as
                                                       appropriate)
Learners will:
Be able to match various levels of biological organization (species, population, community, ecosystem) to their descriptions.
Identify the role of producers, consumers and decomposers in an ecosystem.
Be able to match the terms habitat and niche to their description or definition.
Distinguish between examples of abiotic and biotic factors in an ecosystem.
Distinguish between examples of competition, symbiosis, and predation in communities.
Distinguish between examples of population size, spacing, and density.
Distinguish between types of symbioses (commensualism, mutualism, or parasitism).
Predict the effect of changing certain limiting factors on carrying capacity, population growth/decline, or survival.

Homework Assignment:
Begin reading placecountry-regionCH. 20 from Holt textbook
Log on to the on-line version of textbook
Review e-Activites for placecountry-regionCH. 20
Construct a 7 tab foldable for the Scientific Method Steps
This will be demonstrated in class.

7SC_B2005-10, 11
7SC_A2005-10, 11       Owl Pellets Lab
See handout

7SC_B2005-11
7SC_A2005-4,5,6,7,and 9  Random Sampling
     Handout Exercise

7SC_B2005-11,11c
7SC_A2005-7                Predator-Pray Simulation
Lab activity


Lesson Plans
 Week of 8/31 - 9/4

AKS #     ACTIVITY          

7SC_A2005-1        
Quiz: Scientific Method Steps - Thursday 9/3   Assessment of AKS

Binder Check - Marked for IGPro - Friday 9/4   (Contents Checks for Organization / Completeness)
Test: CH. 18 Interaction of Living Things - Tuesday 9/8
All major concepts will be reviewed in class using Flash animations.       

This weeks EQ's

EQ:   How Do Biotic and Abiotic Factors Differ?
          How Are Populations and Communities Related?
          How Is the Ecosystem Affected By Abiotic factors?
          What's The Difference between A Food Chain and a Food Web?

7SC_B2005-11, 12    CyberEd Interactive Instructional program
   Living with the Environment  (Segments will be presented as
                                                       appropriate)
Learners will:
Be able to match various levels of biological organization (species, population, community, ecosystem) to their descriptions.
Identify the role of producers, consumers and decomposers in an ecosystem.
Be able to match the terms habitat and niche to their description or definition.
Distinguish between examples of abiotic and biotic factors in an ecosystem.
Distinguish between examples of competition, symbiosis, and predation in communities.
Distinguish between examples of population size, spacing, and density.
Distinguish between types of symbioses (commensualism, mutualism, or parasitism).
Predict the effect of changing certain limiting factors on carrying capacity, population growth/decline, or survival.

Homework Assignment:
Complete reading country-regionplaceCH. 18 from Holt textbook
Log on to the on-line version of textbook
Review e-Activites Sections 1 - 3
7SC_B2005-10, 11
7SC_A2005-10, 11       Owl Pellets Lab
     See handout

7SC_B2005-11             Deer: Predation or Starvation
     Handout Exercise

7SC_B2005-11
7SC_A2005-4,5,6,7,and 9  Random Sampling
             Handout Exercise

7SC_B2005-11,11c
7SC_A2005-7                Predator-Pray Simulation
      Lab activity
 Week of Aug 10 - Aug 14
AKS # ACTIVITY
1. Welcome & Orientation
2. Motivation and Goal Setting
DJ Gregory video clip (10 mins)
Power Point Summary
Student Self Evaluation - Goal Setting (Handout)

3. Course Overview
4. Housekeeping Items
Secure all forms not turned in during open house
Academic Schedule
Lunch Table Assignment - times
Posted supply list info
Review categories and how information is posted on whiteboard
Grading scale
Tutoring
Retest
Promotional Criteria
School and Classroom Conduct/ Policies (ex. Sign-out - Gum - Tardies)
Textbook assignments / agenda book gen. info.
Q&A from students
Miscellaneous items

5. Class Binder Organization and Construction (Handout)
Put the binder together in class.

7SC_A2005-3   6. Cover lab safety rules/regulations;
Lab safety contract (parent / guardian signature required). (Handout)
Lab Safety Cartoon Exercise (Handout)
Question Worksheet
Bikini Bottom Reading for Safety (Handout)

EQ: What is the nature of scientific inquiry?
7SC_A2005-1   7. Scientific Method
Review Steps (See Banner In Room)
Scientific Method Notes Organizer (Handout)
Virtual Lab - Homework (Handout)

7SC_A2005-1   8. Holt Video Clips -
Scientific method (3 mins)
Hypothesis
Control Experiment
Comparing Theories and Laws

7SC_A2005-2, 4 9. Scientific Method Lab (Groups of 2) Collaborative
Design and Conduct Your Own Experiment In-Class Exercise
o (PowerPoint Outlines the lab procedures)
Using triple-beam balances and beans to formulate and test a hypothesis
Student will use a "hands on" exercise to develop skills in collecting data, forming a hypothesis, testing a hypothesis and evaluating / analyzing results.

7SC_A2005-9 10. Using Optical Illusions
To understand how different scientists draw different conclusions from the same data.

7SC_A2005-1-10 11. Scientific Method and Measurement Video (31mins)
7SC_A2005-2 12. Scientific Method - Control and Variables
Control and Variables Part 1 Sponge Bob (Handout)
Control and Variables Part 2 Bikini Bottom (Handout)

EQ: What is Ecology and what do ecologists do?
7SC_B2005-10-13 11. Ecology Vocabulary
Review Interaction of Living Things Vocabulary Board
Each student is assigned one word
Homework Assignment:
Student researches their word and writes a definition plus a complete sentence using the word.
Following day: Student presents their word and reads their sentence using the word in context.
On-Line Practice Matching Test

 Week of Aug 17 - Aug 21