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Biology Lesson Plans

Unit Summaries

Unit 5 - DNA replication and protein synthesis
Unit 6 - Heredity
Unit 7 - Evolution, Natural Selection
Unit 8 - Classification and Kingdoms of Life

Second Semester Calender
Please click on the links below to view the schedule for each week.

Week
Topics in Class
DNA Replication and Protein Synthesis
Heredity
FINALS for semester 1
Geologic Time , History of Earth
Evolution: Survival and Extinction
Theory of Evolution
Evolution: TB Case Study
Classification of Organisms
Classification of Organisms: Primate Phylogeny
Primate Phylogeny
Kingdoms of Life
Bacteria
April 2
SPRING BREAK
Viruses
Protists
Fungi

 

 

Weekly Schedules

Biology Week 1: DNA Replication and Protein Synthesis

Day
Objective
Activities
Materials
Handouts
Homework
Work Due
Monday
1/8/07
Discuss DNA replication, what it is and where it occurs.
1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (15 min.) Discuss JQ: DNA replication, watch online animation of DNA replication
3. ( 30 min.) The Structure of DNA and RNA - create own DNA model using construction paper
-colored construction paper
-tape
-scissors
-The Structure of DNA and RNA
-Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis
Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis due Wed.
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Tuesday
1/9/07
Discuss transcription, what it is and where it occurs.
1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (15 min.) Discuss JQ: transcription
3. (30 min.) DNA Replication Simulation using construction paper model from Monday - cut and tape together DNA as it replicates

-colored construction paper
-scissors
-tape

The Structure of DNA and RNA
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Wednesday
1/10/07
Discuss how proteins are made by the processes of transcription and translation.

1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (20 min) Discuss JQ: protein synthesis - transcription and translation
3. (25 min.) Continue to work on DNA Replication Simulation - cut/ tape
4. Once finished with DNA and RNA models work on Sci-Fly Mutation Activity

-colored construction paper
-scissors
-tape
-The Structure of DNA and RNA
-Sci-Fly Mutation Activity

-Finish questions from "The Structure of DNA and RNA" due Thurs.

-Sci-Fly due Thurs.

Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis
Thursday
1/11/07
Discuss mutations, how they arise, and how they affect people.
1. (10 min) Journal Question
2. (15 min.) Discuss Journal Question: mutations
3. (30 min.) Mutation worksheet
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Mutation worksheet
Finish Mutation worksheet due Friday
The Structure of DNA and RNA
Friday
1/12/07
Students demonstrate knowledge of DNA replication and protein synthesis on test.
1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (50 min.) DNA test
3. Once finished, work on Directed Reading Ch. 8 due Tues.
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Directed Reading Ch. 8
Directed Reading Ch. 8 due Tues.
Mutation worksheet

 

Biology Week 2: Heredity

Day
Objective
Activities
Materials
Handouts
Homework
Work Due
Monday
1/15/07
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
NO SCHOOL
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Tuesday
1/16/07
Discuss basics of heredity and related vocabulary terms.
1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (25 min.) Discuss JQ: define heredity vocab terms, then discuss punnett squares and rules for solving them
3. ( 20 min.) Start "Inventory of My Traits" activtiy
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-Rules for Solving Genetic Problems
-Mendel and Heredity
-Vocab. List Ch. 8
-Inventory of My Traits

Mendel and Heredity due Thurs.
Directed Reading Ch. 8
Wednesday
1/17/07
Determine if you are dominant or recessive for several traits. Determine your phenotype and genotype for traits and compare to the rest of the class.

1. (10 min) Jouranl Question
2. (50 min.) Finish Inventory of My Traits - Class Discussion of Traits and create chart of board
4. If done early work on "Mendel and Heredity" worksheet

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Thursday
1/18/07
Determine the genotype of a cat based on it's phenotype. Determine the results of a cross between two cats.
1. (10 min.) Punnett Square Quiz
2. (50 min.) Kitty Project
-nine color pictures of cats
Kitty Project
Finish Kitty Project questions due Friday

1) Mendel and Heredity
2) Inventory of Traits

Friday
1/19/07
Refer to text book to analyze what type of trait is represented in the pedigree your group is given.
1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (10 min.) Vocab. Quiz Ch. 8
3. (40 min.) Pedigree Analysis - each group has a pedigree to
9 different pedigrees
Interpreting a Pedigree
Interpreting a Pedigree due Mon.
Kitty Project


Biology Week 3: FINALS for semester 1

Day
Objective
Activities
Materials
Handouts
Homework
Work Due
Monday
1/22/07
Review for FINALS.
1) Review Time - Go over Review Sheet
2) Review Game
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Final Review Sheet
STUDY
Interpreting a Pedigree
Tuesday
1/23/07
Review for FINALS.
1) Review Time - Read through Ch. Summaries
2.) Make Flash Cards
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STUDY
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Wednesday
1/24/07
Review for FINALS.
FINAL Exams
FINAL EXAMS
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STUDY
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Thursday
1/25/07

FINAL Exams

1/2 DAY

FINAL EXAMS
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Friday
1/26/07
RECORDS DAY
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
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Biology Week 4: Geologic Time, History of Earth

Day
Objective
Activities
Materials
Handouts
Homework
Work Due
Monday
1/29/07
Create a timeline marking the major events in the history of earth.
1. (50 min.) Time Line - convert years to distance, mark events on adding machine tape
-adding machine tape
-scissors
-glue
-meter sticks
-Geologic Time
-Directed Reading Ch. 12
-Vocab List Ch. 12
Directed Reading 12
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Tuesday
1/30/07
Create a timeline marking the major events in the history of earth.
1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (45 min.) Time Line - mark events on adding machine tape, cut and paste pictures of events in correct place
-adding machine tape
-scissors
-glue
-meter sticks
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Directed Reading 12 due Wed.
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Wednesday
1/31/07
Create a timeline marking the major events in the history of earth.

1.(10 min.) Journal Question
2. (20 min.) Time Line - finish cutting, coloring and pasting pictures on timeline
2.(35 min.) Incredible Measurements - measure lines and convert units from metric system to English

-adding machine tape
-scissors
-glue
-meter sticks
-calculators
-Incredible Measurements
-Science Skills Ch. 12
-Incredible Measurements due Fri.
-Science Skills 12 due Fri.

-Directed Reading 12

-Geologic Timeline and questions

Thursday
2/1/07

Put together the Pangea Puzzle and understand how continental drift has changed the location of the continents.
1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (40 min.) Pangea Puzzle - color, cut and paste the continents back together based on shape and fossil evidence
-scissors
-glue
-Pangea Puzzle pieces
-Continental Drift Questions
-Incredible Measurements due Fri.
-Science Skills 12 due Fri.
-Study for Vocab. Quiz Ch. 12
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Friday
2/2/07
Watch video on the history of life on earth.
1. (10 min.) Vocab. Quiz Ch. 12
2. (50 min) Video - "The Origin of Life"
-video: "The Origin of Life"
-VCR and projector
-Video Questions
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-Incredible Measurements
-Science Skills 12
-Video Questions

 

Biology Week 5: Evolution: Survival and Extinction

Day
Objective
Activities
Materials
Handouts
Homework
Work Due
Monday
2/5/07

Staff PD Day

NO CLASS

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Tuesday
2/6/07
Discuss student's ideas or misconceptions on evolution and have an introductory lecture to the theory of natural selection.
1. (10 in.) Journal Question
2. (20 min.) Students answer Evolution Pre-Assessment and then have class discussion about the questions
3. (20 min.) Mini-lecture: Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection
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-Evolution Pre-Assessment
-Directed Reading Ch. 13
Directed Reading Ch. 13 due Thurs.
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Wednesday
2/7/07
Find out the relationship between size and shape of utensil and ability to pick up beans. Relate to finches.
1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (10 min.) Mini-lecture: 5 requirements for natural selection
3. (40 min.) Birdies!!! Finch Beak Simulation with utensils and beans
-9 spoons, 9 forks, 9 knives, 9 pairs of chopsticks
- beans and noodles
-36 cups (4 per groups)
-Birdies!!!
Directed Reading Ch. 13 due Thurs
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Thursday
2/8/07
Discuss adaptations and create a fish based on cards you get and invent the habitat it is most suited for.

1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (10 min) Discuss adaptations and instructions for "A Fishy Twist on Adaptations"
3. (30 min.) "A Fishy Twist on Adaptations"

-9 sets of fish adaptation cards
-small paper
-large paper
-scissors
-colored pencils
-A Fishy Twist on Adaptations
-Vocab List Ch. 13
Study Vocab. Ch. 13, quiz next Thurs.
-Directed Reading Ch. 13
-Birdies!!!
Friday
2/9/07
Invent habitat that your fish is well suited for.
1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (50 min.) "A Fishy Twist on Adaptations" - design, color, cut out fish
-9 sets of fish adaptation cards
-small paper
-large paper
-scissors
-colored pencils
-A Fishy Twist on Adaptations
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Biology Week 6: Theory of Evolution

Day
Objective
Activities
Materials
Handouts
Homework
Work Due

Monday
2/12/07

Find out how coloration of moths affects their survival from predation.
(MSU senior's teach)
1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (50 min.)Peppered Moth Activity

-newspaper and white paper for environments
-newspaper disks and white paper disks to represent moths of different colors
-forceps to represent beaks of birds

-Peppered Moth Survey
Finish Peppered Moth Questions due Tues.
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Tuesday
2/13/07
Finish and present the fish your group designed for it's particular habitat.
1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (50 min.) Finish "A Fishy Twist on Adaptations", finish fish and habitat creation and present to class - explain what adaptations your fish has that allows it to survive in that habitat

-colored pencils
-scissors
-glue
-paper (large and small0
-fish adaptations cards

"A Fishy Twist on Adaptations"
Finish "A Fishy Twist on Adaptations" questions, due Thursday
Peppered Moth Questions
Wednesday
2/14/07
Finish and present the fish your group designed for it's particular habitat.
1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (50 min.) Finish "A Fishy Twist on Adaptations", finish fish and habitat creation and present to class - explain what adaptations your fish has that allows it to survive in that habitat
-colored pencils
-scissors
-glue
-paper (large and small0
-fish adaptations cards
"A Fishy Twist on Adaptations"
Finish "A Fishy Twist on Adaptations" questions, due Thursday
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Thursday
2/15/07
Discuss evidence for evolution.

1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (10 min.) Vocab. Quiz Ch. 13
3. (20 min.) Mini-lecture: Evidence for Evolution
4. (15 in.) Start "Comparing Observations of Body Parts"

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"Comparing Observations of Body Parts"
"Comparing Observations of Body Parts" due Tues.
"A Fishy Twist on Adaptations" questions
Friday
2/16/07

NO SCHOOL

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Biology Week 7: TB Case Study

Day
Objective
Activities
Materials
Handouts
Homework
Work Due
Monday
2/19/07

PRESIDENT'S DAY

NO SCHOOL

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Tuesday
2/20/07
Discuss the evolution of antibiotic resistance using the TB epidemic in Russian prisons as an example.

1. (10 min.) Read "TB in Russian Prisons Case" answer the questions and discuss as a class
2. (6 min.) PBS Video on TB in Russian prisons
3. (4 min.) "The Meatrix" video
4. (10 min.) Groups are assigned one question from the videos to discuss
5. (20 min.) Groups share their answer with the class

 

Video or internet access to: PBS - TB in Russian prisons

"The Meatix" video online

Video Questions
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Wednesday
2/21/07
Discuss how misuse and overprescription of antibiotics leads to their resistance to drugs.
1. (20 min.) Answer questions from "Antibiotics and You" sheet and discuss as class
2. (35 min.) Work as a group to create a poster to spread public awareness about how to slow the evolution of antibiotic resistance
-large paper
-colored pencils
-markers
"Antibiotics and You" questions
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Thursday
2/22/07
Learn about a resistant strain of bacteria and what is being done to cure it.
1. (50 min.) Computer lab - search internet for a resistant strain of bacteria. Gather information about it, what drugs have not worked to fight it off and what is now being done. Write a letter to your infected patient telling them why the antibiotics are not helping them and what you will try next.
computer lab with internet access
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Letter to infected patient
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Friday
2/23/07
Discuss the two models for the rates of evolution.

1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (10 min) Discuss two models for rates of evolution: gradualism, and punctuated equilibrium
3. (30 min.) Review progress report and work on any missed work - turn in for full credit by end of hour

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progress reports
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Letter to Infected Patient

 

Biology Week 8: Classification

Day
Objective
Activities
Materials
Handouts
Homework
Work Due
Monday
2/26/07

Review for Test


1. (15 min) Journal Question
2. (10 min) Discuss JQ
3. (30 min.)Review Game
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Tuesday
2/27/07
Assess student understanding of evolution, natural selection and the history of life on Earth.

1. Ch. 12 and 13 EXAM
2. DR 15

 

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Exam

DR 15

DR 15 Due Fri.
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Wednesday
2/28/07
Discuss binomial nomenclature and classification.
1. (15 min) JQ
2. (5 min) Discuss JQ
3. (30 min.) Classification Discussion
4. (15 min) Start "Can a Key Be Used to Classify Organisms?"
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"Can a Key Be Used to Classify Organisms?"
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Thursday
3/1/07
Discuss classification and practice using a dichotomous key to classify sharks.
1. (10 min.) JQ
2. (5 min) Discuss JQ
3. (15 min.) Classification discussion
3. (30 min.) "Can a Key Be Used to Classify Organisms?"
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Friday
3/2/07
Students will finish classifying their sharks and start to prep for the "Fossil Study" lab on Monday.

1. (30 min.) Work Time - Finish DR 15, "Can a Key Be Used to Classify Organisms?", Start Classification concept map when done with homework
2. (30 min.) Start "Fossil Study" - create a phylogeny of fossils

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-Classification concept map
-"Fossil Study"
Classification concept map due Mon.

DR 15

"Can a Key be Used to Classify Organisms?"

 

Biology Week 9: Classification: Primate Phylogeny

Day
Objective
Activities
Materials
Handouts
Homework
Work Due
Monday
3/5/07

Students will create a phylogeny by comparing characteristics of fossils.

1. (15 min) Discuss cladograms
2. (45 min.) Fossil Study
-scissors
-glue
-tape
-computer paper
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Fossil Study due Tues.
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Tuesday
3/6/07
Students will create a phylogeny by comparing characteristics of fossils.

1. (55 min.) Finish Fossil Study

 

-scissors
-glue
-tape
-computer paper

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Fossil Study
Wednesday
3/7/07
Students will create a phylogenetic tree of primates based on anatomical evidence
1. (10 min.) Discuss directions - overview of project
2. (50 min.) Primate Phylogeny Day 1: Create a priamte phylogeny by comparing morhpology of prmates.

-pictures of primates
-scissors
-poster paper

-Primate Morphology Fact Sheet
-Primate Pictures
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Thursday
3/8/07
Students will create a phylogenetic tree of primates based on biochemical evidence.
1. (50 min) Primate Phylogeny Day 2: Blood Analysis
-yellow and red food coloring
-milk
-vinegar
-3 well plates per station (5 stations)
-3 test tubes per station of milk + yellow food coloring = antibodies
-5 beakers of primate blood (water + vingear + red food coloring)
Blood Analysis of Primates
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Friday
3/9/07

Students will analyze the data they collected yesterday from the blood lab and use this information to rearrange their phylogeny.

1. (10 min.) Vocab. Quiz #4
2. (10 min) Discuss in more detail how to create a phylogeny and how to use the blood lab data to rearrange the phylogeny
3. (15 min.) Rearrange phylogeny using blood lab data - write explanation below phylogenetic tree explaining how you chose to rearrange the phylogeny based on the data you have.
4. (15 min.) Answer blood lab questions
5. Done Early? Finish crossword of Ch. 15 vocab terms

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Biology Week 10: Classification: Primate Phylogeny

Day
Objective
Activities
Materials
Handouts
Homework
Work Due
Monday
3/12/07

Students will create a phylogenetic tree of primates based on biochemical evidence. By comparing the differences between amino acid sequences students will determine which primates are the most closely related.

1. (40 min) Primate Phylogeny Day 3: Amino Acid comparison
2. (15 min.) Rearrange phylogeny
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Amino Acid Sequences Sheet
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Crossword Puzzle for Ch. 15 Vocab Terms
Tuesday
3/13/07
PD DAY
NO SCHOOL

 

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Wednesday
3/14/07
Students will create a phylogenetic tree of primates based on biochemical evidence. Students will compare the DNA of chimps, gorillas and humans to determine whether the chimp or gorilla is the closest relative to humans.

1. (40 min) Primate Phylogeny Day 4: DNA electrophoresis (dry lab)

**Shortened class due to GRAD**

scissors

DNA electrophoresis sheets
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Thursday
3/15/07
Students will create a phylogenetic tree of primates based on biochemical evidence. Students will compare the DNA of chimps, gorillas and humans to determine whether the chimp or gorilla is the closest relative to humans.
1. (10 min.) Finish DNA Analysis and rearrange phylogeny based on this evidence.
2. (20 min) Answer DNA Analysis questions
3. (20 min) Answer "Primate Phylogeny" Questions
4. (5 min.) Assemble entire "Primate Phylogeny Packet" to turn in Friday
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Primate Phylogeny Packet
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Friday
3/16/07

Students will see some of the great diversity of life that thrives in the ocean and they will think about the similarities and differences between these organisms, and how they might classify these organisms into groups.

1. Video: "The Living Sea" - in journal answer these questions: "Name four organisms that live in the ocean. How are they similar, and how are they different? Would you classify them into the same group? Why or why not?"

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Vocab List #5
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**Primate Phylogeny Packet**



Biology Week 11: Kingdoms of Life

Day
Objectives
Activities
Materials
Handouts
Homework
Work Due
Monday
3/19/07
Students will discuss thecharacteristics of the first three of the six kingdoms of life. 1. (10 min) Journal Question
2. (30 min) Kingdoms Discussion / Notes
3. (15 min) Science Skills Ch. 20 worksheet
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Tuesday
3/20/07

Students will discuss thecharacteristics of the last three of the kingdoms of life. 1. (10 min) Journal Question
2. (40 min) Kingdoms Discussion / Notes
3. (5 min) Start homework: Kingdoms Chart
none Kingdoms Chart Kingdoms Chart Science Skills Ch. 20
Wednesday
3/21/07
Students will work in groups to design their own experiment for testing which locations in our school have the most bacteria. 1. (10 min) Journal Question
2. (10 min) Introduce bacterial growth lab and discuss guidelines
2. (40 min) Group work - write up proposal for experimental design
none none none Kingdoms Chart
Thursday
3/22/07
Students will gather background information about bacteria. 1. (10 min) Vocab Quiz #5
2. (5 min) Announcements - discuss progress reports, end of marking period approaching
3. (40 min) Video: "Bacteria" and video questions
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-Progress Reports
-Parent Permission Slip to watch "Outbreak" next week
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Friday
3/23/07
Students will set-up their bacterial growth experiment by sampling different locations in the school for bacteria. 1. (50 min) Set-up bacterial growth experiment by transferring bacteria from sample locations in school to agar plates -agar plates
-masking tape
-china marker
-sterile swabs
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Biology Week 12: Bacteria

Day
Objectives
Activities
Materials
Handouts
Homework
Work Due
Monday
3/26/07
Students will observe their bacterial growth over the weekend and record data of the number of colonies that grew in each of the four locations tested. 1. (50 min) Students observe bacterial growth on agar plates - record number of colonies in each location in data chart, draw a colony from each location and list it's characteristics, create a bar graph of data and write conclusion none Bacterial Growth Data Collection none none

Tuesday
3/27/07

Students will create a poster showing their experimental design and results from the bacterial growth lab.

1. (10 min) Discuss poster presentation requirements (rubric)
2. (40 min) Create posters for presentation of bacterial growth experiment

-newsprint paper
-markers
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Wednesday
3/28/07
Students will present their bacterial growth experiments to the class. 1. (10 min) Prep for presentations - decide who says what
2. (45 min) Bacterial Growth Poster Presentations
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Thursday
3/29/07
Students will learn about viruses and how they affect people and spread quickly by watching the movie "Outbreak". 1. (50 min) Watch the movie "Outbreak" about viruses spreading in the U.S.
- answer video ques.
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Friday
3/30/07
Students will learn about viruses and how they affect people and spread quickly by watching the movie "Outbreak". 1. (50 min) Watch the movie "Outbreak" about viruses spreading in the U.S.
- answer video ques.
none none none Outbreak Video Questions

 

Biology Week 14: Viruses

Day
Objectives
Activities
Materials
Handouts
Homework
Work Due
Monday
4/9/07
Students will watch a video to learn about viruses, their characteristics, and why it's important to study them. 1. (50 min) "Understanding Viruses" Video from Discovery School and Questions

DVD Player

"Understanding Viruses" Video

Understanding Viruses Video Questions none none

Tuesday
4/10/07

We will discuss what viruses are, viral shapes, and viral reproduction.

1. (10 min) Journal Question
2. (45 min) Viruses Discussion / Notes

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Wednesday
4/11/07
We will discuss what HIV is, what it does to the body, treatment, prevention and research.

1. (10 min) Journal Question
2. (45 min) HIV Discussion

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Thursday
4/12/07
Students will create a model of the bacteriophage's reproductive cycle using a coat factory analogy and pictures. 1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (45 min) Viral Replication Cut / Paste
scissors
glue
Viral Replication none Viral Replication
Friday
4/13/07
We will discuss what bacteria are, their structure, binary fission, conjugation, the good and the bad about bacteria, and foods that are produced by bacteria.

1. (40 min) Bacteria Discussion / Notes
2. (10 min) Work Time: Directed Reading Ch. 21

none Directed Reading Ch. 21 Directed Reading Ch. 21 Due Mon. STUDY Ch. 21 for Test on Mon.

 

Biology Week 15: Protists

Day
Objectives
Activities
Materials
Handouts
Homework
Work Due
Monday
4/16/07
Students will be formally assessed on their understanding of the objectives and big ideas surrounding viruses and bacteria. 1. (50 min) Test Ch. 21 Viruses and Bacteria
2. Work on "Protozoan" handout

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Test Ch. 21

Protozoans
Protozoans due Wed. none

Tuesday
4/17/07

We will discuss the characteristics of protists.

1. (10 min) Journal Question
2. (45 min) Protists Notes / Discussion

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Wednesday
4/18/07
Students will observe fixed slides of protists to observe their characteristics.

1. (50 min) Protist Lab Day 1 - look at fixed slides - 8 station lab

-compound light microscopes
-protist slides

Protist Lab

DR 22

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Thursday
4/19/07
Students will create their own wet mount slides of pond water to observe live protists in action. 1. (50 min) Protist Lab - Pond water wet mounts -pond water with protists
-compound light microscopes
-microscope slides
-cover slips
Examining Protists Lab none Protist Lab
Friday
4/20/07
Students will complete the protist labs and then create a dichotomous key to classify various protists.

1. (20 min) Finish Protist Labs
2. (30 min) Arranging Protists - create a dichotomous key

none Arranging Protitsts Arranging Protists Due Mon.

DR 22

Examining Protists

 

 

 

Biology Week 16: Fungi

Day
Objective
Activities
Materials
Handouts
Homework
Work Due
Monday
4/23/07
Students will choose a question to investigate the factors affecting the growth of bread mold. Students will identify the variables in the experiment and set up the experiment.

1. (30 min) Plan Lab: Identify research question, hypothesis, and variables
2. (20 min) Set up lab

-jars with lids
-mold cultures (already grown)
-Q-tips
-masking tape
-markers
-salt
-water
-bread

-Bread Mold Growth Lab
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Tuesday
4/24/07
Students will work with a partner to answer a question from the Fungi chapter in detail and draw a picture related to the question. Students will then present their "Fungi Card" to the class.
1. (10 min.) Journal Question
2. (20 min) Create Fungi Card with a partner
3. (20 min) Present Fungi Card to the class

-colored pencils
-Fungi notecards with a question for each group

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Wednesday
4/25/07
Students will finish presenting their "Fungi Cards" to the class and will use the text book to answer questions independently.

1. (20 min) Finish "Fungi Card" presentations
2. (30 min) Individual in class assignment - Directed Reading Ch. 23 on Fungi Due at end of hour

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Directed Reading Ch. 23

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Thursday
4/26/07
Students will discuss and take notes on the following as it relates to fungi: characteristics, structure, reproduction, nutrition, and fungal partnerships.
1. (10 min) Journal Question
2. (45 min) Fungi Discussion / Notes
Fungi Notes on Power Point
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Friday
4/27/07
Students will collect data from their Mold Growth Lab and analyze the results to come to a conclusion.
1. (30 min) Bread Mold Growth Lab: Data Collection and Analysis
2. (20 min) Fungal Structures worksheet
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Fungal Structures worksheet
Fungal Structures worksheet
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