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Monday Mar.4th

Anatomy

Objectives

1. The students will be able to explain the inheritance of the ABO blood groups

2. The students will be able use a punnett square to predict the results of inherited blood types

Activitiy

1. Complete blood type genetic word problems

Homework: Study for Benchmark 3 Test March 7th

 

Zoology

Objective

The students will be able to list characteristics of amphibians

Activity

Amphibian powerpoint notes

Homework: Study for Benchmark 3 test March 7th

 

Tuesday Mar. 5th

Anatomy

Activity

Work on benchmark 3 information

Homework: Study for benchmark 3

 

Zoology

Activity

Work on benchmark 3 information

Homework: Study for benchmark 3

 

Wednesday Mar. 6th

Anatomy

Activity

Review for Benchmark 3

 

Zoology

Activity

Review for Benchmark 3

 

Thursday Mar. 7th

Anatomy

Activity: Benchmark 3

 

Zoology

Activity: Benchmark 3

 

Friday Mar. 8th

Anatomy

 

 

 

 

Monday Feb. 25th

Anatomy

Objective

1. The students will be able to distinguish among the 5 types of white blood cells

2. The students will be able to list the components of the blood plasma

3. The students will be able to describe the major steps in blood coagulation

 

Activity

1. Class discussion on white blood cells, plasma, and hemostasis

 

Homework:  Study for Chapter 12 Test 2/27

 

Zoology

Objective

1.  The students will be able to identify and describe groups of reptiles that lived during the Mesozoic Era

Activities

1. Return and go over chapter 19 Test

2. Video ” The Secrete Lives of Reptiles”

 

Tuesday Feb. 26th

Anatomy

Activity: Review for Chapter 12 Test

Homework: Study for Chapter 12 Test

 

Zoology

Objectives

1. The students will be able to describe the structure of the amniotic egg and explain the functions of its parts

2. The students will be able to contrast the skin of reptiles with that of amphibians

 

Wednesday Feb. 27th

Anatomy

Activity

1. Chapter 12 Test

2. Chapter 13 Key Terms

 

Zoology

Objective

1. The students will be able to describe the amniotic egg and list its functions

Activities

1. Directed reading on the amniotic egg

2. Answer questions on the functions of the different parts of the egg and color parts of the amniotic egg

 

Thursday Feb. 28th

Anatomy

Activity

1. Complete study guide questions and chapter 13 key terms

 

Zoology

Objective

The students will be able to describe the pattern of blood flow through a reptile’s body

Activity

Powerpoint notes on adaptations of reptiles 

 

Monday Feb. 11th

Anatomy

Objective

The students will be able to describe the general characteristics of blood

Activity

1. Directed reading pp. 302-307

2. Define key terms for chapter 11

 

Zoology

Objective

The students will be able to list major characteristics of ampbians

Activities

1. Define key terms for chapter 19

2. Amphibian wordsearch

 

Tuesday Feb. 12th

Anatomy

Objective

The students will be able to discuss major functions of the blood

The students will be able to complete blood disorders genetic word problems

Activity

1. Mind-map on the function of blood

2. Class discussion on blood disorders transmitted from parent to offspring

3. Blood disorders genetic word problems

 

Zoology

Objective

The students will be able to list major characteristics of amphibians

Activity

Powerpoint notes on characteristics of amphibians

 

Wednesday Feb. 13th

Anatomy

Activity

Blood disorders genetic word problems

 

Zoology

Objective

The students will be able to identify the 3 orders of of amphibians and give examples

Activities

1. Colorsheet on the 3 orders of amphibians

2. Amphibian Labeling worksheet

 

Thursday Feb. 14th

Anatomy

Objective

The students will be able to distinguish among the different formed elements of Blood.

Activity

Mind-map notes on red blood cells

 

Zoology

Objectives

1. The students will be able to name the 3 orders of ampbians and give exampes of each order

2. The students will be able to describe the pattern of blood flow through an amphibian’s heart

Monday Feb. 4th

Anatomy

Activity: Directed reading and class discussion on problems of the nervous system

Homework: Study for chapter 9 Test 2/6

 

Zoology

Objective

1. The students will be able to list characteristics of bony fishes

Activities

1. Colorsheet on the different classes of fishes

2. Fish wordsearch

3. Labeling a the parts of a shark 

Homework

Study for chapter 18 test 2/8/13

 

Tuesday Feb. 5th

Anatomy

Activity: Review for Chapter 9 test

Homework: Study for chapter 9 Test  2/6

 

Zoology

Objectives

1. The students will be able to trace the flow of blood through a fish’s heart

2. The students will be able to explain how gills function in respiration

3. The students will be able to describe the function of the swim bladder

4. The students will be able to compare and contrast reproduction in osteichthyes and chondrichthyes

Activities 

1. Review notes on characteristics of the different classes of fishes

2. Class discussion/lecture notes on the internal anatomy of fishes

3. Complete classwork from 2/4

Homework: Study for chapter 18 Test 2/8

 

 

Monday Jan. 28th

Anatomy

Objective

1. The students will be able to name the major parts and functions of the brain

Activities

1. Review 9.1 -9.13

2. Mind-Map on the synapse and parts of the brain

3. PPt on parts of the brain

Homework

Lorenzo’s Questions due 1/31

Cranial Nerves Test 2/4

Chapter 9 Test 2/6

 

Zoology

Objective

The students will be able to identify distinguishing characteristics of vertebrae

Activities

1. Directed reading on the phylum chordata

2. Chapter 18 Key Terms

Monday Jan. 14th

Anatomy

Objective

1. The students will be able to explain how a membrane becomes polarized

Activitis

1. Review parts of a neuron

2. Read pp. 210-213

3. Mind-map on nerve cell membrane polarization

 

Zoology

Objectives

1. The students will be able to list the characteristics of arachnids

2. The students will be able to explain the adaptations spiders have to predatory life on land

3. The students will be able to list dintinguishing characteristics of scorpions, mites and ticks

Activity

 1. Power point presentation on the different types of arthropods

 

Tuesday Jan. 15th

Anatomy

Objective

The students will be able to describe the events that lead to the conduction of a nerve impulse

Activities

1. Read pp. 213-214

2. Mind-map on conduction of a nerver impulse

3. Review exercise pp.246 (8-14)

 

Wednesday- Friday 1/16-18/13

Anatomy

Activity

1. Watch “Lorenzo’s Oil

LORENZO

 

Zoology

1. Watch “Arachnaphobia”

Monday Jan. 7th

Anatomy

Objectives

1. The students will be able to explain the general functions of the nervous system

2. The students will be able to state the functions of the neuroglia cells in the CNS

3. The students will be able to identify the different types of neuroglia cells

Activity

1. Mind-map on the general functions of the nervous system and the types and functions of neuroglia cells

 

Zoology

Objective

The students will be able to describe distinguishing characteristics of arthropods

Activity

Chapter 14 directed reading and answering questions based on reading assignment

 

Tuesday Jan. 8th

Anatomy

Activities

1. Organization of the nervous system/nerve cells worksheet

2. Types of nerve cells colorsheet

 

Zoology

Activity

1. Chapter 14 Key Terms

 

Wednesday Jan. 9th

Anatomy

Objectives

1.The students will be able to state the general structure of a neuron

2. The students will be able explain how differences in structure and function are used to classify neurons

Activity

1. Mind-map on the different types of neurons and their functions

 

Zoology

Activity

1. Arthropod DVD

 

Thursday Jan. 10th

Anatomy

Activity

Complete parts of a neuron worksheet

 

Zoology

Objectives

1. The students will be able to relate the structure of the exoskeleton to its function

2. The students will be able to explain the process of molting

3. The students will be able to name the 4 subphylums of Athropoda and describe the characterisitics of each subphylum

 Activity

Class discussion/lecture notes on the exoskeleton and molting and characteristics of each subphylum

 

Friday Jan. 11th

Anatomy

Activity

Video on the special sense of hearing

 

Zoology

Activities

1. Arthropod directed reading and colorsheet

2. Arthropod wordsearch

Thursday Jan. 3rd

Anatomy

Objective:

1. The students will be able to identify terms related to the nervous system

Activity

1. Chapter 9 Key terms

 

Zoology

Objective

The students will be able to identify parts of a bivalve

Activities

1. Directed reading -pp. 185-190

2. Mussel dissection pre-lab

3. Pre-lab questions

 

Friday Jan. 4th

Anatomy

Objectives

1. The students will be able to distinguish between the 2 divisions that make up the nervous system

2. The students will be able to name the two groups of nervous system organs

Activities

1. Directed reading pp. 202-203

2. Short video clip on the 2 divisions of the nervous system

3. Colorsheet on the overview of the nervous system

 

Zoology

Objective

1. The students will be able to identify external and internal features of a bivalve mollusk

Activity

1. Mussel/Clam dissection

Monday Nov. 3rd

Anatomy

Activity: Dissection

 

Zoology

Objective:

1. The students will be able to identify terms related to the  Molluscans

Activity

1. Key Terms for Chapter 12

2. Mollusk wordsearch

 

Tuesday Nov. 4th

Anatomy

Activity: Dissection

 

Zoology

Objectives

1. The students will be able to name the characteristics of the major molluscans

2. The students will be able to identify the major parts of a gastropoda

Activities

1. Mind-map on molluscan characteristics

2. Worksheet on labeling parts of the gastropod

 

Wednesday Nov. 5th

Anatomy

Activity: Dissection

 

Zoology

Objectives:

1. The students will be able to summarize the adaptive advantages of a true coelom

2. The students will be able to describe the structure and function of the radula

Activity

1. Chapter 12 Guided Reading Questions

 

Thursday Nov. 6th

Anatomy

Activity

Dissection

 

Zoology

Objective: See above objectives

Activity

Powerpoint presentation on mollusk

 

Friday Nov. 7th

Anatomy

Activity: Dissection

 

Zoology

Activity: Video on marine invertebrates ( focus on mollusk)

Monday Nov. 26th

Anatomy

Objective

1. The students will be able to identify lab equipment used for dissection

Activity

1. Describe lab equipment used for dissection

2. Go into the lab and discuss lab procedures

Homework: Study for Chapter 8 Test 

Zoology

Objective

1. The students will be able to describe the body plan of a pseudocolelomate

Activity

1.  Define key terms related to chapter 11

2.  Directed reading pp. 165-166;  pp. 172-174

3.  Unsegmented Worms Colorsheet 

 

Tuesday Nov. 27th

Anatomy

Objective

1. The students will be able to identify muscles of the head and neck

Activity: Dissection

Homework:  Study for Chapter 8 Test

 Zoology

Objective

1. The students will be able to explain the relationship between humans and parasitic roundworms

Activity

1. Powerpoint Presentation on Nematodes

2. Class discussion on parasitic worms that affect humans

 

Wednesday Nov. 28th

Anatomy

Objectives

1. The students will be able to explain how muscle fiber contractions obtain energy

2. The students will be able explain how muscle contractions produce body movements

Activities:

1. Class discussion on the relationship between muscle contraction and body movement

2. Review for chapter 8 test

Homework: Study for chapter 8 test

 

Zoology

Objective:

1. The students will be able to describe the antomy of parasitic roundworm

Activity

1. Class discussion on the anatomy of parasitic roundworms

2. Colorsheet on unsegmented worms

 Thursday Nov. 29th

Anatomy

Activity: Review for Chapter 8 Test

Homework: Study for Chapter 8 Test

 

 Zoology

 Objectives

1. The studens will be able to classify flatworms, roundworms , and segmented worms

2. The students will be able to describe the characteristics of flatworms, roundworms, and segmented worms

3. The students will be able to compare and contrast flatworms, roundworms, and segmented worms

4. The students will be able to identify and describe a specific example of the phylum Platyhelminthes, phylum Nematoda, and phylum Annelida

Activity

Webquest on classifying and comparing worms

 

Friday Nov. 30th

Anatomy

Activity: Chapter 8 Test 

Zoology

Objective

1. The students will be able to identifydifferent species of parasitic roundworms and the diseases that they cause

Activities

1. Class discussion on parasitic roundworms and their diseases and how to prevent the spread of the disease

2. Colorsheet on the disease trichonosis