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Syllabus 2017-2018

Benchmarks
All organisms need a source of energy to survive and to reproduce.
Non-living and living things interact to create ecosystems
Non-living and living things can affect how an ecosystem functions
Explain how energy moves through food webs, including the roles of photosynthesis and cellular respiration
Explain how biotic and abiotic factors affect the carrying capacity and sustainability of an ecosystem - energy pyramid
Explain the interaction and dependence of organisms on one another - producer consumer decomposer

Week 38 May 16-20
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Why is there constroversy about palm oil? What can we do about it?
Observation - Read "The Sandalwood Trade" Why is there so little sandalwood in Hawaii?
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - sustainability 2
Activities - Palm Oil uses Palm Oil sustainability / Kahoot! pt 1 and 2 / write notes on 1/4 sheet of paper for test - handouts will not be allowed / continue poster / rap / story /poem
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What are the risks and benefits of Geothermal power on the Big Island?
Observation - Pele's Appeal video notes trailer
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - H2O Hydrogen sulfide
Activities - Guest speakers - Bob Petricci and Harry Kim
Wednesday- Resources
Define New Vocab on pg 778, Chapter 27.1 (1 pt)
Reading Check questions – do ALL (1 pt)
Self-Check Q And A on pg. 784 (1 pt)
Sketch - choose one illustration from section (1 pt)
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Analyze info about Ecosystems
Observation - TED talk - My Stroke of Insight Spacex Circle the 5 most difficult notes on the input notes, pt 1 and 2
Activities -Kahoot! 1and Kahoot!2 Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts / add notes to 1/4 sheet for notes
Friday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Ecosystems Test / use only 1/4 sheet for notes
Portfolio - staple all work together and complete cover sheet

Week 37 May 9-13
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Describe how the Carbon, Water and Nitrogen Cycles are like a ferris wheel
Observation - The Secret Life of Plankton video notes
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - Plankton
Activities - Input chart, part 1 Kahoot! pt. 1
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Show how energy moves from the sun to detritivores
Observation - Three types of detritivores
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - detritivores / decomposers
Activities - Input chart, part 2, pt 2
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Explain the situation with unexploded ordnances and DU in Puna - Guest Speaker - Jim Albertini
Observation - What do you know about UXO and DU? Five notes about the handout.
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - Unexploded Ordnance(UXO) / Depleted Uranium
Activities - Video notes / Map and locations / Fact sheet / Renewable Energy Kahoot!
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Communicate UXO / DU information to the public as a poster 10 facts = A rap / poem or story 15 facts = A
Observation - Write 5 notes from yesterday
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - none
Activities - Kahoot! pt 1 and 2 / Make poster / rap / poem / story
Friday
Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts
Quiz or PAT time
Portfolio - staple all work together and complete cover sheet

Week 36 May 2-6
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Support / Criticize Factory Farming, Navy Sonar, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, or BPA (in plastics and most store receipts) - provide possible solution - is it a hoax?
Observation - choose a topic and write 5 facts to put on the poster
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - hoax
Activities - Make a informational poster / finish My Cell video drawings
Tuesday
Learning Target/Exit Pass - What are willing to be an activist for? Why? How?
Greenpeace - Trying to save the world Rebirth of Activism Whale Wars 350 Deepika- Water Purification Felix Finkeiner - Plant for the Planet
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - activist
Activities - Continue making poster
Wednesday
Observation - Read Ch. 27.1 starting pg 770 (Green Book)
Define New Vocab on pg 770 (1 pt)
Reading Check Q and A – do ALL (1 pt)
Self-Check Q And A on pg. 776 (1 pt)
Sketch - choose one from the section (1 pt EC)
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What are the risks and benefits of GMOs? What is your opinion?
Observation - What do you know about GMOs? Little GMO song
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - Genetic engineering / GMO
Activities - GMO-A-GoGo!! video notes / complete Poster
Friday
Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts
Kahoots! Ecology Genius 2
Portfolio - staple all work together and complete cover sheet

Week 35 April 25-29
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Should wolves be reintroduced into their ecosystem? +/-
Observation - How did lions affect the ecosystem in the Lion King?
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - trophic level
Activities - Video notes - How wolves change rivers
Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What is the affect of sound on an environment? Mozart Noah and Sydney Lee
Observation - TED talks - 4 Ways Sound Affects Us
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - Noise Pollution / Sound Therapy
Activities - Write about 4 sounds and how they make you feel. Try to find one of them on the internet and present to class.
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Are you for or against factory farming? Justify
Observation - What do you know about how chickens, cows and pigs are raised for food?
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - antibiotic resistance
Activities - Meatrix Worksheet
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and what are you going to do about it?
Observation - What do you do to minimize pollution?
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - plastic / gyre
Activities - Plastic Paradise The Great Pacific Garbage Patch 2013
Friday
Observation - Read Ch. 27.2 starting pg 778 (Green Book)
Define New Vocab on pg 778 (1 pt)
Reading Check Q and A – do ALL (1 pt)
Self-Check Q And A on pg. 786 (1 pt)
Sketch - choose one from the section (1 pt EC)

Week 34
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Explain biotic and abiotic factors neccessary for the Antarctic's sustainability of Penguins
Observation - Notes / Reflection on Self Esteem video
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - sustainability
Activities - Review Friday's Ecology Quiz Video Notes for Penguins of the Antarctic
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Review for test on Thursday
Observation - TED talks - The Skill of Self Confidence
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - ecology
Activities - Kahoot! Ecology Genius! game
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass -Explain how climate influences life in an ecosystem
Observation - Read Ch. 25.2 starting pg 720- (Green Book) write 25 words about the illustration on 710 (1pt)
Define New Vocab on pg 712 (1 pt)
Reading Check Q and A – do ALL (1 pt)
Self-Check Q And A on pg. 718 (1 pt)
Sketch - choose one from the section (1 pt EC)
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Describe ecology using the vocabulary
Observation - Review Input notesm pt 1 and 2
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - none
Activities - Test
Friday
Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts
Video - How whales change climate
Portfolio - staple all work together and complete cover sheet

Week 33
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Describe how the energy pyramid works
Observation - Draw an energy pyramid
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - define producer / consumer / decomposer song
Activities - correct Lion King Worksheet Make 10 question test from worksheet
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Describe three types of consumers
Observation - TED talk - manure and climate change
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - herbivore carnivore omnivore detrivore
Activities - Draw a food web and identify three types of consumers
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Describe the relationship of photosynthesis and respiration
Observation - which organelles make or break sugar?
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - photosynthesis / respiration
Activities - Ecosystems video Ecosystem notes pt 1
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What is carrying capacity and what are organisms in competition for?
Observation - Lion King food web
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - carrying capacity
Activities - Ecosystem notes pt 2 build energy pyramid
Friday
Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts
Quiz or PAT time
Portfolio - staple all work together and complete cover sheet


Week 32
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Compare symbiosis and mutualism.
Observation - Which animals helped each other out?
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - symbiosis / mutualism
Activities - Lion King worksheet
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Describe a preditor / prey relationship. Give an example.
Observation - TED talk - Rita Pierson Relationships and Learning
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - preditor / prey
Activities - Lion King worksheet
Wednesday
Observation - Read Ch. 24.3 starting pg 696- (Green Book) write 25 words about the illustration on 682 (1pt)
Define New Vocab on pg 696 (1 pt)
Reading Check Q and A – do ALL (1 pt)
Self-Check Q And A on pg. 700 (1 pt)
Sketch - choose one from the section (1 pt EC)
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - How do ecologist find the size of a population over a large area?
Observation - Estimate the number of wildebeests on pg 690
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - Population
Activities - Population Graph of a package of Skittles (or some other candy)
Friday
Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts
Quiz or PAT time
Portfolio - staple all work together and complete cover sheet

Week 31 March 29-April Fools Day Ecosystems
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - How does energy move through the food chain
Observation - What are your hopes and dreams for the last 9 weeks?
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - food chain
Activities - Lion King worksheet
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - How do biotic and abiotic factors interact in an ecosystem?
Observation - Draw a plant cell with 5 organelles
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - biotic / abiotic
Activities - Lion King worksheet
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Which biome would you like to live in most? Explain
Observation - list 7 biomes
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - biome
Activities - Lion King worksheet
Friday
Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts
Quiz or PAT time
Portfolio - staple all work together and complete cover sheet

Week 30B
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Summary and Reflection - how does life change over time
Activities - Complete missing assignments Do enrichment assignment - create a poem, song, story or piece of art to help others learn in an entertaining way Departure Video Libya Madagascar
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Write a lab report for an activity viewed in a video
Observation - TED Radio Hour
Activities - Mythbusters Video notes and lab report biology chemistry

Week 30 March 7-11 TEST THURSDAY!! Change over time
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Describe and sketch an example of coevolution
Observation - What's easier to study - plant or animal evolution?
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - coevolution
Activities - complete posters
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Test review - Write 4 Q and A - 2 which you know the answer and 2 you must find out
Observation - TED Radio Hour - first story video - coevolution review
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - none
Activities - Highlight input chart Bingo
Wednesday
Observation - Read Ch. 6.2 on pg 166 - (Green Book) write 25 words about the illustration (1pt)
Define New Vocab on pg 166 (1 pt)
Reading Check Q and A – do ALL (1 pt)
Self-Check Q And A on pg. 169 (1 pt)
Sketch fig 13 on pg 168 (1 pt EC)
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Evaluate understanding of how life changes over time
Observation - Megaportfolio cover
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - none
Activities - Review Test
Friday
Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts
Quiz or PAT time
Portfolio - staple all work together and complete cover sheet


Week of 29, Feb. 29 - Mar. 3 Change Over Time
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Describe how an animal or plant evolved from an ancient form to modern day
Observation - Choose 3 animals you would like to make a powerpoint presentation about / Describe excellent class behavior during projects
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - paleontology video
Activities - Animal evolution project evolution song quiz
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What is the difference between an eon, era and period?
Observation - evolution song quiz
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - eon era period epoch age era song dinosaur tracks
Activities - Collect information about the evolution of your animal
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Describe and draw a plant and animal that is endangered and why they are endangered
Observation - name and give reasons for endangered
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - endangered species 2
Activities - Research using Ipad
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Describe the situation of an endangered species
Observation - What should be on the poster?
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - Charles Darwin
Activities - Endangered Species Poster
Friday
Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts
Quiz or PAT time
Portfolio - staple all work together and complete cover sheet

Week of 28, Feb. 22-26 Change Over Time
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What are 4 sources of evidence for evolution? Which is best?
Observation - Compare and contrast - Human and chimpanzee chromosomes
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - embryology
Activities - Evolution input chart notes, pt. 1 poster for answers
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Why is it good for a species to have a deep gene pool?
Observation - Evolution input chart notes, pt. 2 poster for answers
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - gene pool
Activities - Adaptation of the human hand
Wednesday
Observation - Read Ch. 6 pg 152 - (Green Book) write 25 words about prompt (1pt)
Define New Vocab on pg 154 (1 pt)
Reading Check questions – do ALL (1 pt)
Self-Check Q And A on pg. 161 (1 pt)
Sketch fig 6 on pg 160 (1 pt EC)
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - How did opposable thumbs affect human evolution?
Observation - How will humans evolve in the future? 1 2 evolution song
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - opposable thumbs
Activities - Adaptation of the human hand
Friday
Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts
Quiz or PAT time
Portfolio - staple all work together and complete cover sheet


Week 27, Feb. 16-19 Change Over Time
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Describe how a trait may be helpful or harmful
Observation - List five organisms and one variation for each
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - variation
Activities - Create a Creature report/poster
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - How does habitat affect an organism's survival?
Observation - What are 10 variations of humans in the room? / How to behave during a project
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - habitat more
Activities - Continue Create a Creature
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - How do variations affect natural selection in a habitat?
Observation - What are 3 variations in Galapagos finch beaks?
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - Natural Selection - Giraffe Pepper Moth
Activities - Continue Create a Creature
Friday
Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts
Quiz or PAT time
Portfolio - staple all work together and complete cover sheet

Week 26, Feb. 8-12 Change Over Time
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What's so great about being a scientist?
Observation - What would you like to investigate or discover?
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - misconception
Activities - Video notes - How We Found the Giant Squid, Compile portfolio Week 22-24, 50 Science Misconceptions
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What are causes of extinction?
Observation - List of extinct organisms
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - extinction
Activities - Extinction video worksheet Extinction video
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What does extinction have to do with evolution?
Observation - What are some extinct human species
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - evolution
Activities - Extinction video / worksheet
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass - What does adaptation have to do with evolution?
Observation - What have scientists in the video done to find out about extinction?
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - adaptation
Activities - Extinction video / worksheet
Friday
Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts
Quiz or PAT time
Portfolio - staple all work together and complete cover sheet

Week 25, Feb. 1-4 Genetics / Heredity / Traits
Monday
Observation – Read “A Tangled Tale” pg 118 (Green Book) write 25 words about it (1pt)
Read / Skim Ch. 4 Pictures, Headings, Illustrations, Summary
Chapter 4 Review questions – do ALL Q&A 1-29 120-121 (3 pt)
Do 30-32 (1 pt EC)
Answers can be used in Review Game Tomorrow! Test Thursday
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass - Why is a coin used to represent the selection of alleles?
Observation - label the chromosome and DNA TED Radio Hour - first story
- First Story
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) - codominant allele
Activities - Create a baby lab
Wednesday TEST REVIEW
Activities - Portfolio cover / Compile portfolio / Bingo / Complete Build a Baby / Peer Review
Thursday TEST!
Friday
Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts
Quiz or PAT time
Portfolio - staple all work together and complete cover sheet
Quarter 1 Probe the brain


Week 24, Jan 25-29 Genetics / Heredity / Traits
Monday
Learning target/Exit Pass How and why should you write a good procedure?
Observation Write a procedure for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich - (# each step, give details, include set up and clean up, safety concerns and illustration) (why - scientists will need to follow your procedure to verify your conclusions)
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) verify
Activities Have someone read and follow your directions, / Complete DNA project
Tuesday
Learning target/Exit Pass Explain how traits are inherited
Observation Read text 126-132
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) Define new vocab on pg 126
Activities Do all Reading Check and Self Check Questions and Answers
Wednesday
Learning target/Exit Pass Describe how a punnett square works
Observation 25 words - how to skim a chapter - Look at Pictures / Headings / Italic and Bold words / Summary
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) Punnett Square
Activities Paper Pets
Thursday
Learning target/Exit Pass Why are dominant traits more common than recessive traits?
Observation Video
Vocabulary (sounds like/definition/how to remember) genotype / phenotype
Activities Baby Lab
Friday
Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts
Portfolio - staple all work together and complete cover sheet

Week 23 Genetics / Heredity / Traits
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Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts
Quiz or PAT time
Portfolio - staple all work together and complete cover sheet

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Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts
Quiz or PAT time
Portfolio - staple all work together and complete cover sheet

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Achieve3000 88%first try = 5pts 75% first try = 4pts 88% second try = 3pts 75% second try = 2pts
Quiz or PAT time
Portfolio - staple all work together and complete cover sheet
Quarter 1
Probe the brain

Quarter 2

The Virtual Cell
Cell Structure and Function Quiz

Quarter 3
DNA Workshop
Quarter 4
Human Evolution