Zoology – Qtr 1

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This course is being offered in the Fall of 2012.
It will not be offered again until the Fall of 2014.

Week #11
Nov 05/M
  Lab Due: Platyhelminthes.  Continue: Nematoda slide show.  Read: Phylum Nematoda:  Scott: pg 406-407, BDOL: 731-733.  Quizam: Platyhelminthes moved to Wed.
Nov 06/T –  Continue: Nematoda slide show.  Quizam: Platyhelminthes moved to Wed.
Nov 07/W  Quizam: PlatyhelminthesContinue: Nematoda slide show.
Nov 08/Th
  Finish: Nematoda slide show.  HB: Quizam on Platyhelminthes.  HO/HW: Read “Mystery” (Who Done It?). Be sure to underline and star important items for Monday.
Nov 09/F   END  OF  QUARTER #1  –  END  OF  AMNESTY  WEEK

Week #10
Oct 29/M
  Finish: Platyhelminthes slide show.  Discuss: Schistosomiasis.  Begin: Platyhelminthes lab.  Retake Day: Cnidaria quizam.
Oct 30/T  Begin: Platyhelminthes lab.   Retake Day: Cnidaria quizam.
Oct 31/W  Lab: Platyhelminthes.  Retake Day: Cnidaria quizam.
Nov 01/Th
  Finish Lab: Platyhelminthes.  Due: on Monday.
Nov 02/F –  Due Mon: Platyhelminthes lab.  Read: Phylum Nematoda:  Scott: pg 406-407, BDOL: 731-733.  Begin: Nematoda.  Discuss: Pin worms.  Audio: Radio Lab: parasitology.

Week #9
Oct 22/M
  Continue: Cnidaria lab.  HO: Cnidaria reading #1
Oct 23/T  Finish: Cnidaria lab (due Wed).  HO: Cnidaria reading #2 & 3.  Warning: Cnidaria Quizam on Thursday.
Oct 24/W  Due: Cnidaria lab.  HO: Cnidaria reading #4 & 5.  Quick Cnidaria review for Quizam.
Oct 25/Th  Quiz: Cnidaria.  Read Platyhelminthes: BDOL: Pg 726-730 and Scott: Pg 401-405.  Begin: Platyhelminthes slide show.  HW: visit a stream/pond to capture Planaria.  Update: Phylum Comparison Table HO.
Oct 26/F  Continue: Platyhelminthes slide show.  HW: visit a stream/pond to capture Planaria.

Week #8
Oct 15/M – 
Finish: Cnidaria slide show.  HO: Jellyfish Lab (must read for Tuesday).  HO: Jellyfish news article.  Cnidaria Lab (day #1): find preserved and live (pond water) Hydrozoan examples.
Oct 16/T –  Cnidaria Lab (day #2): follow lab directions to examine preserved Aurelia specimens.
Oct 17/W  Cnidaria Lab (day #3): short periods – challenge: use Google to determine exactly HOW Aurelia actually captures its food it it doesn’t use it’s tentacles to do the job. Early Out Day.
Oct 18/Th  No School – Teacher Professional Development.
Oct 19/F  No School – Teacher Professional Development.

Week #7
Oct 08/M –  Note: due to low scores, the NEW & IMPROVED Porifera quiz will be retaken on Tuesday during class (all students).  The Porifera slide show has been updated to focus on problem areas (however all problem topics COULD have been found in the book).  This will be a “recovery day” going over the new slide show.  Continue: Cnidaria slide show.
Oct 09/T –  Quiz Retake (all students) over Porifera.  Continue: Cnidaria slide show.  Read: Scott: 396-400 Read: BDOL: 718-725.   Always: Take notes on all readings.
Oct 10/W  Continue: Cnidaria slide show.  HO: Cnidaria vocab list (optional) & Phyla Comparison Chart (not optional)
Oct 11/Th –  HC: did students read the book & take notes?   Answer: NO   Discuss: unwillingness to read book & take notes.  Assignment: Read the book & take notes!  Continue: Cnidaria slide show. HO: Cnidaria vocab list (optional) & Phyla Comparison Chart (not optional) 
Oct 12/F –  HC: did students read the book & take notes?  Answer: NO… again – students warned of consequences if this practive continues with next unit.  Continue: Cnidaria slide show. HO: Cnidaria vocab list (optional) & Phyla Comparison Chart (not optional)

Week #6
Oct 01/M –  Finish Porifera slide show.  Begin: Porifera Lab.  Note:
Dissection Terms worksheet due Tues.
Oct 02/T  Continue: Porifera Lab.  Quiz over Porifera on Thursday.  Due: Dissection Terms worksheet.
Oct 03/W  Wrap up Porifera Lab (due on Thursday).  Discuss: sad results on Dissection terms worksheet.  HO: new Dissection Terms worksheet (due Thurs).
Oct 04/Th  Due: Dissection Terms worksheet #2.  Period disrupted by “Shoe” dispersal calls.  Rescheduled quiz & Porifera lab report due date to Friday.
Oct
05/F – 
Quiz over Porifera.  Due: Porifera lab report.  Cleaned up Porifera lab stations.  Started: Cnidaria slide show.  Read: Scott: 396-400  Read: BDOL: 718-725.  Always: Take notes on all readings.

Week #5
Sept 24/M
  Homecoming Week!   8 AM Review Session: for Protista Quiz.  Protista Quiz today.  Due: “Speed Protisting” lab.  Warning: Protista Quiz retake deadline is Tuesday.  Begin:  Phylum Porifera slide show.
Sept 25/T  Continue:  Phylum Porifera slide show.  Warning: Protista Quiz retake deadline is Wednesday.
Sept 26/W –  Warning: Protista Quiz retake deadline is Today.  Continue: Phylum Porifera slide show.
Sept 27/Th –  HB: “Speed Protisting” lab reports. Continue: Phylum Porifera slide show.  Reminder: Read in Scott/Foresman (SF): Chap 18 (pg 391-395) and in BDOL (online): Chap 26 (pg 713-717)
Sept 28/F –  Continue: Phylum Porifera slide show.  (Homcoming – short periods).

Week #4
Sept 17/M
  Continue “Protista” slide show.
Sept 18/T  Continue “Protista” slide show.  HO: “Red Tide” and “Pfiesteria” Dinoflagellates.
Sept 19/W  Finish “Protista” slide show (1 more slide).  Begin/HO: “Speed Protisting” lab.  Protista Quiz coming on Monday.
Sept 20/Th  Continue: “Speed Protisting” lab.
Sept 21/F  Finish: “Speed Protisting” lab. Everyone makes slide of Lichen.   Protista Quiz coming on Monday.  Review Time: for Monday Quiz.   8 AM Review Session Monday: for Quiz.   Warning: Protista Quiz retake deadline is Tuesday.

Week #3
Sept 10/M
  Quiz over Classification slide show on Wed.  HB: Bertie Bott’s lab results.  Turn In: Pond Slime Contest.  Check Out: Zoology books.  Made changes to older Phylum names in chapter 12.   Assign: read chapter 12.  HO: simplified hardcopy version of “Classification” slide show for Wednesday quiz.  Students are still asked to download entire original slide show to review/study for quiz.
Sept 11/T –  Assign: download DOL chapter #19 (“Downloads” page) and read sections 19.1 and 19.2 only.  Begin “Protista” slide show.
Sept 12/W –  Review Session: 8 AM.
  Quiz over Classification slide showContinue “Protista” slide show.
Sept 13/Th –  Quiz results: Classification slide show & notes.  Today is only day for quiz retakes (before school, after school and during all periods (not 5th) and both lunches).  Continue “Protista” slide show. 
Sept 14/F –  No School – Tribal Ed Day 

Week #2
Sept 03/M –  No School
Sept 04/T – 
Collect: Signed Safety Contracts (2).  Set up: final seating charts.  Finish: Lab on Classification – “Bertie Bott’s Beans”.  Begin: “Classification” slide show (will be uploaded when we finish).
Sept 05/W
  Due: Lab on Classification – “Bertie Bott’s Beans”.  Continue: “Classification” slide show (will be uploaded when we finish).
Sept 06/Th
  Continue: “Classification” slide show (will be uploaded when we finish).
Sept 07/F
  Finish: “Classification” slide show (will be uploaded when we finish).  Quiz over slide show next Wednesday.

Week #1
Aug 27/M Welcome backHO: “Slime Search” contest sheet.  HO: Pond Life ID info sheets.  Begin “Slime Search” contest.
Aug 28/T –  HO: Safety Contracts (2).  Continue “Slime Search” contest. 
Aug 29/W –  HO: Classroom Rules.  Last Day “Slime Search” contest.
Aug 30/Th –  Tour: Science web site.  Begin: Classification slide show (will be uploaded when we finish).  HO: Lab on Classification – Bertie Bott’s Beans.  HW: complete key for 5 other people.  We will polish it up next Tuesday.
Aug 31/F  No School

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Dates to note:
Sept 14/F
PIR Day – Teacher Tribal Ed Day
Oct 17/W
Early Out Day @ 1:00
Oct 18 & 19/Th & F
PIR Days – Teacher Professional Development Workshops
Nov 9/FEnd of Qtr #1

Nov 16/FPIR Day
Nov 22 & 23/Th & FThanksgiving
Dec 14/FPIR Day
Dec 24/M to Jan 2/W – Winter Break
Jan 3/Th & Jan 4/F – Jump Dance
Jan 25/FEnd of Qtr #2

Feb 6/WPIR 1/2 Day
Feb 18/M
– Presidents Day / PIR Day
Mar 6/W – PIR 1/2 Day
Mar 29/FEnd of Qtr #3

April 1 – 5/M – F – Spring Break
April 17/W – PIR 1/2 Day
May 24/F – PIR Day
May 27/M – Memorial Day
June 3/M – PIR 1/2 Day
June 7/FLast Day