Monday 3/10/14
EQ: How do we classify living organisms?
Warm up: What does it mean to classify organisms? How do we go about classifying them?
-Review warm up
-Classification activity
Summary: Begin Classification notes
HW: 3 domain review (only front side) & Make your own mnemonic Device for the group names



Tuesday 3/11/14
EQ: How do we classify living organisms?
Warm up: Can you think of anything that cannot be classified?
- Return and Review Disease Projects
-BrainPop Classification
- Brain Pop Review Quiz
-Continue classification notes
Summary: Classification practice- Name that Domain
HW: Finish Domain/ Kingdom Review worksheet


Wednesday 3/12/14
EQ: How do we learn about and compare living things based on their classification?
Warm up: What Domain do most organisms on earth fit into?
-Review warm up/ Review HW
-BrainPop- 6 Kingdoms
-Finish Classification notes
Summary: Naming and Classification practice
HW: Finish Naming and Classification practice
Quiz on Classification - Friday


Thursday 3/13/14
EQ: How do we learn about and compare living things based on their classification?
Warm up: Put these words in order from most general to most specific:
Lancaster, Room 414, Earth, USA, CVMS, PA, North America, Mt. Sydney Road
-Review warm up
-Review HW
-Finish Classification notes
-Name that Kingdom
Summary: Preview/ begin classification review
HW: Finish Classification review
Quiz on classification tomorrow!



Friday 3/14/14
EQ: How do we learn about and compare living things based on their classification?
Warm up: What groups that organisms are in make up the scientific name of an organism?
-Review warm up
-Classification review questions/ final practice
Summary: Classification Quiz
-Naming new species Reading
HW: Enjoy a touch of spring this weekend!

Monday 3/17/14
EQ: What adaptations do organisms have to improve survival in different environments?
Warm up: How are organisms separated into different classification groups? How do organisms get to be this way?
- Sources of variation clip (learn.genetics.utah.edu)
- Define Adaptation
- Adaptations practice
Summary: Birds and their beaks
HW: “Birds and their beaks” reading and questions (only one side)



Tuesday 3/18/14
EQ: What adaptations do organisms have to improve survival in different environments?
Warm up: Name an adaptation used to meet a specific challenge in any environment.
- Review adaptations
- Review birds and their beaks
- Best bill for the job Lab
Summary: BrainPop Natural Selection
HW: Finish best bill lab review questions


Wednesday 3/19/14
EQ: How do populations of organisms change?
How does competition for limited resources lead to natural selection of populations?
Warm up: Which kind of adaptations would not lead to better survival and reproduction?
A.Increase ability to hunt prey
B.Increase chances for finding a mate
C.Increase chances that food might taste better
D.Increase ability to compete with other species in the same area
-Review warm up
-Variation, selection, and time (learn.genetics.utah.edu)
-Natural Selection Simulation (Phet)
Summary: Natural Simulation handout questions
HW: Natural selection visual quiz
QUIZ FRIDAY



Thursday 3/20/14
EQ: How do populations of organisms change?
How does competition for limited resources lead to natural selection of populations?
Warm up: In evolution, do individual organisms change their traits? How do traits end up being different in a population over time?
-Review HW and Natural selection simulation
-Artificial vs Natural Selection
Summary: What 3 ingredients lead to change in a population?
HW: Complete Evolution word splash
Study for quiz tomorrow



Friday 3/21/14
EQ: How do populations of organisms change?
How does competition for limited resources lead to natural selection of populations?
Warm up: What 3 ingredients cause change in a population over time?
-All living things are related
-Review word splash
Summary: Evolution Quiz
HW: Enjoy SPRING! Rest up for PSSAs