Class Hours: 8:00 am – 9:40 am (Tuesday/Thursday)

Google Classroom Code: s4doont

Week 3 (09/08 – 09/10)

Topic: Introduction to Biology

Standard: HS-LS1-2, HS-LS2-2, HS-LS2-7 (Unifying Themes of Biology)

Objectives (Students will be able to understand that):

  1. Evolutionary change is caused by a series of adaptations that occur in response to environmental demands.
  2. A species is a group of similar organisms.
  3. Ecology is the study of how organisms interact with each other and their environments.
  4. The biosphere contains all of the biotic (living) and abiotic (nonliving) factors that support life on earth.
  5. Biotic organisms respond to their environments in one of three ways: fleeing, adapting, or dying.
  6. Human interference is the main cause of endangerment and extinction.

Homework 1: Create first Flip Grid

Homework 2: Complete Student Notes for Section 1.2

Homework 3: Complete Student Activity for Section 1.2

Week 2 (08/31 – 09/04)

Topic: Introduction to Biology

Standard: HS-LS1-2, HS-LS2-2, HS-LS2-7 (Unifying Themes of Biology)

Objectives (Students will be able to understand that):

  1. Biology is the study of all living things.
  2. There are 6 themes that unify the study of biology.
  3. The cell is the basic unit of structure and function.
  4. Unicellular organisms are made up of one cell, whereas multicellular organisms are made up of more than one cell.
  5. Homeostasis is the state of internal stability.
  6. DNA is a large molecule containing the hereditary material of a cell.
  7. Unicellular organisms typically produce offspring identical to themselves via asexual reproduction.
  8. Multicellular organisms typically produce distinct offspring via sexual reproduction.
  9. Genes are short segments of DNA that carry the instructions for a single trait of an organism.

Homework 1: Create a Nearpod Account at Nearpod.com (Due: 08/26/20)

Homework 2: Student Notes for 1.1 (Due 08/26/20)

Week 1 (08/24 – 08/27)

  1. Create McGraw-Hill account
  2. Create Edmodo Login (quizzes)
  3. Practice assignment submission with Google Classroom
  4. Create a Nearpod account
  5. Introduction to the study of biology