Weekly Outline 35

A Complete Record of Daily Activities
This Week’s Learning Target(s)
  • Explain biodiversity and its importance to an ecosystem.
  • Describe the science of taxonomy and its importance to classification.
  • Describe the different levels of organization (individual, organism, population, community, ecosystem, and biosphere) that ecologists study within environments.
  • Explain how an organism’s habitat and niche relate to its role within an ecosystem.
  • Identify key biotic and abiotic factors.
  • Explain how ecologists define a population for study.
  • Describe population density and explain how it affects a population’s growth.
  • Describe several methods scientists use to measure population density.
  • Describe the pattern of exponential growth.
  • Compare and contrast density-dependent and density-independent factors.
  • Describe the history of human population growth.
  • Relate limiting factors and carrying capacity.
  • Explain how organisms interact within an ecosystem by comparing and contrasting symbiotic relationships.
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DateLesson TopicsAssignments
Monday
04/27
· Review Unit 7 Exam Results
· Unit 7 Exam Corrections
· Distribute Unit 8 Syllabus & Unit 8 Vocab Checklist
· Unit 8 Vocabulary Checklist
 (Due Friday, 05/10)

Homework
· Read Sections 13.1 & 13.2 Review 13.1 Key Terms Review 13.2 Key Terms
· Define Key Terms on Vocab Checklist
 (Due Tuesday, 04/30)

Tuesday
04/28
· Explain biodiversity and its importance to an ecosystem.
· Describe the science of taxonomy and its importance to classification.
· New Seating Arrangement
· Notes: Biological Classification
Homework
· Read Sections 14.1 & 14.2 Review 14.1 Key Terms Review 14.2 Key Terms
· Define Key Terms on Vocab Checklist
 (Due Wednesday, 05/01)
Wednesday
04/29
· Describe the different levels of organization (individual, organism, population, community, ecosystem, and biosphere) that ecologists study within environments.
· Explain how an organism’s habitat and niche relate to its role within an ecosystem.
· Video: “How Wolves Change Rivers”
· Notes: Introduction to Ecology
Homework
· Read Sections 14.3 & 14.4 Review 14.3 Key Terms Review 14.4 Key Terms
· Define Key Terms on Vocab Checklist
 (Due Thursday, 05/02)
Thursday
04/30
· Explain how ecologists define a population for study.
· Describe population density and explain how it affects a population’s growth.
· Describe several methods scientists use to measure population density.
· Describe the pattern of exponential growth.
· Compare and contrast density-dependent and density-independent factors.
· Describe the history of human population growth.
· Relate limiting factors and carrying capacity.
· Nearpod: Population BiologyHomework
· Read Section 14.5 Review 14.5 Key Terms
· Define Key Terms on Vocab Checklist
 (Due Friday, 05/03)
Friday
05/01
· Explain how organisms interact within an ecosystem by comparing and contrasting symbiotic relationships.
· Video: “Living Together”· “Living Together” Video Assignment
 (Due in class)

Homework
· Read Section 14.5 Review 14.5 Key Terms
· Define Key Terms on Vocab Checklist
 (Due Monday, 05/06)
· Submit Journal Article Review to Canvas
 (Due Monday, 05/06 by 11:59 pm)