Week 1

Introduction to Biology                                 Boutwell

Plan :


Thursday 8/7/14


Bell Work:

In complete sentences introduce yourself. (This must be a minimum of five sentences, with correct grammar and punctuation.)

 

Objectives:

For students to understand the expectations and rules of the school and of the classroom.


Activities:
*Introduction                         

*Discuss the hand book

*Discuss Classroom rules & consequences                        

*Discuss expectations of teacher and of students

*Students will be allowed to help set up classroom rules and procedures    

Pre-test of biology objectives

 

Homework:

Students are to research an occupation that deals with Biology on a day to day basis.



Friday 8/8/14


Bell Work:

Explain why you chose this answer.

 

Objectives:

Complete pretest
a. Conduct a scientific investigation demonstrating safe procedures and proper care of laboratory equipment. (DOK 2)

Safety rules and symbols

 

 

 

 


Activities:

*Lecture on safe lab. procedures.

*Discuss  lab. equipment, safety rules and safety symbols.

*Students will interact will some inert substances to prove they know lab safety procedures and symbols                                     
 

 

Monday 8/12/13
Bell Work: 

 Safety symbols are found on lots of things that we interact with on a daily basis. What are some common safety symbols seen around the house and what would you find them on? (Minimum of 3)


Objectives:

To instruct the students on proper use of lab equipment and lab procedures
 

Activities:

*Proper use and care of the compound light microscope, slides, chemicals, etc.

*Identify the parts and discuss the uses of microscopes

*Identify and describe the different types of microscopes and what each is used for. “What not to do lab”

Classroom discussion

Small group discussion


Homework:

Study for Lab Safety Quiz

Tuesday 8/13/13
Bell Work:

In your own words on the sheet of paper from yesterday “Name 10 pieces of lab equipment and briefly describe their use in lab.”


Objectives:

Students are expected to know the scientific method and the parts of a scientific investigation.


Activities:

*Explain scientific methodology

*Formulate questions that can be answered through research and experimental design. (DOK 3)

*Students will be grouped to determine the validity and parts of a scientific investigation.

*Lab Safety Quiz


Wednesday 8/14/13
Bell Work:

Label a microscope diagram.


Objectives:


Activities:

In collaborative groups

*Identify the parts and discuss the uses of microscopes

*Identify lab equipment.

*Demonstrate proper use and handling of lab equipment.  

*Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures in science lab.

Cell lab/ measurement lab
Homework:



Thursday 8/15/13
Bell Work:

Students will look at various graphs to determine their proficiency in reading graphs and charts. 
Objectives:

d. Construct and analyze graphs (e.g., plotting points, labeling x-and y-axis, creating appropriate titles and legends for circle, bar, and line graphs). (DOK 2)

Analyze procedures, data, and conclusions to determine the scientific validity of research. (DOK 3)
Activities:

Vocabulary quiz (hypothesis, theory, independent variable, dependent variable….
Homework:


Friday 8/16/13
Bell Work:

 Explain why you chose this answer.


Objectives:

f. Recognize and analyze alternative explanations for experimental results and to make predictions based on observations and prior knowledge. (DOK 3)

g. Communicate and defend a scientific argument in oral, written, and graphic form. (DOK 3)
Activities:
Homework:


Resources :
Biology book and worksheets, SATP review book  

Assessments : what not to do lab, lab safety quiz, microscope and cell lab, graphing examples and work, collaborative  Q & A
Vocab. Quiz on Tuesday  

 

Enrichment: Students who finish early will be given online or other interesting activities.

 

Closure: exit slips will be used at the end of each day to determine the level of understanding of material covered each day.
 

 

Objectives/Standards :
1. Apply inquiry-based and problem-solving processes and skills to scientific investigations.

a. Conduct a scientific investigation demonstrating safe procedures and proper care of laboratory equipment. (DOK 2)

Safety rules and symbols

Proper use and care of the compound light microscope, slides, chemicals, etc.

Accuracy and precision in using graduated cylinders, balances, beakers, thermometers, and rulers

b. Formulate questions that can be answered through research and experimental design. (DOK 3)

c. Apply the components of scientific processes and methods in classroom and laboratory investigations (e.g., hypotheses, experimental design, observations, data analyses, interpretations, theory development). (DOK 2)

d. Construct and analyze graphs (e.g., plotting points, labeling x-and y-axis, creating appropriate titles and legends for circle, bar, and line graphs). (DOK 2)

e. Analyze procedures, data, and conclusions to determine the scientific validity of research. (DOK 3)

f. Recognize and analyze alternative explanations for experimental results and to make predictions based on observations and prior knowledge. (DOK 3)

g. Communicate and defend a scientific argument in oral, written, and graphic form. (DOK 3)