Lesson Plans
Biology 2nd Q 12.13 Lesson Plans
Week: 11/05/2012 Instructor: Angela Larson Academics
Topic: Case study on GM foods/ Review of Biotechnology chapter
Lesson: Students will work in small groups to assess a "Letter to the Editor" that points out the flaws in the news article they read on Friday. We will have a class discussion and question/ answer session regarding the new article. Small groups will then assign responsibility of fault to the parties involved. We we finish with the case study, we will spend the rest of the class period review chapter 13
Assignment: Study for chapter 13 test
Topic: Biotechnology Test
Lesson: Students will take a test over chapter 13. As they finish, their assignment is to read chapter 14. When everyone is done, we will go through the chapter 14 powerpoint on their theory of biogenesis.
Assignment: Read chapter 14 and answer selected questions at the end of the chapter
Topic: Natural selection
Lesson: We will begin class with a pretest to asses their understanding of natural selection. We will then introduce the chapter by learning about Darwin and his experiences that lead him to the idea of evolution.
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Assignment: Begin working the chapter 14-15 review wkst
Topic: Adaptations
Lesson: We will continue our study of natural selection by learning about the different categories of adaptations. Student will apply their understanding by creating a new species of rat that is adapted to a particular environment.
Assignment: Read chapter 15- take notes
Topic: Evolution
Lesson: We will finish watching a video about Darwin and his journey. The second part of the class period will be spent working on their rat projects.
Assignment: Work on chapter 14-15 wkst