Unit 1 - Planetary Systems & Earth's Biosphere



Lesson # and Approx. Date
FALL 2017 - NEW CURRICULUM
 Lesson Plan & Main Concepts
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#1
 
September 5th
 
Introduction to Forces of Nature



#2

September 6th
 



 

#3
September 7th






Module #1: Ice Breaker: Intro to Physical Geography 

 #4
September 8th




Planetary Systems: An Introduction





 #5
September 11th




Origins of Our Solar System - Part I




 #6
September 12th



Module #2: Solar Systems Origins
Module #1 DUE TODAY


#7
September 13th
 
 

Solar Storms: Should we be worried?



#8
September 14th



Interactive Webquest: The Big Blue Marble


 
#9
September 15th

 

Asteroids and Meteorites / KT Impact Event
*Natural Disaster Friday Presentation!



 
#10
September 18th

 

                                     Asteroids - Deadly Impact    
 


 
#11
September 19th

 

* Quiz #1 today during Module #3 


#12
September 20th


 
                  
                                Asteroids - Deadly Impact
 
#13
September 21st


  
                   


  

#14
September 22nd

 

BLUE DAY - BUY OUT FOR PREP RALLY!

 
#15
September 25th




 
#16
September 26th

 

                               

 
#17
September 27th

 

                 Module #4: Earth's Spheres and the Gaia Hypothesis      

 
#18
September 28th

 

*Natural Disaster Friday Presentation #3!



 
#19
October 2nd

Module #5: Biogeochemical Cycles 

 
#20
October 3rd

 
                      

                                                 Module #5 IS DUE                      
                        

 
#21
October 4th
 





 #22
October 5th


Unit 1 Review: Planetary Systems and the Biosphere



 

#23
October 6th



 

       
                   Unit 1 Test: Planetary Systems and the Biosphere







































 
20


March 4th







Natural Disaster Friday & Introduction to Biomes




3. Rapid Recap and Review from last day: What are biomes? How are they classified? World Biomes Link


HW: Chapter 22: Read pages 378 - 385 & 388 - 391. Answer questions 2 - 5, 7 - 10 on pages 399 - 400. Please have completed for Monday. 

Key Terms: Littoral, Diurnal Temperature Range, Biodiversity, Symbiotic, Niche, Emergents, Epiphytes, Parasites, arboreal, camouflage, oxisols, Slash and burn agriculture.

* Module #5 DUE on Tuesday March 8th.



Learning Goals that lead to Course Enduring Understandings

By the end of this lesson I will be able to...

1. explain how organisms / species coexist in the tropical rainforest biome.

2. describe how trees in the tropical rainforest grow so tall.

3. explain the different processes that cycle nutrients throughout this biome.

 


   
      Case Study: Tropical Rainforests Continued..

1. Video of the Day: Tropical Rainforest Facts

2. Take up answers from Video: Planet Earth - Jungle worksheet

3. Take up and discuss textbook work from last day. Rapid Recap / Review...quiz?

4. Rainforests Scavenger Hunt - pleasc complete during today's class (HW if not)

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* Module #5 DUE tomorrow.  
   




 


 
          


                                  CASE STUDY
 
By the end of this lesson I will be able to...