Unit 1 - Planetary Systems & Earth's Biosphere

Lesson # and Approx. Date
 Lesson Plan & Main Concepts
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September 6th
Introduction to Forces of Nature


September 7th


September 8th

Module #1: Ice Breaker: Intro to Physical Geography 

September 9th

Planetary Systems: An Introduction

September 12th

Origins of Our Solar System - Part I

September 13th

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

September 14th

Solar Storms: Should we be worried?

September 15th

Interactive Webquest: The Big Blue Marble

September 16th


Asteroids and Meteorites / KT Impact Event

*Natural Disaster Friday Presentation!

September 19th


                                     Asteroids - Deadly Impact    

September 20th


* Quiz #1 today during Module #3 (Quiz results)

September 21st

                                Asteroids - Deadly Impact (see #10)   
                                                (2nd attempt) 
September 22nd

September 23rd

Welcome Back Assembly! (no class today)

September 26th

*Natural Disaster Friday Presentation #2! (on a Monday)

September 27th


                                   (no chromebooks today)

September 28th


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

September 29th


Terry Fox Run Today During Period 2

October 3rd

Biogeochemical Cycles 
*Natural Disaster Friday Presentation #3!
October 4th

                           Module #5: World Biome Webquest
October 5th

October 6th

Unit 1 Review: Planetary Systems and the Biosphere
Module #5 IS DUE


October 7th


                   Unit 1 Test: Planetary Systems and the Biosphere


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)

Worldbook Login
login: idurk
password: cgf3m1

Access Code: TRDVSFRFN7

* Module #5 DUE tomorrow.  



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