Aaron J. Powner, M.Ed.
High School Science Teacher

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Online PDF Textbook
Extended Time Request (for assignments)
DOK Grading Scale
Google Drive: Collaborative Notes
Zoology Curriculum Expectations
Template for Lab Reports
Rubric for Grading Lab Reports
Dissection Page
Tissue Types Quizlet


Term 1 Aug 22-25: Welcome / Zoology Syllabus
  Aug 28-29: Tree of Knowledge

Nature of Science:

Aug 30-Sep 2: Basics of Philosophy

Aug 30-Sep 2: Knowledge Theory - World Views

Sep 5-8: Truth Theory

Sep 8 (A) / Sep 1 (B): Science Current Event - Use Template


Sep 11-12: Truth Theory Test | Makeup Assignment for Test

Sep 13-15: Nature of Science (Conclusion)


Degrees of Certainty

Scientific and Engineering Practices

Sep 18-22: Safety and Measurement

Lab Safety Lesson | Safety Test | Safety Contract - The safety contract must be signed and the safety test must be past with an 80% to participate in labs.

Languages of Science || Assignment: Worksheet

Metric System || Assignment: Group Exercises


Oct 2-6

Begin Reading Chapters 1-7 (Intro to Zoology)

Zoology - An Evolutionary Perspective

Zoology - An Ecological Perspective


Oct 9-18

Learning to Take Collaborative Notes With Google Docs

Zoo Ch 2-7 Collaborative Notes: Group 1, Group 2, Group 3 [Learning How To Do This]

Be brief in summarizing the content of chapters 2-7. These are a review of Biology, but you will need to be familiar with the core ideas from these chapters to proceed with zoological studies.

Zoo Ch 2 Test - Levels of Organization

Oct 23-26

Zoo Ch 2 Test Retake: Focus on Tissues | Study with Quizlet Flashcards

Term 2

Oct 30 - Nov 6

Ch 7 - Animal Taxonomy, Phylogeny, and Organization


Anatomic Directions

Ch 8 - Animal-Like Protists

Lab: Ecosystem in a Drop of Water (Protozoa)

Ch 9 - Multicellular and Tissue Levels of Organization

Animal Development - We're Just Tubes - Crash Course Biology #16


Nov 8 - 17

Chapter 11 Group Notes

Clam Dissection Packet

YouTube Video: Clam Dissection

Nov 20 - 27

Chapter 11 Test: Molluscs

Chapter 11 Test Retake: Molluscs

Nov 29 - Dec 4

Assignment: Chapter 12 Group Notes

Earthworm Dissection Packet

Virtual Earthworm Dissection

Dec 6 -

Crayfish Dissection Video Part 1, Part 2 (Alternate: Stream 1, Stream 2)

Crayfish Worksheet