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


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Zoology

 

Online PDF Textbook
Google Drive: Collaborative Notes
Zoology Curriculum Expectations
Template for Lab Reports
Rubric for Grading Lab Reports
Dissection Page

  Calendar of Assignments

May 30: Dissection: Frog

May 23 - Dissection: Perch

May 18 - Chapter 18 - Fishes

May 17 - Chapter 17 - Chordates

May 16 - Dissection Video: Starfish

May 15 - Dissection: Starfish

May 14 - Chapter 16 - Echinoderms

May 8 - Dissection: Crayfish

May 2 - Dissection: Grasshopper

May 1 - Chapter 14 - Arthropods

April 26 - Writing Assignment

Video: Bill Nye Saves the World S1E1 (Netflix)
Assignment Worksheet
Universal Graphic Organizer (UGO)

Apr 25 - Test: Annelids

Ap 19 - Lab: Earthworm Dissection Packet

Apr 17 - Video: Animal Development - We're Just Tubes (Crash Course Biology #16)

Apr 14 - Read and Take Notes on Chapter 12

Apr 10 - Lab: Clam Dissection, Clam Dissection Guide

SPRING BREAK

Mar 30: Clam Dissection Video

Begin Term 4

Mar 23: Mollusc Videos (see notes)

Mar 20: Group Work - Ch 11 Notes

Mar 16: Phylum Mollusca
Video: Kingdom Animalia - Phylum Mollusca
Video: Shape of Life - Molluscs - The Survival Game

Mar 10: Chapter 10 - Smaller Laphotrochozoan Phyla

Mar 8: Extracellular Matrix Discussion

Mar 7: Read Chapter 9 - Multicellular & Tissue Levels of Organization

Mar 6: Video: Life in a Drop of Water

Mar 3: Animal Like Protists - Chapter 8

Feb 21: Ecology Review
Watch Crash Course Ecology Videos 1 - 9
Prepare a single notes document with 5 notes from each video (total of 45 notes)
Due Wed of next week. We will watch several of these in class.

Feb 16: HHMI Video - Fossils, Genes, and Embryos

Feb 14: HHMI Video - Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Feb 8: Cell Division and Inheritance (Review of Biology)
Video: Crash Course Biology #10 (DNA Structure and Replication)
Video: Crash Course Biology #11 (DNA Transcription and Translation)
Video: Crash Course Biology #12 (Mitosis)
Video: Crash Course Biology #13 (Meiosis)

Feb 7: Read Chapter 3 - Group Notes

Feb 6: Chapter 2 Test

Jan 3: Read Chapter 2 - Group Notes

Jan 30: Read Chapter 1 - Group Notes

Jan 25: Kingdoms of Life, Taxonomy & Nomenclature, Major Animal Phyla (Porifera, Cnidaria, Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Mollusca, Annelida, Arthropoda, Echinodermata, Chordata), Levels of Organization: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species

Jan 24: What is Zoology?

Jan 24: Begin Term 3
Group Notes - Participation and Assignment Grade (request shared editing permissions)

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Jan 18

Notebook Check (all lessons since Nov 16)

Jan 17

Test on Phylum Mollusca (check your school email for a link)
Study Dissection Guide
Study Chapter 11 (focus on Gastropods, Cephalopods, and Bivalves)

Jan 9-13

Clam Dissection

Watch Clam Dissection Video

Jan 5

Prep for Molusk Dissection
Clam-Mussel Dissection Guide

Jan 4 - Intro to Mollusks - Read Chapter 11
Vocabulary: Mollusc, gastropod, bivalve, cephalopod, head-foot, visceral mass, mantle, radula

Dec 7 - Microscopy Worksheet

Nov 29 - Ch 8 Concpet Review Questions 1-5 on pp. 147

Nov 28 - Makeup Test: Ch 7 (recover 1/2 credit, do at home, open book)

Nov 22 - Test: Chapter 7

Nov 16 - Notebook Check (everything since beginning of term 2)