EXAMPLE: Course Schedule

 

Topics/Activities

Dates

Text Ch.

Writing assignments/   
Due date

Lab Activities Topics

Complete Orientation tasks

Sept 4-8

Ch 1

2 discussion Q;  post by Sept 9

What is science?  read in lab manual

The Scientific Method                      Start New York Times Tuesday Science Section

Sept       9-15

Ch 2    

NYT 9/10 reading #1: post by Sept 15                                  
2 discussion Q: post by Sept 15

L1.  Measurement and data collection

The Chemistry of Biology

Sept 16-22

Ch 3

QUIZ #1 on Ch 1 & 2 available Sept 16, complete by Sept 22   

L2. Data management:  enter, sort, make a graph

More Chemistry

Sept 23-29

Ch 4

NYT reading #2: post by Sept. 29

L3. Seeds: anatomy, germination.
Practice germination.

Cells

Sept 30-    Oct 6

Ch 5,6

QUIZ #2 on Ch 3,4
complete by Oct 6

L4. Germination rate
(combined data).
Design your experiment.

Cells/Energy

Oct 7-13

Ch 7,8,9

NYT reading #3: post by  Oct 13
Osmosis & diffusion program (recommended)

L5.  Begin Trial 1.
Write purpose, method,materials
Interpreting data.

Cell division

Oct 14-20

Ch 10,11

Catch-up week.  Make sure all assignments are done!  Big test next week.

L6.  Collect data from Trial 1.

Genetics

Oct 21-27

Ch 12,13

QUIZ #3 on Ch 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11.  Complete by Oct 27

L7. Discuss your Trial 1 results with me and modify procedure as needed.

Human genetics

Oct 28 - Nov 3

Ch 14

NYT reading #4: post by Nov 3

L8. Pedigree chart.
Begin Trial 2.

DNA and Genes

Nov 4-   10

Ch 15, 16

QUIZ #4 on Ch 12 - 14
Complete by Nov 10.
 View video "Translating the Code"

L9. Collect and record Trial 2 data; put
results in table & make a graph.

DNA frontiers

Nov 11 - 17

Ch 17, 18

NYT reading #5: post by Nov 17

L10. Interpreting graphs.
Write conclusions.

Evolution

Nov 18 - 24

Ch 19, 20

QUIZ #5 on Ch 15 - 18 Complete by Nov 24

L11. Biochemical evidence of evolution.
Submit draft write-up of experiment.

The Process of Evolution

Nov 25 - 30

Ch 21

NYT reading #6: post by Dec 1

L12. Complete evidence of evolution.

Ecology
Last Science Times

Dec 2 - 8

Ch 48, 49

QUIZ #6 on Ch 19 - 21
Complete by Dec 8

L13.  pH and Acid Rain.  Rewrite the draft.

Ecosystems and Environmental Concerns     

Dec 9 - 15

Ch 50, 52

NYT reading #7: post by Dec 15.  (Optional if the other 6 were done on time)

L14. Population Growth.  Final experiment report due.

Last week: finish everything by Dec 20

Dec 16 -20

QUIZ #7 on Ch 48 - 52.
optional FINAL EXAM  complete by 12/20

 

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