Category Archives: Life and Evolution

Assignment Calendar

Welcome!  

What is an Assignment Calendar?   This is an easy to search chronological archive of our unit!  I will post what we did in class, assignments, reminders, announcements and updates as needed.  How does this benefit you?  This is a place where you can go to check out what we did during the day (if you were missing school) and is a place where I will be posting assignments, some extra resources,  or links to blog posts of the assignment.  This post will be very helpful to you if you would like to check on a past resource or assignment if needed!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

  • Jurassic Park opening – where do you think this opening addresses the topics we will discuss this year?
  • Jurassic World – note where genetics, evolution, biotechnology and organization of life are discussed in this movie.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

  • Continue with Jurassic World

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

  • Finish Jurassic World
  • Super Flies!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Timeline Activity

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The earth is over 4 billion years old.  Life first originated in the oceans 3.4 billion years ago.  The dinosaurs died out 65 million years in the past.  Human recorded history stretches back 10,000 years in time.  This assignment is designed to give students an introduction into global marine/terrestrial development from a scientific perspective.

Task:  You are required to create a representation of historical events related to the study of life.  The representation must be in the form of a timeline, but the timeline can take on a variety of styles:  prezi, drawing, power point, video, song, clock, newspaper, PSA, etc… Use your creativity!  Your timeline does not have to be a straight line.

The assignment and rubric can be found here.

See this example of a power point.

These are also good examples of prezi’s:

  1. Dayne (not exactly the same assignment – his teacher made changes to my assignment, but they are very close to one another).
  2. Josie

 

Due on September 20 at the start of class!