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Date

1st Semester

In Class Activity

Homework

Use the Due Date for your class (Orange or Blue Day)

10/19/17 Rock Pocket Mice & Evolution (Mutation, Selective Advantage, Natural Selection); packet; video

1. Finish mice packet
2. Read the article "How did we get here?"

Extra Credit - Go to the TCN talk with Female Scientists from Plants to Planets Thursday 10/26 5-7pm 200 W Randolph 66th Floor; Write a reflection of your experience for extra credit

10/16/17 Populations, fruit, seeds - 2 Big Ideas (Not all young survive; There is variation in populations) None
10/12/17

5th - Everest; Birding

7th & 8th - Guest Speaker: Dr Nengo; Birding

Read article about disease buried in ice
10/10/17 Dr Nengo video intro; Lucy (eo we watched in class; this article is good); Picture of Lucy's fossilized bones; What we can learn from her bones; Comparision of Lucy and chimps and modern humans; How Lucy was found); Otzi - video

1. Read National Geographic article about Dr Nengo's find;

2. Read article about Lucy

10/5/17 1. Reach Exams
2. Nobel Prize 2017
3. Comparing Brains

Read article "Brains and More Brains" in online textbook pg 133-136

 

10/3/17 Field Trip to Lincoln Park Zoo Write up Animal Observation
9/28/17 1. Birding - Gather data
2. Testable question - Opposable Thumb

1. Write up Lab report Opposable Thumb

2. Read NYTimes article about Praying Mantis and birds

9/26/17

1. Chimps at Gombe

2. Observing Primates

3. Testable Questions

1. Read article "How wild are the chimps at Gombe?", then choose one more article to read from the list;
2. Birdquiz.net - Take the multiple choice Beginner's Quiz #1 - Retake it if your score less than 80% correct.
3. Take Pre-Course Survey
9/22/17

What makes something alive?

Characteristics of Living Things

Post your picture with your explanation of how at least two principles are illustrated in your image
9/19/17 Lincoln Park Zoo classroom visit - Partners in Fieldwork (PIF) Take a picture of something that represents life
9/15/17 Cassini's Death; Isopod investigation;

Turn in question (Google classroom 9/15 post, one per group); Turn in isopod lab report by Sunday night - midnight Google classroom 9/13 post);

Take a picture of something that represents life

9/13/17 Irma Checkin; Big Marsh & North Park Nature Center opportunities; Isopod questions; Testable question criteria; Lab reports - key Prepare for isopod investigation - due 9/17/17
9/11/17

Irma Checkin; Communication, Observations, Descriptions;

Isopod observations; Isopod questions generated

Articles related to Hurricane Irma - collect at least 5 per week. Keep a record of their web address or download the article. We will do this over several weeks.
9/7/17 Hurricane Irma (watch clip from IMAX Stormchasers); Scavenger Hunt; Map; Student Survey; Irma articles (We will collect articles over a couple of weeks) Articles related to Hurricane Irma - collect at least 5 per week. Keep a record of their web address or download the article. We will do this over several weeks.

9/5/17

Introduction

Introduction; Fieldwork Student Survey (you have to be logged into Google with your CPS email); LPZ Field Trip Permission Slip; LPZ Consent Waiver (given out in class)

 

 

 

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