Monday: B Day
Aim: How does energy flow within the community?
Do Now: Get your lab folders and record Lab #24 Food Webs Begin working on lab.
Students will follow the procedure outlined in Lab 30-1. They will take ten food chains and show how they are interrelated
by developing a food web,
Homework #4: Complete all review questions 1-6 on page 90 of the LE Review Books.
Aim: What is the energy pyramid? How is it different from a food
Identify the three niches on your study guide worksheet 178.
Procedure: Students will discuss how energy is lost at
each step of the food chain. The amount of available energy becomes less and less. The loss of energy within the food chain
can be demonstrated in an energy pyramid. Show a pyramid on the overhead and identify the producers, primary consumers and
secondary consumers. There is more available energy at the bottom of the energy pyramid. There are fewer organisms at
the top of the pyramid because less energy is available to them. All living things lose heat to their surroundings.
Homework #5: Complete the enrichment worksheet 32. Identify
the organisms in a salt marsh community and the relationships that exist within each niche.
Wednesday: B Day
Aim: What are the many types of relationships that exist within a community?
Do Now: Are all relationships
amongst living things beneficial? Explain and provide an example in your explanation. Bring a textbook to your desk.
Procedure: After listening to students create a chart on the board and the four relationships discussed
in the book. Assign one of the relationships to each group and ask them to read, summarize and report back to the class on
their findings. They must define the relationship and provide an example. All material will be recorded in an organized chart.
When finished show students three pictures and have them identify the relationship that exists with the organism in the picture.
Homework #6: Choose five questions from Topic 6. We will discuss these questions tomorrow for a do
now. Be prepared to read and share one of your answers.
Aim: State Lab. Relationships and Biodiversity
Do Now: Bring Lab folder to your desk. Lab
#25: Relationships and Biodiversity
Procedure: Students will read the introduction with the teacher. They will work as researchers to gather
structural and molecular evidence to determine which plant species is most closely related to the hypothetical species, Botanus
Curus. They will use the evidence to decide which plant species is most likely to serve as a source of the important substance
Curol. This lab activity will take 4-6 lab periods.
Homework #7: Review Books Page #
Friday: B Day
Aim: To identify structural and molecular evidence needed to treat cancer.
Do Now: Get lab folders and all materials necessary to complete the Lab. Continue with
Students will continue with Lab #25. They will work as researchers to gather structural and molecular evidence to determine
which plant species is most closely related to the hypothetical species, Botanus Curus. They will use the evidence to decide
which plant species is most likely to serve as a source of the important substance Curol.
a great weekend! No Homework!