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WEEK 1

WED. SEPT. 4-6

WELCOME!

  • You have been assigned an account to access Google Drive. We will be using

Google Drive on a regular basis as a way to share documents.

Click here

Your username = student ID

Password = summitschools2013

You will be prompted to change your password

Once you login, you will see a folder for zoology online.

In the folder is a short document for you to read.

 

  • The following form contains questions that are meant to have you re-visit concepts

that you learned in Biology and should have some knowledge about as we move

forward in the zoology course.

It is due on Monday, 9/9/13

You can use any resources you'd like to answer the questions. Hopefully you will already

know the answers!

Click here to fill out this form

 

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WEEK 2

 

MON. SEPT. 9

View the following presentation:

Biology and the Science of Zoology

 

Go to the Online Zoology Blog, and post a response to the question.

http://cvitalezoology.blogspot.com/

 

TUES. SEPT. 10

Explore the following resources on zoologists and the tools they use:

 

 

Create a chart in Google Drive with 5 tools zoologists use, how they use them,

and what species they may be used for.

 

Email Ms. Vitale from your own email, so I have your email

cvitale@fc.summit.k12.nj.us

 

 

WED -THUR. SEPT. 11-12

Zoology Timeline

View the following timeline:

http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072349034/student_view0/zoology_timeline.html

 

Choose 5 events and create a google doc that lists them and in one sentence,

describe why you think those events are significant in the study of zoology.

 

FRI. SEPT.13

WHAT IS THE LIKELIHOOD THAT BIGFOOT EXISTS?

Explore the following resources:

Animal Planet- Finding Bigfoot

Animal Planet- Lost Tapes

The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization

Bigfoot Encounters

 

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WEEK 3

 

MON-FRI, SEPT. 16-20

DOES BIGFOOT REALLY EXIST PROJECT?

As you explore the following resources, take notes and form an opinion on the existance of

Bigfoot. At the end of this unit, you will have created an iMovie that supports your

claim with scientific evidence.

 

iMOVIE
Apple iMovie
iMovie Find out How
iMovie Tutorial: Beginners and Basics
Matt's Macintosh iMovie tutorials
iMovie 101

 

Project Resources
Animal Planet- Finding Bigfoot

Animal Planet- Lost Tapes

The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization

Bigfoot Encounters

D. Jeffery Meldrum

Evaluation of AllegedSasquatch Footprints

Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science

 

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WEEK 4

 

MON-FRIDAY, SEPT .23-27

 

What are cryptids?

What is cryptozoology?

 

Six Mysterious and Famous Cryptids

Top 10 Crypids that Turned Out to be Real

Crypids and Paranormal Creatures

Cryptozoology.com

Animal Planet Cryptozoology

 

Fill out the following form:

Cryptozoology form

 

STUDENTS! PLEASE EMAIL ME AT cvitale@fc.summit.k12.nj.us SO I HAVE YOUR EMAIL

 

Click here for project details:

 

DOES BIG FOOT EXIST?

ZOOLOGY PROJECT

project due, Friday, 10/4

 

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WEEK 5

 

MON-FRIDAY, SEPT. 30-OCT .4

Work on Bigfoot project

Due Friday, Oct. 4

For instructions see last week

 

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WEEK 6

 

MON-WED, OCT. 7-9

Your next mini-project will be based on the question:

"Why do people confuse dolphins and sharks"

 

Create a google doc that defines and gives examples of the following terms:

 

  • Homologous structures
  • Analogous structures
  • Divergent evolution
  • Convergent evolution
  • Negative feedback
  • Positive feedback
  • Endothermic animals
  • Ectothermic animals


RESOURCES:

Biology Online Spark notes
Homologous structures McGraw Hill Science
Understanding evolution Boozeman Biology youtube
Science Daily Thermal processes
 

 

THUR.-FRI. OCT. 10-11

Respond to blog

http://cvitalezoology.blogspot.com/

 

How does environmental change impact the evolutionary direction of a species? How does it effect the types of species living in an area?  How does human activity contribute to these concepts?

 

Fill out the following form

Environmental Impact on Evolution Form

 

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WEEK 7

 

MON-FRI, OCT. 14-18

p>How are sharks and dolphins different?

How are they the same?

 

Explore the following resources:

 

Prezi

 

Shark vs. Dolphins Mini-project

Due Friday 10/25

  • Create a Prezi on how evolution produces similar adaptations in sharks and dolphins
  • See Rubric on project requirements

 

Shark/Dolphin Mini-project Rubric

 

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WEEK 8

 

MON-FRI, OCT. 21-25

How are sharks and dolphins different?

How are they the same?

 

Explore the following resources:

 

Prezi

 

Shark vs. Dolphins Mini-project

Due Friday 10/25

  • Create a Prezi on how evolution produces similar adaptations in sharks and dolphins
  • See Rubric on project requirements

 

Shark/Dolphin Mini-project Rubric

 

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WEEK 9

 

MON. OCT. 28

 

SHOULD WE BRING BACK EXTINCT ANIMALS?

 

Read the following articles:

 

Click on the following question to respond on the Zoology Blog:

Should we bring back extinct animals?

 

TUES. OCT. 29

 

WHAT IS AN INVASIVE SPECIES?

 

Use the following resources to answer the form:

 

Click here for Invasive Species Form

 

WED. OCT. 30

 

Use the following websites to write an abstract using Google Docs (share with Ms. Vitale) on the methods of animal cloning. Include the types of species that have been cloned, the rate of success, and the concerns and ethics involved.

FDA on Cloning

Understanding Animal Research

 

THUR. OCT. 31

Use the following resources on recent and present extinctions and human causes.

Click on the following question to respond on the Zoology Blog:

Are humans the cause of the extinction of other species?

 

Resources:

Debate.org

The Sixth Extinction

PBS- Evolution, Extinction

 

FRI. NOV. 1

The class will be divided into 2 groups, one for bringing back extinct species, and one against. I have shared with you a Google doc to request and explain which group you want to be in. Please respond by Monday, Nov.4.

 

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WEEK 10 & 11

 

SHOULD WE BRING BACK THE WOOLY MAMMOTH?

You will be taking sides on the topic of bringing back extinct species.

Your view point is:

Pallavi and Matt- for bringing back the Wooly Mammoth

Ryan and Helen- against bringing back the Wooly Mammoth

 

Create a Google presentation together with your partner (sharing through Google Drive) that argues your viewpoint. We will be meeting on Friday morning, 11/21 during period 8 to debate.

BE PREPARED AND BE ON TIME!

 

Use the following rubric to prepare your presentation:

 

Wooly Mammoth Rubric

 

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WEEK 12-14

 

ARE BIRDS REALLY DINOSAURS?

Have you ever really looked at a bird's feet? Most birds have clawed toes and scales covering their feet. Birds also lay eggs in nests. These three traits are found in reptiles as well. However, birds have many other traits not found in modern reptiles.

 

Your next project will be a WebQuest.

A WebQuest is an inquiry-based lesson in which the information is provided via the internet. You will be asked to learn about and synthesize your knowledge about the topic of birds (reptiles?).

 

To get started click here:

THE ORIGIN OF BIRDS

 

THIS PROJECT IS DUE FRIDAY, 12/6/13

WEEK 12, Explore resources, complete table

WEEK 13, Develop content for your website, use grading rubric for criteria and guidance

WEEK 14, Design and build your website, add content, edit, email Ms. Vitale link

 

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WEEK 15

 

DEC.9-10

What is hybernation? What type of animals hbernate?

Create a google doc.

Include a description/definition of hibernation.

Create a table that contains 4 animals that hibernate, when, why, and why.

Example:

Type of animal When it hibernates Where it hibernates Why it hibernates
       
       
       
       

 

DEC.11-12

Homeostasis

Read the information on the following site.

Take the quiz at the end and complete the crossword puzzle.

Homeostasis and negative feedback

 

DEC.13

Black bears are common in New Jersey

Read the article Hibernating Bears Keep Weirdly Warm

and Warming Creating Extinction Risks for Hibernators

then post a response on the Zoology Blog

 

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WEEK 16

 

DEC.16-17

Use the following resources to fill out the FORM about different types of hibernation

How to Tell Torpor from Hibernation

The Deep Sleep

 

DEC.18-19

Not all animals hibernate.

What are three other adaptations or strategies animals use in severe environmental conditions?

Post your answer on the Zoology Blog

 

DEC.20

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Over the break, explore these fun sites:

http://www.hometrainingtools.com/hibernation-science-projects/a/1557/

http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/animal-planet-presents/videos/natural-world-bear-hibernation.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/adaptations/Hibernation#p007fn4q

 

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WEEK 17

 

Why does NJ have a limited number of reptile species?

 

Jan.6-7

Create a chart that lists 6 reptiles found in New Jersey

The chart should include their scientific name, type of habitat, what they eat, and their predators

 

Division of Fish and Wildlife Online Field guide

Field guide for Reptiles and Amphibians

Pine Barrens

Thinkquest

 

Jan.8-10

As you research reptiles, consider what adaptations they need to live in different environments and habitats.

Respond to the following blog:

http://cvitalezoology.blogspot.com/

 

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