Week 1

Introduction to class

  • Rules

  • Expectations

  • Text books

  • Website

Assigned reading

  • The Diversity of Life, by E.O. Wilson

    • Students can read this book as extra credit to the class. If a student already has an A- or higher, then can skip the final by reading and reporting on this text book. There will be an assigned list of questions and a report to fill out.

    • Students can read this book to boost their grade if they have a B+ or lower, at the time of the final.


Week 2

History of the Earth

  • History of the Earth Timeline

  • History of the Earth Video Worksheet

  • Read chapters 1 & 2 in class from “The Biodiversity of Life”.


Week 3

Natural Selection

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9 (Quarter 4)

Classification

Kingdom Protista

Vertebrates, Invertebrates, and Sponges

Cnidarians

Worms




Mollusks