Pre AP Characteristics of Life Mini-Unit Syllabus: Chapter 1

Essential Vocabulary for Characteristics of Life

-Biology                -DNA                        -Reproduction                        -Organ                                -Tissue

-Homeostasis                -Metabolism                -Evolution                        -Cell                                - Organ system

Characteristics of Life Lesson Outline

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7/26

Welcome Back Scholars!!!

First Day of School

Due: Nothing!

Schedule:

  •  Who’s Who of the F.A.
  • Classroom Expectations
  • Mr. Cook Introduction
  • Classroom Tour

HW: None

7/27

Due: Char. of Life Pre-Lab

Schedule:

  • Semester I Pre-Test

HW: Start Vocab Foldable

7/28

Due: Bring vocab Foldable

Schedule:

  • Canvas Intro
  • Lab Safety Quiz
  • Scientific Theory EdPuzzle

HW: none

7/31

  • SWAT describe the characteristics of life.

Due: none 

Schedule:

  • Characteristics of Life Introduction Video
  • Characteristics of Life Notes
  • Characteristics of Life Quick Posters

HW:  Homeostasis pre-lab

8/1

  • SWAT explain why homeostasis is important to life.

Due:  Pre-Lab 

Schedule:

  • Homeostasis Lab

HW: Vocab Pre-Test

8/2

  • SWAT distinguish between life and non-life.

Due: none 

Schedule:

  • Homeostasis Post-Lab
  • Ch. 1 Vocab Flaps
  • Characteristics of Life Matching Game

HW: finish Lab and vocab foldable

8/3

  • SWAT justify life vs. non-life.

Due: homeostasis lab 

Schedule:

  • Grade homeostasis lab
  • Levels of Organization EdPuzzle
  • Quizlet Practice
  • Chapter 1 Book Review

HW: chapter 1 book review

8/4

  • SWAT demonstrate mastery of life vs. non-life.

Due: chapter 1 book review

Schedule:

  • Chapter 1 Quick Review
  • Chapter 1 Test

Essential Questions: What are the properties of living things?  How are interacting systems organized?  What is a scientific theory?

Unit Big Ideas: Students will be able to identify the characteristics of life, the importance of organisms demonstrate all characteristics, and be able to demonstrate understanding of all essential vocabulary.  

*Scientific Theory: page 13                        *Characteristics of Life:  pages 17-20                * Levels of Organization: page 216