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Life Science Syllabus

Week

Classwork

Projects/Tests

Aug 21-25

Lab Safety

Scientific Method

 

Aug 28-Sept 2

Scientific Method

 

Sept 4-8

Scientific Method

Classification

Sept 4: NO SCHOOL

Sept 5: Current Events 1

Sept 5: Science Fair Topic

Sept 11-15

Cells

 

Sept 11: Current Events 2

 

Sept 15: Test 1

Sept 18-22

Cells

Sept 18: Current Events 3

Sept 19: Science Fair Research Plan

 

Sept 25-29

Cells

Sept 25: Current Events 4

Sept 27: Science Fair Research Plan Corrections

Oct 2-6

Cells

Oct 5: Science Fair Background Research

Oct 6: Test 2

Oct 9-13

Benchmark Review

Nov 9: NO SCHOOL

Fall Benchmark

Oct 10: Cell Project

Oct 10: Current Events 5

Oct 12: Science Fair Background Research Corrections

Oct 16-20

Photosynthesis/Respiration

 

Oct 20: ½ DAY

 

Oct 18: Science Fair Forms

 

Oct 20: End of 1st 9 weeks

Oct 23-27

Photosynthesis/Respiration

 

Oct 23: Current Events 6

Oct 24: Science Fair Notebook (Title, Problem, Hypothesis, Materials, Procedure)

Oct 27: Test 3

Oct 30- Nov 3

Genetics

 

Oct 30: Current Events 7

Oct 31: Science Fair Notebook Corrections

 

Nov 6-10

 

Genetics

 

 

 

 

Nov 7: Parent Teacher Conferences NO SCHOOL

Nov 6: Current Events 8

Nov 10: Test 4

 

Nov 13-17

Kingdoms/Phylums

 

Nov 13: Current Events 9

Nov 13: Genetics Superhero Due

Nov 20-24

THANKSGIVING BREAK

Kingdoms/Phylums

Nov 22-24: NO SCHOOL

Nov 20: Current Events 10

Nov 21: Kingdom Project Due

Nov 21: Test 5

Nov 27-Dec 1

Lab: Science Fair

Nov 29: Science Fair Data Analysis

Nov 30: Science Fair Data Analysis Corrections

Dec 1: Science Fair Logbook and Conclusion

Dec 4-8

Change over time

Dec 4: Science Fair Logbook and Conclusion Corrections

Dec 5: Science Fair Abstract

Dec 6: Science Fair Abstract corrections

Dec 8: Science Fair board due as well as completed notebook, logbook, forms, research plan and background research (Everything should be turned in)

NO LATE PROJECTS ACCEPTED!!!

 

Dec 11-15

 

Benchmark Review/Change over time

 

Dec 13: Test 6

Dec 16: 2nd 9 weeks Test

Dec 16: End of 9 weeks/Benchmarks

Dec 18-20

WINTER BREAK

Dec 21: NO SCHOOL

Winter Benchmarks

Jan 1-5

Food Webs/Predator and Prey

Jan 1-2: NO SCHOOL

Jan 8-12

Symbiosis/Niches

Jan 9: Woodrow Science Fair

Jan 12: Science Museum Cow Eyeball dissection Fieldtrip

Jan 15-19

Cycles

Jan 15: NO SCHOOL

 

Jan 22-26

Ecosystems

 

Jan 29- Feb 2

Ecosystems

Feb 2: Test 7

Feb 5-9

Population Interactions

 

Feb 12-16

Behavior

 

 

Feb 19-23

Food Production

Feb 19: Parent Teacher Conferences NO SCHOOL

 

Feb 26-Mar 2

Interactions in ecosystems

March 2: Test 8

Mar 5-9

Ecosystems and Biomes/Simulation Review

Simulation Testing

Mar 12-16

Ecosystems/Biomes

March 16: ½ day

Simulation Testing

 

March 16: Biome Project Due

 

March 16: End of the 3rd 9 weeks

 

Mar 19-23

Adaptations

 

March 26-30

SPRING BREAK

Tropism, hibernation, dormancy, catastrophic changes

 

March 30: ½ day

 

April 9-13

 

Tropism, hibernation, dormancy, catastrophic changes

April 13: Test 9

April 16-20

 

SOL Review

 

April 23-27

Metric Measurement

 

April 30- May 4

Metric Measurement

 

May 7-11

Metric Measurement

SOL Testing

 

May 14-18

Review

SOL Testing

 

May 21-25

Review

SOL Testing

 

May 28-June 1

End of the year activities

 

May 28: No School

May 31: Last day 2 hour early release

SOL Testing