Set Includes an EDITABLE Classification and Adaptations Powerpoint and Student Notes Booklet (Microsoft Word Document)
These power points and booklets are a great start to building your biology units!
Guided Notes Student Booklet Includes:
- Learning Focused Lesson Plan Student Learning Map Cover of essential
questions (which correspond to the PowerPoint).
- Vocabulary list
- Guided Notes
- Learning Focused Lesson Plan Assessment Prompts (Check for Understanding
questions after each main topic).
- Concept Map and Practice Questions
- Grading Rubric and Teacher Comment Section.
NC BIOLOGY ESSENTIAL STANDARDS COVERED:
Bio.3.5.1 Explain the historical development and changing nature of classification systems.
Generalize the changing nature of classification based on new knowledge generated by research on evolutionary relationships and the
history of classification system.
Bio.3.5.2 Analyze the classification of organisms according to their evolutionary relationships (including dichotomous keys and phylogenetic trees).
Classify organisms using a dichotomous key.
Compare organisms on a phylogenetic tree in terms of relatedness and time of appearance in geologic history.
Bio.1.2.3 Explain how specific cell adaptations help cells survive in particular environments (focus on unicellular organisms).
Explain how various structures of unicellular organisms help that organism survive. Emphasis is on contractile vacuoles, cilia, flagella, pseudopods, and eyespots.
Summarize adaptive behaviors – examples include chemotaxis and phototaxis.
Bio 2.1.2: Analyze the survival and reproductive success of organisms in terms of behavioral, structural, and reproductive adaptations.
Note: The focus has moved away from an exhaustive study of classes of living things through comparative anatomy to emphasizing connections between organisms’ adaptations (behavioral, structural, and reproductive) and survival in their particular environment.
Analyze how various organisms accomplish life functions through adaptations within particular environments (example: water or land) to ensure survival and reproductive success.
Relate prior understanding of survival and reproductive success to evidence of variations observed in species in three areas:
behavioral adaptations – suckling, taxes/taxis, migration, estivation, hibernation, habituation, imprinting, classical conditional, and trial and error learning
structural adaptations–nutrition, respiration, transport and excretion mechanisms, camouflage, movement
reproductive adaptations– sexual versus asexual, eggs, seeds, spores, placental, types of fertilization.
Bio 2.1.3: Explain various ways organisms interact with each other (including predation, competition, parasitism, mutualism) and with their environments resulting in stability within ecosystems.
Identify and describe symbiotic relationships such as mutualism and parasitism. (middle school review)
Exemplify various forms of communication and territorial defense including communication within social structure using pheromones
(Examples: bees, ants, termites), courtship dances, territorial defense (Example: fighting fish).
Explain patterns in predator /prey and competition relationships and how these patterns help maintain stability within an ecosystem with a focus on population dynamics.