ZOOLOGY

Teacher - Derek Hathaway

                                         
 

Month

Content

Skills

Assessment

August-

September

* Characteristics of animals

* Reproduction

* Body Plans/Animal Organization

* Classification

* Protozoans

 

* Summarize animal characteristics

* Compare and contrast sexual vs. asexual reproduction

* Identify body plans/anatomy/organization of animals

* Classify organisms

* Investigate and identify characteristics and structures of protists

* Student exercises

* Planes/anatomy lab

* Classification/Organization test

* Live protist lab

* Protists exam

October

* Sponges

* Cnidarians

* Flatworms

* Roundworms

* Investigate and identify 
characteristics and structures of sponges, cnidarians, flatworms, and roundworms

* Understand life cycles of 
parasitic diseases

* Classify organisms

* Introduce layered curriculum
  and assessment

* Sponge/Cnidarian 
     layered due   

* Flatworm/Roundworm 
    layered due

November 

* Segmented Worms

* Molluscs

* Dissection of animals discussion

* Investigate and identify characteristics of segmented worms, and molluscs

* Classify organisms

 

* Student exercises

* Live earthworm lab

* Earthworm, clam, and squid 
   dissections
 

December

* Echinoderms

* Arthropods

* Investigate and identify characteristics and structures of echinoderms and arthropods

* Compare and contrast complete vs. incomplete metamorphosis

* Classify organisms

* Student exercises

* Starfish dissection

 * Echinoderm exam  

* Comparing arthropods lab

* Crayfish dissection

*  Grasshopper lab
 

January

* Arthropods cont.

* Fish
 
 

 

* Investigate and identify 
characteristics and structures of crayfish, and grasshoppers

* Distinguish between beneficial 
and harmful insects

* Compare and contrast 
invertebrates

* Classify organisms

* Arthropod layered due
 
 
 

* Semester final

February

* Fish cont.

*  Amphibians 

 

* Investigate and identify 
characteristics and structures of sharks and perch

* Compare and contrast types of fish

* Classify organisms

* Fish layered

* Fish layered due

*  Shark dissection

*  Perch dissection

*  Fish test

 

March

* Amphibians cont.

* Reptiles

* Investigate and identify characteristics and structures of reptiles and amphibians

* Explain the evolutionary importance of the amniotic egg

* Research the extinction of
dinosaurs

* Classify organisms

* Student exercises

*  Frog dissection

* Reptile layered

* Reptile layered due  
 

April

* Birds

* Mammals

* Investigate and identify characteristics and structures of birds and mammals

* Compare birds and mammals

*  Understand wolf reintroduction

* Classify organisms

* Bird layered

* Bird layered due

*  Owl pellet lab

*  Mammals layered

* Mammals layered due

* Pig dissection/online pig dissection

May-June

* Animal Behavior
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

* Compare and contrast behavior of animals

* Analyze positive and negative aspects of zoos

* Animal Behavior layered

* Behavior layered due

* Final exam