Wildlife Biology

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    Welcome to Wildlife Biology for 2019-2020
     
    Wildlife Biology is an upper level science class emphasizing the science based management of wildlife in the United States.  There is an emphasis on applying the management model to current management issues.  
    Class Objectives
    Understanding and application of the scientific management model
    Complexity of wildlife management
    Informed, scientific literate citizen
     
    Scope and Sequence for 1st Semester
    Intro and History of Wildlife Management
    Management of Wildlife
    Tools and Techniques used in the field
    Field Studies used in wildlife research
    Habitat management -  Starting with Aquatics
    Fisheries Science
    Endangered Species
     
     Scope and Sequence for 2nd Semester
    Endangered Species and listing process, Delisting Case Study
    Populations - Dynamics and Management
    Analyzing management plans
    Wildlife Diseases
    Mammalogy, Furbearers
    Nongame - Ornithology and Riparian Area assessment
     
    Wildlife Bio Weekly Schedule 8/29 - 8/30
    Th:  Getting to Know one another and setting class goals
    Fr:  Scope and Sequence for the year
    Th/Fr:  Intro Activity Nature of Science and Wildlife Biology
     
    9/3 - 9/6 - Continue  Intro to Wildlife Biology 
    Tu:  Intro Activity:  Current Topics in  Wildlife Biology
    Wed:  finish intro activity and turn in 
    Th: Intro to Wildlife Management - Working definition of wildlife and why wildlife management is important
    Fr:  finish activity, Start Wildlife Classification and Management in MT
     
    9/9 - 9/13
    Mon:  Finish Wildlife classification in Montana and connection to management, Start documentary:  Back from the Brink...
    Tu:  finish documentary on 'History of Wildlife Conservation/Management in Montana
    Wed:  fact sheet due BOP, PP lecture:  History of Managment in Montana
    Th:  Compare/Contrast pre and post PR Act in US
     Fr:  Reading with questions:  Why We Do It This Way?
     
    9/16 - 9/20
    Mon:  Reading questions due BOP,  PP lecture - Field Studies used in Wildlife Research, group activity -- types of field studies
    Tu:  Go over reading questions, Review Scientific Field Sketching with descriptions
    Wed:  Class outdoors - Scientific observations and field studies
    Th:  Follow up activity to field observations - due Tu, 9/24
    Fr:  Work Day, Reading with questions - Elk Research Study - due Mon BOP
     
    9/23 - 9/27
    Mon:  Elk research reading questions due BOP, hand out review sheet for upcoming test, practice writing quality scientific answers
    Tu:  Field Observation Followup due BOP, Review for Test, go over reading questions
    Wed:  Test - Unit 1
    Th:  Start New Unit:  Intro to Fisheries Management: Aquatic Habitat Analysis 
    Start DVD  - Planet Earth:  Fresh Water - Intro to River Continuum Concept Model
     Fr: Finish DVD and Opinion Summary
     
    9/30 - 10/4
    Mon:  Go over DVD and connect to RCCM, go over test and Observation activity
    Tu: PP -  Intro to River Continnum Concept Model (RCCM)
    Wed: Create a working model of the RCCM
    Th:  Work on models
    Fr:  PP - Abitoic Aquatic Habitat Analysis - into
     
    Wed, 10/3 is the first school wide missing work deadline.  Any missing assignments revert to a zero in the grade book
     
    10/7 - 10/11
    Mon:  Prelab requirements - group project
    Tu:  Do DO and BOD tests on local river samples
    Wed:  Go over tests results and pool class data, work on write ups
    Th:  RCC Models due BOP, Start lecture on biotic anslysis in lotic systems
    Fr:  finksh lecture
     
    10/14 - 10/16
    Mon:  Start Biotic Analysis lab - Analyzing 2 different macroinvertebrate samples from 2 different stream locations, ID'ing, calculating biotic indexes and comparing to the RCCM
    Tu:  Continue lab
    Wed:  Continue lab, hand back models and go over
     
    10/21 - 10/25
    Mon:  Continue lab, hand out perimission slips for Fieldtrip on Tuesday, 10/29
    Tu:  Continue lab
    Wed: Continue lab, go over Index calculations
    Th: Continue lab
    Fr:  permission slips due, Continue lab, work on analysis
     
    10/28 - 11/1
    Mon:  Last in class day for lab analysisl, fieldtrip prep, hand out review sheet for upcoming test
    Tu:  Fieldtrip periods 2-7 to OBrien Creek.  Alternative assignment for students not going.  This is an outdoor fieldtrip.  Students need to dress for being outdoors all day
    Cancelled due to weather, Start Stream Pollution Activity
    Wed:  Finish Stream Pollution Activity, work on review sheet
    Th:  Historical reading with questions; Clark Fork; Prescription for Renewel
    Fr:  Hand back lab and stream pollution activity and go over, work on review, reading questions due EOP
     
    11/4/19
    Mon:  Review, go over reading
    Tues:  Rescheduled fieldtrip, reference last Tuesdays agenda
    Wed  Test - Aquatic habitat analysis
    Th:  Lab test
    Fr:  summarize fieldtrip, Start Fisheries Management - Planet Earth; Shallow Seas
     
    11/11 - 11/14
    PTC:  Tu and Wed 4-7
    Please call or email to schedule an appointment or drop in
     
    Mon:  Finish Planet Earth - Work on Summary, go over Lab test
    Tu:  Go over written test, PP Intro to Fisheries Management
    Wed:  Go over Shallow Seas summary, Start Activity on Management
    Th:  Hand out and explain current events assignment, management activity due EOP
    Fr:  No School 
     
    11/18 - 11/22
    Mon:  Start activity on Fish ID and Management
    Tu:  continue, due EOP
    Wed:  PP Lecture - Aging Techniques 
    Th:  hand our lab, explain and start
     
    11/26 - 11/30 - Continue Fisheries Management
    Mon:  Fisheries Pamphlet Questions due BOP, PP lecture - Aging Fish
    Tu:  finish PP Lecture, hand out lab, explain and start:  Aging Fish to Obtain Information
    Wed:  Continue Lab
    Th:  Current Events due BOP, Lab due EOP, go over fisheries pamphlet activity
    Fr:  Share Current Events
     
    12/3 - 12/7
    Mon:  Start Aquaculture - PP lecture - use of aquaculture in fisheries management,  hand out permission slip for upcoming fieldtrip to Jocko Fish Hatchery
    Tu:  Start DVD 'Running the Gauntlet' - Salmon Recovery
    Wed:  finish DVD, question sheet due Th BOP
    Th:  DVD questions due BOP, hand back lab and go over, hand out Review Sheet, Start Activity looking at DNA Analysis as a management tool:  Salmon in Hot Water
    Fr:  Finish Salmon in Hot Water - due EOP
    permission slips due for Fieldtrip to Jocko Fish Hatchery on Tuesday
     
    12/10 - 12/14
    Mon:  Go over Running the Gauntlet, review concepts for upcoming test
    Tu:  Fieldtrip to Jocko Fish Hatchery; periods 5-7
    Wed:  Summarize Fieldtrip, hand out conifer/wildlife activity and explain
    Th:  review, finish explaining activity, set up data collection table
    Fr:  Test - Fisheries Management
     
    2nd Semester
    Endangered Species Management
    Wildlife Research Project
    Population Management - Obtaining Population info
    Current Issues - Bison Management and Feedlots
    Mammalogy
    Ornithology
    1/29 - 2/1/19
    Start Endangered Species Management
    Tu:  Go over exam and grades, revisit classroom goals, overview of 2nd semester, PP Science Course Offerings
    Wed:  PP - Endangered Species Management
    Th:  Reading with questions:  Standing up for Montana, due Fr BOP
    Fr:  Introduce group activity looking at 'Delisting of GYE Grizzly Bear Population', Use PP to go over background information and criteria for delisting
     
    2/4 - 2/8
    Mon:  Continue group activity - GYE GB Delisting
    Finish Powerpoint - Delisting of GYE GB Population, questions due BOP
    Tu: Go over backround info, divide class up into teams and start analysis of scientific info for Recovery Criterion
    Wed:  continue analysis, show requirements for displaying and sharing information
    Th:  go over reading questions, continue analysis and start compiling information
    Fr:  continue working on displays
     
    2/11 - 2/15 Continue GYE GB Delisting Activity
    Tu:  Finish Displays and plan presentation
    Wed:  present data analysis for recovery criterion
    Th:  Summarize data analysis, Start PP #2 - Summary of Data analysis
    Fr:  Finish PP questions - due EOP, do peer grading rubric
     
    2/19 - 22
    Tues:  Summarize GB Delisting Activity, hand back rubrics and go over
    Hand out Wildlife Species Research/Presentation; go over requirements and examples, sign up for species
    Wed:  Sign up for Presentation Day, Start Bison Management Issue, Background Discussion, Start Facing the Storm with questions
    Th:  Finish DVD and work on questions
    Fr:  Class Disbate Bison Conservation/Management in MT
     
    2/25 - 3/1
    Mon:  Library Day - research - Presentation project research and Google Slide presentation
    Tu:  Snow Day
    Wed: Library Day
    Th:  Review expectations/protocol for presentations
    Fr:  Start presentations - 2
     
    3/4 - 3/8
    Mon-Th - Presentations
    Fr:  go over Facing the Storm, State BB, high absentee rate
     
    3/11 - 3/15
    Mon:  PP Lecture - Inventoring Wildlife Populations, hand back grading rubrics for presentations, summarize
    Tu:  Start Mark Recapture Simulation
    Wed - finish simulation and start analysis
    Th:  Simulation due BOP, Introduce Activity looking at Issue of Feedlots and Elk Management, show historical DVD - Valley of the Elk for background and history of this issue
    Fr:  Discuss background, analyze use of feedlots in elk management and compare the the management model used in this country
     
    3/18 - 3/22
    Continue activity looking at 'Use of Feedlots'
    Mon:  group discussion of questions 4-6, compile on board and discuss, hand out review sheet
    Tu:  Review graphic of Management Model, Work on group assignment:  Realisitic managment plan to address the use of feedlots in Wy.
    Wed:  finish management plan - due EOP, compile  ideas on board and discuss, Show DVD - Feeding the Problem
    Th:  review
    Fr:  Test on Endangered species and Population Management
     
    4/1 - 4/5
    Mon:  Intro to Ornithology - PP lecture
    Tu:  ACT's
    Wed:  finish lecture, field observation activity
    Th:  go over test, finish field observation activity
    Fr:  No School
     
    4/8 - 4/12
    Mon:  Introduce fieldguide activity - using fieldguides and identifying characteristics to ID birds
    Tu:  Show birding basics - Shape and Size, continue fieldguide activity - due EOP
    Wed:  Lecture - Anseriformes, Start showing bird slides in preparation for spring fieldtrip - focus is waterfowl
    Th:  Slides, Start Duckumentary DVD with questions
    Fr:  go over fieldguide activity, continue DVD, slides
     
    4/15 - 4/19
    Mon:  Finish DVD - Duckumentary, questions due EOP, review bird slides
    Tu:  no class, seniors gone
    Wed:  Slides, PP Lecture - Wetland Preservation
    Th:  reading with questions - Duck Factory
    Fr:  Earthweek presentation
     
    4/23 - 4/26
    Tu:  Fieldtrip prep, review bird slides, Intro lab on Feather Form and Function
    Wed:  Fieldtrip to Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge
    Th:  Continue lab, summarize fieldtrip
    Fr:  Continue lab

Biology

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      1st Semester Scope and Sequence in Biology  2019 - 2020
     
    Welcome to Biology
    1st Semester Scope and Sequence
    Process of Science - Tools and Techniques used in Biology
    Biodiversity/Classification - emphasis on microscopic diversity
    Ecology - emphasis on patterns and changes in our ecosystems
    Introduction to Microbial Diversity and experimentation
     
    2nd Semester Scope and Sequence in Biology
    Cell Biology:  Review of Cell Structure/Function
    Biochemistry
    Continuation of Cell Biology- Cellular Processes:
    Homeostasis, Metabolism, DNA Regulation, Protein Synthesis, Reproduction,
    Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity of Local Flora and Fauna
     
    FYI:  BOP - beginning of period
    EOP - end of period
     Binder Assignments - these are assignments that are kept together and turned in at  mid-semester and end of the semester for a grade rather than being turned in for  individual grades throughout the semester.  Students are responsible for keeping these together, numbered and in order. 
     
    Biology Weekly Schedule 8/29 - 8/30  
    Thurs:  Getting to Know one another and setting class goals
    Fr:  Criteria for success in a Biology classroom - brainstorm and compile
     
    9/4 - 9/7 Nature of Science
    Tu:  Intro Activity incorporating Nature of Science and Current Events in Biology
    Wed:  hard copy of classroom policy - binder #1, Intro to Scientific Field Sketching
    Thur:  Field Sketching Activity in the courtyard
    Fr:  Followup activity to field sketching; questions and analysis - due Tu BOP
     
    9/9 - 9/13
    Mon:  PP Lecture - Model - How Science Works, Scientific Reading as HW, binder #3
    Tu:  Work with reading and picking out parts of the scientific model- due EOP, Field Sketching Activity Due BOP
    Wed:  videoclip on obs, fact, hypothesis, etc, Go over misperceptions about scientific obs, fact, hypothesis, theory - Binver #4
    Th: Writing hypotheses, go over requirements
    Fr:  go over hypthesis homework and check for completion
     
     
    9/16 - 9/20
    Mon:  Start microscope lab, demonstrate wet mounts
    Tu:  Continue lab, demonstrate measuring objects
    Wed:  Microscope Lab due EOP
    Th: Explain and start lab - Biodiversity and Microscopy:  Discovering microscopic life
    Fr:  Continue lab
     
    9/23 - 9/27
    Mon/Tu - Continue lab - discovering, sketching and describing organisms in a pondwater ecosystem
    Mon - hand out review sheet for upcoming test lab , hand back Microscope lab and go over
    Tu -  Demonstrate how to fill in the review sheet with quality answers, Lab due EOP
    Wed - practice writing quality scientific answers using a grading rubric, answer questions on the review sheet
    Th:  Test - Unit 1
    Fr:  Intro to Taxonomy - brainstorm Scientific Theories on Origin of LIfe, do Terminology for DVD, Start Origin of Life
     
    9/30 - 10/4
    Mon:  Finish DVD, go over discussion questions - Binder #6
    Tu:  Connect Origin of Life to Scientific Process, hand back Test and go over, Intro Dissecting Scope Lab
    Wed:  Finish Dissecting Scope Lab - due EOP
    Th:  PP lecture - Taxonomy (Systematics)
    Fr:  Finish lecture group activity - dichotomous key
    Wed:  is the first 'Missing work deadline'  any missing assignments revert to a zero after 10/2
     
    10/7 - 10/11
    Mon:  finish group activity and share with class
    Tu: Intro Taxonomy Activity - Finding, observing, classifying and naming organisms
    Wed: Start Taxonomy Activity - In search of macroinvertebrates in our terrestrial environment
    Th:  Continue:  analyze samples, sketch and describe
    Fr:  Finish activity by classifying and naming - due Mon BOP
     
    10/14 - 10/16
    Mon:  Reseach component to Taxonomy Activity - Scientific interest in Tardigrades - 
    Tu:  Graphic Organizer - 6 Kingdom Scheme with Domain level
    Wed:  Hand back Taxonomy Activity, finish graphic organizer - due EOP
     
    10/21 - 10/25
    Mon:  go over taxonomy activitiues, hand out review sheet
    Tu:  PP lecture - Modern Classification with video clip
    Wed:  Review activiities to prepare for test
    Th:  go over questions on review sheet
    Fr:  Test - Classification/Diversity
     
    10/28 - 11/1
    Mon:  Binder Assignments due BOP, Intro to Ecology via discussion and slides
    Start DVD: What Darwin Never Knew with question sheet
    Tu:  Continue D VD
    Wed:  Continue DVD
    Th:  Go over test and DVD 
    Fr:  Start Activity looking at biological levels of organizationContinue Activity
     
    Parents and Guardians
    PTC are Tuesday and Wednesday, 11/12-11/13
    Tues:  4-5:30 - Appointment only, 5:30 - 7:00 Drop In
    Wed:  4-5:30 - Drop In, 5:30-7:00 - Appointment only
    I schedule 15 minute time slots, so if you want to schedule a conference email is the best way to communicate.  I look forward to meeting and conferences with you
     
    11/4 - 11/8
    Mon:  Continue Levels of Organization
    Tu:  Finish and Discuss, PP Intro to Levels of Organization and Biomes
    Wed:  Intro and Start Activty looking at Abiotic and Biotic Relationships in Biomes
    Th:  Continue Biome Activity
    Fr:  Due EOP
     
    11/11 - 11/14
    Mon:  Intro to Biogeochemical Cycles - PP Lecture with video clip
    Tu:  Start Activity on Carbon Cycle
    Wed:  Continue Activity - due EOP, video clip on Carbon cycle
    Th:  PP Lecture on Ecosystem Structure, go over Biome Activity
     
    11/26 - 11/30 - Continue Ecology:  Ecosystem Structure
    Mon:  Start Activity on Ecological Models - applying what was learned last week in the PP intro to Ecosystem Structure
    Tu:  Show videoclip on 'Carbon Cowboys', finish model activity - due EOP
    Wed:  Importance of biodiversity in ecosystems - video clips with question sheet - binder assignment #4,
    hand out lab on Isopod Habitat Preference and explain
    Th:  Review 'Designing a Controlled Experiment', go over how to handle isopods
    Fr:  Research the natural history and ecological role of the isopod(niche)
     
    12/3 - 12/7
    Mon:  go over ecological models, Hand out Scientific Investigation: Isopods. brainstorm with table group and come up with research question pertaining to Isopod Niche, Record information on handout
    Tu:  Write a hypothesis and experimental design for testing the hypothesis
    Wed:  Conduct the investigation and collect data
    Th:  Hand our Model for Scientific Analysis (blank and a template with examples) and go over analysis and recording of the experimental process using the template table
    Fr:  Answer questions on experimental writeup, Start PP lecture on Ecosystem Structure - Binder #7
     
    12/10 - 12/14
    Mon:  Finish PP, Start Observational/Research lab on Lichens
    Tu:  Experiment Writeup due BOP,  Continue lab on lichens
    Wed:  Lab due EOP, Start PP on Populations
    Th: Hand out review sheet,  finish PP, Start Logistic Growth Graphing Activity - Mule Deer Population
    Fr:  Graphing due EOP, work on review sheet
     
    Last day for submitting extra credit of Friday, 12/21
    Test over Ecology on Thursday, 12/20
     
    2nd Semester 2019
    Molecules to Organisms - Cellular
    Heredity:  Inheritance and Variation of Traits - Genetics
    Biological Evolution - Biodiversity of Local Ecosystems
    1/29 - 2/1
    Tu:  Go over exam and grades, revisit classroom goals andexpectations, PP - Science Course Offerings at HG
    Wed:  Start review of cell structure and Function, Cell Models and functions
    Th:  Color coded models due EOP, Come up with Cell Analogy
    Fr:  Start activity on Biochemistry adn Organic Molecules
     
    2/4 - 2/8 - Continue Review of Cell Stucture/Function and Biochemistry
    Mon:  Go over Model Activity, share cell anology, finish biochemistry activity
    Tu:  Go over biochemistry and organic molecules.  I have uploaded 2 Power points onto google classroom as a reference for students who were absent
    Assign homework - Biochemistry-Element Problems
    Wed:  Homework due BOP - Binder #1, go over homework problems,
    Bell question on Hierarchical nature of matter - practice writing quality scientific answer using proficiency scale
    show video clip on biochemistry
    Th:  Start lab on Cell Differentiation/Specialization
    Fr:  Continue lab
     
    2/11 - 2/15
    Tu:  Continue lab on Cell Differentiation/Specialization
    Wed - Lab due EOP
    Th:  Start 'Our Secret Universe - Hidden Cell'
    Fr:  Finish DVD - questions due EOP - Binder #3

    2/19 - 2/22
    Tues:  Hand back cell lab and go over
    Pre lab brainstorm - Cell Size and Diffusion
    Wed - Run experiment testing limits on cell size
    Th - Data analysis for lab, fill in lab questions and do analysis with table(Model for Scientific Analysis)
    Fr:  finish data analysis - lab and table due EOP, Xword  review of biochem terminology, video clip: Why Cells are Small
     
     2/25 - 3/1
    Mon:  Cell Homeostasis book assignment - due EOP
    Tu:  Snow Day
    Wed:  Catch up day, Xword due EOP, Book assignment due EOP
    Th:  go over cell homeostasis using demo's, video clips and illustrations
    Fr:  Concept map on board - use to summarize, Homework assignment - creating models of cells in hpyo/hypertonic solutions and tracking water movement - due  Mon BOP
     
    3/4 - 3/7
    Mon:  go over homework assignment - binder assignment #5, Intro Osmosis lab; students design setups to simulate Osmosis
    Tu:  Run experimental setups and collect data, hand out review sheet for Test on Friday
    Wed:  Lab Analysis - due EOP
    Th:  Review for Test, go over lab
    Fr:  Test over Cell Specialization/Homeostasis
     
    3/10 - 3/14
    Mon:  Universe Within DVD with questions
    Tu:  finish DVD and discuss
    Wed:  PP Lecture - Photosynthesis
    Th:  video clip on Ps, book assignment on Internal steps of Photosynthesis
    Fr:  go over assignment, Start Lecture on Respiration, Homework assignment on Reverse Relationship of Ps and Rs
     
    3/18 - 3/22
    Mon:  Go over HW, videoclip on Respiration, hand out lab, 'Effects of Exercise on Respiration', go over techniques
    Tu;  Conduct lab
    Wed-Fr - Science CRT's, no biology class
     
    4/1 - 4/5
    Mon:  Work on lab analysis, hand out lab report requirements and go over
    Tu:  no class, ACT's
    Wed-Th:  work days - Lab report
     
    4/8 - 4/12
    Mon:  Work day - lab report
    Tu:  report and lab due EOP, Ps/Rs review assignment when done with lab
    Wed:  Start DNA - form and function,
    brainstorm:  Importance of DNA, HHMI videoclip with 5W writing analysis - Double Helix
    Th:  Ps/Rs review assignment due BOP,
    finish DVD - discuss,  summarize lab reports
    Fr:  Lecture - DNA Structure/Replication
     
    Announcment:
    PTC's are scheduled on Tuesday, 4/16 from 3:30 to 6:00 PM.  If you would like to schedule a conference time, please email me and let me know.  I allow a 15 minute time block for each conference starting at 3:30 and ending at 5:45.
    Thank you
    Mrs. Hover
     
    4/15 - 4/19
    Mon:  Go over Ps/Rs review activity, Develop  a model of DNA Replicaiton
    Tu:  Finish models and share with other groups, Start PP Lecture - DNA Decoding
    Wed:  Practice Decoding activity - Break the Code 
    Start decoding activity -CHNOPS
    Th:  hand back Respiration lab and go over, CHNOPS due EOP,  hand out review sheet for upcoming test
    Fr:  Earthweek presentation
     
    4/23 - 4/26
    Tu:  Decoding using genes created from beaded strands
    Wed:  Reveiw for test
    Th:  review
    Fr:  Test over Cell Metabolism-DND Decoding