Q 4: Online Learning week #4 4/20-4/24/2020

 

 

TeacherMelinda Senf
Subject AreaScience
Grade Level7th
Week #4/20/2020 - 4/24/2020
Unit of InstructionEvolution
Standard(s) Taught

SC.7.L.15.2 Explore the scientific theory of evolution by recognizing and explaining ways in which genetic variation and environmental factors contribute to evolution by natural selection and diversity of organisms.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

15.2 Students will: 

  • describe the ways in which genetic variation (through many generations) and environmental factors contribute to evolution by natural selection and diversity
  • simulate (model) the effects of natural selection and genetic variation with specific environmental factors, such as

            o food sources, climate change, predators, and geography

At the end of the week student should be able to answer these questions.

  • I can explain what natural selection is.
  • I can explain how environmental factors, such as food sources, climate change, predators, and geography affect a population.
Classroom Activities

Monday (4/20/2020) Selective Breeding Article. Read and answer all questions.

Selective Breeding article and Questions

Tuesday (4/21/2020)-

You are going to look up and research for each question below.

  • ‌1.) Name three different finch beak shapes and how birds (finches) use them to collect food.
  • 2.) Name three animals other than birds and a feature that helps each one gather its food.‌
  • 3.) Why is it unlikely that a bird that drinks nectar from flowers would suddenly start eating fish?

Wednesday (4/22/2020) Rain Fall and Bird Beaks Gizmo

Website: www.explorelearning.com Students need to sign in with their username and password and complete the virtual lab.

RainfallBirdBeaksSE

Thursday (4/23/2020) Rain Fall and Bird Beaks Gizmo

Website: www.explorelearning.com  Students need to sign in with their username and password and complete the virtual lab. At the end of the lab they need to complete the 5 question quiz. (graded)

Friday (4/24/2020)-Week 4 Quiz. All fill in the blank answers need to be spelled right else it will mark it wrong. I will go back and check everyone’s to make sure you get the correct grade.  The quiz material will be on all the work you completed this week. (graded)

 

The  two graded assignments will be added together for one grade in Gradebook.

Assignments Due

Gizmo quiz Thursday 4/23/2020

End of week Quiz 4/24/2020

Additional Resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1BCehbUsTQ&t=249s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFZ8NMBDCJw&t=362s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SCjhI86grU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHOjC4oxh8