Standard V, Objective 1:
a. Describe the effects of environmental factors on natural seleciton.
b. Relate genetic variability to a species' potential for adaptation to a changing environment.
c. Relate reproductive isolation to speciation.
d. Compare selective breeding to natural selection and relate the differences to agricultural practices.
Standard V, Objective 2:
a. Cite evidence that supports biological evolution over time (e.g., geologic and fossil records, chemical mechanisms, DNA structural similarities, homologous and vestigial structures).
b. Identify the role of mutation and recombination in evolution.
c. Relate the nature of science to the historical development of the theory of evolution.
d. Distinguish between observations and inferences in making interpretations related to evolution (e.g., observed similarites and differences in the beaks of Galapagos finches leads to the inference that they evolved from a common ancestor; observed similarities and differences in the structures of birds and reptiles leads to the inference that birds evolved from reptiles).
e. Review a scientific article and identify the research methods used to gather evidence that documents the evolution of a species.
Standard V, Objective 3:
a. Classify organisms using a classification tool such as a key or field guide.
b. Generalize criteria used for classification of organisms (e.g., dichotomy, structure, broad to specific).
c. Explain how evolutionary relationships are related to classification systems.
d. Justify the ongoing changes to classification schemes used in biology.
Tuesday, Feb 18
Darwins Dangerous Idea - Start

Thursday, Feb 20th
Finish Darwins Dangerous Idea
Adding paper roll of the history of the Earth
Monday, Feb. 24
Chapter 15 notes
Speciation Notes
Wednesday, Feb 26th
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NdMnlt2keE
Evolution Notes
Finish time line of the Earth
Homework: - study for quiz
Monday, March 3rd
Evidences for Evolution
Wednesday, March 5th
Gooch Paleontology Video
Fishy Frequencies
Friday, March 7th
Evolution website exploration:
Tuesday, March 11th
Darwin Tree of Life
http://digital.films.com/play/TYXBCX
Natural Selection Notes
Thursday. March 13th
Evolution Arms Race Episode 4 and 5
Monday. March 17th
Finish video and review for test
homework - Review for test
Make sure notebook is complete
Wednesday. March 19th
TEST on EVOLUTION
Notebook Due

Notebook
1. Ch. 15 notes with reflection
2. Speciation Notes with reflection
3. Evolution Notes with five fingers
4. Evidences of Evolution with reflection
5. Natural Selection with reflections
Total points possible = 100