Thursday, June 16, 2011

Overview of the Year - TERM 1

Term 1
10 weeks


*********************************** WEEK 1 ***********************************
COMPLETE
The Way Life Works - p. 1 - 8

Biology: Inquiry Into Life
Chapter 1 - How the science of life concerns you
READ ONLY

The Microscope and How To Use It by Dr. George Stehl - week 1 - 5
Summer World by Bernd Heinrich - week 1 - 5

 ********************************** WEEK 2 **********************************
COMPLETE
The Way Life Works - p. 9 - 16

Biology: Inquiry Into Life
Chapter 2 - How the scientific method establishes scientific laws
Review Questions 1, 2, 5

USING MICROSCOPES - see sidebar

The Microscope and How To Use It by Dr. George Stehl - week 1 - 5
Summer World by Bernd Heinrich - week 1 - 5

*********************************** WEEK 3 ***********************************
COMPLETE
 The Way Life Works - p. 17 - 24

Biology: Inquiry Into Life
Chapter 3 - How you differ from a rock
Review Questions 7, 10

Periodic Table of Elements in Video - view all elements, check off elements using a printable Periodic Table as you view them.

 The Microscope and How To Use It by Dr. George Stehl - week 1 - 5
 Summer World by Bernd Heinrich - week 1 - 5

*********************************** WEEK 4 ***********************************
COMPLETE

The Way Life Works - p. 25 -32

Biology: Inquiry Into Life

Interlude: The beginning of life - chance or creation
READ ONLY

The Microscope and How To Use It by Dr. George Stehl - week 1 - 5
Summer World by Bernd Heinrich - week 1 - 5

*********************************** WEEK 5 ***********************************
COMPLETE
Complete - The Way Life Works - p. 33 - 40

Complete - Biology: Inquiry Into Life
Chapter 4 - The emergence of life in time 

The Kingdoms of Life post 

IN PROGRESS - Microbe Hunters by Paul De Kruif - week 6 - 10
IN PROGRESS - The Curious Naturalist by Sy Montgomery - week 6 - 10

*********************************** WEEK 6 ***********************************
COMPLETE
The Way Life Works - p. 41 - 48
 
Biology: Inquiry Into Life
Chapter 5 - The physical basis of life

CELLS - see sidebar

LABS - see sidebar:
Virtual cells
Mitosis/Cell reproduction
Karyotyping

Microbe Hunters by Paul De Kruif - week 6 - 10
The Curious Naturalist by Sy Montgomery - week 6 - 10

*********************************** WEEK 7 ***********************************
COMPLETE
The Way Life Works - p. 49 - 56

Biology: Inquiry Into Life
Chapter 6 - The differences between plants and animals
READ ONLY

Microbe Hunters by Paul De Kruif - week 6 - 10
The Curious Naturalist by Sy Montgomery - week 6 - 10

*********************************** WEEK 8 ***********************************
COMPLETE
The Way Life Works - p. 57 - 64
 
LABS FROM THE TEXT Biology: Inquiry Into Life (p. 64 - 66)
2 - Biology in the news digital scrapbook
3 - Photosynthesis (see lab sidebar)
13 - Raising microscopic plants

Microbe Hunters by Paul De Kruif - week 6 - 10
The Curious Naturalist by Sy Montgomery - week 6 - 10

 ********************************** WEEK 9 **********************************
COMPLETE
The Way Life Works - p. 65 - 74

Microbe Hunters by Paul De Kruif - week 6 - 10
The Curious Naturalist by Sy Montgomery - week 6 - 10

********************************** WEEK 10 **********************************
COMPLETE
LABS - see sidebar

Microbe Hunters by Paul De Kruif - week 6 - 10
The Curious Naturalist by Sy Montgomery - week 6 - 10

9 comments:

  1. Jen, I'm using the Simply CM Online Planner and I'd love to key your biology plans into it. Would that be okay? Blessings, Becky

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  2. Sure, Becky! Go right ahead!

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  3. I can only find, "Biology: Inquiry Into Life" with a different author than you have: Sylvia Mader, not who you have listed above. I don't see your listed book anywhere online. Where did you get it?

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  4. I bought my copy of the book used from Amazon. The Sylvia Mader is a different book. I did a quick search and didn't find a used copy available through any used vendors right now. You could always create a saved search at Abebooks though. Sorry you're unable to find it!

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  5. Could this be used, in your opinion, for both elementary into high school--with some ajustments for the different ages? Thanks you.

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  6. Hi Laura,
    I probably wouldn't use this course with an elementary student. There are several mature topics that the high school Biology student explores, most of which assume a certain maturity and that the parent has introduced some basic biology/anatomy. The Curious Naturalist has some sections that would have to be weeded out, and The Way Life Works definitely presents mature matter. There are so many fantastic living books in this genre for elementary students that, if it were me, I'd build a whole different course. In fact, I have! Over here on one of my printables pages on my main blog (http://wildflowersandmarbles.com/the-paper-stuff/booklists/)...if you scroll down, you'll see a Botany booklist (here: http://wildflowersandmarbles.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/botany-booklistsresources-all-ages.pdf). That should give you a nudge in the right direction for planning for an elementary student.

    Hope this is a help, Laura!

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  7. Thanks so much Jen! I like to keep science and history on the same level for the family...managed okay so far....but last time we did bio it was more of a Blood and Guts and I would like my 10th grader to use this great site this time..so will tweak a bit this time. Thanks again, love your blog, thanks for sharing your talents.

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  8. Jen do you have Term 2 and Term 3 laid out by week...or am I missing it here:)

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  9. You're not missing it, Laura - I don't have those terms posted and laid out nice and neat on the blog. But they should be pretty simple to plug in - A Khan lecture 1x/day along with one reading from one of the books.

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