Biology II (Grade 11/12)
Planets: Compare and Contrast
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Layered Curriculum Lesson Plan
|Subject:||Biology II (Grade 11/12)|
|Unit of instruction:||Planets: Compare and Contrast|
|Implementation dates:||October 15-19 2012|
|Objective 1:||Compare the planets in terms of orbit, size, composition, rotation, atmosphere, natural satellites, and geological activity;|
|Objective 2:||recognize the advancement of knowledge in astronomy through robotics space flight;|
|Objective 3:||demonstrate an awareness of new developments and discoveries in astronomy.|
Items marked by an asterisk
(*) are mandatory for all students.
|Curriculum Layers||Student Unit Learning Activities||Point Value|
General knowledge, understanding,
and comprehension of concepts
(move on to layer "b" when you reach 75 points)
|*1. Listen to daily lecture
*2. Define key terms on page 100 of the textbook; create flashcards, booklet, list, or use words in sentences.
3. Complete chapter 3 study questions (#1,3,4,6)
4. Label "Planets" diagram (available by request)
5. Take Cornell notes throughout each lecture
6. 30 minutes of guided peer tutoring
7. Complete blue "Life on Mars?" worksheet
8. Complete workbook pages 37-40 (skip part 2 on page 38)
9. Watch "Planets" short film and answer worksheet questions
10. Play "Planetary Jeopardy" with classmates
11. Complete Planets practice test
12. Choose 5 bonus words from chapter 3 to define
13. Write 3 paragraphs explaining why there is currently no liquid water on Mars
14. Create one flashcard for each planet. Include: rotation, composition, orbit, size, and atmosphere.
15. Create and label a diagram of a planet of your choice with at least 20 parts
16. Create a detailed diorama of a natural satellite and present it to the class.
Application of "C"
|1. Complete the "Try
It" activity on page 98 of the textbook
2. Research the two minerals found on Mars and explain their importance in at least one page. Use at least two reputable sources.
3. Complete the "Activity"
section on page 42 of your workbook
|10 points each |
Synthesis and evaluation of
"A" and "B" information
|1. Could life on any other
planets ever be possible? Why or why not? Provide a detailed explanation.
2. Was the Mars rover "Curiosity" the best design possible for what researchers set out to explore? Why or why not? If not, how could future exploration be improved?
3. What is a key piece of information
about one of the planets that researchers have not yet discovered? Why
is this important?
|15 points each |