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Unit 6: History of the Earth
Unit 7: Change Over Time (Evolution)
Unit 8: Interdependence

(Jan 6 – Jan 23)
(Jan 26 – Feb 12)
(Feb 17 – Mar 11)

Student Name: ___________________________________________
History of the Earth
(Staple Pages 136-167 together)
Chapter 4.1 Fossils
 I can explain how fossils form and identify the different kinds of fossils.
 I can describe what fossils tell about organisms and environments of
the past.
Chapter 4.2 The Relative Age of Rocks
 I can describe how geologists determine the relative age of rocks.
 I can explain how unconformities and folding can alter the order of rock
layers.
Chapter 4.3 Radioactive Dating
 I can explain what happens during radioactive decay and can describe
what can be learned from radioactive dating.
 I can explain how scientists determined the age of Earth.
Chapter 4.4 Geologic Time
 I can explain how and why the geologic time scale is used to show
Earth's history.
 I can describe how Earth has evolved over geologic time.
Change over time (Evolution) (Staple Pages 375-403 together)
Chapter 11.1 Evidence of Evolution
 I can identify the theory of evolution.
 I can state evidence that supports the theory of evolution.
Chapter 11.2 Darwin's Theory
 I can describe how Darwin's observations helped him to develop his
hypothesis.
 I can explain how natural selection leads to evolution.
Chapter 11.3 Biodiversity and Extinction
 I can explain how new species form and identify the factors that affect
biodiversity.

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 I can explain how the inability of a species to adapt within a changing
environment may contribute to its extinction.
Interdependence (Staple Pages 473-511 together)
Chapter 14.1 Living Things and the Environment
 I can identify what an organism gets from its environment.
 I can identify biotic and abiotic parts of a habitat and describe the
levels of organization within an ecosystem.
Chapter 14.2 Energy Flow in Ecosystems
 I can name and describe energy roles that organisms play in an
ecosystem.
 I can explain how energy moves through an ecosystem.
Chapter 14.3 Interactions among Living Things
 I can explain how an organism's adaptations help it survive.
 I can describe competition and predation and identify the three types
of symbiotic relationships.
Chapter 14.4 Populations
 I can explain the causes of changes in population size.
 I can identify the factors that limit population growth.

Please do not lose this sheet. You will initial each assignment as you
complete it and submit it to me. In order to earn the full amount of points
for each assignment, your answers must be correct and you must be able to
orally defend your work. I will determine the number of points you earn or if
you must re-do the assignment. The work presented in this packet
must be submitted to me on Monday, March 9, 2015
Student Signature

Parent Signature

All assignments with a  beside it are REQUIRED.
All assignments with a  beside it are BE PLACED IN THE TURN IN BLUE
BOX WITH YOUR NAME ON IT.
Level 1 Assignments
to 170 points

Assignments must add up

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Textbook Read & Answer (20 points each)
of 60)→ _____

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1.1 Read and complete Chapter 4 pages 136-167 
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1.2 Read and complete Chapter 11 pages 375-403 
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1.3 Read and complete Chapter 14 pages 473-511 
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Labs (5 points each)
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1.4 LAB Relative Dating 
1.5 LAB Absolute Dating 
1.6 LAB Darwin’s finches 
1.7 LAB Wolf Lab 
Classwork (5 points each)
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1.8 BIG IDEA Group Activity for Chapter 4 
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1.9 BIG IDEA Group Activity for Chapter 11 
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1.10 BIG IDEA Group Activity for Chapter 14 
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1.11 Crossword puzzle for Chapter 4
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1.12 Crossword puzzle for Chapter 11
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1.13 Crossword puzzle for Chapter 14
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Cheat Sheet (5 points each) in notebook
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1.14 Create a Chapter 4 cheat sheet using pg. 188
1.15 Create a Chapter 11 cheat sheet using pg. 214
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1.16 Create a Chapter 14 cheat sheet using pg. 244
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Art/Skit/Music/Story (5 points each)
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1.17 Draw a scale illustration of 4 extinct organisms alongside 4 real world
organisms for comparison in sizes
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Technology (5 points each)
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Go to brainpop.com (Username and Password: palmbeach). View the
following 4 videos:
(1) Natural Selection (2) Human Evolution (3) Extinction (4) Fossils. Take the
online quiz for each video and print out the completed quiz. You must score
at least a 70 on all four quizzes to receive credit. Staple all 4 quizzes
together and turn in. If you do not have a printer at home, take a picture of
each quiz when you finish them, and show me in class. If you neither printer
nor camera, please see me.
1.18 Brain Pop Quizzes
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Weekly Activates and Participation (5 points each)
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Pick ONLY 1 

2.1 Create a PowerPoint presentation with 1 partner or by yourself (5-6
minutes long) on the history of ONLY ONE of these topics:

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Sue the T-rex dinosaur
Ötzi the Iceman Lucy (AL 288-1)
The Dodo Bird
You will present your PowerPoint on a day that you and your teacher (Mr.D)
will have pre-selected. You may bring your PowerPoint onto a USB flash drive
and will use my computer to present it.
2.2 Individual project. Watch the documentary Dinosaur Planet “White Tip’s
Journey” and write a full 2 page report on what your watched, learned,
and wish you can do more research on after you watch the documentary.
There is a copy of in on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=eCM8-ej1DiQ
Tests
Test 1 History of the Earth (Chapter 4)
Jan 27
Test 2 Change over time (Evolution) (Chapter 11)
Feb 17
Test 3 Interdependence (Chapter 1 4)
TBA:
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