• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
     
     
    Department:
    Science
    Zoology
    Instructor: Atria

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    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

     Zoology is a lab oriented class surveying the Animal kingdom.  A phylogenetic approach will be employed, analyzing similarities of morphology and development to infer ancestral relationships between Animal phyla.  Representative specimens of major phyla will be observed and dissected to identify external and internal anatomical features.
    Emphasis will be placed on systemic adaptations that reflect divergent evolution.
     
     
    Course Description
     

     

    ADVANCED SCIENCE SPEICAL TOPICS/ZOOLOGY (L)                                 

    Zoology is a laboratory science emphasizing the process of scientific investigation through the study of animals, both vertebrate and invertebrate.  This course will study the identification, classification, anatomy, ecology, and economic significance of all the major groups of animals.  The course will be taught in a lecture/discussion lab type format.

    ·         Prerequisite: Student should have taken and passed successfully two trimesters of biology. 

    ·         Chemistry I is strongly encouraged.

    ·         Recommended Grade Level: 10 – 12

    ·         Credit: 1 trimester course for 1 credit

    ·         Counts as a Science Course for General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

    ·         A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

     
     
    Week
    Standards
    Instructional Content
    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.
    Assessments
    Other
    1
     
    Taxonomy
    Phylogeny of Protozoa
    Protist lab
     
     
    2
     
    Phylum Porifera
    Sponge labUnit 1 Test
     
    3
     
    Phylum Cnideria
    Phylum Platyhelminthes 
    Hydra lab
    Flatworm lab 
     
     
    4
     
    Pseudocoelomates 
    Phylum Nematoda 
    Roundworm labUnit 2 Test
     
    5
     
    Phylum Mollusca
    Clam lab
    Squid lab 
     
     
    6
     
    Phylum Annelida
    Earthworm lab
     Unit 3 Test

    7
     
    Phylum Arthropoda
    Aquatic Mandibulates 
    Crayfish lab

     
    8
     
    Phylum Arthropoda
    Terrestrial Mandibulates 
    Grasshopper lab Unit 4 Test
     
    9
     
    Deuterostomes
    Phylum Echinodermata 
    Sea Star lab
     
    Unit 5 Test
     
    10
     
    Phylum Chordata
    Fish and Amphibians 
    Perch lab
    Frog lab 
     
     
    11
     
    Phylum Chordata
    Reptiles, Birds and Mammals 
    Rat lab
    Unit 6 Test 
     
    12
     
     
     
    Final Exam