Merrillville High SchoolCourse Scope & Sequence
Department:ScienceZoology Instructor: AtriaEmail:
Course Expectations, Goals & RoutinesZoology 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 courseWeekStandardsInstructional ContentActivities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.AssessmentsOther1TaxonomyPhylogeny of ProtozoaProtist lab2Phylum Porifera
Sponge lab Unit 1 Test3Phylum CnideriaPhylum PlatyhelminthesHydra labFlatworm lab4PseudocoelomatesPhylum Nematoda Roundworm lab Unit 2 Test5Phylum MolluscaClam labSquid lab6Phylum Annelida Earthworm labUnit 3 Test7Phylum ArthropodaAquatic MandibulatesCrayfish lab8Phylum ArthropodaTerrestrial Mandibulates Grasshopper lab Unit 4 Test9DeuterostomesPhylum Echinodermata Sea Star labUnit 5 Test10Phylum ChordataFish and AmphibiansPerch labFrog lab11Phylum ChordataReptiles, Birds and Mammals Rat labUnit 6 Test12Final Exam