Class Mammalia

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Mammals have mammary glands, fur, extended parental care, external ears, synapsid skulls, and internal fertilization.  They are endothermic and have effecient 4 chambered hearts.  Most mammals are viviparous, or have live birth, while others lay eggs (monotremes), or finish development inside of a pouch, as in marsupials.  Today we discussed basic traits of mammals, and the evolution that began 300 million years ago within synapsid reptiles. Modern mammals showed up the in the fossil record 225 million yesrs ago.

TEST over birds and mammals is Tuesday 5/15!!! Study mammal Vocab- Quiz Monday 5/14! LAST PORTFOLIO Due 5/15!

  1. What makes a Bird?
  2. Bird Vocabbird-vocab-organizer
  3. Class Aves Notesaves2
  4. Birds of Prey/ Mammal Classification Chart
  5. Mammal VocabMammal Vocab
  6. Class Mammalia NotesMammalia
  7. Life After Dinosaurs
  8. Bird/Human Skeleton
  9. Bird/Mammal ReviewClass Aves and Class Mammalia Review

Zo- Bird Webquest

Class Aves contains birds.  So far, we have discussed the evolution of birds, basic bird traits, and metabolic and flight adaptations.  Today, we will cover important bird orders and complete a webquest using Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology website.  Here is a copy of the webquestBird Webquest Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Here is a link to the site

Anatomy- Nervous System

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LS-122- Nervous System 1/2 sheet-

RS-123- Unit Title Page- Name, Title, tab, picture

 LS-124- Neuron Color Code

RS-125-Neuron NotesNeuron2014

LS-126- Nerve Pathway Color Code

RS-127- Nerve Pathway NotesPP-Nerve Pathways 

LS-128- Brain Color Code

RS-129- Brain AnatomyBrainAnatomyADAMS

LS-130- Eye Color Code

RS-131- Eye NotesPP-eye notesFILL IN 

LS- 132- Brain Practice WS

RS-133- Eye Review Diagram

LS-134-Pushing the Limits:Sight Video

May 8th- Neuron Quiz

May 10th- Brain Quiz and Dissection

May 15th- Eye Quiz and Dissection



ZO Unit 9 – Birds and Mammals

Zoology- Unit 9- Birds and Mammals 

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We begin our avian unit today. Class Aves includes birds. Evidence suggests that birds evolved from reptiles, more specifically dinosaurs.  Within the dinosaur group there is a group called theropods like the velociraptor. Theropods have reduced forelimbs.  Archaeopteryx is considered to be the transitional fossil between reptiles and birds, as it has traits of both groups.  Modern birds showed up in the fossil record 100 million years ago.  Modern birds have feathers, 4 chambered hearts, and hollow bones. They are the first animals we have studied that are endothermic. their temperature is controlled internally.  Here are the first entries of our last unit in Zoology- 

Bird Vocab Quiz- Tuesday 5/8!

  1. What Makes a Bird?what-makes-a-bird/ Life: Bird VideoLife Boyds-z67l17
  2. Bird Vocab Organizerbird-vocab-organizer
  3. Class Aves- Bird Notesaves2

Zoology- TEST Tomorrow


1. Unit 8 Vocab OrganizerUnit 7 VocabFILLED 

2. Secrets of Fossils

3. Vertebrate Movement to Land NotesVertebrate Movement to Land-11lv2c2

4. Frog Color Code

5. Class Reptilia Notes (in PPt above)

6.  Amniotic Egg Color CodeAmniote Egg-2ezohpb

7. Sea Turtle WSSea Turtle Questions-22jbasb

8. Life:Amphibians and ReptilesLIFE AmphandReptiles-1tihdy8

9ReviewAmphibiaReptilia Review

10. Review PICS


Zo- Dinosaur Webquest

Dinosaur webquest link–  Webquest file-Dinosaur Webquest1


1. Unit 8 Vocab OrganizerUnit 7 VocabFILLED 

2. Secrets of Fossils

3. Vertebrate Movement to Land NotesVertebrate Movement to Land-11lv2c2

4. Frog Color Code

5. Class Reptilia Notes (in PPt above)

6.  Amniotic Egg Color CodeAmniote Egg-2ezohpb

7. Sea Turtle WSSea Turtle Questions-22jbasb

ReviewAmphibiaReptilia Review

Anatomy- Skeletal System!!

Skeletal System

The adult human skeletal system consists of 206 bones, as well as a network of tendons, ligaments and cartilage that connects them. The skeletal system performs vital functions — support, movement, protection, blood cell production, calcium storage and endocrine regulation — that enable us to survive.

Muscle Quiz Wednesday 5/2

Unit TEST is TH. 5/3 over Skeletal and Muscular Systems!



LS-102- Unit 1/2 sheet112UNIT VI STUDY SHEET-SKELETAL MUSCULAR 2017-1ttsgbs

RS-103- Unit Title Page

LS-104- Warm-Ups

RS-105- Warm-ups

LS-106-Skeleton Label (1-45)

RS-107-Skeletal TERMS (listed in 1/2 sheet above)

LS- 108-Skeletal Enrichment WS

RS-109-Skeletal Organization NotesSkeletal System Powerpoint2 

LS-110- Axial and Appendicular SkeletonLS-Assign-AX-app skeleton 2010-1935nlk 

RS-111- Types of Bone (in Skeletal PPT above)

LS-112- Long Bone Color CodeLS-LONG BONE ANATOMY 2-xlsb0p 

RS-113-Long Bone Label and Notes

LS-114-Microscopic Anatomy of Bone Label

RS-115- Microscopic Anatomy of Bone Notes ( in Skeletal PPT above)

LS-116- Muscle Group Color Code

RS-117- Muscle Groups Notes (given on board)

LS- 118- Structure of Bone WS (given 5/1)

RS-119-Joints of the Body Notes (in Skeletal PPT)

LS-120- Types of Muscle Cell Drawings

RS-121- Types of Muscle Cells (given on board 5/1)



Vertebrate Movement to Land

Approximately 380 million years ago, groups of vertebrates began to move from aquatic ecosystems to terrestrial ones.  Before this time, bacteria, plants, simple animals, and arthropods were present on land.  Lobe finned fish and their descendents acquired adaptations that allowed them to scoot around in shallow water and on land.  These animals were the precursors to amphibians.  They display traits of fish, and also traits of Amphibians.  Tiktaalik is considered to be an intermediate between the two groups.  Today, we will discuss this trend of change and complete the Transitional Tetrapod Activity- Transitional TetrapodsNAME

  1. Unit 8 VocabUnit 8 VocabFILLED
  2. Secrets of Fossils Activity Sheet
  3. Vertebrate Movement to Land NotesVertebrate Movement to Land-11lv2c

Anatomy- TEST FRIDAY!!

RS- 69- Unit 1/2 sheet

RS-71-Unit Title page with tab, pic, Title, name 

LS-72- Written Warm-up and

RS-73-pocket page

LS-74-Lymphatic System Coloring sheet

RS- 75- Lymphatic System Qs- Use Ch. 20 in text at homeChapter 14 Questions-24kj89e

 LS-76- Origin of  Lymph AssignmentLS-Lymphatic Assignment 

RS-77-Lymphatic System Functions and Structureslymphatic_system 

LS-78-Slide 1 Questions Non_specific_Immunity-1d4kjmj 

RS-79- Organs of Lymphatic System (in PPT RS 77 above)

LS -80-Skin Color Code

RS-81-Nonspecific Imuunity/ First Line of Defense Non_specific_Immunity-1d4kjmj  

LS- 82- 2nd line of Defense OPEN Assignement

RS-83- 2nd Line of Defense(in Nonspecific PPT above)

LS-84- Label Skin Layers/Answer Checkpoint Qs

RS-85- Integumentary SystemSkin-1c3c3os

LS-86- Compare and Contrast Epidermis and Dermis

RS- 87- Integumentary System and Skin Layers (in p. 85 above)

LS-88-Skin Label. Color accessory organs blue

RS-89- Accessory Organs of Skin (in same Skin PPT above)

LS-90-Body Temperature Control Flow ChartLS-body temp assign 2017-vqij62

 RS-91- Control of Body Temperature Notes (same SKin PPPT above)

LS-92- Case of Aging Surfer

RS-93- Skin Cancer Skin Cancer Info-1fbwdmz 

LS-94-Specific Immunity Flow Chart

RS-95- Specific Immunity NotesThird Line of Defense-qpg5h3

LS-96- B- Cell Response

RS-97- B- Lymphocyte Response (in PPT above)

LS-98- T- Lymphocyte/ Cell – Mediated REsponse 

RS-99- T- Lymphocyte/ Cell – Mediated REsponse

LS-100- Identify B and T- cell statements. Place in order

RS- 101- Bozeman Science Immune Video


Zoology- Phylum Chordata

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We have reached the last phylum we will cover in the animal kingdom- Phylum Chordata.  Chordates are animals that have a notochord, postanal tail, gill slits, and a dorsal nerve cord at some point in their lives.  Chordates include sea squirts, tunicates, lancelets, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.  In this unit, we cover simple chordates such as sea squirts and lancelets, and Fish!  

There are 3 main classes of Fish:

Agnatha- jawless fish

Chondrichthyes- cartilaginous fish

Osteichthyes- bony fish

We will be dissecting the shark this week.

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1.Unit 7 VocabUnit 6 vocab organizer filled

2. Intro to Chordate Notesintro-to-chordates2

3. Shape of Life:Chordates Video QsShape of Life Chordates-24frxxv 

4. Sea Squirt Color Code/ Urochordata- Cephalochordata WSphylum-chordata

5. Shark Anatomy

6. Ultimate Guide:Sharks Video Sheet

7. Perch Color Code

8. Fish and Vertebrate Skeletons Packet

9. Shark and Bony Fish: A Comparison

10. REVIEW AND Review PicsZoology Unit 6 ReviewFILLED

Shark Dissection- Thursday 4/12

Vocab Quiz Mon. 4/16

Perch Dissection Tues 4/17

Intro to Chordates and Fish Test Th 4/19

Early Copy of Review Sheet-Zoology Unit 6 Review