Big Ideas: Fishes and Amphibians
Essential Questions: What defines a fish? What defines an amphibian?
Vocabulary: fish, amphibian, chordate, sharks, bony fish, salamanders, frog/toads, caecilian
Month Content Skills Asessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
April Fishes and Amphibians: Formative: Formal Indiana State Core Standards Are Not Available Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List†††
* Non-vertebrate Chordates (Definitions, Characteristics, and Groups) Dissect a perch to expose tissues and organs for study Student Partipiation and Dialog Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
* Fishes (Definition, Evolution, Forms and Functions, Groups (Jawless, Sharks, Bony Fish); Ecology) Dissect a grass frog to expose tissues and organs for study Study Guide Assignments The Proceeding Are Related State Core Standards Associated with Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
* Amphibians (Definition, Evolution, Forms and Functions, Groups (Salamanders, Frogs/Toads, Caecilians); Ecology) Lab Practicles and/or Projects General Biology That Can Be Applied To This Discipline/Curriculum: Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
Chapter Quizzes Visit: Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
Visit ( for Further Details and Information with Regards to the Curriculum†† Reading / Vocabulary Exam
Core Standards:††
Chapter Exam B.5.6, B.6.3, B.6.4, B.8.1, B.8.2, B.8.5
Process Standards:
[x] SEPS.1 Posing Questions
[x] SEPS.2 Developing and Using Models and Tools
[x] SEPS.3 Constructing and Performing Investigations
[x] SEPS.4 Analyzing and Interpreting Data
[x] SEPS.5 Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
[x] SEPS.6 Constructing Explanations
[x] SEPS.7 Engaging in Argument from Evidence
[x] SEPS.8 Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Info
Literacy Standards:
[x] LST.1 Learning Outcomes:
Read and comprehend science and technical texts††
independently and proficiently and write effectively for a variety
of discipline-secific tasks, purposes, and audiences
[x] LST.2 Key Ideas and Textual Support
Extract and construct meaning from science and technical texts††
using a variety of comprehension skills
[x] LST.3 Structural Elements and Organization
Build understanding of science and technical texts, using††
knowledge of structural organization and authorís purpose and††
[x] LST.4 Synthesis and Connection of Ideas
Build understanding of science and technical texts by
synthesizing and connecting ideas and evaluating specific
[x] LST.5 Writing Genres
Write for different purposes and to specific audiences or people
[x] LST.6 The Writing Process
Produce coherent and legible documents by planning, drafting,
revising, editing, and collaborating with others