Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Here's a novel thought: instead of being taught as mindless, slavish dogma, evolutionary biologists have been busy in the last 150 years. 

They've been testing, retesting, modifying and in some cases rejecting aspects of Darwin's theory. This Power Point explains some of the major innovations, which (by the way) are all in the textbook:

Students who need to download this Power Point to complete their notes, and the Lecture Guide based on it, can do so here.

Students must finish these notes right away by completing the Lecture Guide, which will be distributed in class TODAY (Tuesday, June 2nd).   The Lecture Guide will be collected on the day of your final, Biology students, and treated as part of your notes.  Make sure it is completed!

In addition, there are notes on 'Comparing Primates' that goes with a lab activity to be completed by the end of class on Friday, June 2nd.   Some of this information, from Chapter 32, will appear on your final:

Again, students who need to download this Power Point to complete their note  can do so here.

Finals begin on a Monday, rather than later, so it will not be possible to have a Study Session in the final week of school.  A Study Guide, however, will be available on Friday, June 3rd, and students may now sign up for a Study Session the following Saturday morning (8:30-10:30). Significant extra credit can be earned by students who attend and complete activities. 

 The most important obligation for all students, however, is the ESSAY.  The Final Draft is past due.  Students who have not attempted this 600-point Project have been notice in class.  No essays will be accepted after Wednesday, June 8th.