Biology

Course Description: Biology means the study of life.  The biology students will study what living organisms are, along with different organism's similarities and differences.  The students will investigate how all living organisms interact with each other and their environment.  The students will also learn scientific method in order to look at a problem objectively, and make intelligent decisions concerning biological issues. 

  • Topic 1

    1 - BIOLOGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

    • Strand: 12.1.1 ABILITIES TO DO SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY
      Students will design and conduct investigations that lead to the use of logic and evidence in the formulation of scientific explanations and models. 
      Standard(s): 
      12.1.1.a 

      12.1.1.b 
      12.1.1.c 
      12.1.1.d 
      12.1.1.e 
      12.1.1.f 
      12.1.1.g
      12.1.1.h 
      12.1.1.i
      12.1.1.j 
      12.1.1.k
      12.1.1.l
      Objective: 
      (a) Formulate a testable hypothesis supported by prior knowledge to guide an investigation
      (b) Design and conduct logical and sequential scientific investigations with repeated trials and apply findings to new investigations
      (c) Identify and manage variables and constraints 
      (d) Select and use lab equipment and technology 
      appropriately and accurately
      (e) Use tools and technology to make detailed qualitative and quantitative observations
      (f) Represent and review collected data in a systematic, accurate, and objective manner
      (g) Analyze and interpret data, synthesize ideas, formulate and evaluate models, and clarify concepts and explanations
      (h.) Use results to verify or refute a hypothesis
      (i) Propose and/or evaluate possible revisions and alternate explanations
      (j) Share information procedures, results, conclusions, and defend findings to a scientific community (peers, science fair audience, policy makers)
      (k) Evaluate scientific investigations and offer revisions and new ideas as appropriate
      (l) Use appropriate mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry

      Strand: 12.1.2. NATURE OF SCIENCE
      Students will apply the nature of scientific knowledge to their own investigations and in the evaluation of scientific explanations
      Standard(s): 
      12.1.2.a
      Objective:
      (a) Recognize that scientific explanations must be open to questions, possible modifications, and must be based upon historical and current scientific knowledge

      Instructional Time: 3 weeks
      Date Assessed: August
      Assessment Type: Exam
      Resources: See Moodle
      Learning Activities: See Moodle
      Vocabulary: See Quizlet www.quizlet.com/user/ddraeger
      NeSA: Yes
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  • Topic 2

    2 - CHEMISTRY OF LIFE

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    Strand: 12.3.1 STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF LIVING SYSTEMS
    Students will investigate and describe the chemical basis of the growth, development, and maintenance of cells. 
    Standard: 
    12.3.1.a
    Objective: 
    (a) Identify the complex molecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids) that make up living organisms 

    Instructional Time: 1 week
    Date Assessed: September
    Assessment Type: Exam
    Resources: See Moodle
    Learning Activities: See Moodle
    Vocabulary: See Quizlet www.quizlet.com/user/ddraeger
    NeSA: Yes
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  • Topic 3

    3 - CELL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

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    Strand: 12.3.1 STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF LIVING SYSTEMS 
    Students will investigate and describe the chemical basis of the growth, development, and maintenance of cells. 
    Standard: 
    12.3.1.b 

    Objective: 
    (b) Identify the form and function of sub-cellular structures that regulate cellular activities

    Instructional Time: 2 weeks
    Date Assessed: October
    Assessment Type: Exam
    Resources: See Moodle
    Learning Activities: See Moodle
    Vocabulary: See Quizlet www.quizlet.com/user/ddraeger
    NeSA: Yes
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    • NOTES
    • LABS/ACTIVITIES
  • Topic 4

    4A - CELLS & ENERGY (PHOTOSYNTHESIS)

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    Strand:12.3.1 STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF LIVING SYSTEMS
    Students will investigate and describe the chemical basis of the growth, development, and maintenance of cells.
    Standard: 
    12.3.1.c 

    Objective: 
    (c) Describe the cellular functions of photosynthesis, respiration, cell division, protein synthesis, transport of materials, and energy capture/release

    Instructional Time:
     3 weeks
    Date Assessed: November
    Assessment Type: Exam
    Resources: See Moodle
    Learning Activities: See Moodle
    Vocabulary: See Quizlet www.quizlet.com/user/ddraeger
    NeSA: Yes
    • Topic 5

      4B - CELLS & ENERGY 
      (CELLULAR RESPIRATION/FERMENTATION)
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      Strand:12.3.1 STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF LIVING SYSTEMS
      Students will investigate and describe the chemical basis of the growth, development, and maintenance of cells.
      Standard: 
      12.3.1.c 

      Objective: 
      (c) Describe the cellular functions of photosynthesis, respiration, cell division, protein synthesis, transport of materials, and energy capture/release

      Instructional Time:
       3 weeks
      Date Assessed: November
      Assessment Type: Exam
      Resources: See Moodle
      Learning Activities: See Moodle
      Vocabulary: See Quizlet www.quizlet.com/user/ddraeger
      NeSA: Yes
      • Topic 6

        5 - CELL GROWTH AND DIVISION

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        Strand:12.3.1 STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF LIVING SYSTEMS
        Students will investigate and describe the chemical basis of the growth, development, and maintenance of cells.
        Standard: 
        12.3.1.c 

        Objective: 
        (c) Describe the cellular functions of photosynthesis, respiration, cell divisionprotein synthesis, transport of materials, and energy capture/release

        Instructional Time:
         3 weeks
        Date Assessed: November
        Assessment Type: Exam
        Resources: See Moodle
        Learning Activities: See Moodle
        Vocabulary: See Quizlet www.quizlet.com/user/ddraeger
        NeSA: Yes
        • Topic 7


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          6 - MEIOSIS AND MENDEL

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          • Strand:12.3.2 HEREDITY
            Students will describe the molecular basis of reproduction and heredity.
            Standard: 
            12.3.2.a

            Objective: 
            (a) Identify that information passed from parents to offspring is coded in DNA molecules

            Instructional Time:
             2 weeks
            Date Assessed: November
            Assessment Type: Exam
            Resources: See Moodle
            Learning Activities: See Moodle
            Vocabulary: See Quizlet www.quizlet.com/user/ddraeger
            NeSA: Yes
          • Topic 8

            7 - EXTENDING MENDELIAN GENETICS
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            Strand:12.3.2 HEREDITY
            Students will describe the molecular basis of reproduction and heredity.
            Standard(s): 
            12.3.2.b

            12.3.2.c
            12.3.2.d
            Objective: 
            (b) Describe the basic structure of DNA and its function in genetic inheritance
            (c) Recognize how mutations could help, harm, or have no effect on individual organisms
            (d) Describe that sexual reproduction results in a largely predictable, variety of possible gene combinations in the offspring of any two parents

            Instructional Time:
             2 weeks
            Date Assessed: December
            Assessment Type: Exam
            Resources: See Moodle
            Learning Activities: See Moodle
            Vocabulary: See Quizlet www.quizlet.com/user/ddraeger
            NeSA: Yes
            • Topic 9

              8 - FROM DNA TO PROTEINS
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              Strand: 12.3.1 STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF LIVING SYSTEMS
              Students will investigate and describe the chemical basis of the growth, developments, and maintenance of cells
              Standard
              12.3.1c
              Objective
              (c) Describe the cellular functions of photosynthesis, respiration, cell division, protein synthesis, transport of materials, and energy capture/release

              Strand: 12.3.2 HEREDITY
              Students will describe the molecular basis of reproduction and heredity
              Standard:
              12.3.2a
              Objective:
              (a) Identify that information passed from parents to offspring is coded in DNA molecules

              Instructional Time: 2 weeks
              Date Assessed: December
              Assessment Type: Exam
              Resources: See Moodle
              Learning Activities: See Moodle
              Vocabulary: See Quizlet www.quizlet.com/user/ddraeger
              NeSA: Yes
              • Topic 10

                9 - FRONTIERS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
                • Topic 11

                  10 - PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION
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                  Strand:12.3.4 BIODIVERSITY
                  Students will describe the theory of biological evolution.
                  Standard: 
                  12.3.4.b 

                  Objective: 
                  (b) Recognize that the concept of biological evolution is a theory which explains the consequence of the interactions of: (1) the potential for a species to increase its numbers, (2) the genetic variability of offspring due to mutation and recombination of genes, (3) a finite supply of the resources required for life, and (4) the ensuing selection by the environment of those offspring better able to survive and leave offspring

                  Instructional Time:
                   2 weeks
                  Date Assessed: January
                  Assessment Type: Exam
                  Resources: See Moodle
                  Learning Activities: See Moodle
                  Vocabulary: See Quizlet www.quizlet.com/user/ddraeger
                  NeSA: Yes
                  • Topic 12

                    11 - THE EVOLUTION OF POPULATIONS
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                    Strand:12.3.4 BIODIVERSITY
                    Students will describe the theory of biological evolution.
                    Standard: 
                    12.3.4.c 

                    Objective: 
                    (c) Explain how natural selection provides a scientific explanation of the fossil record and the similarities among the diverse species of living organisms

                    Instructional Time:
                     2 weeks
                    Date Assessed: February
                    Assessment Type: Exam
                    Resources: See Moodle
                    Learning Activities: See Moodle
                    Vocabulary: See Quizlet www.quizlet.com/user/ddraeger
                    NeSA: Yes
                    • Topic 13

                      12 - THE HISTORY OF LIFE
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                      Strand:12.3.4 BIODIVERSITY
                      Students will describe the theory of biological evolution.
                      Standard: 
                      12.3.4.d

                      Objective: 
                      (d) Apply the theory of biological evolution to explain diversity of life over time 

                      Instructional Time:
                       2 weeks
                      Date Assessed: February
                      Assessment Type: Exam
                      Resources: See Moodle
                      Learning Activities: See Moodle
                      Vocabulary: See Quizlet www.quizlet.com/user/ddraeger
                      NeSA: Yes
                      • Topic 14

                        13 -PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY
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                        Strand:12.3.3 FLOW OF MATTER AND ENERGY IN ECOSYSTEMS
                        Students will describe, on a molecular level, the cycling of matter and the flow of energy between organisms and their environment.
                        Standard: 
                        12.3.3.b

                        Objective: 
                        (b) Recognize that atoms and molecules cycle among living and nonliving components of the biosphere

                        Instructional Time:
                         2 weeks
                        Date Assessed: March
                        Assessment Type: Exam
                        Resources: See Moodle
                        Learning Activities: See Moodle
                        Vocabulary: See Quizlet www.quizlet.com/user/ddraeger
                        • Topic 15

                          14 - INTERACTIONS IN ECOSYSTEMS
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                          Strand:12.3.3 FLOW OF MATTER AND ENERGY IN ECOSYSTEMS
                          Students will describe, on a molecular level, the cycling of matter and the flow of energy between organisms and their environment.
                          Standard: 
                          12.3.3.c

                          Objective: 
                          (c) Explain how distribution and abundance of different organisms in ecosystems are limited by the availability of matter and energy and the ability of the ecosystem to recycle materials

                          Instructional Time:
                           2 weeks
                          Date Assessed: March
                          Assessment Type: Exam
                          Resources: See Moodle
                          Learning Activities: See Moodle
                          Vocabulary: See Quizlet www.quizlet.com/user/ddraeger
                          NeSA: Yes
                          • Topic 16

                            16 - Human Impact on Ecosystems
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                            Strand:12.3.3 FLOW OF MATTER AND ENERGY IN ECOSYSTEMS
                            Students will describe, on a molecular level, the cycling of matter and the flow of energy between organisms and their environment.
                            Standard(s): 
                            12.3.3.a

                            12.3.3.d
                            Objective: 
                            (a) Explain how the stability of an ecosystem is increased by biological diversity
                            (d) Analyze factors which may influence environmental quality

                            Instructional Time: 2 weeks
                            Date Assessed: April
                            Assessment Type: Exam
                            Resources: See Moodle
                            Learning Activities: See Moodle
                            Vocabulary: See Quizlet www.quizlet.com/user/ddraeger
                            NeSA: Yes
                            • Topic 17

                              23 - INVERTEBRATE ACTIVITY
                              • Topic 18

                                25 - VERTEBRATE ACTIVITY
                                • Topic 19

                                  ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
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                                  Strand: 12.3.1 STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF LIVING SYSTEMS
                                  Standard:
                                  12.3.1.d
                                  Objective:
                                  (d) Describe how an organism senses changes in its internal or external environment and responds to ensure survival

                                  Strand: 12.3.4 BIODIVERSITY
                                  Standard:
                                  12.3.4.a
                                  Objective:
                                  Identify different types of adaptations necessary for survival (morphological, physiological, behavioral)

                                  Instructional Time: 2 weeks
                                  Date Assessed: April
                                  Assessment Type: Exam
                                  Resources: See Moodle
                                  Learning Activities: See Moodle
                                  Vocabulary: See Quizlet www.quizlet.com/user/ddraeger
                                  NeSA: Yes
                                 


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                                Sara Miriovsky,
                                Mar 12, 2015, 9:29 AM
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