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  • Biology Unit 4 Scope & Sequence

    Posted by Jeremy Winsor on 10/17/2018

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  • Biology Unit 3 Scope & Sequence

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  • Biology Unit 2 Scope & Sequence

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  • Biology Unit 0 Scope & Sequence

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  • Biology Units of Study and Student Outcomes

    Posted by Jeremy Winsor on 10/17/2018
    • TITLE:  0-Characteristics and Classification of Life
      What Student Will Know

      - Identify the 7 characteristics of life
      - responsiveness to the environment;
      - growth and change;
      - ability to reproduce;
      - have a metabolism and breathe;
      - maintain homeostasis;
      - being made of cells; and.
      - passing traits onto offspring.
      - Differentiate between living and nonliving organism
      - Identify viruses as non-living
      - Differentiate between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells based on cellular structure

    • TITLE:  1-Population Growth & Interaction
      The unit begins with a model of population growth and then moves into modeling population interactions.

      Note: The unit requires the use of NetLogo software, available at this site:


    • TITLE:  2-Evolution
      This unit asks the students to use their model of population growth and interactions to develop initial predictions about natural selection in order to answer the essential questions of this unit.

    • TITLE:  3-Growth & Reproduction
      Cell growth: 
      Analyze how cells grow and organisms become larger.

      Cell Reproduction:
      Recognize mitosis as a part of asexual reproduction.
      Compare and contrast asexual and sexual reproduction.
      Organize diagrams of mitotic phases and describe what is occurring throughout the process including the time spent in each phase and that chromosome number is conserved.
      Compare meiosis and mitosis including types of reproduction (asexual or sexual), replication and separation of DNA and cellular material, changes in chromosome number, number of cell divisions, formation of gametes (2n → n → 2n), is an ordered process, and number of cells produced in a complete cycle.

      DNA replication:
      Describe DNA replication specifically highlight that it allows daughter cells to have an exact copy of parental DNA, it is semi-conservative, has mechanism to preserve information (mass → 2mass → mass) and occurs during the S phase of the cell cycle.
      Discuss the role that bonds play in allowing DNA replication as well as the need for nucleotide pairing (A-T; C-G).
      Understand that mutations are changes in DNA coding and can be deletions, additions, or substitutions. Mutations can be random and spontaneous or caused by radiation and /or chemical exposure.

    • TITLE:  4-Inheritance & Protein Synthesis - parts I & II
      Instructional Goals:
      Interpret and predict patterns of phenotype expression - dominant, recessive and intermediate traits.

      Use multiple representations to model inheritance such as egg/sperm charts, gamete recombination charts (i.e., Punnett squares), probability tables, algebraic equations, and other inheritance diagrams. 

      Interpret these representations to determine genotypic and phenotypic ratios

      Predict when combinations of alleles will result in phenotypes that are dominant, recessive, codominant, or incompletely dominant. 

      Determine parental genotypes based on offspring ratios.

      Recognize that more than one pair of genes controls some traits and that this pattern of inheritance is identified by the presence of a wide range of phenotypes (skin, hair, and eye color). 

      Predict phenotypic offspring ratios based on knowledge of the processes of meiosis and fertilization as well as the likely results of the effects on the phenotype of the proteins produced by the alleles. (Scenarios that students are expected to be familiar with include dominance, codominance, polygenic alleles, incomplete dominance, multiple alleles, lethal alleles, and sex-linked traits).

      Explain the role of meiosis in sexual reproduction (particularly distribution of alleles to gametes) and genetic variation.

      Provide examples of and explain the mechanism behind sources of genetic variation in sexually reproducing organisms, including crossing over, random assortment of chromosomes, gene mutation, nondisjunction, and fertilization.

    • TITLE:  5-Energy & Matter
      Some of the instructional goals:
      Investigate and analyze the cell as a living system including:
      Movement of materials into and out of cells.

      Compare the mechanisms of active vs. passive transport (diffusion and osmosis). 

      Conclude how the plasma membrane functions. 

      Explain changes in osmotic pressure that occur when cells are placed in solutions of differing concentrations 

      Explain how homeostasis is maintained in the cell and within an organism in various environments including: temperature and pH.

      Energy and matter move through an ecosystem

      Biomass decreases as trophic level increases

      Disrupting a food chain affects entire habitat.

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  • Biology Unit 1 Scope & Sequence

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  • Biology Concept Map

    Posted by Jeremy Winsor on 1/22/2018

    Biology Concept Map

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  • Biology Pacing Guide

    Posted by Jeremy Winsor on 1/22/2018

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  • Biology Storyline

    Posted by Jeremy Winsor on 1/21/2018

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