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Biology

TEXTBOOK

Miller, Kenneth and Levine, Joseph. Biology. 2006, Pearson Prentice Hall, Boston, MA.


OBJECTIVES
ELL students will be able :

·  To infer and inquire on everyday concepts of organisms and their environment where science seeks to understand the living world.

·   To study ecological relationships and environmental problems

·  To show the diversity of organisms

·  To have an understanding of cellular biology and genetics

· To present numerous career related opportunities

· To develop understanding of biology that will help students become responsible

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Biology Lab

Taught in the biology lab on specified day.  __________________________________________________

Biology I Pacing Guide

  (updated June 2013)

TERM 1

Orientation

Fields of Biology, Science Fair Timeline, ITED Pre-Test (2 days)  

 

Chapter 1: The Nature of Life

                   Lesson 1.1 What is Science? (1 day)

Lesson 1.2 How Scientists Work (1 day)

Lesson 1.3 Studying Life (1 day)

Activity: What are the characteristics of living things? (1 day)

Lesson 1.4 Tools and Procedures (1 day)

Presentation: Fields of Biology (2 days)

Lab: (1 day)

     Chapter 1 Quiz and Review (1 day)

 

Chapter 2: The Chemistry of Life

Chapter 1 Test, Lesson 2.1 The Nature of Matter (1 day)

Lesson 2.2 Properties of Water (1 day)

            Lesson 2.3 Carbon Compounds (1 day)

             Lesson 2.4 Chemical Reactions and Enzymes (1 day)

Lab: (1 day)

Chapter 2 Quiz and Review (1 day)

 

Chapter 3: The Biosphere

                Chapter 2 Test, Lesson 3.1 What is Ecology? (1 day)

Lesson 3.2 Energy Flow (1 day)

Activity: Food Web (1 day)

Lesson 3.3 Cycles of Matter (2 days)

Lab: (1 day)

Chapter 3 Quiz and Review (1 day)

 

Chapter 4: Ecosystems

                Chapter 3 Test, Lesson 4.2 What Shapes an Ecosystem? (1 days)

Lab: (1 day)

Chapter 4 Quiz and Review (1 day)

 

Chapter 7: Cell Structure and Function

                Chapter 4 Test, Lesson 7.1 Life Is Cellular (1 day)

Lesson 7.2 Eukaryotic Cell Structure (2 days)

Activity: Cell Organelle Commercials (1 day)

Lesson 7.3 Cell Boundaries (2 days)

Activity: Cell Membrane Model (1 day)

Activity: Quick Lab: How can you model permeability in cells? (1 day)

Lesson 7.4 The Diversity of Cellular Life (1 day)

Lab: (1 day)

Chapter 7 Vocabulary Quiz and Review (1 day)

Total Days: 38

 

TERM 2

 

Chapter 8: Photosynthesis

Chapter 7 Test, Lesson 8.1 (1 day)

   Lesson 8.2 Photosynthesis: An Overview (2 days)

            Lesson 8.3 (1 day)

            Lab: (1 day)

            Chapter 8 Quiz and Review (1 day)

 

Chapter 9: Cellular Respiration

                Lesson 9.1 Chemical Pathways (3 days)

Lab: (1 day)

Chapter 8 & 9 Quiz and Review (1 day)

 

Chapter 10: Cell Growth

                   Chapter 9 Test, Lesson 10.1 Cell Growth (1 day)

Activity: Cell Growth (1 day)

Lesson 10.2 Cell Division (3 days)

Lesson 10.3 Regulating the Cell Cycle (1 day)

Lab: (1 day)

Chapter 10 Quiz and Review (1 day)

 

Chapter 11: Introduction to Genetics

                Chapter 10 Test, Lesson 11.1 The Work of Gregor Mendel (2 days)

Lesson 11.2 Probability and Punnet Squares (2 days)

Activity: Quick Lab: How are dimples inherited? (1 day)

Lesson 11.4 Meiosis (2 days)

Lab: (1 day)

              Chapter 11 Quiz and Review (1 day)

     Activity: Science Fair Preparation (2 day) 

     Presentation: Science Fair Presentations (2 days)


Chapter 12: DNA and RNA

                Chapter 11 Test, Lesson 12.1 DNA (2 days)

Activity: DNA Comic Strip (1 day)

Lab: (1 day)

Chapter 12 Diagram Quiz and Review (1 day)

Total Days: 36

*Lesson days are subject to change.