Quarter 1

Biology Content Units

 

Scientific Method

(Lab skills)

Organization of Life on Earth/  (1.0- 2 weeks)

 

 

 

 

Cell Chemistry

(Total 3 weeks)

Part 1: 2-3 days

Part 2: 8 days

Part 3: 8 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cell Biology  (~ 3 weeks)

Part 1: 4 days

Part 2: 5 days

Part 3: 3 days

Part 4: 2 days

 

 

 

 

 

Content

 

Organisms, Populations, Communities, Ecosystems

Hypothesis, Variables (IV,DV, SV), Control Setups

Theory

 

 

 

Cell Chemistry (review)

Part 1: Big Bang; Atomic Review : Sub atomic particles

Atomic number, mass number

Isotopes, Ions, pH, Salts

Chemical Bonds (ionic, covalent, polar covalent, hydrogen) Water: Surface tension,  adhesion, cohesion, polar covalent, hydrogen bonding

 

Part 2: Organic Chemistry and Origin of Life,  Miller Urey experiment

Abiogenesis

Carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids

Monomers, Polymers examples, structure function

 

Part 3: Exergonic, endergonic reactions, energy diagrams

Activation energy and enzyme structure function

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 1: Prokaryote vs Eukaryote Organelle structure, function

 

Part 2: Membranes

Part 3: Organelle structure, function

Viruses, Endosymbiotic Theory

Part 4: Viruses, Domains and Kingdoms

 

 

 

 Cell Biology (membranes, organelles)

Organelle structure, function

Viruses

Membrane structure and function/ Cell Biology 1a, I I & E (various)

Diffusion, osmosis, active & passive transport, thermodynamics (2nd law)

Standards / Power Standards

 

I & E standards

Ecology 6 a

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemistry Standards

Chemical Bonds 2 a-e

Acids and Bases 5 a, b

Isotopes 11c

 

 

 

 

 

 Chemistry Standard

Organic Chemistry 10 a-c  Biomolecules/ Macromolecules/ Cell Biology 1h

 

 

 

 

 Thermodynamics and Energy reactions/ Cell

Biology 1 b, I & E (various)

1st and 2nd law thermodynamics

Chemistry Standard 7b (endergonic/exergonic)

Chemistry Standard 8d (activation energy)

 

 

Cell Structure and Function/ Cell Biology 1a, c, e, f, g, j

Chemistry Standard Diffusion 4b, 5 a,b

Assessments*

 

Chapter 1/ Sowbug Activity

* Prior Knowledge Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

* Chemistry Pre Quiz

Chapter 2/ Water Activity

Chapter 17.2 pH Lab

Inorganic Chemistry Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2 Biomolecule Lab

Organic Chemistry Unit Test

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2/ Bean Juice Lab

Energy and Enzymes Test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Pre Quiz on Cells and Organelles

Chapter 7, (parts of 17, 18, 19) / Microscope Activity with example organisms

 

Microscope and Cell Type Quiz

Chapter 7/ What’s Up Doc (Carrot Osmosis)

 

Membrane and Transport Quiz

 

Cell Biology Unit Test

Quarter 2

Mitosis (~5 days)

 

 

 

 

 

DNA (Replication, Central Dogma,

Bacterial Transformation) (~12 days)

 

Cell Energetics (Respiration, Photosyntheis) (~14 days)

 

 

Body Systems I (if time otherwise start 2nd semester) (~ days)

Organization Levels

Cell Cycle, Cancer, cell types, microscope skills Mitosis and Cell Cycle,P53 and cancer

HOX genes and development

 

 

DNA and RNA structure and Function

DNA Replication

Central Dogma (Transcription and Translation), Gene Expression (simple)

Bacterial Transformation (lac operon)

 

ATP and Energy Pathways

Cellular Respiration, Photosynthesis, Fermentation

 

 

 

Homeostasis

Thermoregulation

Body systems- organs, parts, functions

Circulatory System, Lymphatic System

 

NCLB Life Science Test

 

 

 

 

 

DNA Structure and Function/ Biotechnology Part I/ Cell Biology 1 d, Genetics 4 a, b, c, d, e, f, 5a, b, c, e

 

 

 

Biology 1b, e, f, g,

 

 

 

 

 

Organization Levels Organism Level/ Body Systems Part I/ Physiology 9 a, c

Biology 1b, e, f, g, Physiology 9 f, I & E (various)

 

* Pre Quiz Mitosis

Chapter 10 /Mitosis Activity (Onion)

Cell Cycle Quiz

 

 

 

Chapter  12 & 13-3/ DNA isolation, Hemoglobin Activity (Central Dogma)

DNA Unit Test

 

 

 

Chapter 8,9/ Yeastie Beastie Fermentation Lab/ Leaf Disk Assay (Photosynthesis)

Energy Quiz

Unit Test

 

 

 

Ch 35-1, Ch 37 / Thermoregulation Lab

If time then a Quiz or simply on FINAL

1st Semester Final Exam

Quarter 3

Body Systems Part II

(~ 15 days)

 

 

 

 

 

(Plants)* ~ 5 days

 

 

 

 

 

Meiosis (~ days)  and Genetics (~ 14 days)

 

Body systems- organs, parts, functions (nervous, endocrine, excretory, immune  and lymphatic, (autoimmune), digestion, muscle)

 

 

 

Plant structure and Function and Evolution and Reproduction Plant (structures and reproduction of  types (bryophytes, gymnosperms, angiosperms), plant hormones

 

Meiosis (phases and outcomes), gametes (plants & animals), genotypes, phenotypes, dominant, recessive, Punnett square problems ( monohybrid, dihybrid, sex-linked, pedigrees, epistasis, incomplete/co-dominance)

Organization Levels Organism Level/ Body Systems Part II/ Physiology a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, I, Physiology 10 a, b, c, d, e, f

 

 

 

 

Botany (district standards)

 

 

 

 

 

Meiosis and Genetics/ Genetics 2 a, b, c, d, e, f, g, Genetics 3 a, b, c

Chapter 35, 36, 38, 39, 40/ UR in Trouble (excretory activity), Pink Disease (transmission of disease), Reflex and Senses Activity

Blood Slide Lab

 

 

 

Chapter  22, parts of 24,25; leaf identification practicum

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 11, 13, 14/ Wisconsin Fast Plants Monohybrid Cross, Problem Sets, Genetic Research Projects

Monohybrid, Dihybrid, X-linked Quiz

Unit Test

Quarter 4

Evolution

(~ 20 days)

(note some teachers split the hominid component out separately to test)

 

 

Biotechnology

(~ 9 days)

 

 

 

(Classification/ Diversity)* (~ 7 days)

 

 

 

 

(Ecology)* (~ 9 days)

 

natural selection, Charles Darwin, geoloy principals, single gene and polygenic inheritance, directional, disruptive and stabilizing selection, gene pools, allele frequencies, genetic drift, founder effect human evolution, definition of species, classification categories, types of isolation

Restriction analysis (crime scene) Stem Cells, Transformations, Genetically Engineered foods etc..

Dichotomous Keys, survey of the animal kingdom

 

 

food webs, trophic levels, types of symbiotic relationships

 

Evolution 7 a, b, c,d, e, 8 a, b, c, d, e, f, I & E (various)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genetics 5 d, I & E (various)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ecology/ Ecology 6 a, b, c, d, e, f, g Lab

Chapters 15, 16, 17, 32-3/ Activities: Relative Dating, Who’s on First, Fossil Finds, Same but Different, Horses Lab, Skull Lab, Lengthy Relationships, Latoli Footprints, Comparative Hominids

 Quizzes on Natural Selection, Hominids

Unit Test

 

 

Chapter 14/ Crime Scene

Stem Cells or Bioethics Activity

Unit Test

 

 

Animal Classification Practicum

Quiz and Practicum

 

 

 

Chapters 3-6/ Ecology group project and presentation

Unit questions on Cumulative Final Exam

* Enrichment Units only if time        

** Pacing guides are a minimum. There are at least 23 days of catch up time or individualized units.

*** Pacing times are rough estimations and include testing days