• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
     
     
    Department:
     Science
    Biology A
    Instructor:  Mr. Dave Hinkel

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    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

     
    Expectations
    Students come to class with a willingness to learn.  Students will need to keep a notebook throughout the 12 week period.
    Goals
    Our goal for the Biology student is that they receive credit and move on to Biology II.
    Routines
    Reading of text and supplimentary material will be given to reinforce the students ability to be proficient in literature when they leave school.
     
    Course Description
     

    BIOLOGY A (L)                                                                                            

    Biology A is a course based on laboratory investigations that include a study of the structures and functions of living organisms and their interactions with the environment. At a minimum, students enrolled in Biology A explore the structure and function of cells, cellular processes, and the interdependencies of organisms within populations, communities, ecosystems, and the biosphere.  Students work with concepts, principles, and theories of the living environment.  In addition, students enrolled in this course are expected to: (1) gain an understanding of the history and development of biological knowledge, (2) explore the uses of biology in various careers, and (3) investigate biological questions and problems related to personal needs and societal issues.

    • Recommended Grade Level:  9 – 10
    • Credits: 2 trimester course for 2 credits
    • Fulfills the Biology requirement for the General (Class of 2010 and subsequent classes), Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
    • A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
     
    Week
    Standards
    Instructional Content
    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.
    Assessments
    Other
    1
    sk, B1.2,1.3
    Sceince Method, Math skills, Graphing
    1.1, A4-5: A8-9; A18-23
    Pre Test
    The Process of Science
    2
    B1.2, B1.3, B8.1, B8.2, B8.7
    Homeostasis, Microscope, Origins of Life, Cell Theory, Kingdoms of Life,
    p19-20, A14-15, p26, p542, 19.3, p191 DOL2 - DOL5
     
    Characteristics of Life
    3
    B1.1, B1.2
    Matter, atoms, bonding, water, pH, Diffusion, Marcromolecules
    A24, Ch2.1, 2.2, 7.3, 2.3, 2.4
     
    Chemistry of Life
    4
    B2.1, B2.2
    types of cells, organelles, surface area, osmosis, active transport, communication, Immune cells
    Ch 7.1, 7.2, 10.1, 7.4
     
    Cells
    5
    B2.4, B2.5
     
     
     
    Cells
    6
    B2.6, B3.3, B2.3, B3.1
    Organelles of matter transfer, organelles of energy transfer
    Ch 7.4, 7.2, 8.2,8.3
    6 week Mid term Exam
    Eukaryotic Cells
    7
    B5.1, B5.2
    DNA
    molecules
    organization
    Ch 10.2
    12.1-12.2
    Lab DNA extraction Exam
    Inheritance
    8
    B5.1, B5.2
    DNA (cont.)
    Ch 10.2
    Ch 12.1-12.2
    Lab Gel electrophoreasis
    Pedigree
    9
    B7.4
    B6.1
    Cell Cycle
    replication
    mitosis
    Ch 12.3
    10.2
    cell division lab
     
    10
    B7.4
    B6.2
    B6.3
    Cell Control & Cancer
    Ch 10.3
    Cancer cells
     
    11
    B5.3, B5.4, B5.5,
    Cell Variety and Differentiation
    Ch 10.4
    tissue systems
    stem cell research
     
    12
    B5.7
    Protien Synthesis
    Ch13.1 - 13.2,
    FINAL EXAM