• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
     
     
    Department:
     Science
    Biology I B
    Instructor:Atria

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    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

     
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    Course Description
     

    BIOLOGY I (L)                                                                                            

    Biology I 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 I 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
    5.6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
    Heredity - Mendelian genetics
    Probability lab
    Punnett squares virtuallab
    11.1, 11.2, 11.3 assessment
    Spongebob genetics
     
    2
    7.1, 7.2, 7.3 
    Heredity problem solving
    Genetics word problems
    dihybrid cross lab
    chapter 11 assessment
    test 11
     
    3
    7.4; 6.1-6.5
    Meiosis
    meiosis simulation activity
    11.4 assessment
    meiosis quiz
     
    4
    5.1, 5.2
    Molecular genetics - DNA structure
    DNA modeling activity
    Replication activity
    12.1, 12.2, 12.3 assessment
    DNA structure quiz
     
    5
    5.2, 7.4, 7.5 
    Molecular genetics - Replication
    Replication activity
    chapter 12 assessment
    test 12
     
    6
    5.3, 5.4, 5.5
    Molecular genetics - RNA, Transcription and Translation
    Transcription and translation activity
    13.1 & 13.2 assessment
    chapter 13 assessment
    test 13
     
    7
    8.1-8.6
    Evolution - Early hypotheses and Darwin
    Variability of inherited traits lab
    population growth curve graphing activity
    16.1 & 16.2 assessment
     
    8
    8.5, 8.6
    Evolution - Natural and Artificial selection
    Natural selection virtuallab
    16.3 & 16.4 assessment
    chapter 16 assessment
    test 16
     
    9
    3.1-3.5
    Introduction to Ecology
    Ecological pyramid virtuallab
    owl pellet lab
    3.1, 3.2 & 3.3 assessment
     
    10
    1.1, 3.2, 4.1
    Ecology of communites
    nutrient cycle activity
    3.4 assessment
    chapter 3 assessment
    test 3
     
    11
     4.2, 4.3, 4.4
    Ecology of ecosystems
    climate lab
    succession lab
    4.1, 4.2 & 4.3 assessment
     
     
    12
     4.4
    Global Ecology
    biome jigsaw activity  student presentations
    4.4 & 4.5 assessment
    chapter 4 assessment
    test 4
    Final exam