• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
     
     
    Department:
    Science
    Biology I B
    Instructor:J. Sabinas

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    Course Description
     

    BIOLOGY B (L)                                                                                            

    Biology B 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 B 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
     B5.2,B5.4,B5.5,
     Genes and Mendel
    meiosis
     phenotypes activity
    meiosis simulation
     chapter 13 exam
     understanding
    genetics video
    2
     
     
     DNA extraction lab
     
     
    3
     B5.2, B6.4, B6.5
     
     Human Genetics
    punnett squares
     punnett square lab
    human traits lab
    building animals lab
     chapter 14 exam
     
    4
     B7.2
     Pedigrees
     family tree lab
    pedigree chart lab
     
     family patterns video
    5
     B5.1, B5.2, B5.3, B5.5, B7.3, B7.4, B7.5, B5.4
     DNA Technology
      karyotyping
      selective breeding
      gel electrophoresis
      DNA fingerprinting
     karyotyping lab
    dna fingerprinting
     
     chapter 15 exam
     applied genetics
    video
    6
     B8.1, B8.7,B8.6
     Evolution
       natural selection
       classification/diversity
       Kingdoms of Life
     homologous structure lab
    cladogram lab
    amino acid evolution
     chapter 16/17 exam
     origins of life video
    7
     
     
     
     
     
    8
     B4.1, B4.4
    B3.4, B3.5, B4.1, B4.4
    B4.2, B4.3
    B3.4, B3.5
     Ecology
       biotic/abiotic factors
       ecosystemes
       biomes
       organization
       cycles
     peppered moth sim
    allele frequency lab
    variation lab
    classification lab
    biomes research project
     chapter 3/4 exams
     population dynamics video
    9
     B3.1, B3.2
     
     owl pellet dissection
     
     
    10
     B4.1, B4.2
     populations
     mouse plague
    paramecium population
     chapter 5 exam
     
    11
     
     
     
     
     
    12
     
     
     
    Final exam