• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
     
     
    Department:
     Science
    PLTW:  Principles of Biomedical Science Part A
    Instructor: Kristin Campbell


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    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

    Classroom Policies:

    1.      I.D. must be worn around your neck at all times.

    2.      Be in your assigned seat when the bell rings.

    3.      Cell phones and other electronic devices should not be visible or heard.

    4.      No talking or getting out of your seat while the teacher is talking.

    5.      Respect the classroom environment.
     
    Please see the attached Parent Letter and Class Syllabus below.  They contain important information regarding class materials and the homework policy.
     
     
      


     
    Course Description
     Principles of Biomedical Science
    In the introductory course of the PLTW Biomedical Science program, students explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person. While investigating the case, students examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes while allowing them to design their own experiments to solve problems.
     
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    Week

    Standards

    Instructional Content

    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.

    Assessments

    Other

    8/16-8/19

     

     

     

     

     

    8/22-8/26 

    Indiana Nature of Science Standards

    Class expectations and policies


    Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Activity

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Investigating Crime Scenes

    Safety

    CER Activity

    Activity 1.1.1

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Activity 1.1.2

    Activity 1.1.3

     

     

     

     

     

    Binders, composition notebooks, etc needed by Monday 8/22/15

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lucid Chart due Monday 8/22

    Career Journals due Friday 8/26 

    8/29-9/2

     Indiana Nature of Science Standards

    Analyzing the evidence

    Blood splatter analysis 

    Controlling variables in an experiment 

     

    Activity 1.1.4

    Activity 1.1.6 

    Quiz on Thursday:  1.1.1-1.1.4 

    9/5-9/9

     Indiana Nature of Science Standards

    Analyzing Body Temperature

    Controlling Variables in an experiment

    What is DNA? 

    Activity 1.1.5 

    Activity 1.2.1 

    Quiz Friday 1.1.5-1.2.1

    9/12-9/16

     

    From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

    HS-LS1-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells. (HS.LS1.1) 

    Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

    HS-LS3-1. Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring. (HS.LS3.1) 

    DNA

    DNA Extraction

    RFLPs

     Activity 1.2.2

    Activity 1.2.3

     Quiz Friday 1.2.1-1.2.3

     

    9/19-9/23

     

    From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

    HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms. (HS.LS1.2) 

    Autopsies and Medical Records

    Activity 1.3.1

    Activity 1.3.2

    Activity 1.3.3

    Unit 1 Test

    9/26-9/30

     

     

    From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

    HS-LS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis. (HS.LS1.3) 

    Engineering Design

    HS-ETS1-2. Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering. (HS.ETS1.2) 

    What is Diabetes?

    Diagnosing Diabetes

    Insulin-Glucose Connection

    Activity 2.1.1

    Activity 2.1.2

    Activity 2.1.3

    Quiz 2.1.1-2.1.3

    First grading period ends October 2, 2015

    10/3-10/7

     

     

    Energy

    HS-PS3-3. Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.* (HS.PS3.3) 

    From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

    HS-LS1-6. Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for how carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other elements to form amino acids and/or other large carbon-based molecules. (HS.LS1.6) 

     The Science of Food:

    Food Testing

    Food Labels

    Activity 2.2.1

    Activity 2.2.2

    Start Activity 2.2.3

    Quiz 2.2.1-2.2.2

    Parent Teacher conferences October 8, 2015

    10/10-10/14

     

    Energy

    HS-PS3-3. Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.* (HS.PS3.3) 

    From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

    HS-LS1-6. Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for how carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other elements to form amino acids and/or other large carbon-based molecules. (HS.LS1.6) 

    Biochemistry of Food

    Energy in Food

    Activity 2.2.3

    Activity 2.2.4

    Start Activity 2.3.1

    Quiz 2.2.3-2.2.4

    10/17-10/21

     

    From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

    HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms. (HS.LS1.2) 
    HS-LS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis. (HS.LS1.3) 

    Engineering Design

    HS-ETS1-1. Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants. (HS.ETS1.1) 
    HS-ETS1-3. Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts. (HS.ETS1.3) 

    Life with Diabetes:

    A Day in the Life with Diabetes

    Diabetic Emergency

    Activity 2.3.1

    Activity 2.3.2

    Quiz 2.3.1-2.3.2

    10/24-10/28

     

    From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

    HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms. (HS.LS1.2) 
    HS-LS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis. (HS.LS1.3) 

    Engineering Design

    HS-ETS1-1. Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants. (HS.ETS1.1) 
    HS-ETS1-3. Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts. (HS.ETS1.3) 

    Complications of Diabetes

    The Future of Diabetic Management

    Activity 2.3.3

    Activity 2.3.4

    Quiz 2.3.3-2.3.4/ Unit 2 Test

    10/31-11/4

     

    From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

    HS-LS1-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells. (HS.LS1.1) 

    Engineering Design

    HS-ETS1-4. Use a computer simulation to model the impact of proposed solutions to a complex real-world problem with numerous criteria and constraints on interactions within and between systems relevant to the problem. (HS.ETS1.4) 

    Sickle Cell Disease:

    Blood Detectives

    Sickle Cell Diaries

    The Disease

    Activity 3.1.1

    Activity 3.1.2

    Activity 3.1.3

    Quiz/Test Unit 3

    11/7-11/11

     Review Units 1,2,3

    Finish projects etc.

     

     

    Finals 11/12 and 11/13