Biology Pacing Chart 2012 – 2013 Important Points During Instruction

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Biology Pacing Chart

2012


2013


Important Points During Instruction

Comprehensive curriculum
may not

follow the order of the text book. Embedding inquiry investigations and process skills into content instruction means
shifting the
e
mphasis from teachers presenting information and covering textbook topics to students
doing

science.
In other words, the
Science as Inquiry
GLEs

should be embedded within the content and hands
-
on activities throughout the year. Also, integrate technology
, science in society and engineering,

whenever possible.




Mandatory Testing Components and Lab Reports

To help prepare all students for the ACT, “Science Skills” shall be assessed on every major test. Also, four (4) lab reports

per
semester

are require
d. Two labs
are governed from the district level; the other two will be the choice of the teacher.

The following lab activities are mandated by the district and the
directions can be found in Moodle in the Core Curriculum course in a folder labeled Distr
ict Mandated Labs. You will also find lab report formats that you may
use.


Semester 1:

1.

Penny Lab

2.

DNA Extraction

Semester 2:

1.

Natural Selection

2.

Reflex Lab (This is a lab that students will design on their own & will not have directions in Moodle.)


The fol
lowing labs are optional labs that have been suggested by the committee:

1.

Enzyme Lab

2.

Cellular Transport

3.

Human Trait Lab

4.

Fermentation Lab (Design Your Own)

5.

Heart Rate (Design Your Own)

6.




Important Testing Dates

Mi
dterm Examinations: December 12


19, 2012

(school
-
based decision)

Explore (9
th
), PLAN (10
th
), and ACT (11
th
): March 19, 2013

End
-
of
-
Course Testing:
April 23
-
May 23
, 201
3

(school
-
based decision)

Final Examinations: April 23


May 21, 2013



Before Winter Break

Time


Topics

CC Units

Key
Concepts (Textbook Sections)

GLEs

Aug. 15


Sept.
28

6 Weeks

The Cell

(CC: Unit 1)




Lab safety (1.1
)



Organic chem
istry & the role of enzymes (2.3, 2.4
)



Characteristics o
f living & nonliving things (1.3
)



Differentiate between prokaryotes & eukaryotes
(7.1)



Cell structures &
functions of organelles (7.2
)



Cellu
lar transport (7.3
)



SI: 10



LS: 3



LS: 1



LS: 1



LS: 2



LS: 4, 5

Oct. 1


Dec. 11

9 Weeks

Reproduction & Genetics

(CC: Unit 2)




Structure & function of DNA & RNA (replication, transcription,
tran
slation) (12.2, 12.3, 13.1, 13.2, 13.3
)



Cell cycle (10.1, 10.2
)



Differentiate between mitosis & meiosis (10.2
, 11.4
)



Mendelian inheritance (11.1, 11.2, 11.3
)



Human traits (14.1, 14.2
)



Mutations (13.3
)




LS: 7, 8



LS: 6,9



LS: 9



LS: 10, 11



LS: 10, 11



LS: 10, 11

Midterm Examinations:
December 12
-
19, 2012

(school
-
based decision)


After Winter Break

Time

Topics

CC Units

Key Concepts

GLEs

Jan. 7



Feb. 1

4

Weeks


Reproduction
&
G
enetics

(CC: Unit 2)

Traits & Classification

(CC: Unit 3)



Genetic
Engineering (15.2, 15.3, 15.4)



Taxonomy (18.1, 18.2, 18.3)



Dichotomous keys (18.1, 18.2, 18.3)



Life cycles of the different kingdoms (22, 28)



Differentiate between bacteria & viruses (20.1, 20.2)



LS: 12, 13



LS: 18, 19



LS: 18, 19



LS: 19, 20



LS: 21

Feb. 4


Mar. 1

3 Weeks

Changes Over Time

(CC: Unit 4)




Charles
Darwin & natural selection (16.1, 16.2, 16.3)



Evidence of evolution (
16.4, 19.1
)




Mechanisms of evolution (17.1, 17.2, 17.3, 19.2
)



LS: 14
-
17



LS: 14
-
17

ESS: 17, 18, 22



LS: 14
-
17

Mar. 4


Apr. 5

4 Weeks

Balance of Nature

(CC: Unit 5)




ATP (
8
.1)



Photosynthesis, cellular respiration & fermentation in relation
ship to ATP (no cycles) (8.2, 8.3, 9.1,
9.2, 9.3
)



Car
bon, nitrogen & water cycles (3.4
)




Food chains, food webs,

pyramids, & trophic l
evels (3.2, 3.3, 4.2
)




Levels & organiz
ation of the biosphere (3.1
)




Population dynamics & human impacts ( 5.1
,
5.2
, 5.3, 6.2, 6.4
)



LS: 30



LS: 29




LS: 23, 28

ESS: 1
-
3, 13, 15



LS: 24, 25, 31

ESS: 1
-
3, 13, 15



LS: 24, 25, 31

ESS: 1
-
3, 13, 15



LS: 26,

27

Apr. 8


May 3

4

Weeks

Human Body Systems,
Balance, & Health

(CC: Unit 6)




Human body systems & their interaction
s with each other (Chapters 30
-

34
)



Home
ostasis & health (Chapters 7.4, 30.1
)



LS: 32, 33



LS: 34, 37
-
42

May 6


May 10

1 Week

Health &

Diseases

(CC: Unit 7)



D
isease causing agents (20.3
)



Immune system (35.1, 35.2, 35.3, 35.4
)



LS: 22, 38



LS: 22, 38

May 13


May 17

1 Week

Patterns of Behavior

(CC: Unit 8)



Innate behavior (29.1, 29.2
)



Learned behavior (
29.1, 29.2
)



LS: 35, 36



LS: 35,
36

Final

Examinations:
May 17


24, 2013

(school
-
based decision)