Academic Bio Couse Guidelines - Greater Latrobe School District

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Dec 12, 2012 (4 years and 9 months ago)

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Greater Latrobe School District Planned Course

Course Title:


Academic Biology

Grade Level:


9
-
12

Instructional Time:

7 or 8 Periods Per Week


43 Minutes Per
Period


(A/B Day Schedule)

Unit 1


Biological Principles

A.

Themes of Biology

B.

Characteristics of
Life

C.

The Scientific Method


Unit 2


Biochemistry

A.

Fundamentals of Chemistry

B.

Properties of Water

C.

The Importance of Organic Compounds

D.

The Properties of Acids and Bases

E.

The Structures and Functions of Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, and Nucleic Acids


Unit
3


Cytology

A.

The Proper Use of A Microscope

B.

Various Types of Microscopes

C.

History of Cytology and Cell Theory

D.

The Structure and Function of Organelles in an Eukaryotic Cell

E.

Levels of Organization from Cell to Organis
m


Unit 4


Cell Processes

A.

Composition of

Cell Membrane

B.

Cell Transport (Passive vs. Active)

C.

Photosynthesis

D.

Cellular Respiration


Unit 5


DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis

A.

DNA Structure and Replication

B.

Transcription and Translation

C.

Regulation of Gene Expression (Lac Operon)

D.

DNA Technology


Unit 6


Cell Reproduction

A.

Structure and Function of Chromosomes

B.

Prokaryotic vs. Eukaryotic Cell Division

C.

The Cell Cycle (Interphase, Mitosis, Cytokinesis)

D.

Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction


Unit 7


Genetics

A.

Mendelian Genetics

B.

Patterns of Human Inheritance


Human
Genetics

C.

Genetic Engineering/Gene Technology


Unit 8


Evolution and Classification

A.

Theory of Evolution

B.

Natural Selection

C.

Linnaean Classification

D.

Cladistics

E.

Six Kingdoms


Unit 9


Ecology

A.

Ecosystems

B.

Energy Flow (Food Chains, Food Webs, Trophic Levels

C.

Human
s and the Environment