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1 Summer 2015 Units: 10 high school credits UC Requirement Category: d General Description: BIOLOGY Grades 9-12 Summer session biology will be an intense, fast paced course. Students will gain an understanding of the processes of living organisms and their interaction with the environment. This course will focus on experimental hands on science, giving students an appreciation for the scientific process. Course goals in biology will be to develop knowledge of facts, terminology, concepts and generalizations that will help the student confront and interpret their biological environment. The student will develop a sense of curiosity and wonderment about phenomena in their natural environment and gain an appreciation of the contributions of biology to daily living. Skills such as study habits, organization of materials, note-taking, interpretation and analysis of data and the study of written information will be gained. Biology Syllabus SUMMER 2012 The content you will study in biology is outlined below. The sequence and content is subject to change during the summer. SEMESTER 1 Week 1 CHAPTER 1: The Science of Biology 1. a) What is Science? 2. b) Science in Context 3. c) Studying Life CHAPTER 2: The Chemistry of Life 1. a) The Nature of Matter 2. b) Properties of Water 3. c) Carbon Compounds 4. d) Chemical Reactions and Enzymes CHAPTER 7: Cell Structure and Function 1. a) Life is Cellular 2. b) Cell Structure 3. c) Cell Transport

2 c) Homeostasis and Cells CHAPTER 8: Photosynthesis 1. a) Energy and Life 2. b) Photosynthesis: An Overview 3. c) The Process of Photosynthesis CHAPTER 9: Cellular Respiration & Fermentation 1. a) Cellular Respiration: An Overview 2. b) The Process of Cellular Respiration 3. c) Fermentation Week 2: CHAPTER 10: Cell Growth and Division 1. a) Cell Growth, Division, & Reproduction 2. b) The Process of Cell Division 3. c) Regulating the Cell Cycle 4. d) Cell Differentiation CHAPTER 11: Introduction to Genetics 1. a) The Work of Gregor Mendel 2. b) Applying Mendel s Principles 3. c) Other Patterns of Inheritance 4. d) Meiosis CHAPTER 12: DNA 1. a) Identifying the Substances of Genes 2. b) The Structure of DNA 3. c) DNA Replication CHAPTER 13: RNA and Protein Synthesis 1. a) RNA 2. b) Ribosomes and Protein Synthesis 3. c) Mutations 4. d) Gene Regulation and Expression CHAPTER 14: Human Heredity Week 3 1. a) Human Chromosomes 2. b) Human Genetic Disorders 3. c) Studying the Human Genome CHAPTER 16: Darwin s Theory of Evolution

3 1. a) Darwin s V oyage of Discovery 2. b) Ideas that Shaped Darwin s Thinking 3. c) Darwin Presents His Case 4. d) Evidence of Evolution CHAPTER 17: Evolution of Populations 1. a) Genes and V ariation 2. b) Evolution of Genetic Change in Populations 3. c) The Process of Speciation 4. d) Molecular Evolution CHAPTER 18: Classification 1. a) Finding Order in Diversity 2. b) Modern Evolutionary Classification 3. c) Building the Tree of Life CHAPTER 20: Viruses and Prokaryotes 1. a) Viruses 2. b) Prokaryotes 3. c) Disease Caused by Bacteria and Viruses SEMESTER 2 Week 4 CHAPTER 21: Protists and Fungi 1. a) Protist Classification- The Saga Continues 2. b) Protist Structure and Function 3. c) The Ecology of Protists 4. d) Fungi CHAPTER 22: Introduction to Plants 1. a) What is a Plant? 2. b) Seedless Plants 3. c) Seed Plants 4. d) Flowering Plants CHAPTER 23: Plant Structure and Function 1. a) Specialized Tissues in Plants 2. b) Roots 3. c) Stems 4. d) Leaves 5. e) Transport in Plants CHAPTER 24: Plant Reproduction and Response 1. a) Reproduction in Flowering Plants 2. b) Fruits and Seeds

4 Week 5 3. c) Plant Hormones 4. d) Plants and Humans CHAPTER 25: Introduction to Animals a) What is an Animal? b) Animal Body Plans and Evolution CHAPTER 26: Animal Evolution and Diversity 1. a) Invertebrate Evolution and Diversity 2. b) Chordate Evolution and Diversity 3. c) Primate Evolution CHAPTER 27: Animals Systems I 1. a) Feeding and Digestion 2. b) Respiration 3. c) Circulation 4. d) Excretion CHAPTER 28: Animal Systems II 1. a) Response 2. b) Movement and Support 3. c) Reproduction 4. d) Homeostasis CHAPTER 29: Animal Behavior 1. a) Elements of Behavior 2. b) Animals in Their Environment Week 6: CHAPTER 30: Digestive and Excretory Systems 1. a) Organization of the Human Body 2. b) Food and Nutrition 3. c) The Digestive System 4. d) The Excretory System CHAPTER 31: Nervous System 1. a) The Neuron 2. b) The Central Nervous System 3. c) The Peripheral Nervous System 4. d) The Senses CHAPTER 33: Circulatory and Respiratory Systems

5 1. a) The Circulatory System 2. b) Blood and the L ymphatic System 3. c) The Respiratory System CHAPTER 34: Endocrine and Reproductive Systems 1. a) The Endrocrine System 2. b) Glands of the Endocrine System 3. c) The Reproductive System 4. d) Fertilization and Development CHAPTER 35: Immune System and Disease 1. a) Infectious Disease 2. b) Defenses Against Infection 3. c) Fighting Infectious Disease 4. d) Immune System Disorders

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