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1 DPI Standards Biology Education (for students) 1. Characteristics of organisms Know Properties of living organisms, including: Acquire and use energy and materials Sense and respond to stimuli Reproduce and develop Organization 2. Life cycles of organisms Parasitic life cycles Identify stages of animal life cycles Identify stages of plant life cycle Botany Oral/written pres, exams 3. Organisms and their environment Physiological adaptations of organisms Biotic and abiotic factors in the environment Anatomical adaptations of organisms Botany Oral/written pres, exams 4. Structure and function of living things Plant structure and growth Botany Oral/written pres, exams Organization of the animal body Animal organs and systems Dissection of several phyla of animals 5. Reproduction and heredity Complete a Punnett square Exams, reports

2 Plant Sexual and asexual reproduction Botany Oral/written pres, exams Animal reproductive modes Mendelian genetics Patterns in inheritance Meiosis and sexual reproduction Build a pedigree 6. Regulation and behavior Homeostasis Exams, Environmental Factors Organismal factors 7. Populations and ecosystems Population characteristics, including Population dynamics Nutrient cycling Trophic structure Exotic species Growth curves 8. Diversity and adaptations of organisms Natural selection Measure diversity of a population Characteristics of plant phyla Identification of common flora Characteristics of animal phyla Identification of common fauna Principals and practices of biological classification Botany Oral/written pres, exams

3 9. The cell Biomembranes Animal cell structure Cell-cell interactions Cell and organelle function Mitosis and cytokinesis Organization of the nucleus Demonstrate proper use of the microscope Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells Plant cell structure Cell and Molecular Biology Botany Lab Reports, exams Oral/written pres, exams 10. The molecular basis of heredity Central Dogma of Biology DNA structure and replication Genes and how they work Control of gene expression Genetic mutations Genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics Gene and DNA technology Prepare DNA for analysis and Run a PCR/electrophoresis 11. Biological evolution Genes within natural populations Evidence for evolution The origin of species Processes of evolution

4 12. The interdependence of organisms Predator-prey interactions Community, including Ecological succession The concept of the ecological niche Competitive interactions Parasite -host interactions 13. Matter, energy, and organization in living systems Understand life process in living organisms, including: Ecological pyramids Nutrient cycling Cellular Respiration Cell and Molecular Biology Metabolic Pathways and Enzymes Lab Reports, exams Basic Biochemistry Plant Photosynthesis Botany Oral/written pres, exams 14. The behavior of organisms Evolution of nervous systems Adaptation of animal senses Behavioral ecology Evolution of Behaviors Plant Behaviors/responses Botany Oral/written pres, exams

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