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1 s7an-ppg-pc-il indd 2 7/18/05 2:46:40 PM 2 McDougal Littell Science, Cells and Heredity Chapter 1: The Cell, pp The cell is the basic unit of living things. pp Explore: Activity and Life Chapter Investigation: Using a Microscope 1.2 Microscopes allow us to see inside the cell. pp Investigate: Plant and Animal Cells 1.3 Different cells perform various functions. pp Explore: Specialization Investigate: Cell Models Chapter 2: How Cells Function, pp Chemical reactions take place inside cells. pp Explore: Food Molecules Investigate: Oil and Water 2.2 Cells capture and release energy. pp Investigate: Fermentation 2.3 Materials move across the cell s membranes. pp Explore: Diffusion Investigate: Cells Chapter Investigation: Diffusion Chapter 3: Cell Division, pp Cell division occurs in all organisms. pp Explore: Cell Division Investigate: Chromosomes 3.2 Cell division is part of the cell cycle. pp Investigate: Cell Division Chapter Investigation: Stages of the Cell Cycle p p p p p p p p

2 s7an-ppg-pc-il indd 3 7/18/05 2:46:41 PM 3 McDougal Littell Science, Cells and Heredity 3.3 Both sexual and asexual reproduction involve cell division. pp Investigate: Asexual reproduction p Chapter 4: Patterns of Heredity, pp Living things inherit traits in patterns. pp Chapter Investigation: Offspring Models 4.2 Patterns of heredity can be predicted. pp Explore: Probability Investigate: Multiple Probabilities 4.3 Meiosis is a special form of cell division. pp Explore: Meiosis Investigate: Soil Conservation Chapter 5: DNA and Modern Genetics, pp DNA and RNA are required to make proteins. Explore: Templates Chapter Investigation: Extract and Observe DNA 5.2 Changes in DNA can produce variation Explore: Codes Investigate: Neutral Mutations Pacing Guides p p p p p Modern genetics uses DNA technology. pp p Pacing Guide Summary for Cells and Heredity Total Essential 26 All 39 Total Block Schedule Days Essential 13 All 19.5

3 s7an-ppg-pc-il indd 4 7/18/05 2:46:43 PM 4 McDougal Littell Science, Life Over Time Chapter 1: The History of Life on Earth, pp Earth has been home to living things for about 3.8 billion years. pp Explore: Fossils Investigate: Fossil Records p Species change over time. pp Chapter Investigation: Modeling Natural Selection p Many types of evidence support evolution. pp Explore: Evidence Investigate: Genes Chapter 2: ification of Living Things, pp p Scientists develop systems for classifying living things. pp Investigate: ifying Leaves p Biologists use seven levels of classification. pp Explore: ification Investigate: Binomial Nomenclature p ification systems change as scientists learn more. pp Chapter Investigation: Making a Field Guide p Chapter 3: Population Dynamics, pp Populations have many characteristics. pp p Populations respond to pressures. pp Explore: Population Density Investigate: Limiting Factors p

4 s7an-ppg-pc-il indd 5 7/18/05 2:46:44 PM 5 McDougal Littell Science, Life Over Time 3.3 Human populations have unique responses to change. pp Explore: Population Change Investigate: Population Chapter Investigation: Sustainable Resource Management Pacing Guide Summary for Life Over Time Total Essential 14 All 24 Pacing Guides p Total Block Schedule Days Essential 7 All 12

5 s7an-ppg-pc-il indd 6 7/18/05 2:46:45 PM 6 McDougal Littell Science, Diversity of Living Things Chapter 1: Single-Celled Organisms and Viruses, pp Single-celled organisms have all the characteristics of living things. pp Explore: Organisms Investigate: Microorganisms p Bacteria are single-celled organisms without nuclei. pp Chapter Investigation: Bacteria p Viruses are not alive but affect living things. pp Explore: Viruses Investigate: Viruses p Protists are a diverse group of organisms. pp Investigate: Protists p Chapter 2: Introduction to Multicellular Organisms, pp Multicellular organisms meet their needs in different ways. pp Investigate: Specialization p Plants are producers. pp Explore: Stored Energy Investigate: What Plants Need to Grow p Animals are consumers. pp Investigate: Owl Pellets p Most fungi are decomposers. pp Explore: Mushrooms Chapter Investigation: What Do Yeast Cells Use for Energy? p Chapter 3: Plants, pp Plants are adapted to living on land. pp Explore: Leaf Characteristics p Most mosses and ferns live in moist environments. pp Explore: Moss Plants Investigate: Capturing the Sun s Energy p Seeds and pollen are reproductive adaptations. pp Investigate: Pinceones Chapter Investigation: Which Seeds Will Grow? p

6 s7an-ppg-pc-il indd 7 7/18/05 2:46:47 PM 7 McDougal Littell Science, Diversity of Living Things 3.4 Many plants reproduce with flowers and fruit. pp Explore: Fruit Investigate: Flower Parts p Chapter 4: Invertebrate Animals, pp Most animals are invertebrates. pp Investigate: Invertebrates p Cnidarians and worms have different body plans. pp Explore: Worm Movement Chapter Investigation: Worm Behavior p Most mollusks have shells and echinoderms have spiny skeletons. pp Investigate: Mollusks and Echinoderms p Arthropods have exoskeletons and joints. pp Explore: Arthropods Investigate: Insect Metamorphosis p Chapter 5: Vertebrate Animals, pp Vertebrates are animals with endoskeletons. pp Explore: Streamlined Shapes p Amphibians and reptiles are adapted for life on land. pp Explore: Moving on Land Investigate: Eggs p Birds meet their needs on land, in water, and in the air. pp Explore: Feathers Chapter Investigation: Bird Beak Adaptations p Mammals live in many environments. pp Investigate: How Body Fat Insulates p Pacing Guide Summary for Diversity of Living Things Total Essential 19 All 50 Total Block Schedule Days Essential 9.5 All 25 Pacing Guides

7 s7an-ppg-pc-il indd 8 7/18/05 2:46:49 PM 8 McDougal Littell Science, Ecology Chapter 1: Ecosystems and Biomes, pp Ecosystems support life. pp Explore: Your Environment Chapter Investigation: Soil Samples 1.2 Matter cycles through ecosystems. pp Explore: The Water Cycle Investigate: Carbon 1.3 Energy flows through ecosystems. pp Explore: Energy Investigate: Decomposers p p p Biomes contain many ecosystems. pp Investigate: Climate p Chapter 2: Interactions within Ecosystems, pp Groups of living things interact within ecosystems. pp Explore: Counting Animals Chapter Investigation: Estimating Populations 2.2 Organisms can interact in different ways. pp Investigate: Species Interactions 2.3 Ecosystems are always changing. pp Explore: Population Growth Investigate: Owl Pellets Chapter 3: Human Impact on Ecosystems, pp Human population growth presents challenges. pp Explore: Sharing Resources Investigate: Resources p p p p Human activities affect the environment. pp Investigate: Particles in the Air p

8 s7an-ppg-pc-il indd 9 7/18/05 2:46:50 PM 9 McDougal Littell Science, Ecology 3.3 People are working to protect ecosystems. pp Explore: Environmental Impacts Chapter Investigation: Oil Spills Pacing Guide Summary for Ecology Total Essential 20 All 26 Pacing Guides p Total Block Schedule Days Essential 10 All 13

9 s7an-ppg-pc-il indd 10 7/18/05 3:51:01 PM 10 McDougal Littell Science, Human Biology Chapter 1: Systems, Support, and Movement, pp The human body is complex. pp Investigate: Systems p The skeletal system provides support and protection. pp Explore: Levers Investigate: Movable Joints 1.3 The muscular system makes movement possible. pp Explore: Muscles Chapter Investigation: A Closer Look at Muscles Chapter 2: Absorption, Digestion, and Exchange 2.1 The respiratory system gets oxygen and removes carbon dioxide. pp Explore: Breathing Investigate: Lungs 2.2 The digestive system breaks down food. pp Explore: Digestion Investigate: Chemical Digestion 2.3 The urinary system removs waste materials. pp Explore: Waste Removal Chapter Investigation: Modeling a Kidney Chapter 3: Transport and Protection, pp The circulatory system transports materials. pp Explore: The Circulatory System Chapter Investigation: Heart Rate and Exercise 3.2 The immune system defends the body. pp Explore: Membrances Investigate: Antibodies p p p p p p p

10 s7an-ppg-pc-il indd 11 7/18/05 3:31:35 PM 11 McDougal Littell Science, Human Biology 3.3 The integumentary system shields the body. pp Explore: The Skin Investigate: Skin Protection Chapter 4: Control and Reproduction, pp The nervous system responds and controls. pp Explore: Smell Chapter Investigation: Are You a Supertaster? Pacing Guides p p The endocrine system helps regulate body conditions. pp Investigate: Response to Exercise p The reproductive system allows the production of offspring. pp Explore: Reproduction p Chapter 5: Growth, Development, and Health, pp The human body changes over time. pp Explore: Growth Investigate: Life Expectancy p Systems in the body function to maintain health. pp Investigate: Food Labels p Science helps people prevent and treat disease. pp Explore: The Immune System Chapter Investigation: Cleaning Your Hands Pacing Guide Summary for Human Biology Total Essential 5 All 40 p Total Block Schedule Days Essential 2.5 All 20

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