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1 Course Name: Biology Level: A Points: 5 Teacher Name: Claire E. Boudreau Texts/Instructional Materials: Biology : Concepts and Connections 5 th edition Campbell, Reece, Taylor and Simon Pearson Syllabus: 1 st Quarter: Chapter 1: Biology: Exploring Life The Scope of Biology Evolution, Unity, and Diversity The Process of Science Biology and Everyday Life Chapter 2: The Chemical Basis of life Elements, Atoms, and Molecules Water s Life-Supporting Properties Chemical Reactions Chapter 3: The Molecules of Cells Introduction to Organic Compounds Carbohydrates Lipids Proteins Nucleic Acids Chapter 4: A Tour of the Cell Introduction to the Cell Organelles of the Endomembrane System Energy-Converting Organelles The Cytoskeleton and Related Structures Cell Surfaces and Junctions Functional Categories of Organelles Chapter 5: The Working Cell Energy and the Cell How Enzymes Function Membrane Structure and Function Chapter 6: How Cells Harvest Chemical Energy Introduction to Cellular Respiration Stages of Cellular Respiration and Fermentation Interconnections between Molecular Breakdown and Synthesis 2 nd Quarter: Chapter 7: Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food An Overview of Photosynthesis The Light Reactions: Converting Solar Energy to Chemical Energy The Calvin Cycle: Converting CO2 to Sugars Photosynthesis Reviewed and Extended Photosynthesis, Solar Radiation, and Earth s Atmosphere 1

2 Chapter 8: The Cellular Basis of Reproduction and Inheritance Connection between Cell Division and Reproduction The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle and Mitosis Meiosis and Crossing Over Alterations of Chromosome Number and Structure Chapter 9: Patterns of Inheritance Mendel s Law Variations on Mendel s Law The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance Sex Chromosomes and Sex-Linked Genes Chapter 10: Molecular Biology of the Gene The Structure of the Genetic Material DNA Replication The Flow of Genetic Information from DNA to RNA to Protein Microbial Genetics Chapter 11: The Control of Gene Expression Gene Regulation Animal Cloning The Genetic Control of Embryonic Development The Genetic Basis of Cancer Chapter 12: DNA Technology and Genomics Bacterial Plasmids and Gene Cloning Restrictions Fragment Analysis and DNA Fingerprinting Genomics Genetically Modified Organisms Chapter 13: How Populations Evolve Darwin s Theory of Evolution Population Genetics and the Modern Synthesis Variation and Natural Selection Chapter 14: The Origin of Species Concepts of Species Mechanisms of Speciation Macroevolution 3 rd Quarter: Chapter 15: Tracing Evolutionary History Macroevolution and Earth s History Phylogeny and Systematics Chapter 16: The Origin and Evolution of Microbial Life: Prokaryotes and Protists Early Earth and the Origin of Life Prokaryotes Protists Chapter 19: Human Evolution Primate Diversity Hominid Evolution Our Culture History and Its Consequences 2

3 Chapter 20: Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function The Hierarchy of Structural Organization in an Animal Exchanges with the External Environment Chapter 21: Nutrition and Digestion Obtaining and Processing Food Human Digestive System Diets and Digestive Adaptations Nutrition Chapter 22: Gas Exchange Mechanisms of Gas Exchange Transport of Gases in the body Chapter 23: Circulation Mechanisms of Internal Transport The Mammalian Cardiovascular System Structure and Function of Blood Chapter 24: The Immune System Innate Defenses against Infection Acquired Immunity Disorders of the Immune System Chapter 25: Control of the Internal Environment Thermoregulation Osmoregulation and Excretion Chapter 26: Chemical Regulation The Nature of Chemical Regulation The Vertebrate Endocrine System Hormones and Homeostasis Chapter 27: Reproduction and Embryonic Development Asexual and Sexual Reproduction Human Reproduction Principles of Embryonic Development Human Development 4 th Quarter: Chapter 28: Nervous System Nervous System Structure and Function Nerve Signals and Their Transmission An Overview of Animal Nervous Systems The Human Brain Chapter 29: The Senses Sensory Reception Vision Hearing and Balance Taste and Smell Chapter 30: How Animals Move Movement and Locomotion 3

4 Skeletal Support Muscle Contraction and Movement Chapter 31: Plant Structure, Reproduction, and Development Plant Structure and Function Plant Growth Reproduction and Flowering Plants Chapter 32: Plant Nutrition and Transport The Uptake and Transport of Plant Nutrients Plant Nutrients and the Soil Plant Nutrition and Symbiosis Chapter 33: Control Systems in Plants Plant Hormones Growth Responses and Biological Rhythms in Plants Plant Defenses Chapter 34: Biosphere: An Introduction to Earth s Diverse Environments The Biosphere Aquatic Biomes Terrestrial Biomes Chapter 35: Behavioral Adaptations to the Environment The Scientific Study of Behavior Learning Foraging and Mating Behaviors Social Behavior and Sociobiology Chapter 36: Population Dynamics Population Structure and Dynamics Life Histories and Their Evolution The Human Population Chapter 37: Communities and Ecosystems Structural Features of Communities Ecosystem Structure and Dynamics Ecosystem Alteration Chapter 38: Conservation Biology The Biodiversity Crisis: An Overview Conservation of Populations and Species Managing and Restoring Ecosystems Assessment tools: Teacher observations Projects Notebooks Oral exams Lab practical Interdisciplinary activities Open ended questions Word problems Co-operative learning projects Take home tests/writing assignments 4

5 Objective Tests/Quizzes Exams Essays Research papers Attendance Class participation Mid year exam Final exam Homework Grading Policy: Terms 1 and 3: Terms 2 and 4: Tests 30% 30% Labs 30% 30% Homework 20% 10% Class work 20% 10% Mid year/final exam 20% 5

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