Biology Course Syllabus
Unit 1 Scientific Method and Inquiry Chp 1,2,3
Create Your Own Experiment
Unit 2 Chemistry of Life Chp 4 and 5
Chem equations and balancing
Unit 3 Cells and Mitosis Chp 6, 9.1-9.4
Cell organelles and division
Unit 4 Energy in the Cell Chp 7 and 8
Unit 5 Meiosis and Mendel Chp 9.5-9.6 and 10
Sexual Reproduction and genetic crosses
Unit 6 DNA & Human Genetics Chp 11 and 12
Structure and function of DNA
Unit 7 Evolution and Classification Chp 14 and 15
How organisms evolve and how they are classified
Unit 8 Animal Research Project Chp 23,24,25,26
Incorporates everything animal
Unit 9 Ecology and Biomes Chp 34
Biomes of the world and their interactions
Unit 10 Communities and Ecosystems Chp 35 and 36
How populations interact within the ecosystems
The semester grade will be based on homework, projects, labs, quizzes and tests over the various topics. I am a member of the ATEAM so I will try to incorporate hands on activities as much as I can.
Classroom rules – Do the right thing! Be on time, be courteous, look me in the eye when we talk and do your homework.
Late work will be accepted per school board policy. However once the next unit test day comes up, all of the previous unit is now shut off.
This course will provide learning in the context to students in the ATEAM Academy at PHS. Instructional Resources and assignments will be structured and customized to allow students to demonstrate understanding of Biology concepts needed to be successful.
Biology ATEAM – Works within Diesel Mechanics, Plant Science and Animal Science. Careers involved are anything that deals with the Scientific method like medical field, Diesel Technologies, Plant genetics and Animal Genetics et.al. Topics covered are Energy derived by plants, Energy transfer throughout the ecosystem. Animal Research projects.
We will continually be looking for more cross curricular assignments and meshing more with each of the classes.