Unit #1: Scientific Inquiry
(2 Weeks -- Aug/Jan)(Chapter 1):
Laboratory skills and safety, Scientific Investigation and Technological Design, Structure of a Lab Report, Metric System, Dimensional Analysis, Graphing Skills and Data Analysis.
Unit #2: Ecology
(4 Weeks -- Sept/Feb)(Chapters 13-16):
Geochemical Cycles and Ecological Succession, Human Impact on Ecosystems, Principles of Ecology, Interactions in Ecosystems and Energy Flow Through Ecosystems.
Unit #3: Cells
(3 Weeks – Oct /Mar)(Chapters 2 and 4):
Inroduction to Cells and Their Organelles, Cellular Transport and Cell Division.
Unit #4: Energetics
(3 Weeks – Oct-Nov/ Mar-Apr)(Chapters 3 and 5):
Photosynthesis and Chloroplasts, Cellular Respiraion, Mitochondria, Fermentation, Biologically Significant Macromolecules, Enzymens and Chemical Reactions and ATP Structure and Function.
Unit #5: Genetics
(3.5 Weeks – Nov-Dec/Apr-May)(Chapters 6 and 8):
DNA Structure and Function, Replication and the Central Dogma, Meiosis and Mendel, Extending Mendelian Genetics and Mutations and Genetic Engineering.
Unit #6: Biological Evolution
(2 Weeks – Jan/May)(Chapters 10 and 11):
Natural Selection, Evidence of Biological Evolution and Classification and Phylogenetic Trees.
Total: 17.5 weeks (with room for review/in-depth study)