Biology Scope And Sequence

Biology Curriculum (also Grade Span Expectations)

 Quarter 1: 

Introduction to Biology (Study of Life, Unifying themes of Biology, Scientific Thinking and Processes) chap 1: 1.1 - 1.3

GSES: LS2 (9-11) - 5

Cell Structure and Function (Cell Theory, Cell organelles, Cell membranes, Diffusion and Osmosis) chap 3: 3.1 - 3.4

GSES:  LS1 (9-11) - 1

Energy Transformation in Cellular and Biochemical Processes    ( Photosynthesis, Respiration, Fermentation) chap 4: 4.1, 4.2, 4.4 & 4.6

GSES:  LS2 (-11) - 4a

Homeostasis (Nervous System, Endocrine System,   Immune System) chap 28: 28.2    &  chap 29: 29.1, 29.6

GSES:  LS4 (9-11) - 10

Quarter 2:

Cell Division (mitosis) chap 5: 5.1, 5.2

GSES:  LS1 (9-11) -2

Genetics (Meiosis, Mendel, Traits, Genes, Alleles, Probability, Genetic Variation) chap 6: 6.1 - 6.6

GSES: LS3 (9-11)-7b

Heredity (Patterns of Inheritance, Sex Linked Genes, Gene Mapping, Pedigree Charts, Karyotype) chap. 7:  7.1 - 7.4

GSES:  LS3 (-11) -7a , LS3 (9-11) -8

DNA (Students demonstrate an understanding of the molecular basis for heredity)  chap 8:  8.1 - 8.5, 8.7

GSES:  LS1 (9-11) - 2

 

 

Quarter 3:

Biotechnology (DNA Fingerprinting, Genetic Engineering, Human Genome Project) chap 9:  9.3, 9.4

GSES:  LS3 (9-11) - 6

Evolution (theories, Darwin, Natural Selection, Evidence, Evolutionary Biology and Technology) chap 10: 10.1 - 10.5

GSES:  LS3 (9-11) -7c

Evolution of Populations (Genetic Variation, Natural Section, Hardy-Weinberg, Speciation, Evolutionary Patterns) chap 11: (11.1, 11.2, 11.4,11.5, 11.6)

GSES: LS3 (9-11) - 7b, LS3 (9-11) -8b

History of Life (Fossil Record, Geologic Time Scale) chap 12: 12.1, 12.2

GSES: LS3 (9-11) -8c

Quarter 4:

Principles of Ecology (Ecology, Biotic and Abiotic, Energy exchange, Food Chains and Webs, Cycles of matter, Pyramid Models) chap 13:  13.1 - 13.6)

GSES:  LS2 (9-11) - 4

Relationships in Ecosystems (Habitat and Niche, Community, Population Density, Population Growth, Succession) chap 14:  14.1 - 14.5

GSES LS2 (9-11) -3

Human Impact on Ecosystems (Human Population, Air Quality, Water Quality, Biodiversity, Conservation) chap 16:  16.1 -16.5

GSES LS2 (9-11) -3b, LS2 (9-11)-5

Classification (Linnaeus, Evolutionary, Kingdoms and Domains) chap 17: 17.1, 17.2, 17.4

GSES:  LS3 (9-11) -8d