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2012 BIOLOGY (Weekly Pacing Guide)
Week
1 Semester
1
st
Dates
SOL
Description
August 27, 2012-January 9, 2013
August 27 – 31
BIO.1
The student will plan and conduct investigations in
which
(Ongoing)
a) observations of living organisms are recorded in
the lab and in the field;
b) hypotheses are formulated based on direct
observations and information from scientific
literature;
c) variables are defined and investigations are
designed to test hypotheses;
d) graphing and arithmetic calculations are used as
tools in data analysis;
e) conclusions are formed based on recorded
quantitative and qualitative data;
f) sources of error inherent in experimental design
are identified and discussed;
g) validity of data is determined;
h) chemicals and equipment are used in a safe
manner;
i) appropriate technology including computers,
graphing calculators, and probeware, is used for
gathering and analyzing data and communicating
results, modeling concepts, and simulating
experimental conditions;
j) research utilizes scientific literature;
k) differentiation is made between a scientific
hypothesis, theory, and law;
l) alternative scientific explanations and models are
recognized and analyzed; and
m) current applications of biological concepts are
used.
Topic to be covered all of 1st semester!
Resources
2
Sept 4 – 7
3
Sept. 10 - 14
4
5
BIO. 2
The student will investigate and understand the
chemical and biochemical principles essential for
life. Key concepts include
a) water chemistry and its impact on life processes;
b) the structure and function of macromolecules;
c) the nature of enzymes; and
d) the capture, storage, transformation, and flow of
energy through the processes of photosynthesis and
respiration.
BIO.3
The student will investigate and understand
relationships between cell structure and function.
Key concepts include
a) evidence supporting the cell theory;
b) characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells;
c) similarities between the activities of the organelles
in a single cell and a whole organism;
d) cell membrane model; and
BIO.4
The student will investigate and understand life
functions of Archae, Bacteria, and Eukarya
Key concepts include
b) maintenance of homeostasis;
d) human health issues, human anatomy, body
systems, and life functions;
The student will investigate and understand
relationships between cell structure and function.
Key concepts include
d) the cell membrane model (diffusion, osmosis, and
active transport).
e) the impact of surface area to volume ratio on cell
division, material transport, and other life processes.
Sept 18-21
(17th TWD)
Sept 24-28
BIO.3
BIO.5
6
Oct.1-5
The student will investigate and understand common
mechanisms of inheritance and protein
synthesis. Key concepts include
a) cell growth and division;
b) gamete formation;
c) cell specialization;
d) prediction of inheritance of traits based on the
Mendelian laws of heredity;
e) historical development of the structural model of
7
BIO. 5
8
Oct.9-12
(8th PDD)
Oct.15-19
9
Oct.22-26
BIO.6
BIO.5
(25th End of 1st
Nine weeks)
10
Oct 29 – Nov 2
DNA;
g) the structure, function, and replication of nucleic
acids (DNA and RNA);
f) genetic variation;
h) events involved in the construction of proteins;
i) use, limitations, and misuse of genetic information;
j) exploration of the impact of DNA technologies.
The student will investigate and understand bases
for modern classification systems. Key
concepts include
a) structural similarities among organisms;
d) examination of biochemical similarities and
differences among organisms;
e) systems of classification that are adaptable to new
scientific discoveries.
BIO.4
The student will investigate and understand the life
functions of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Key
concepts include:
a)comparison of their metabolic activitie;s
c)how the structures and functions vary among and
within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi,
plants, and animal;s
e)how viruses compare with organisms;
f)evidence supporting the germ theory of infectious
disease.
BIO.6
The student will investigate and understand bases
for modern classification systems. Key
concepts include
a) structural similarities among organisms;
d) examination of biochemical similarities and
differences among organisms.
BIO.4
The student will investigate and understand the life
functions of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Key
concepts include:
a) comparison of their metabolic activities;
c) how the structures and functions vary among and
within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi,
plants, and animals;
11
12
Nov.5-9
(6th TWD)
Nov.12-16
BIO. 6
The student will investigate and understand bases
for modern classification systems. Key
concepts include
a) structural similarities among organisms;
d) examination of biochemical similarities and
differences among organisms.
BIO.4
The student will investigate and understand the life
functions of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Key
concepts include:
a) comparison of their metabolic activities;
c) how the structures and functions vary among and
within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi,
plants, and animals.
The student will investigate and understand bases
for modern classification systems. Key
concepts include
a) structural similarities among organisms;
d) examination of biochemical similarities and
differences among organisms.
BIO.6
BIO.4
13
Nov.19-23
BIO.6
Thanksgiving
11/21-11/23
BIO.7
The student will investigate and understand the life
functions of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Key
concepts include:
a) comparison of their metabolic activitie;s
c) how the structures and functions vary among and
within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi,
plants, and animal.
The student will investigate and understand bases
for modern classification systems. Key
concepts include
b) fossil record interpretation;
The student will investigate and understand how
populations change through time. Key concepts
include
a) evidence found in fossil records;
b) how genetic variation, reproductive strategies, and
environmental pressures impact the
survival of populations;
c) how natural selection leads to adaptations;
d) emergence of new species; and
14
Nov 26-30
BIO.6
BIO.7
15
16
17
18/19
2nd Semester
20
e) scientific explanations for biological evolution.
The student will investigate and understand bases
for modern classification systems. Key
concepts include
b) fossil record interpretation;
The student will investigate and understand how
populations change through time. Key concepts
include
a) evidence found in fossil records;
b) how genetic variation, reproductive strategies, and
environmental pressures impact the
survival of populations;
c) how natural selection leads to adaptations;
d) emergence of new species; and
e) scientific explanations for biological evolution.
Dec.3-7
BIO.8
The student will investigate and understand dynamic
equilibria within populations, communities,
and ecosystems. Key concepts include
a) interactions within and among populations
including carrying capacities, limiting factors, and
growth curves;
b) nutrient cycling with energy flow through
ecosystems;
c) succession patterns in ecosystems;
Dec.10-14
BIO.8
The student will investigate and understand dynamic
equilibria within populations, communities,
Christmas
and ecosystems. Key concepts include
12/21-1/1
d) the effects of natural events and human activities
on ecosystems; and
e) analysis of the flora, fauna, and microorganisms of
Virginia ecosystems including the
Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
All
SOL Review/TEST
Dec 17-20
Jan.2-8
BIO.1
Vocabulary
January 10, 2013-May 21, 2013
Jan 9-11
BIO.1
The student will plan and conduct investigations in
(10th TWD)
which
a) observations of living organisms are recorded in
(Ongoing)
the lab and in the field;
b) hypotheses are formulated based on direct
observations and information from scientific
literature;
c) variables are defined and investigations are
designed to test hypotheses;
d) graphing and arithmetic calculations are used as
tools in data analysis;
e) conclusions are formed based on recorded
quantitative and qualitative data;
f) sources of error inherent in experimental design
are identified and discussed;
g) validity of data is determined;
h) chemicals and equipment are used in a safe
manner;
i) appropriate technology including computers,
graphing calculators, and probeware, is used for
gathering and analyzing data and communicating
results, modeling concepts, and simulating
experimental conditions;
j) research utilizes scientific literature;
k) differentiation is made between a scientific
hypothesis, theory, and law;
l) alternative scientific explanations and models are
recognized and analyzed; and
m) current applications of biological concepts are
used.
Topic to be covered all of 2nd semester!
21
Jan 14-18
BIO.2
22
Jan 21 – 25
(21st MLK)
BIO.2
BIO.3
23
Jan 28-Feb.1
BIO.3
The student will investigate and understand the
chemical and biochemical principles essential for
life. Key concepts include
a) water chemistry and its impact on life processes;
b) the structure and function of macromolecules;
c) the nature of enzymes; and
d) the capture, storage, transformation, and flow of
energy through the processes of photosynthesis and
respiration.
The student will investigate and understand
relationships between cell structure and function.
Key concepts include
a) evidence supporting the cell theory;
b) characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells;
c)similarities between the activities of the organelles
in a single cell and a whole organism;
d) cell membrane model.
BIO.4
24
Feb.4-8
BIO.3
BIO.5
25
Feb 11-15
BIO.5
26
Feb 18-22
(18 PDD)
Feb 25-Mar.1
BIO.5
Mar.4-8
(4th TWD)
BIO.6
27
28
BIO.5
BIO.4
The student will investigate and understand life
functions of Archae, Bacteria, and Eukarya
Key concepts include
b) maintenance of homeostasis;
d) human health issues, human anatomy, body
systems, and life functions;
The student will investigate and understand
relationships between cell structure and function.
Key concepts include
d) the cell membrane model (diffusion, osmosis, and
active transport).
e) the impact of surface area to volume ratio on cell
division, material transport, and other life processes.
The student will investigate and understand common
mechanisms of inheritance and protein
synthesis. Key concepts include
a) cell growth and division;
b) gamete formation;
c) cell specialization;
d) prediction of inheritance of traits based on the
Mendelian laws of heredity;
e)historical development of the structural model of
DNA;
g) ) the structure, function, and replication of nucleic
acids (DNA and RNA);
f) genetic variation;
h) events involved in the construction of proteins;
i) use, limitations, and misuse of genetic information;
j) exploration of the impact of DNA technologies.
The student will investigate and understand bases
for modern classification systems. Key
concepts include
a) structural similarities among organisms;
d )examination of biochemical similarities and
differences among organisms;
e) systems of classification that are adaptable to new
scientific discoveries.
The student will investigate and understand the life
29
Mar 11-15
BIO.6
BIO.4
Mar 18-22
BIO.6
Easter
3/25-3/29
BIO.4
30
April 1-5
(1st PDD)
BIO.6
functions of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Key
concepts include:
a) comparison of their metabolic activities;
c) how the structures and functions vary among and
within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi,
plants, and animals;
e) how viruses compare with organisms;
f) evidence supporting the germ theory of infectious
disease.
The student will investigate and understand bases
for modern classification systems. Key
concepts include
a) structural similarities among organisms;
d) examination of biochemical similarities and
differences among organisms.
The student will investigate and understand the life
functions of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Key
concepts include:
a) comparison of their metabolic activities;
c) how the structures and functions vary among and
within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi,
plants, and animals.
The student will investigate and understand bases
for modern classification systems. Key
concepts include
a) structural similarities among organisms;
d) examination of biochemical similarities and
differences among organisms.
The student will investigate and understand the life
functions of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Key
concepts include:
a) comparison of their metabolic activities;
c) how the structures and functions vary among and
within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi,
plants, and animals.
The student will investigate and understand bases
for modern classification systems. Key
concepts include
a) structural similarities among organisms;
d) examination of biochemical similarities and
differences among organisms.
31
April 8-12
BIO.4
The student will investigate and understand the life
functions of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Key
concepts include:
a)comparison of their metabolic activities;
c)how the structures and functions vary amond and
within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi,
plants, and animals.
BIO.7
The student will investigate and understand how
populations change through time. Key concepts
include
e) scientific explanations for biological evolution.
The student will investigate and understand bases
for modern classification systems. Key
concepts include
b) fossil record interpretation.
BIO.6
BIO.7
32
Apr.15-19
BIO.6
BIO.7
The student will investigate and understand how
populations change through time. Key concepts
include
a) evidence found in fossil records;
b) how genetic variation, reproductive strategies, and
environmental pressures impact the
survival of populations;
c) how natural selection leads to adaptations;
d) emergence of new species; and
e) scientific explanations for biological evolution.
The student will investigate and understand bases
for modern classification systems. Key
concepts include
b) fossil record interpretation.
The student will investigate and understand how
populations change through time. Key concepts
include
a) evidence found in fossil records;
b) how genetic variation, reproductive strategies, and
environmental pressures impact the
survival of populations;
c) how natural selection leads to adaptations;
d) emergence of new species; and
e) scientific explanations for biological evolution.
BIO.8
33
April 22-26
(26th TWD)
BIO.8
34
April 29-May 3
BIO.8
BIO.1
35
36
May 6-10
May 13 -17
All
All
The student will investigate and understand dynamic
equilibria within populations, communities,
and ecosystems. Key concepts include
a) interactions within and among populations
including carrying capacities, limiting factors, and
growth curves;
b) nutrient cycling with energy flow through
ecosystems;
c) succession patterns in ecosystems.
The student will investigate and understand dynamic
equilibria within populations, communities,
and ecosystems. Key concepts include
a) interactions within and among populations
including carrying capacities, limiting factors, and
growth curves;
b) nutrient cycling with energy flow through
ecosystems;
c) succession patterns in ecosystems.
The student will investigate and understand dynamic
equilibria within populations, communities,
and ecosystems. Key concepts include
d) the effects of natural events and human activities
on ecosystems; and
e) analysis of the flora, fauna, and microorganisms of
Virginia ecosystems including the
Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
SOL Review
SOL Review/TEST
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