2: Describe the biochemical basis of life and explain how energy flows within and between the living systems.

2.a: Explain and compare with the use of examples the types of bond formation (e.g., covalent, ionic, hydrogen, etc.) between or among atoms.

2.a.1: Subatomic particles and arrangement in atoms

 Element Builder

2.c: Classify solutions as acidic, basic, or neutral and relate the significance of the pH scale on an organism?s survival (e.g., consequences of having different concentrations of hydrogen and hydroxide ions).

 pH Analysis
 pH Analysis: Quad Color Indicator

2.d: Compare and contrast the structure, properties, and principal functions of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids in living organisms.

2.d.1: Basic chemical composition of each group

 RNA and Protein Synthesis

2.d.3: Basic functions (e.g., energy, storage, cellular, heredity) of each group

 RNA and Protein Synthesis

2.g: Analyze and explain the biochemical process of photosynthesis and cellular respiration and draw conclusions about the roles of the reactant and products in each.

2.g.1: Photosynthesis and respiration (reactants and products)

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Photosynthesis Lab

2.g.2: Light-dependent reactions and light independent reactions in photosynthesis, including requirements and products of each

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Photosynthesis Lab

2.g.3: Aerobic and anaerobic processes in cellular respiration, including products each and energy differences

 Cell Energy Cycle

3: Investigate and evaluate the interaction between living organisms and their environment.

3.b: Provide examples to justify the interdependence among environmental elements.

3.b.1: Biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem (e.g., water, carbon, oxygen, mold, leaves)

 Pond Ecosystem

3.b.2: Energy flow in ecosystems (e.g., energy pyramids and photosynthetic organisms to herbivores, carnivores, and decomposers)

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem

3.b.4: Interrelationships of organisms (e.g., cooperation, predation, parasitism, commensalism, symbiosis, and mutualism)

 Food Chain

3.c: Examine and evaluate the significance of natural events and human activities on major ecosystems (e.g., succession, population growth, technology, loss of genetic diversity, consumption of resources).

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Pond Ecosystem

4: Analyze and explain the structures and function of the levels of biological organization.

4.a: Differentiate among plant and animal cells and eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells.

4.a.1: Functions of all major cell organelles and structures (e.g., nucleus, mitochondrion, rough ER, smooth ER, ribosomes, Golgi bodies, vesicles, lysosomes, vacuoles, microtubules, microfiliaments, chloroplast, cytoskeleton, centrioles, nucleolus, chromosomes, nuclear membrane, cell wall, cell membrane [active and passive transport], cytosol)

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Cell Structure
 Paramecium Homeostasis
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

4.c: Differentiate between types of cellular reproduction.

4.c.1: Main events in the cell cycle and cell mitosis (including differences in plant and animal cell divisions

 Cell Division

5: Demonstrate an understanding of the molecular basis of heredity.

5.a: Analyze and explain the molecular basis of heredity and the inheritance of traits to successive generations by using the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology.

5.a.1: Structures of DNA and RNA

 Building DNA
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

5.a.2: Processes of replication, transcription, and translation

 Building DNA
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

5.a.3: Messenger RNA codon charts

 RNA and Protein Synthesis

5.b: Utilize Mendel?s laws to evaluate the results of monohybrid Punnett squares involving complete dominance, incomplete dominance, codominance, sex linked, and multiple alleles (including outcome percentage of both genotypes and phenotypes.)

 Chicken Genetics
 Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

5.c: Examine inheritance patterns using current technology (e.g., pedigrees, karyotypes, gel electrophoresis).

 DNA Fingerprint Analysis
 Human Karyotyping

5.d: Discuss the characteristics and implications of both chromosomal and gene mutations.

5.d.2: Occurrence and significance of genetic disorders such as sickle cell anemia, Tay-Sachs disorder, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, Downs Syndrome, color blindness

 Human Karyotyping

6: Demonstrate an understanding of principles that explain the diversity of life and biological evolution.

6.a: Draw conclusions about how organisms are classified into a hierarchy of groups and subgroups based on similarities that reflect their evolutionary relationships.

6.a.4: Methods of sexual reproduction (e.g., conjugation, fertilization, pollination)

 Pollination: Flower to Fruit

6.d: Analyze and explain the roles of natural selection, including the mechanisms of speciation (e.g., mutations, adaptations, geographic isolation) and applications of speciation (e.g., pesticide and antibiotic resistance).

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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