2: Describe and contrast the structures, functions, and chemical processes of the cell.

2.a: Relate the structure and function of a selectively permeable membrane to its role in diffusion and osmosis.


2.d: Differentiate between photosynthesis and cellular respiration.

2.d.1: Cellular sites and major pathways of anaerobic and aerobic respiration (with reactants, products, and ATP per monosaccharide)

 Cell Energy Cycle

2.d.2: Cellular respiration with respect to the sites at which they take place, the reactions involved, and the energy input and output in each stage (e.g., glycolysis, Krebs cycle, electron transport chain)

 Cell Energy Cycle

2.d.3: Pigments, absorption, reflection of light, and light-dependent and light-independent reactions of photosynthesis

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Photosynthesis Lab

3: Investigate and discuss the molecular basis of heredity.

3.c: Relate gene expression (e.g., replication, transcription, translation) to protein structure and function.

3.c.1: Translation of a messenger RNA strand into a protein

 RNA and Protein Synthesis

3.c.3: Messenger RNA codon charts to determine the effects of different types of mutations on amino acid sequence and protein structure (e.g., sickle cell anemia resulting from base substitution mutation)

 RNA and Protein Synthesis

3.c.4: Gene expression regulated in organisms so that specific proteins are synthesized only when they are needed by the cell (e.g., allowing cell specialization)

 RNA and Protein Synthesis

3.d: Assess the potential implications of DNA technology with respect to its impact on society.

3.d.1: Modern DNA technologies (e.g., polymerase chain reaction (PCR), gene splicing, gel electrophoresis, transformation, recombinant DNA) in agriculture, medicine and forensics

 DNA Fingerprint Analysis

4: Demonstrate an understanding of the factors that contribute to evolutionary theory and natural selection.

4.e: Compare and contrast the basic types of selection (e.g., disruptive, stabilizing, directional, etc.)

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

4.i: Analyze changes in an ecosystem resulting from natural causes (succession), changes in climate, human activity (pollution and recycling), or introduction of non-native species.

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

5: Develop an understanding of organism classification.

5.b: Categorize organisms according to the characteristics that distinguish them as Bacteria, Archaea, or Eucarya.

5.b.4: Nomenclature of various types of plants (e.g., Bryophyta, Tracheophyta, Gymnospermae, Angiospermae, Monocotyledonae, Dicotyledonae, vascular plants, nonvascular plants).

 Dichotomous Keys

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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