MC: Molecules and Cells

MC.1: Students shall demonstrate an understanding of the role of chemistry in life processes.

MC.1.B.1: Describe the structure and function of the major organic molecules found in living systems:

MC.1.B.1.c: enzymes

 RNA and Protein Synthesis

MC.1.B.1.e: nucleic acids

 RNA and Protein Synthesis

MC.2: Students shall demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of cells.

MC.2.B.3: Describe the role of sub-cellular structures in the life of a cell:

MC.2.B.3.a: organelles

 Cell Structure
 Paramecium Homeostasis

MC.2.B.3.b: ribosomes

 Cell Structure
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

MC.2.B.3.c: cytoskeleton

 Cell Structure

MC.2.B.4: Relate the function of the plasma (cell) membrane to its structure

 Cell Structure

MC.2.B.5: Compare and contrast the structures of an animal cell to a plant cell

 Cell Structure

MC.2.B.6: Compare and contrast the functions of autotrophs and heterotrophs

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem

MC.2.B.7: Compare and contrast active transport and passive transport mechanisms:

MC.2.B.7.a: diffusion

 Osmosis
 Paramecium Homeostasis

MC.2.B.7.b: osmosis

 Osmosis
 Paramecium Homeostasis

MC.2.B.7.c: endocytosis

 Osmosis
 Paramecium Homeostasis

MC.2.B.7.d: exocytosis

 Osmosis
 Paramecium Homeostasis

MC.2.B.7.e: phagocytosis

 Osmosis
 Paramecium Homeostasis

MC.2.B.7.f: pinocytosis

 Osmosis
 Paramecium Homeostasis

MC.2.B.8: Describe the main events in the cell cycle, including the differences in plant and animal cell division:

MC.2.B.8.a: interphase

 Cell Division

MC.2.B.8.b: mitosis

 Cell Division

MC.2.B.9: List in order and describe the stages of mitosis:

MC.2.B.9.a: prophase

 Cell Division

MC.2.B.9.b: metaphase

 Cell Division

MC.2.B.9.c: anaphase

 Cell Division

MC.2.B.9.d: telophase.

 Cell Division

MC.2.B.11: Discuss homeostasis using thermoregulation as an example

 Paramecium Homeostasis

MC.3: Students shall demonstrate an understanding of how cells obtain and use energy (energetics).

MC.3.B.1: Compare and contrast the structure and function of mitochondria and chloroplasts

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Cell Structure

MC.3.B.2: Describe and model the conversion of stored energy in organic molecules into usable cellular energy (ATP):

MC.3.B.2.a: glycolysis

 Cell Energy Cycle

MC.3.B.4: Describe and model the conversion of light energy to chemical energy by photosynthetic organisms:

MC.3.B.4.a: light dependent reactions

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Photosynthesis Lab

MC.3.B.4.b: light independent reactions

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Photosynthesis Lab

MC.3.B.5: Compare and contrast cellular respiration and photosynthesis as energy conversion pathways

 Cell Energy Cycle

HE: Heredity and Evolution

HE.4: Students shall demonstrate an understanding of heredity.

HE.4.B.1: Summarize the outcomes of Gregor Mendel's experimental procedures

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

HE.4.B.2: Differentiate among the laws and principles of inheritance:

HE.4.B.2.a: dominance

 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

HE.4.B.3: Use the laws of probability and Punnett squares to predict genotypic and phenotypic ratios

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

HE.4.B.4: Examine different modes of inheritance:

HE.4.B.4.b: codominance

 Chicken Genetics

HE.4.B.4.d: incomplete dominance

 Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
 Microevolution

HE.4.B.4.e: multiple alleles

 Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

HE.4.B.5: Analyze the historically significant work of prominent geneticists

 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)

HE.4.B.6: Evaluate karyotypes for abnormalities:

HE.4.B.6.a: monosomy

 Human Karyotyping

HE.4.B.6.b: trisomy

 Human Karyotyping

HE.5: Students shall investigate the molecular basis of genetics.

HE.5.B.1: Model the components of a DNA nucleotide and an RNA nucleotide

 Building DNA
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

HE.5.B.2: Describe the Watson-Crick double helix model of DNA, using the base-pairing rule (adenine-thymine, cytosine-guanine)

 Building DNA

HE.5.B.3: Compare and contrast the structure and function of DNA and RNA

 RNA and Protein Synthesis

HE.5.B.4: Describe and model the processes of replication, transcription, and translation

 RNA and Protein Synthesis

HE.5.B.5: Compare and contrast the different types of mutation events, including point mutation, frameshift mutation, deletion, and inversion

 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

HE.5.B.6: Identify effects of changes brought about by mutations:

HE.5.B.6.a: beneficial

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

HE.5.B.6.b: harmful

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

HE.5.B.6.c: neutral

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

HE.6: Students shall examine the development of the theory of biological evolution.

HE.6.B.5: Evaluate evolution in terms of evidence as found in the following:

HE.6.B.5.a: fossil record

 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

HE.6.B.5.d: morphology

 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

CDL: Classification and the Diversity of Life

CDL.7: Students shall demonstrate an understanding that organisms are diverse.

CDL.7.B.4: Classify and name organisms based on their similarities and differences applying taxonomic nomenclature using dichotomous keys

 Dichotomous Keys

CDL.7.B.5: Investigate Arkansas' biodiversity using appropriate tools and technology

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

CDL.7.B.8: Compare and contrast life cycles of familiar organisms

CDL.7.B.8.a: sexual reproduction

 Pollination: Flower to Fruit

CDL.7.B.13: Compare and contrast fungi with other eukaryotic organisms

 Dichotomous Keys

CDL.7.B.17: Describe the structure and function of the major parts of a plant:

CDL.7.B.17.d: flowers

 Pollination: Flower to Fruit

EBR: Ecology and Behavioral Relationships

EBR.8: Students shall demonstrate an understanding of ecological and behavioral relationships among organisms.

EBR.8.B.1: Cite examples of abiotic and biotic factors of ecosystems

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Pond Ecosystem

EBR.8.B.3: Diagram the carbon, nitrogen, phosphate, and water cycles in an ecosystem

 Cell Energy Cycle

EBR.8.B.4: Analyze an ecosystem's energy flow through food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem

EBR.8.B.5: Identify and predict the factors that control population, including predation, competition, crowding, water, nutrients, and shelter

 Food Chain
 Rabbit Population by Season

EBR.8.B.8: Identify the properties of each of the five levels of ecology:

EBR.8.B.8.d: ecosystem

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

EBR.9: Students shall demonstrate an understanding of the ecological impact of global issues.

EBR.9.B.1: Analyze the effects of human population growth and technology on the environment/biosphere

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

Content correlation last revised: 3/25/2010

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