1: Genetic Continuity

1.1: Mitosis and Cellular Reproduction

1.1.1: Observe, identify and describe the events of the plant and animal cell cycle, including growth, cytokinesis and chromosome behaviour during mitosis.

Cell Division

1.1.2: Explain the role of chromosomes and the importance of maintaining the chromosome number through cellular reproduction.

Cell Division
Human Karyotyping

1.1.4: Investigate the link between mitosis and cancer, including links to gene p53.

Cell Division

1.2: Meiosis and the Production of Gametes

1.2.3: Describe and illustrate the role of chromosomes in the transmission of hereditary information from one cell to another.

Human Karyotyping

1.2.5: Analyze and identify normal and abnormal human karyotypes.

Human Karyotyping

1.2.6: Describe non-disjunction in human karyotypes and the conditions it may causes such as Downâ??s syndrome, and Turnerâ??s syndrome.

Human Karyotyping

1.3: DNA Structure and Replication

1.3.2: Identify and describe the structure and function of nucleic acids.

RNA and Protein Synthesis

1.3.3: Describe the Watson and Crick double helix model of DNA.

Building DNA

1.3.4: Diagram and explain the process of DNA replication.

Building DNA

1.4: Gene Expression: Protein Synthesis and Genetic Mutation

1.4.1: Compare and contrast the structure of DNA and tRNA, mRNA and rRNA explain their role in protein synthesis.

Building DNA
RNA and Protein Synthesis

1.4.2: Demonstrate an understanding of the process of protein synthesis through illustrations and explanations.

RNA and Protein Synthesis

1.4.3: Explain what is meant by a gene mutation and predict, in general, the effect on protein synthesis. Describe how a mutation can be a source of genetic variability.

RNA and Protein Synthesis

1.5: Mendelian Genetics

1.5.1: Briefly describe the life and work of Gregor Mendel and the beginning of an understanding of the basis of inheritance patterns.

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

1.5.2: Demonstrate an understanding of Mendelian genetics, including the concepts of independent assortment, complete dominance, incomplete dominance, codominance.

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

1.5.4: Explain and illustrate how probability techniques are used to predict the outcome of various genetic crosses.

Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
Microevolution
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

1.5.5: Predict the outcome of monohybrid and dihybrid crosses using genotypic and phenotypic ratios.

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

1.5.6: Demonstrate an understanding of polyploidy and its application in biotechnology.

Human Karyotyping

1.6: Inheritance

1.6.1: Distinguish between genotypes and phenotypes evident in autosomal and sex-linked inheritance.

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

1.6.2: Define sex-linkage.

Human Karyotyping

1.6.3: Explain why sex-linked defects are more common in males than females.

Human Karyotyping

1.7: Genetic Engineering/Human Genomics

1.7.4: Demonstrate an understanding of genetic modifications found in a variety of organisms either through naturally occurring processes or through intervention by humans.

Evolution: Mutation and Selection

1.7.6: Research and demonstrate an in-depth understanding of current technologies in genetic engineering and the ways in which they are applied in various disciplines (e.g. in medicine, forensics and food production).

DNA Analysis

2: Evolution, Change and Diversity

2.1: Evolutionary Theory

2.1.4: Define the terms evolution, variation, natural selection and adaptation and be able to give examples of where scientists have shown these processes to occur in the natural world.

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

2.1.5: Explain the modern theory of evolution, punctuated equilibrium, current examples of selective pressures (natural and artificial), and demonstrate an understanding of the scientific evidence to support it.

Evolution: Mutation and Selection

2.2: Mechanisms and Patterns of Evolution

2.2.2: Analyze the role of sexually produced genetic variations and mutations in the process of natural selection.

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

2.2.3: Explain the Hardy-Weinberg principle, and its role in population genetics.

Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

2.2.5: Extend their understanding of the Hardy-Weinberg principle by adding Chi-Square calculations.

Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

3: Maintaining Dynamic Equilibrium II

3.2: Nervous and Endocrine System - central and peripheral nervous systems

3.2.4: Describe how the nervous system helps maintain homeostasis.

Human Homeostasis

3.3: Nervous and Endocrine Systems â?? glands and hormone action

3.3.1: Identify the location and function of principal endocrine glands in humans, and identify hormones, their source gland, and their general effect on humans.

Digestive System

3.3.2: Describe how the endocrine system helps maintain homeostasis.

Human Homeostasis

3.4: Nervous and Endocrine Systems - homeostasis and feedback mechanisms

3.4.1: Analyze homeostatic phenomena to identify the feedback mechanisms involved in the endocrine system.

Human Homeostasis
Paramecium Homeostasis

3.5: Nervous and Endocrine System - the brain, the eye, the ear

3.5.2: Describe the general structure and function of the eye: lens, iris, cornea, retina, vitreous fluid, choroid, fovea, rods, cones, blind spot.

Ray Tracing (Lenses)

3.6: Human Reproduction â?? male and female reproductive systems

3.6.2: Describe the structure of sperm.

Pollination: Flower to Fruit

3.6.5: Describe the structure of egg cells.

Pollination: Flower to Fruit

3.7: Human Reproduction â?? fertilization, development and childbirth

3.7.8: Describe techniques and technologies used to diagnose early genetic problems.

Human Karyotyping

Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019

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