Standards of Learning
BIO.1.a: observations of living organisms are recorded in the lab and in the field;
BIO.1.b: hypotheses are formulated based on direct observations and information from scientific literature;
BIO.1.c: variables are defined and investigations are designed to test hypotheses;
BIO.1.d: graphing and arithmetic calculations are used as tools in data analysis;
BIO.1.e: conclusions are formed based on recorded quantitative and qualitative data;
BIO.1.f: sources of error inherent in experimental design are identified and discussed;
BIO.1.g: validity of data is determined;
BIO.1.i: appropriate technology including computers, graphing calculators, and probeware, is used for gathering and analyzing data, communicating results, modeling concepts, and simulating experimental conditions;
BIO.1.m: current applications of biological concepts are used.
BIO.2.b: the structure and function of macromolecules;
BIO.2.c: the nature of enzymes; and
BIO.2.d: the capture, storage, transformation, and flow of energy through the processes of photosynthesis and respiration.
BIO.3.a: evidence supporting the cell theory;
BIO.3.b: characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells;
BIO.3.c: similarities between the activities of the organelles in a single cell and a whole organism;
BIO.3.d: the cell membrane model; and
BIO.3.e: the impact of surface area to volume ratio on cell division, material transport, and other life processes.
BIO.4.b: maintenance of homeostasis;
BIO.4.c: how the structures and functions vary among and within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi, plants, and animals, including humans;
BIO.4.d: human health issues, human anatomy, and body systems;
BIO.5.a: cell growth and division;
BIO.5.b: gamete formation;
BIO.5.d: prediction of inheritance of traits based on the Mendelian laws of heredity;
BIO.5.f: genetic variation;
BIO.5.g: the structure, function, and replication of nucleic acids;
BIO.5.h: events involved in the construction of proteins;
BIO.5.j: exploration of the impact of DNA technologies.
BIO.6.a: structural similarities among organisms;
BIO.6.b: fossil record interpretation;
BIO.6.d: examination of biochemical similarities and differences among organisms; and
BIO.7.a: evidence found in fossil records;
BIO.7.b: how genetic variation, reproductive strategies, and environmental pressures impact the survival of populations;
BIO.7.c: how natural selection leads to adaptations;
BIO.7.e: scientific evidence and explanations for biological evolution.
BIO.8.a: interactions within and among populations including carrying capacities, limiting factors, and growth curves;
BIO.8.b: nutrient cycling with energy flow through ecosystems;
BIO.8.d: the effects of natural events and human activities on ecosystems; and
Correlation last revised: 1/22/2020