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									                                                       HONORS BIOLOGY I
                                                       SCIENCE – GRADE 10

                 PLANNED COURSE CURRICULUM GUIDE


I.     COURSE DESCRIPTION AND INTENT:
       This course is designed for students who intend to pursue a college degree
       in the biological or physical sciences. Honors Biology I is a rigorous,
       project-oriented and process-oriented course designed for students who
       enjoy a highly enriched and challenging academic experience where skill
       development and student responsibility are paramount.

       By nature, biology is a survey course. Enriched units include: organizing
       biology, basic taxonomy, the scientific process, introductory chemistry and
       biochemistry, cell structure, cellular transport and regulation, and cellular
       energetics.




 II.    INSTRUCTIONAL TIME:
        Class Periods: Six (6) per six (6) day cycle
        Length of Class Periods (minutes): 85
        Length of Course: One (1) Semester
        Unit of Credit: 1



 March, 2005
                                                        PLEASANT VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                                            Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania 18322
                                                    PLANNED COURSE ADAPTATIONS/MODIFICATIONS

                                                                                   Introduction
         The instructional adaptations that follow are provided as suggestions to be implemented with all students, particularly with those in need of special education services
including the gifted. This listing is in no way intended to be exhaustive. Rather, it is reflective of some major considerations in the area of curriculum adaptations/modifications.

         These instructional adaptations will work with any student, but are especially beneficial to those in need of learning support. Some may argue that these modifications are
simply good teaching. Indeed, modifications of this type do represent good teaching. These principles of good teaching become instructional modifications whenever: (1) certain
students in a particular class require such modifications above and beyond what is typically required by most students in that class and (2) without these modifications, these same
students would not succeed.

         Assessment is an integral part of instruction reflecting student progress as well as achievement. Therefore, also included are suggestions for assessment modifications.

    Peer Support                                                                                  Extended test time
    Cooperative learning among peers                                                              Test read to student by teacher or peer
    Modeling                                                                                      Oral testing (i.e., student retelling of information)
    Development of Information Organizer                                                          Open book/note test
    Development of Graphic Organizer                                                              Alternate testing (any demonstration of a student's understanding of concepts)
    Development of structured study guides                                                        Retesting
    Student selection of instructional material (i.e., reading, writing, math)                    Reduce the number of responses required on tests
    Taped lessons                                                                                 Use of curriculum based assessment
    Copy notes (peer or teacher)                                                                  Vary test format
    Student conferencing                                                                          Objectively define mastery as related to each task. Tasks should be learned to
    Combine and vary modes of lesson presentation                                                    mastery
    Adjust language level to match the developmental and intellectual levels of students          Reduce or remove distracting stimuli
    Let student practice given examples first. Then assign tasks to be completed.                 Use of concrete objects and manipulatives in all stages of instruction and
    Provide opportunity for guided and independent practice in a variety of situations               assessment
    Limit number and length of directions                                                         Emphasize important information
    Have students repeat/review directions (i.e., peer to peer, student to teacher)               Allow extra time to complete assignments/projects
    Give feedback that is as immediate, specific, and objective as possible                       Limit the number of assigned tasks in the initial stages of learning. As the student's
    Clarify error responses so that students do not make the same errors over and over               competency increases, expect the student to complete the same number of tasks as
       again                                                                                          the rest of the class
    Reinforce progress towards desired outcomes                                                   Use supplemental materials
    Breakdown complex tasks into smaller, more manageable units                                   Alternate assignments accepted (i.e., modification to homework assignments)
    Use verbal prompts to elicit desired results                                                  Flexible grouping/individual assistance
    Use manual guidance (i.e., hand over hand) to facilitate correct responses                    Seating to accommodate needs
    Computer assisted instruction                                                                 Teacher proximity
    Assessment based upon teacher observation of student performance (i.e., daily                 Use behavioral management techniques (i.e., contracts, time-out, token system,
       work, portfolio, artifacts, projects)                                                          charts)


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                                                               PREFACE


      Users and information seekers should familiarize themselves with the purpose and terminology of this Planned Course
Curriculum Guide (PCCG). We suggest that you first read the following:


                                               • PCCG PURPOSE AND INTENT
                                               • PCCG DEFINITIONS


        The PCCG specifies the unit lesson outcome, essential content, standards, activities, resources, and evaluation of student performance.
This sector provides the means to initiate the learning activities to attain the program goal as identified in the course description and intent.

       The standards and outcomes are minimal expectations; further embellishment of the course is discretionary with the instructor
depending upon the capability of the students.

       This PCCG is designed as an ACTIVE document capable of technological modification as required.

       The instructional delivery of this curriculum is quality controlled through the lesson plan development of the teacher.
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                                  PLANNED COURSE CURRICULUM GUIDE (PCCG)
                                            PURPOSE AND INTENT


                          The Planned Course Curriculum Guide (PCCG) is a multi-purpose document:
• All staff, particularly new teachers, can understand instructional expectations through the WRITTEN curriculum

• A continuing district-wide instructional process and scope and sequence of subject matter are enhanced. The WRITTEN curriculum is delivered
  through the TAUGHT curriculum [instructional content and learning activities] and is evaluated through the TESTED curriculum [expected levels
  of student achievement - learning outcomes]

• Priority student-centered outcomes are identified and attained through suggested learning activities and content designed to help insure a balanced
  and comprehensive basic curriculum

• Essential content and course standards provide an efficient basis for selecting appropriate instructional materials and resources

• Staff development areas for curriculum improvement are provided

• The PCCG conforms with current Pennsylvania Department of Education curriculum regulations and serves the dual feature of providing both an
  administrative document and an instructional guide

• Content and subject format remain flexible and adaptable to modification - an “active” document

• Special Pennsylvania Department of Education [PDE] legislation is identified

• Parents and students are provided with an overview of the instructional program and each course in particular
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                                 PLANNED COURSE CURRICULUM GUIDE (PCCG)
                                              DEFINITIONS
• Course Description and Intent: a brief overview of the course and program goals


• Instructional Time: frequency of class meetings and time/appropriate credit at the secondary level


• Special Notes: emphatic features or highlights and identification of Department of Education mandates found in the course


• Unit Lesson Outcome: describes the knowledge, skills, attitudes, student performance behaviors and areas of study that have been identified as
  appropriate to help the student attain the rigorous standards of a quality education


• Teaching-Learning Activities: suggested activities designed to help all students achieve the learning outcomes and standards


• Outcomes/Standards: statements establishing the minimal knowledge, skills, performance behaviors, and essential learning (content) a student
  must attain


• Expected Levels of Achievement (Learning Outcomes): what students will be expected to do as a result of the application of teaching-learning
  activities and content


• Evaluation Criteria (Actual Level of Attainment): student performance level achieved and measured through specified evaluation criteria
                                        LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
              Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




   Subject Title:                        HONORS BIOLOGY I

   Discipline/Grade Level:               SCIENCE -- GRADE 10

   UNIT LESSON OUTCOME: 1 Organizing Biology

   The learner will explain the characteristics of life and organize living things.



RELATIONSHIP TO PA OUTCOMES/STANDARDS (Check Appropriate Graduation Outcomes)
Communications                            1.1   X        1.2    X        1.3            1.4   X        1.5   X        1.6    X      1.7     X        1.8   X

Mathematics                               2.1   X        2.2    X        2.3   X        2.4            2.5            2.6    X       2.7    X        2.8          2.9            2.10         2.11

Science & Technology                      3.1   X        3.2    X        3.3   X        3.4            3.5            3.6    X       3.7    X        3.8   X      3.9

Environment & Ecology                     4.1            4.2             4.3            4.4            4.5            4.6    X       4.7             4.8          4.9

Civics & Government                       5.1            5.2             5.3            5.4

Economics                                 6.1            6.2             6.3            6.4            6.5

Geography                                 7.1            7.2             7.3            7.4

History                                   8.1   X        8.2             8.3   X        8.4   X

Arts & Humanities                         9.1            9.2             9.3            9.4

Health, Safety & PE                      10.1           10.2           10.3           10.4            10.5

Family & Consumer Science                11.1           11.2           11.3           11.4

World Language                           12.1           12.2    X      12.3           12.4            12.5           12.6

Career Education & Work                  13.1           13.2           13.3           13.4
                                   LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
         Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




     ESSENTIAL CONTENT                          CONTENT & INSTRUCTIONAL                                  ACTUAL LEVEL OF                           RESOURCES AND MATERIALS
    OUTCOMES/STANDARD                          ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES WITH                             ATTAINMENT (EVALUATION
                                                    CORRECTIVES AND                                    CRITERIA) ASSESSMENT
                                                 EXTENSIONS (Individually created
                                                teaching activities may be used to achieve the
                                                standards; however, listed below are activities
                                                           which may be helpful:

STANDARD 1

   Explain the concept of “life.”                 Lecture with demonstration of                     Chapter test                                   Overhead transparencies
   Clearly define the characteristics of           effective note taking skills.                     Quizzes on material taught                     Teacher-made handouts,
    life.                                          Question and answer sessions.                     Quizzes on material assigned                    worksheets, crossword puzzles,
   Map the evolution of life.                     Discussion of definition and                      Worksheets                                      modified word searches, word
   Explain natural selection.                      meaning of life.                                  Homework                                        scrambles, and lecture notes
   Define science and place it within a           Demonstrations.                                   Study guides                                   Various manufacturer-made
    knowledge tree.                                Share and pair to review vocabulary               Crossword puzzles                               curriculum materials
   Locate the biological sciences                  and concepts.                                     Word searches                                  PowerPoint presentation
    within a framework of science.                                                                                                                   Marker/chalkboard
                                                    Complete worksheet sand study                     Word scrambles
   Define and organize the science of                                                                                                                Various models
                                                    guides in cooperative atmosphere.                 Notebook maintenance and
    biology and its branches.                                                                                                                         Various protozoa
                                                   Go over the many various                           organization
   Organize living things.                                                                                                                           Greenhouse
                                                    homework assignments.                             Chapter outlines
                                                                                                                                                      Library
                                                   Co-op groups map concepts and                     In-class performance                           CD ROM software
                                                    terms.                                            Lab performance                                Video disk movies of life processes
                                                   Use models to enhance visualization               Lab sketches                                   Video tapes on the origin of life
                                                    and understanding of concepts on                  Lab write-ups                                  Video microscope
                                                    marker board, overhead projector,                 Projects                                       World Wide Web
                                                    and with physical models.                         Group assignments
                                                   Read selected sections of text aloud.             Co-op group performance
                                                   Create a journal entry about what                 Collections
                                                    life might be like on different
                                                                                                      Papers
                                                    planets.
                                                                                                      Student presentations
                                                   Critically reflect on their work and
                                                                                                      Biology collages
                                                    write about it in student portfolio.
                                                                                                      Biology murals
                                                   Create a biology or natural history
                                                                                                      Concept mapping
                                                    magazine using desktop publishing
                                                    technology.                                       Journal entries
                                                   Cooperative learning groups discuss               Portfolio exercises
                                                    “life” and construct an overhead                  Final test
                          LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.


                                           transparency describing its
                                           characteristics; present and discuss.

                                      Correctives
                                       Review text, study guide, crossword
                                         puzzles, word search, word
                                         scramble, etc.
                                       Contact parents, counselor and other
                                         teachers.

                                      Extensions
                                       Compile a URL bookmark file of
                                          biology web sites.
                                       Complete a biology research
                                          project.
                                       Create a concept map.
                                       Summarize articles from current
                                          periodicals dealing with relevant
                                          issues.
                                       Investigate the history of the legal
                                          definition of “death,” and therefore
                                          “life.”
                                       Write a paper about a field of
                                          biology from a career perspective.
                                        LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
              Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




   Subject Title:                        HONORS BIOLOGY I

   Discipline/Grade Level:               SCIENCE -- GRADE 10

   UNIT LESSON OUTCOME: 2 Taxonomy

   The learner will describe the taxonomic system used by biologists.




 RELATIONSHIP TO PA OUTCOMES/STANDARDS (Check Appropriate Graduation Outcomes)
Communications                            1.1   X        1.2    X        1.3            1.4   X        1.5   X        1.6    X      1.7     X        1.8   X

Mathematics                               2.1   X        2.2    X        2.3   X        2.4            2.5            2.6    X       2.7    X        2.8          2.9            2.10         2.11

Science & Technology                      3.1   X        3.2    X        3.3   X        3.4            3.5            3.6    X       3.7    X        3.8          3.9

Environment & Ecology                     4.1            4.2             4.3            4.4            4.5            4.6    X       4.7             4.8          4.9

Civics & Government                       5.1            5.2             5.3            5.4

Economics                                 6.1            6.2             6.3            6.4            6.5

Geography                                 7.1            7.2             7.3            7.4

History                                   8.1            8.2             8.3            8.4

Arts & Humanities                         9.1            9.2             9.3            9.4

Health, Safety & PE                      10.1           10.2           10.3           10.4            10.5

Family & Consumer Science                11.1           11.2           11.3           11.4

World Language                           12.1           12.2    X      12.3           12.4            12.5           12.6

Career Education & Work                  13.1           13.2           13.3           13.4
                                  LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
        Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




      ESSENTIAL CONTENT                         CONTENT & INSTRUCTIONAL                                 ACTUAL LEVEL OF                           RESOURCES AND MATERIALS
     OUTCOMES/STANDARD                            ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES                              ATTAINMENT (EVALUATION
                                                  WITH CORRECTIVES AND                                CRITERIA) ASSESSMENT
                                                 EXTENSIONS (Individually created
                                                teaching activities may be used to achieve the
                                                    standards; however, listed below are
                                                       activities which may be helpful:

STANDARD 2
   Describe how organisms are                      Lecture with demonstration of                   Chapter test                                   Overhead transparencies
    classified by biologists.                        effective note-taking skills.                   Quizzes on material taught                     Teacher-made handouts,
   Organize and describe the various               Question and answer sessions.                   Quizzes on material assigned                    worksheets, crossword puzzles,
    levels of classification.                       Discussion of the meaning and                   Worksheets                                      modified word searches, word
   Distinguish between the domains and              importance of the “species                      Homework                                        scrambles, study guides and lecture
    kingdoms.                                        concept.”                                       Study guides                                    notes
   Trace the evolution of the kingdoms.            Demonstrations.                                 Crossword puzzles                              Various texts and manufacturer-
   Examine problems associated with                Share and pair to review                        Word searches                                   made curriculum materials
    the classification of species.                   vocabulary and concepts.                        Word scrambles                                 PowerPoint presentations
   Explore cladograms.                                                                                                                             Marker/chalkboard
                                                     Complete worksheets and study                   Notebook maintenance and
   Use binomial nomenclature and the                guides in cooperative atmosphere.                                                               Various models
                                                                                                      organization
    taxonomic levels.                                                                                                                               Various field guides to trees,
                                                     Go over the many various                        Chapter outlines
   List and define word roots commonly                                                                                                               wildflowers, and insects
                                                     homework assignments.                           In-class performance                           Videotape selections
    used to name species.                           Co-op groups map concepts and                   Lab performance                            
   Use a dichotomous key.                                                                                                                            Taxonomy appendix at rear of text
                                                     terms.                                          Lab sketches                               
   Classify man, insects, trees,               
                                                                                                                                                      CD ROM software
    wildflowers and other creatures.
                                                     Illustrate models to enhance                    Lab write-ups                                  Overhead transparencies
                                                     visualization and understanding of              Projects                                       Greenhouse
                                                     concepts on marker board,                       Group assignments                              Library
                                                     overhead projector, and with                    Co-op group performance                        Leaf, insect, and wildflower
                                                     physical models.
                                                                                                     Collections                                     collection manuals
                                                    Read selected sections of text or                                                           
                                                                                                     Papers                                          Video microscope
                                                     other writings aloud.                                                                       
                                                                                                     Student presentations                           PVSD Nature Sanctuary and school
                                                    Outline major concepts in unit.
                                                                                                     Biology collages                                grounds
                                                    Record a journal entry about                                                                    Use resources to determine the
                                                                                                     Biology murals
                                                     “endangered species.”                                                                            levels of classification of several
                                                                                                     Concept mapping
                                                    Outdoor on-campus field trip to                                                                  organisms
                                                     practice using a taxonomic key.                 Journal entries
                                                                                                                                                     Concept map of tree vocabulary
                                                                                                    Portfolio exercises
                                                     Outdoor on-campus field trips to                                                                Internet access to forestry,
                                                     collect leaves, insects, and                    Final test
                                                                                                                                                      dendrology, entomology and other
                                                     wildflowers.                                                                                     web sites
                          LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.


                                            Critically reflect on their work and                                                            Plant presses, insect pins, tags,
                                             write about it in student portfolio.                                                             boxes and Styrofoam.
                                            Research classification of selected
                                             organisms in text and other
                                             sources.
                                            Leaf collection of common
                                             Pennsylvania trees and shrubs.
                                            Wildflower collection of common
                                             local wildflowers.
                                            Insect collection of various insect
                                             groups.

                                        Correctives
                                         Review text, study guide,
                                           crossword puzzles, word search,
                                           word scramble, etc.
                                         Contact parents, counselor and
                                           other teachers.

                                        Extensions
                                         Collect additional leaves, insects,
                                            and wildflowers.
                                         Prepare an insect collection for 4-
                                            H.
                                         Prepare an expanded collection for
                                            meeting requirements of
                                            graduation project.
                                         Tour an arboretum or university
                                            insect collection.
                                         Incorporate video or digital images
                                            of insects, wildflowers or leaves
                                            into an instructional PowerPoint
                                            presentation.
                                        LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
              Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




   Subject Title:                        HONORS BIOLOGY I

   Discipline/Grade Level:               SCIENCE -- GRADE 10

   UNIT LESSON OUTCOME: 3 Science Process

   The learner will use the scientific process to solve problems.




RELATIONSHIP TO PA OUTCOMES/STANDARDS (Check Appropriate Graduation Outcomes)
Communications                            1.1   X        1.2    X        1.3            1.4   X        1.5   X        1.6    X      1.7     X        1.8   X

Mathematics                               2.1   X        2.2    X        2.3   X        2.4   X        2.5   X        2.6    X       2.7    X        2.8          2.9            2.10         2.11

Science & Technology                      3.1   X        3.2    X        3.3   X        3.4            3.5            3.6    X       3.7    X        3.8   X      3.9

Environment & Ecology                     4.1            4.2             4.3            4.4            4.5            4.6    X       4.7             4.8          4.9

Civics & Government                       5.1            5.2             5.3            5.4

Economics                                 6.1            6.2             6.3            6.4            6.5

Geography                                 7.1            7.2             7.3            7.4

History                                   8.1   X        8.2             8.3   X        8.4   X

Arts & Humanities                         9.1            9.2             9.3            9.4

Health, Safety & PE                      10.1           10.2           10.3           10.4            10.5

Family & Consumer Science                11.1           11.2           11.3    X      11.4

World Language                           12.1           12.2    X      12.3           12.4            12.5           12.6

Career Education & Work                  13.1           13.2           13.3           13.4
                                   LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
         Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.



     ESSENTIAL CONTENT                          CONTENT & INSTRUCTIONAL                                  ACTUAL LEVEL OF                           RESOURCES AND MATERIALS
    OUTCOMES/STANDARD                          ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES WITH                             ATTAINMENT (EVALUATION
                                                    CORRECTIVES AND                                    CRITERIA) ASSESSMENT
                                                 EXTENSIONS (Individually created
                                                teaching activities may be used to achieve the
                                                standards; however, listed below are activities
                                                           which may be helpful:

STANDARD 3

   Identify the fundamental nature of             Lecture with demonstration of                     Chapter test                                   Overhead transparencies
    science.                                        effective note taking skills.                     Quizzes on material taught                     Teacher-made handouts,
   Distinguish between science and                Question and answer sessions.                     Quizzes on material assigned                    worksheets, crossword puzzles,
    non-science.                                   Discussion of science versus non-                 Worksheets                                      modified word searches, word
   Explore the three types of science:             science as seen in popular media.                 Homework                                        scrambles, study guides and lecture
    observational, experimental, and               Demonstrations.                                   Study guides                                    notes
                                                                                                                                                     Various texts and manufacturer-
    theoretical.                                    Share and pair to review vocabulary               Crossword puzzles
   Map the process known as                        and concepts.                                     Worksheets
                                                                                                                                                       made curriculum materials
    experimental science.                                                                                                                            PowerPoint presentations
                                                    Complete worksheet sand study                     Word searches                                  Marker/chalkboard
   Discriminate factors affecting the              guides in cooperative atmosphere.                 Word scrambles                                 Various models
    reliability of research.                       Go over the many various                          Notebook maintenance and
   Propose reasonable hypotheses.                                                                                                                    Articles from current periodicals
                                                    homework assignments.                              organization                                   Ten gallon aquaria and lab mice
   Record observations and collect                Co-op groups map concepts and                     Chapter outlines                               Quantities of various seeds -- rye,
    data.                                           terms.                                            In-class performance                            wheat, oats, barley, corn, peas,
   Analyze data for patterns,                     Use models to enhance visualization               Lab performance                                 beans
    inconsistencies and reliability.                and understanding of concepts on                  Lab sketches                                   Potting soil, 1/2 gallon paper milk
   Draw reasonable conclusions from                marker board, overhead projector,
                                                                                                      Lab write-ups                                   cartons, greenhouse
    information.                                    and with physical models.
                                                                                                      Projects                                       Various fertilizers -- Miracle Gro,
   Organize and effectively report                Crossword puzzles, study guide, and
                                                                                                      Group assignments                               Peter's, Agway, Jobe's, K-mart, etc.
    data.                                           worksheets for homework.                                                                      
                                                                                                      Co-op group performance                         Humidity meters, thermometers,
   Plot major historical developments             Read selected articles that include
                                                                                                      Collections                                     rulers, pH meters, balances,
    in the history of science.                      the science process at work.                                                                       chromatography paper, various
                                                                                                      Papers
                                                   Reflect in a journal entry about                                                                   indicators
                                                    astrology and other unscientific                  Student presentations
                                                                                                                                                      Various glassware
                                                    things.                                           Biology collages
                                                                                                                                                      Excel spreadsheet computer
                                                   Critically reflect on their work and              Biology murals
                                                                                                                                                       program
                                                    write about it in student portfolio.              Concept mapping
                                                                                                                                                      Video disks and video taps
                                                   Lab -- an investigation into the                  Journal entries                                Video microscope
                                                    growth of seedlings with and                      Portfolio exercises                            Microscopes with various prepared
                                                    without fertilizer.                               Final test                                      and student-made slides
                          LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.


                                          Lab -- an investigation into the                                                                  Various protozoa in pond water
                                           behavior of laboratory mice given                                                                 Heavily pigmented plants in
                                           two different conditions such as                                                                   greenhouse
                                           light and dark, wet vs. dry, etc.                                                                 Onion and other plants
                                          Play CD ROM simulation that                                                                       CD ROM software
                                           involves making hypotheses and                                                                    Internet access in classroom and
                                           manipulating variables.                                                                            library
                                          Video movies of science and
                                           scientists in action.
                                          Write an article that incorporates the
                                           science process in their magazine.

                                      Correctives
                                       Review text, study guide, crossword
                                         puzzles, word search, word
                                         scramble, etc.
                                       Contact parents, counselor and other
                                         teachers.

                                      Extensions
                                       Do scientific research for fulfillment
                                          of their Graduation Project.
                                       Become an active ember of the
                                          Science Olympiad Team.
                                       Do scientific research for
                                          competition in Junior Academy of
                                          Science.
                                       Use desktop publishing to produce
                                          their own biology book on CD
                                          ROM.
                                        LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
              Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




   Subject Title:                        HONORS BIOLOGY I

   Discipline/Grade Level:               SCIENCE -- GRADE 10

   UNIT LESSON OUTCOME: 4 Biological Tools

   The learner will apply important tools and techniques used by research biologists to investigate life processes.




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Communications                            1.1   X        1.2    X        1.3            1.4   X        1.5   X        1.6    X      1.7              1.8   X

Mathematics                               2.1   X        2.2    X        2.3   X        2.4   X        2.5   X        2.6    X       2.7    X        2.8          2.9            2.10         2.11

Science & Technology                      3.1   X        3.2    X        3.3   X        3.4            3.5            3.6    X       3.7    X        3.8   X      3.9

Environment & Ecology                     4.1            4.2             4.3            4.4            4.5            4.6            4.7             4.8          4.9

Civics & Government                       5.1            5.2             5.3            5.4

Economics                                 6.1            6.2             6.3            6.4            6.5

Geography                                 7.1            7.2             7.3            7.4

History                                   8.1            8.2             8.3            8.4

Arts & Humanities                         9.1            9.2             9.3            9.4

Health, Safety & PE                      10.1           10.2           10.3           10.4            10.5

Family & Consumer Science                11.1           11.2           11.3           11.4

World Language                           12.1           12.2    X      12.3           12.4            12.5           12.6

Career Education & Work                  13.1           13.2           13.3           13.4
                                   LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
         Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




     ESSENTIAL CONTENT                          CONTENT & INSTRUCTIONAL                                  ACTUAL LEVEL OF                           RESOURCES AND MATERIALS
    OUTCOMES/STANDARD                          ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES WITH                             ATTAINMENT (EVALUATION
                                                    CORRECTIVES AND                                    CRITERIA) ASSESSMENT
                                                 EXTENSIONS (Individually created
                                                teaching activities may be used to achieve the
                                                standards; however, listed below are activities
                                                           which may be helpful:

STANDARD 4

   Explain various biological tools and           Lecture with demonstration of                     Chapter test                                   Overhead transparencies
    techniques.                                     effective note taking skills.                     Quizzes on material taught                     Teacher-made handouts,
   Explain the purpose of the tools and           Question and answer sessions.                     Quizzes on material assigned                    worksheets, crossword puzzles,
    techniques in science.                         Discussion of the ethical issues                  Worksheets                                      modified word searches, word
   Map relationships between tools and             resulting from the use of certain                 Homework                                        scrambles, study guides and lecture
    associate them with various                     technologies, such as amniocentesis.              Study guides                                    notes
                                                                                                                                                     Various texts and manufacturer-
    branches of biology.                            Demonstration of centrifuge, stains,              Crossword puzzles
   Properly use biological tools and               and microtome.                                    Worksheets
                                                                                                                                                       made curriculum materials
    techniques in a lab setting.                                                                                                                     PowerPoint presentations
                                                    Use gel electrophoresis and paper                 Word searches
   Link historical figures with the                chromatography.                                                                                   Marker/chalkboard
                                                                                                      Word scrambles                                 Various models
    development of certain tools and               Use computer spreadsheets and                     Notebook maintenance and
    therefore to the advancement of                 graphing programs.                                                                                Centrifuge
                                                                                                       organization                                   Compound microscopes
    science.                                       Use the Internet to find information.             Chapter outlines                               Phase contrast microscope
                                                   Share and pair to review vocabulary               In-class performance                           Video-Camera Microscope
                                                    and concepts.                                     Lab performance                                Prepared slides
                                                   Complete worksheets and study                     Lab sketches                                   Microtome
                                                    guides in cooperative atmosphere.
                                                                                                      Lab write-ups                                  Spec 20
                                                   Go over the many various
                                                                                                      Projects                                       Gel electrophoresis apparatus
                                                    homework assignments.                                                                         
                                                                                                      Group assignments                               Mortar and pestle and autumn
                                                   Co-op groups map concepts and
                                                                                                      Co-op group performance                         leaves or leaves of various
                                                    terms.
                                                                                                      Collections                                     greenhouse plants
                                                   Use models to enhance visualization                                                               Potato and hard-boiled egg for stain
                                                                                                      Papers
                                                    and understanding of concepts on                                                                   demonstration
                                                    marker board, overhead projector,                 Student presentations
                                                                                                                                                      Computer
                                                    and with physical models.                         Biology collages
                                                                                                                                                      CD ROM
                                                   Use compound microscopes.                         Biology murals
                                                                                                                                                      Library
                                                                                                     Concept mapping
                                                    Record a journal entry on precision,                                                              Video disk movies of science in
                                                    accuracy, error and reliability.                  Journal entries                                 process
                                                   Critically reflect on their work and              Portfolio exercises                            Video tapes
                          LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.


                                           write about it in student portfolio.             Final test                                      Various fossils
                                                                                                                                             Various glassware
                                      Correctives                                                                                            Centigram Balances
                                       Review text, study guide, cross                                                                      Various stains and dyes
                                          word puzzles, word search, word                                                                    Internet access
                                          scramble etc.                                                                                      Plant presses
                                       Contact parents, counselor and other                                                                 Insect collection materials
                                          teachers.
                                      Extensions
                                       Use gel electrophoresis or
                                          centrifuge.
                                       Visit a university and use the
                                          electron microscope.
                                       Explore the protist world using the
                                          phase contrast microscope.
                                       Use video-microscope to produce a
                                          lesson about the microscopic world
                                          on CD ROM or Power Point.
                                       Do scientific research for use as
                                          springboard for scholarships and
                                          admission to exclusive colleges.
                                        LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
              Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




   Subject Title:                        HONORS BIOLOGY I

   Discipline/Grade Level:               SCIENCE -- GRADE 10

   UNIT LESSON OUTCOME: 5 Basic Chemistry

   The learner will describe the fundamental nature of chemistry and apply it to the organization and processes of life.




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Communications                            1.1   X        1.2    X        1.3            1.4   X        1.5   X        1.6    X      1.7              1.8   X

Mathematics                               2.1   X        2.2    X        2.3   X        2.4            2.5            2.6            2.7             2.8          2.9            2.10         2.11

Science & Technology                      3.1   X        3.2    X        3.3   X        3.4   X        3.5            3.6            3.7             3.8          3.9

Environment & Ecology                     4.1            4.2             4.3            4.4            4.5            4.6    X       4.7             4.8          4.9

Civics & Government                       5.1            5.2             5.3            5.4

Economics                                 6.1            6.2             6.3            6.4            6.5

Geography                                 7.1            7.2             7.3            7.4

History                                   8.1            8.2             8.3            8.4

Arts & Humanities                         9.1            9.2             9.3            9.4

Health, Safety & PE                      10.1           10.2           10.3           10.4            10.5

Family & Consumer Science                11.1           11.2           11.3    X      11.4

World Language                           12.1           12.2    X      12.3           12.4            12.5           12.6

Career Education & Work                  13.1           13.2           13.3           13.4
                                   LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
         Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




     ESSENTIAL CONTENT                          CONTENT & INSTRUCTIONAL                                  ACTUAL LEVEL OF                           RESOURCES AND MATERIALS
    OUTCOMES/STANDARD                          ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES WITH                             ATTAINMENT (EVALUATION
                                                    CORRECTIVES AND                                    CRITERIA) ASSESSMENT
                                                 EXTENSIONS (Individually created
                                                teaching activities may be used to achieve the
                                                standards; however, listed below are activities
                                                           which may be helpful:

STANDARD 5

   Describe the fundamental principles            Lecture with demonstration of                     Chapter test                                   Overhead transparencies
    of chemistry.                                   effective note taking skills.                     Quizzes on material taught                     Teacher-made handouts,
   Draw atomic and molecular models.              Question and answer sessions.                     Quizzes on material assigned                    worksheets, crossword puzzles,
   Explain basic bonding relationships.           Discussion of the meaning of the                  Worksheets                                      modified word searches, word
   Interpret chemical formulas and                 word "theory," as applied to                      Homework                                        scrambles, study guides and lecture
    equations.                                      Mendeleyev and the development of                 Study guides                                    notes
                                                                                                                                                     Various texts and manufacturer-
    Describe the role of various                    the Periodic Table.                               Crossword puzzles
    elements in living things.                     Discussion of the role water plays in             Worksheets
                                                                                                                                                       made curriculum materials
                                                   living things.                                                                                    PowerPoint presentations
    Explain the role of various                                                                       Word searches
                                                   Share and pair to review vocabulary                                                               Marker/chalkboard
    compounds in the living world.                                                                    Word scrambles                                 Any compound or solution we need
   Contrast matter and energy.                     and concepts.                                     Notebook maintenance and
                                                                                                                                                     Glassware, balances
   Explain the laws of matter and                  Complete worksheets and study                      organization
                                                    guides in cooperative atmosphere.                                                                 Video disk movies of atomic and
    energy.                                                                                           Chapter outlines                                molecular behavior
   Describe the roles of the forms of             Go over the many various                          In-class performance                           Molecular model lab kits
    energy within organisms and                     homework assignments.                             Lab performance                                Video tape selections
    ecosystems.                                    Co-op groups map concepts and
                                                                                                      Lab sketches                                   CD ROM software
   Explain the mildly polar nature of              terms.
                                                                                                      Lab write-ups                                  Styrofoam ball molecular models
    water and its importance within                Demonstrations of atomic structure,
                                                                                                      Projects                                       Atomic models made of wire and
    organisms and ecosystems.                       heat capacity, head conductivity,
                                                                                                      Group assignments                               beads … gumdrops or
                                                    cohesion and adhesion, universal
                                                    solvent, Brownian motion, colloids,               Co-op group performance                         marshmallows
                                                                                                      Collections                                    The Periodic Table of Elements
                                                    atomic structure, molecular models,
                                                                                                      Papers                                         PVHS Library
                                                    etc.
                                                                                                                                                     PVSD web site and internet access
                                                   Use models to enhance visualization                Student presentations
                                                    and understanding of concepts on                  Biology collages
                                                    marker board, overhead projector,                 Biology murals
                                                    and with physical models.                         Concept mapping
                                                   Crossword puzzles, study guide, and               Journal entries
                                                    worksheets for homework.                          Portfolio exercises
                          LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.


                                          Critically reflect on their work and             Final test
                                           write about it in student portfolio.
                                          Molecular model lab -- build basic
                                           molecules common to living things.
                                          Loop groups construct a chemistry
                                           collage.
                                          View video clips of chemical
                                           activity.
                                          View artwork in text.
                                          View overhead transparencies.
                                          Demonstrate combustion of sucrose.
                                          View videodisk movies of
                                           molecules in action.

                                      Correctives
                                       Review text, study guide, cross
                                         word puzzles, word search, word
                                         scramble etc.
                                       Contact parents, counselor and other
                                         teachers.

                                      Extensions:
                                       Create a multimedia presentation.
                                       Explore chemistry as a career by
                                          interviewing a chemist at a local
                                          industry or university.
                                        LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
              Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




   Subject Title:                        HONORS BIOLOGY I

   Discipline/Grade Level:               SCIENCE -- GRADE 10

   UNIT LESSON OUTCOME: 6 Basic Organic Molecules

   The learner will explain the roles of the complex organic compounds within living things.




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Communications                            1.1   X        1.2    X        1.3            1.4   X        1.5   X        1.6    X      1.7              1.8   X

Mathematics                               2.1   X        2.2    X        2.3   X        2.4            2.5   X        2.6            2.7             2.8          2.9            2.10         2.11

Science & Technology                      3.1   X        3.2    X        3.3   X        3.4   X        3.5            3.6            3.7             3.8          3.9

Environment & Ecology                     4.1            4.2             4.3            4.4            4.5            4.6    X       4.7             4.8          4.9

Civics & Government                       5.1            5.2             5.3            5.4

Economics                                 6.1            6.2             6.3            6.4            6.5

Geography                                 7.1            7.2             7.3            7.4

History                                   8.1            8.2             8.3            8.4

Arts & Humanities                         9.1            9.2             9.3            9.4

Health, Safety & PE                      10.1           10.2           10.3           10.4            10.5

Family & Consumer Science                11.1           11.2           11.3    X      11.4

World Language                           12.1           12.2    X      12.3           12.4            12.5           12.6

Career Education & Work                  13.1           13.2           13.3           13.4
                                   LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
         Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




     ESSENTIAL CONTENT                          CONTENT & INSTRUCTIONAL                                  ACTUAL LEVEL OF                           RESOURCES AND MATERIALS
    OUTCOMES/STANDARD                          ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES WITH                             ATTAINMENT (EVALUATION
                                                    CORRECTIVES AND                                    CRITERIA) ASSESSMENT
                                                 EXTENSIONS (Individually created
                                                teaching activities may be used to achieve the
                                                standards; however, listed below are activities
                                                           which may be helpful:

STANDARD 6

   Distinguish between organic and                Lecture with demonstration of                     Chapter test                                   Overhead transparencies
    inorganic compounds.                            effective listening skills.                       Quizzes on material taught                     Teacher-made handouts,
   Explain the structure of the four              Question and answer sessions.                     Quizzes on material assigned                    worksheets, crossword puzzles,
    classes of organic macromolecules.             Discussion of the analogy of                      Worksheets                                      modified word searches, word
   List examples and explain the roles             building a house and the four                     Homework                                        scrambles, study guides and lecture
    of the classes of organic polymers in           classes of organic polymers.                      Study guides                                    notes
                                                                                                                                                     Various texts and manufacturer-
    living systems.                                 Demonstrations.                                   Crossword puzzles
   Discuss the intra and intercellular            Share and pair to review vocabulary               Worksheets
                                                                                                                                                       made curriculum materials
    roles of proteins.                                                                                                                                PowerPoint presentations
                                                    and concepts.                                     Word searches
   Describe the roles of water in the                                                                                                               Marker/chalkboard
                                                    Complete worksheets and study                     Word scrambles                                 Various models
    maintenance of the living condition.            guides in cooperative atmosphere.                 Notebook maintenance and                       Protein molecular model kits
                                                   Go over the many various                           organization                                   Gel electrophoresis apparatus and
                                                    homework assignments.                             Chapter outlines                                restriction enzymes
                                                   Co-op groups map concepts and                     In-class performance                           Adding machine tape
                                                    terms.                                            Lab performance                                DNA nucleotide cards
                                                   Use models to enhance visualization               Lab sketches                                   Pineapple and Jell-O and glassware
                                                    and understanding of concepts on
                                                                                                      Lab write-ups                                  Videodisk movies of the classes of
                                                    marker board, overhead projector,
                                                                                                      Projects                                        organic compounds
                                                    and with physical models.
                                                                                                      Group assignments                              Videodisk movies of DNA structure
                                                   Crossword puzzles, study guide, and                                                           
                                                                                                      Co-op group performance                         DNA nucleotide molecular model
                                                    worksheets for homework.
                                                                                                      Collections                                     kits
                                                   View selected artwork in text.                                                                    Styrofoam ball models of organic
                                                                                                      Papers
                                                   Critically reflect on their work and                                                               macromolecules
                                                    write about it in student portfolio.              Student presentations
                                                                                                                                                      Molecular model kits
                                                   View video clips of organic                       Biology collages
                                                                                                                                                      High School library and Internet
                                                    macromolecules.                                   Biology murals
                                                                                                                                                       access
                                                   Demonstrate enzyme activity with                  Concept mapping
                                                    pineapple juice and Jell-O.                       Journal entries
                                                   Demonstrate enzyme activity with                  Portfolio exercises
                          LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
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                                           crackers, saliva and Benedict's                  Final test
                                           solution.
                                          Create a table in which to compare
                                           the organic macromolecules.

                                      Correctives:
                                       Review text, study guide, cross
                                         word puzzles, word search, word
                                         scramble etc.
                                       Contact parents, counselor and other
                                         teachers.

                                      Extensions:
                                       Summarize a topic in current
                                          literature.
                                       Using multiple sources, organize
                                          and present a multimedia
                                          presentation on some facet of
                                          organic chemistry.
                                       Build models of organic polymers.
                                       Construct computer models of
                                          organic macromolecules using a
                                          graphics program.
                                        LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
              Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




   Subject Title:                        HONORS BIOLOGY I

   Discipline/Grade Level:               SCIENCE -- GRADE 10

   UNIT LESSON OUTCOME: 7 Cell Structure and Function

   The learner will explain how cells serve as the structural and functional units of life.




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Communications                            1.1   X        1.2    X        1.3            1.4   X        1.5   X        1.6    X      1.7     X        1.8   X

Mathematics                               2.1   X        2.2    X        2.3   X        2.4            2.5            2.6            2.7             2.8          2.9            2.10         2.11

Science & Technology                      3.1   X        3.2    X        3.3   X        3.4   X        3.5            3.6    X       3.7    X        3.8   X      3.9

Environment & Ecology                     4.1            4.2             4.3            4.4            4.5            4.6    X       4.7             4.8          4.9

Civics & Government                       5.1            5.2             5.3            5.4

Economics                                 6.1            6.2             6.3            6.4            6.5

Geography                                 7.1            7.2             7.3            7.4

History                                   8.1   X        8.2             8.3   X        8.4   X

Arts & Humanities                         9.1            9.2             9.3            9.4

Health, Safety & PE                      10.1           10.2           10.3           10.4            10.5

Family & Consumer Science                11.1           11.2           11.3           11.4

World Language                           12.1           12.2    X      12.3           12.4            12.5           12.6

Career Education & Work                  13.1           13.2           13.3           13.4
                                   LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
         Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




     ESSENTIAL CONTENT                          CONTENT & INSTRUCTIONAL                                  ACTUAL LEVEL OF                           RESOURCES AND MATERIALS
    OUTCOMES/STANDARD                          ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES WITH                             ATTAINMENT (EVALUATION
                                                    CORRECTIVES AND                                    CRITERIA) ASSESSMENT
                                                 EXTENSIONS (Individually created
                                                teaching activities may be used to achieve the
                                                standards; however, listed below are activities
                                                           which may be helpful:

STANDARD 7

.   State the Cell Theory.                         Lecture with demonstration of                     Chapter test                                   Overhead transparencies
.   Describe spatial relationships within           effective listening skills.                       Quizzes on material taught                     Teacher-made handouts,
    the cell.                                      Question and answer sessions.                     Quizzes on material assigned                    worksheets, crossword puzzles,
.   Differentiate between prokaryotic              Discussion of definition and                      Worksheets                                      modified word searches, word
    and eukaryotic cells.                           meaning of life in context that the               Homework                                        scrambles, study guides and lecture
.   Explain the functional roles of                 cell is its fundamental unit.                     Study guides                                    notes
    various cellular structures.                                                                                                                     Various texts and manufacturer-
                                                    Demonstrations.                                   Crossword puzzles
.   Describe the evolutionary origin of                                                                                                               made curriculum materials
                                                    Share and pair to review vocabulary               Worksheets
    eukaryotic cells.                                                                                                                                 PowerPoint presentations
                                                    and concepts.                                     Word searches
.   Differentiate between plant and                                                                                                                  Marker/chalkboard
    animal cells.
                                                    Complete worksheets and study                     Word scrambles                                 Various models
                                                    guides in cooperative atmosphere.                 Notebook maintenance and
.   Relate the organic structural                                                                                                                     Compound microscopes
                                                   Go over the many various                           organization
    components to the various cellular                                                                                                                Prepared slides
                                                    homework assignments.                             Chapter outlines
    structures.                                                                                                                                       Greenhouse plants
                                                   Co-op groups map concepts and                     In-class performance
.   Place cell processes within the                                                                                                                   Pond water organisms
                                                    terms.                                        
    scheme of life.                                                                                    Lab performance                                Posters
                                                   Use models to enhance visualization           
.   List major historical events and                                                                   Lab sketches                                   Showcases
                                                    and understanding of concepts on
    figures in the study of the cell.                                                                 Lab write-ups                                  Videodisk images of cell structure
                                                    marker board, overhead projector,
.   Describe how cytology has led to a                                                                Projects                                        and function
                                                    and with physical models.
    greater understanding of life and its                                                             Group assignments                              Videodisk images of bacteria
                                                   Crossword puzzles, study guide, and                                                           
    chemical processes.                                                                               Co-op group performance                         Videodisk movies of cell activity
                                                    worksheets for homework.                                                                      
                                                                                                      Collections                                     CD ROM cell exercises
                                                   Read selected sections of chapter                                                                 Material by Lynn Margulis and
                                                    aloud.                                            Papers
                                                                                                      Student presentations                           Lewis Thomas on the origin of
                                                   View electron micrographs in text.                                                                 eukaryotes
                                                   Record a journal entry about life.                Biology collages
                                                                                                                                                      Celery and food coloring
                                                                                                     Biology murals
                                                    Critically reflect on their work and                                                              Video microscope, and television
                                                                                                      Concept mapping
                                                    write about it in student portfolio.                                                              Library
                                                   View videodisk stills and movies of               Journal entries                                Filmstrips
                                                    cell structure and function.                      Portfolio exercises                            Cells on the World Wide Web
                          LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.


                                          Teach microscope anatomy and                     Final test
                                           usage.
                                          Observe cells with video
                                           microscope to guide their laboratory
                                           investigation.
                                          Labs -- view various plant, animal,
                                           and protist cells with compound
                                           microscopes.

                                      Correctives:
                                       Review text, study guide, cross
                                         word puzzles, word search, word
                                         scramble etc.
                                       Contact parents, counselor and other
                                         teachers.

                                      Extensions:
                                       Summarize a topic in current
                                          literature.
                                       Using multiple sources, organize
                                          and present a multimedia
                                          presentation.
                                       Build an edible cell.
                                       Research how various pathologies
                                          affect the cell.
                                       Explore web sites dedicated to sell
                                          study.
                                        LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
              Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




   Subject Title:                        HONORS BIOLOGY I

   Discipline/Grade Level:               SCIENCE -- GRADE 10

   UNIT LESSON OUTCOME: 8 Homeostasis

   The learner will describe homeostatic processes done by cells to maintain equilibrium.




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Communications                            1.1   X        1.2    X        1.3            1.4   X        1.5   X        1.6    X      1.7     X        1.8   X

Mathematics                               2.1   X        2.2    X        2.3   X        2.4   X        2.5   X        2.6    X       2.7    X        2.8          2.9            2.10         2.11

Science & Technology                      3.1   X        3.2    X        3.3   X        3.4   X        3.5            3.6    X       3.7    X        3.8   X      3.9

Environment & Ecology                     4.1            4.2             4.3            4.4            4.5            4.6    X       4.7             4.8          4.9

Civics & Government                       5.1            5.2             5.3            5.4

Economics                                 6.1            6.2             6.3            6.4            6.5

Geography                                 7.1            7.2             7.3            7.4

History                                   8.1            8.2             8.3            8.4

Arts & Humanities                         9.1            9.2             9.3            9.4

Health, Safety & PE                      10.1           10.2           10.3           10.4            10.5

Family & Consumer Science                11.1           11.2           11.3           11.4

World Language                           12.1           12.2    X      12.3           12.4            12.5           12.6

Career Education & Work                  13.1           13.2           13.3           13.4
                                   LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
         Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




     ESSENTIAL CONTENT                          CONTENT & INSTRUCTIONAL                                  ACTUAL LEVEL OF                           RESOURCES AND MATERIALS
    OUTCOMES/STANDARD                          ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES WITH                             ATTAINMENT (EVALUATION
                                                    CORRECTIVES AND                                    CRITERIA) ASSESSMENT
                                                 EXTENSIONS (Individually created
                                                teaching activities may be used to achieve the
                                                standards; however, listed below are activities
                                                           which may be helpful:

STANDARD 8

   Distinguish between homeostasis                Lecture with demonstration of                     Chapter test                                   Overhead transparencies
    and equilibrium.                                effective note taking skills.                     Quizzes on material taught                     Teacher-made handouts,
   Describe the nature of the cell                Question and answer sessions.                     Quizzes on material assigned                    worksheets, crossword puzzles,
    membrane and its role in cellular              Discussion of weight loss and                     Worksheets                                      modified word searches, word
    regulations.                                    weight gain.                                      Homework                                        scrambles, study guides and lecture
   Explain the characteristics of water           Demonstrations.                                   Study guides                                    notes
                                                                                                                                                     Various texts and manufacturer-
    and their role in homeostasis.                  Share and pair to review vocabulary               Crossword puzzles
   Describe the cytoplasm's role in                and concepts.                                     Worksheets
                                                                                                                                                       made curriculum materials
    cellular regulation.                                                                                                                             PowerPoint presentations
                                                    Complete worksheets and study                     Word searches
   Explain three basic water balance                                                                                                                 Marker/chalkboard
                                                    guides in cooperative atmosphere.                 Word scrambles                                 Various models
    conditions and link them to fish               Go over the many various                          Notebook maintenance and
    migrations and every day activities.                                                                                                              Video microscope
                                                    homework assignments.                              organization
                                                                                                                                                     Wooden cubes with which to model
    Describe the nucleus' indirect role in         Co-op groups map concepts and                     Chapter outlines
    homeostasis.                                                                                                                                       cell growth and reproduction
                                                    terms.                                            In-class performance                           Eggs, food coloring, distilled water,
   Distinguish between active,                    Use teeter-totter model to enhance                Lab performance                                 vinegar and syrup
    facilitated, and passive transport.             visualization and understanding of                Lab sketches                                   Microwave and popcorn
   Relate aspects of homeostasis to                concept.
                                                                                                      Lab write-ups                                  Videodisk movies of cell processes
    natural selection.                             Crossword puzzles, study guide, and
                                                                                                      Projects                                       Videodisk movies of membrane
   Relate cell size/transport with the             worksheets for homework.
                                                                                                      Group assignments                               function
    need for cell reproduction.                    Read selected sections of chapter                                                             
                                                                                                      Co-op group performance                         Dialysis tubing, beakers, string,
   Describe plant and animal                       aloud.
                                                                                                      Collections                                     reagents, and chemicals
    adaptations for water conservation.            Record a journal entry about                                                                      Posters and bulletin boards
                                                                                                      Papers
                                                    maintenance of homeostasis.                                                                       Showcases and hallway cork strip
                                                                                                      Student presentations
                                                   Show Brownian motion in milk or                                                                   Internet access
                                                    clay colloid with video microscope.               Biology collages
                                                                                                                                                      Filmstrip
                                                   Critically reflect on their work and              Biology murals
                                                    write about it in student portfolio.              Concept mapping
                                                   Dialysis tubing lab to study                      Journal entries
                                                    molecular movement.                               Portfolio exercises
                          LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.


                                          Cell surface area: volume lab.                   Final test
                                          Grape lab to study osmosis.
                                          Egg lab to study osmosis and
                                           diffusion.

                                      Correctives:
                                       Review text, study guide, cross
                                         word puzzles, word search, word
                                         scramble etc.
                                       Contact parents, counselor and other
                                         teachers.

                                      Extensions:
                                       Research pathological aspects of a
                                          homeostatic problem.
                                       Research heat stroke, shock and
                                          other homeostatic responses to
                                          stress.
                                       Describe how a pathological
                                          condition affects homeostasis in an
                                          article in their biology magazine.
                                        LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
              Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




   Subject Title:                        HONORS BIOLOGY I

   Discipline/Grade Level:               SCIENCE -- GRADE 10

   UNIT LESSON OUTCOME: 9 Bioenergetics

   The learner will explain the nature of energy and how it flows through living systems.




RELATIONSHIP TO PA OUTCOMES/STANDARDS (Check Appropriate Graduation Outcomes)
Communications                            1.1   X        1.2    X        1.3            1.4   X        1.5   X        1.6    X      1.7     X        1.8   X

Mathematics                               2.1   X        2.2    X        2.3   X        2.4   X        2.5   X        2.6    X       2.7    X        2.8          2.9            2.10         2.11

Science & Technology                      3.1   X        3.2    X        3.3   X        3.4   X        3.5            3.6    X       3.7    X        3.8   X      3.9

Environment & Ecology                     4.1            4.2             4.3            4.4            4.5            4.6    X       4.7             4.8          4.9

Civics & Government                       5.1            5.2             5.3            5.4

Economics                                 6.1            6.2             6.3            6.4            6.5

Geography                                 7.1            7.2             7.3            7.4

History                                   8.1            8.2             8.3            8.4

Arts & Humanities                         9.1            9.2             9.3            9.4

Health, Safety & PE                      10.1           10.2           10.3           10.4            10.5

Family & Consumer Science                11.1           11.2           11.3           11.4

World Language                           12.1           12.2    X      12.3           12.4            12.5           12.6

Career Education & Work                  13.1           13.2           13.3           13.4
                                   LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
         Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




     ESSENTIAL CONTENT                          CONTENT & INSTRUCTIONAL                                  ACTUAL LEVEL OF                           RESOURCES AND MATERIALS
    OUTCOMES/STANDARD                          ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES WITH                             ATTAINMENT (EVALUATION
                                                    CORRECTIVES AND                                    CRITERIA) ASSESSMENT
                                                 EXTENSIONS (Individually created
                                                teaching activities may be used to achieve the
                                                standards; however, listed below are activities
                                                           which may be helpful:

STANDARD 9

   Define energy and state the Laws of            Lecture with demonstration of                     Chapter test                                   Define energy and state the Laws of
    Thermodynamics.                                 effective note taking skills.                     Quizzes on material taught                      Thermodynamics.
   Discuss the importance of energy to            Question and answer sessions.                     Quizzes on material assigned                   Discuss the importance of energy to
    living things.                                 Discussion of the finite nature of                Worksheets                                      living things.
   Describe the energy roles of                    many of our energy resources.                     Homework                                       Describe the energy roles of
    enzymes and ATP within the cell.               Demonstrations.                                   Study guides                                    enzymes and ATP within the cell.
   Graph the energetics of chemical               Share and pair to review vocabulary               Crossword puzzles                              Graph the energetics of chemical
    reactions.                                      and concepts.                                     Worksheets                                      reactions.
   Explain energy production by the               Complete worksheets and study                     Word searches                                  Explain energy production by the
    sun.                                            guides in cooperative atmosphere.                 Word scrambles                                  sun.
   Diagram regions of the                         Crossword puzzles, study guide, and               Notebook maintenance and                       Diagram regions of the
    electromagnetic spectrum.                       worksheets for homework.                           organization                                    electromagnetic spectrum.
   Explain energy capture during                  Go over the many various                          Chapter outlines                               Explain energy capture during
    photosynthesis.                                 homework assignments.                             In-class performance                            photosynthesis.
   Describe leaf adaptations for energy           Co-op groups map concepts and                     Lab performance                                Describe leaf adaptations for energy
    capture.                                        terms.                                                                                             capture.
                                                                                                      Lab sketches
   Explain energy release during                  Use models to enhance visualization                                                               Explain energy release during
                                                                                                      Lab write-ups
    anaerobic and aerobic respiration.              and understanding of concepts on                                                                   anaerobic and aerobic respiration.
                                                                                                      Projects
   Study the forms of energy and their             marker board, overhead projector,                                                                 Study the forms of energy and their
                                                                                                      Group assignments
    roles in living things.                         and with physical models.                                                                          roles in living things.
                                                                                                      Co-op group performance
   Trace the evolution of energy                  Read selected sections of chapter                                                                 Trace the evolution of energy
                                                                                                      Collections
    production within living systems.               aloud.                                                                                             production within living systems.
                                                                                                      Papers
   Trace energy flow from the sun                 Record a journal entry about                                                                      Trace energy flow from the sun
    through an organism and through an              renewable and non-renewable                       Student presentations                           through an organism and through an
    ecosystem.                                      resources.                                        Biology collages                                ecosystem.
   Classify organisms by their energy             Leaf cross-section lab.                           Biology murals                                 Classify organisms by their energy
    usage role.                                    Leaf and twig anatomy lab.                        Concept mapping                                 usage role.
                                                   Molecular model lab #2                            Journal entries
                                                    (Photosynthesis).                                 Portfolio exercises
                          LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.


                                          Molecular model lab #3                           Final test
                                           (Respiration).
                                          Fermentation lab.
                                          Group discussion of alcohol's
                                           effects on society.
                                          Critically reflect on their work and
                                           write about it in student portfolio.
                                          Demonstrate activation energy and
                                           the combustion of sucrose,
                                           magnesium, candles and matches.
                                          Graph energies of reactions.

                                      Correctives:
                                       Review text, study guide, cross
                                         word puzzles, word search, word
                                         scramble etc.
                                       Contact parents, counselor and other
                                         teachers.

                                      Extensions:
                                       Use various search engines to
                                          compile a bookmark file of URLs
                                          dedicated to thermodynamics.
                                       Research and write a paper about
                                          energy usage in the world today.
                                       Research roles of fermentation in
                                          daily commerce.
                                       Research roles of fermentation in
                                          tropical aboriginal societies.
                                       Visit community service agency and
                                          interview caseworkers about the
                                          role of alcohol in society.
                                       Interview policemen about the
                                          effects of alcohol in their work.
                                        LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
              Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




   Subject Title:                        HONORS BIOLOGY I

   Discipline/Grade Level:               SCIENCE -- GRADE 10

   UNIT LESSON OUTCOME: 10 Information Storage and Transfer

   The learner will summarize information storage and transfer in cells/organisms.




RELATIONSHIP TO PA OUTCOMES/STANDARDS (Check Appropriate Graduation Outcomes)
Communications                            1.1   X        1.2    X        1.3            1.4   X        1.5   X        1.6    X      1.7     X        1.8   X

Mathematics                               2.1   X        2.2    X        2.3   X        2.4   X        2.5   X        2.6    X       2.7    X        2.8          2.9            2.10         2.11

Science & Technology                      3.1   X        3.2    X        3.3   X        3.4   X        3.5            3.6    X       3.7    X        3.8   X      3.9

Environment & Ecology                     4.1            4.2             4.3            4.4            4.5            4.6    X       4.7             4.8          4.9

Civics & Government                       5.1            5.2             5.3            5.4

Economics                                 6.1            6.2             6.3            6.4            6.5

Geography                                 7.1            7.2             7.3            7.4

History                                   8.1            8.2             8.3            8.4

Arts & Humanities                         9.1            9.2             9.3            9.4

Health, Safety & PE                      10.1           10.2           10.3           10.4            10.5

Family & Consumer Science                11.1           11.2           11.3           11.4

World Language                           12.1           12.2    X      12.3           12.4            12.5           12.6

Career Education & Work                  13.1           13.2           13.3           13.4
                                   LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
         Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.




      ESSENTIAL CONTENT                         CONTENT & INSTRUCTIONAL                                  ACTUAL LEVEL OF                           RESOURCES AND MATERIALS
     OUTCOMES/STANDARD                         ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES WITH                             ATTAINMENT (EVALUATION
                                                    CORRECTIVES AND                                    CRITERIA) ASSESSMENT
                                                 EXTENSIONS (Individually created
                                                teaching activities may be used to achieve the
                                                standards; however, listed below are activities
                                                           which may be helpful:

STANDARD 10

   Sketch and describe the "stages" of            Lecture with demonstration of                     Chapter test                                   Overhead transparencies
    the Cell Cycle.                                 effective note taking skills.                     Quizzes on material taught                     Teacher-made handouts,
   Explain the process of mitosis and             Question and answer sessions.                     Quizzes on material assigned                    worksheets, crossword puzzles,
    cell division.                                 Share and pair to review vocabulary               Worksheets                                      modified word searches, word
   Explain the process of meiosis and              and concepts.                                     Homework                                        scrambles, study guides and lecture
    sexual reproduction.                           Complete worksheets and study                     Study guides                                    notes
                                                                                                                                                     Various texts and manufacturer-
    Distinguish between mitosis and                 guides in cooperative atmosphere.                 Crossword puzzles
                                                                                                                                                      made curriculum materials
    meiosis.                                        Go over the many various                          Worksheets
                                                                                                                                                     PowerPoint presentations
    Distinguish between sexual and                  homework assignments.                             Word searches
    asexual reproduction.                                                                                                                            Marker/chalkboard
                                                    Co-op groups map concepts and                     Word scrambles                                 Various models
   Sketch the chemical structure of                terms.                                            Notebook maintenance and                       Compound microscopes
    DNA and RNA.                                   Videodisk images of mitosis,                       organization                                   Video microscope
   Describe the structure and functions            meiosis, cytokinesis, and                         Chapter outlines                               Onion mitosis slides, whitefish
    of DNA and RNA.                                 DNA/RNA structure.                                In-class performance                            blastula slides
                                                   Video microscope to view mitosis                  Lab performance                                Videodisk images of mitosis and
This is the overlap unit with Honors                and rat testis.
                                                                                                      Lab sketches                                    meiosis models.
Biology II and will be done as                     Onion mitosis lab.
                                                                                                      Lab write-ups                                  Videodisk movies of mitosis and
thoroughly as time constraints allow.              Use models to enhance visualization
                                                                                                      Projects                                        cytokinesis
                                                    and understanding of concepts on                                                              
                                                                                                      Group assignments                               Videodisk movies of zygote
                                                    marker board, overhead projector,
                                                                                                      Co-op group performance                         development
                                                    and with physical models.                                                                     
                                                                                                      Collections                                     CD ROM images and text
                                                                                                      Papers                                         DNA molecular model kits
                                               Correctives:                                                                                           Videotapes
                                                Review text, study guide, cross                      Student presentations
                                                                                                                                                      Videodisk images and movies of
                                                  word puzzles, word search, word                     Biology collages
                                                                                                                                                       DNA/RNA structure
                                                  scramble etc.                                       Biology murals
                                                                                                                                                      Internet access
                                                Contact parents, counselor and other                 Concept mapping
                                                                                                                                                      Articles from current literature
                                                  teachers.                                           Journal entries                                Wooden cubes with which to model
                                                                                                      Portfolio exercises                             cell growth and reproduction
                          LEARNING OUTCOMES/STANDARDS AND CONTENT/ACTIVITIES
Statements of student learning expectations achieved through suggested teaching-learning activities and selected content to help reach standards and graduation requirements.


                                      Extensions:                                           Final test                                      Easily clonable house plants in
                                       Clone a plant and grow it for a few                                                                   greenhouse
                                          months.                                                                                            Hallway cork strips and showcases
                                       Read The Naked Gene by Richard
                                          Dawkins.

								
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