1ST NINE WEEKS CURRICULUM MAP-----GRADE: 9 SUBJECT: Biology TEST ITEMS UNIT NAME GPS STANDARD ELEMENT SKILLS Pre Post Unit 1-Biochemistry GPS.9_12.SC.BI.C.B.SB1 Students will analyze the c. Identify the function classify the variety of nature of the relationships of the four major organic compounds between structures and molecules. functions in living cells. GPS.9_12.SC.BI.C.B.SB1 describe how polymers are formed and broken down in organisms compare the chemical structures of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids describe the function of each macromolecule in maintaining homeostasis b. Explain how recognize that enzymes enzymes function as and substrates are catalysts. mutually exclusive like a lock and key explain the relationship of an enzymes in chemical reactions Unit 2-Cells GPS.9_12.SC.BI.C.B.SB1 Students will analyze the a. Explain the role of relate advances in nature of the relationships cell organelles for microscope technology to between structures and both prokaryotic and discoveries about cells functions in living cells. eukaryotic cells, and cell structure including the cell 1ST NINE WEEKS CURRICULUM MAP-----GRADE: 9 SUBJECT: Biology Unit 2-Cells membrane, in compare the operation of maintaining a compound light homeostasis and cell microscope with that of an reproduction. electron microscope identify the main ideas of the cell theory recognize the two types of cells explain how a cell's plasma membrane functions relate the function of the plasma membrane to the fluid mosaic model understand the structure and function of a typical eukaryotic cell explain the advantages of highly folded membranes in cells compare and contrast the structures of plant and animal cells Unit 3-Cell GPS.9_12.SC.BI.C.B.SB1 Students will analyze the d. Explain the impact relate water's unique Transport nature of the relationships of water on life features to polarity between structures and processes (i.e., functions in living cells. osmosis, diffusion). explain how the process of diffusion occurs and why it is important to cells 1ST NINE WEEKS CURRICULUM MAP-----GRADE: 9 SUBJECT: Biology explain how the process of diffusion, passive transport, active transport occur and why they are important to cells predict the effect of a hypotonic, hypertonic, or isotonic solution on a cell Unit 4-Metabolism GPS.9_12.SC.BI.C.B.SB3 Students will derive the a. Explain the cycling explain why organisms relationship between single- of energy through the need a supply of energy celled and multi-celled processes of organisms and the photosynthesis and describe how energy is increasing complexity of respiration. stored and released by systems. ATP relate the structure of chloroplasts to the events in photosynthesis a. Explain the cycling describe the light- of energy through the dependent reactions processes of photosynthesis and explain the reactions and respiration. products of the light- independent Calvin cycle compare and contrast cellular respiration and fermentation explain how cells obtain energy from cellular respiration Unit 5-Cellular GPS.9_12.SC.BI.C.B.SB1 a. Explain the role of describe the role of Reproduction cell organelles for enzymes in the regulation both prokaryotic and of the cell cycle 1ST NINE WEEKS CURRICULUM MAP-----GRADE: 9 SUBJECT: Biology eukaryotic cells, distinguish between the including the cell events of a cell cycle membrane, in maintaining homeostasis and cell reproduction. GPS.9_12.SC.BI.C.B.SB2 Students will analyze how b. Explain the role of analyze how mitosis biological traits are passed DNA in storing and maintains constant on to successive transmitting cellular biological make up of cells generations. information. in an organism Unit 5-Cellular GPS.9_12.SC.BI.C.B.SB2 Students will analyze how b. Explain the role of analyze how meiosis Reproduction biological traits are passed DNA in storing and maintains a constant on to successive transmitting cellular number of chromosomes generations. information. within a species understand that genetic diversity occurs as the result of meiosis a. Distinguish Describe the molecular between DNA and components of DNA and RNA. RNA. Explain the function of DNA and RNA. 1ST NINE WEEKS CURRICULUM MAP-----GRADE: 9 SUBJECT: Biology GPS.9_12.SC.BI.C.B.SB2 Students will analyze how d. Describe the Predict results when biological traits are passed relationships between alterations during on to successive changes in DNA and replication or mutagenic generations. potential appearance factors alter DNA. of new traits including Alterations during replication. Insertions Deletions Substitutions Mutagenic factors that can alter DNA. High energy radiation (x-rays and ultraviolet) Chemical GPS.9_12.SC.BI.C.B.SB2 Students will analyze how f. Examine the use of Analyze gel biological traits are passed DNA technology in electrophoresis patterns to on to successive forensics, medicine, predict DNA links, generations. and agriculture. important in forensics, medicine, and agriculture. Summarize steps followed in recombinant DNA technology. 1ST NINE WEEKS CURRICULUM MAP-----GRADE: 9 SUBJECT: Biology GPS.9_12.SC.BI.C.B.SB2 Students will analyze how f. Examine the use of Compare natural and biological traits are passed DNA technology in genetically modified on to successive forensics, medicine, organisms. generations. and agriculture. Characteristics of GPS.9_12.SC.BI.CS.HM.B. Students will use standard a. Follow correct Summarize steps followed Science SCSh2 safety practices for all procedures for use of in recombinant DNA classroom laboratory and scientific equipment. technology. field investigations. b. Demonstrate Compare natural and appropriate genetically modified techniques in all organisms. laboratory situations. GPS.9_12.SC.BI.CS.NS.B. Students will understand a. Scientific compare experiments SCSh8 important features of the investigators control without controls process of scientific inquiry. the conditions of their (constants) with those with Students will apply the experiments in order constants in place following to inquiry learning to produce valuable practices: data.
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