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                      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
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               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
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                    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
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                  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.
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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.
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                     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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