Biology Course Syllabus Unit 1 Introduction Week 1 2 Chapter 1 Scientific Method Science vs Technology State the Prob

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					                       Biology Course Syllabus
Unit 1: Introduction (Week 1-2)

Chapter 1
     Scientific Method                                 Science vs. Technology
             State the Problem (Observation)           Descriptive Research
             Hypothesis                                Quantitative Research
             Experimentation                           Accurate Conclusions
             Conclusion                                Data Interpretation

Unit 2: Principles of Ecology (Week 3-6)
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Chapters: 3 & 4 (KCCT Lesson 42, 35 & 37)
     “How are organisms dependent on the cycling of atoms and molecules, energy
     flow and each other in an ecosystem?”
     “What processes are involved in the flow of matter and energy through and
     between living systems and the physical environment?”

     Key Terms
     Abiotic                      Eutrophicvation
     Autotroph                    Food Web             Parasitism
     Biomass                      Herbivore            Predation
     Biotic                       Hydrological Cycle   Primary Comsumer
     Carbon Cycle                 Heterotroph          Producer
     Carnivore                    Legume               Secondary Consumer
     Commensalism                 Limiting Factor      Symbiosis
     Competition                  Mutualism            Transpiration
     Decomposer                   Nitrification        Tertiary Consumer
     Denitrification              Nitrogen Cycle       Trophic Level
     Ecosystem                    Omnivore             Trophic Pyramid
Unit 3: Population Biology and Diversity (Week 7-9)
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Chapter 5 & 6 (KCCT Lesson 44 & 45)
      “How are organisms within ecosystems interdependent?”
      “How do humans deliberately or inadvertently affect the ecosystem?”
      “How do different factors in an ecosystem limit the size and range of a

      Key Terms
      Biotic Potential              Immigration           Non-Indigenous
      Carrying Capacity             Lag Phase             Species
      Community                     Limiting Factor       Population
      Emigration                    Mortality             Population Density
      Habitat                       Niche                 Nitrogen Cycle

Unit 4: Cells and Life Substances (Week 10-11)
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Chapters: 2.4 & 7 (KCCT Lesson 21)
      “How do cell structures affect living things?”
      “What role does carbon play in the processes that occur in all organisms?”

      Key Terms

      Amino Acid                    Eukaryote             Passive Transport
      Active Transport              Golgi Apparatus       Perioxome
      Carbohydrates                 Lipid                 Phospholipid
      Cell Wall                     Lysosome              Plasma Membrane
      Chloroplast                   Mitochondria          Prokaryote
      Concentration Gradient        Nucleic Acid          Protein Channel
      Cytoplasm                     Nucleolus             Ribosome
      Cytoskeleton                  Nucleus               Rough ER
      Diffusion                     Organelle             Smooth ER
      Enzyme                        Osmosis               Vacoule
Unit 5: Photosynthesis and Respiration (Week 15-17)
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Chapter 8 & 9 (KCCT Lessons 22, 23 & 36)
     “How is energy from the sun used and stored in all organisms as a result of a
     “How does cellular respiration use energy stored in food for internal chemical

     Key Terms
     ATP                           Chorophyll                      Photosynthesis
     Aerobic                       Glucose
     Anaerobic                     Light-Dependent Reaction
     Cellular Respiration          Light-Indendent Reaction

Unit 6: Cellular Reproduction (Week 12-14)
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Chapter 10 (KCCT Lesson 24)
     “How do cell functions and processes affect living things?”

     Key Terms
     Centromere             Metaphase             Parent Cell
     Chromatid              Mitosis               Somatic Cell
     Chromosome             Organ                 Telophase
     Cytokinesis            Organ System
     Daughter Cells
                        SECOND SEMESTER

Unit 7: Laws of Heredity and Meiosis (Week 1-4)
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Chapter 11 & 14 (KCCT Lessons 26 & 27)
     “How does the process of sexual reproduction result in a variety of genetic
      “How can you use the variety of gene combinations to predict possible traits of

     Key Terms
     Sex-linked Trait              Meiosis               Genotype
     Autosomal Chromosome          Sex Chromosomes       Heterozygous
     Crossing Over                 Tetrad                Homozygous
     Diploid                       Zygote                Incomplete Dominance
     Fertilization                 Allele                Multiple Allele
     Gamete                        Trait                 P1 Generation
     Gene                          Chromosome            Pedigree
     Germ Cell                     Codominance           Phenotype
     Haploid                       Dominant Allele       Punnett Square
     Homologous Chromosome         F1 Generation         Recessive Allele
     Karyotype                     Gene                  F2 Generation

Unit 8: DNA (Weeks 5-7)
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Chapter 12 (KCCT 25)
     “How does DNA transfer genetic information of organisms to the next
      “How does DNA serve as a blueprint for protein synthesis?”

     Key Terms
     Translation                   DNA                   Gene Expression
     Pyrimidine                    Amino Acid            mRNA
     Replication                   Anticodon             Nucleotide
     RNA                           Chromatin             Point Mutation
     Transcription                 Codon                 Purine
     tRNA                          Gene
Unit 9: Natural Selection (Week 8-11)
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Chapter 15 & 16 (KCCT 30, 31 & 32)
      “How is survival of a species affected by its environment?”
      “How does the process of natural selection give evidence of evolution of present
         day organisms?”
       “How do adaptations or the ability to adapt effect an organism’s chance of

    Key Terms
     Adaptative Radiation          Fossil Record                 Speciation
     Adaptation                    Homologous Structures         Species
     Analogous Structures          Mutations                     Structural Adaptation
     Behavioral Adaptation         Natural Selection             Use & Disuse
     Evolution                     Physiological Adaptation      Variation
     Fitness                       Population                    Vestigal Structure
     Coevolution                   Convergent Evolution          Cladogram
Unit 10: Biological Classification and Behavior (Week 12-17)
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Ch 18 & 34 (KCCT 29 & 29)
     “How does the classification system show similarities among organisms?
     “How are specialized cells used to determine animal behavior?”

     Key Terms
     Animalia                    Monera                Virus
     Bilateral Symmetry          Order                 Innate Behavior
     Binomial Nomenclature       Phylum                Mating Ritual
     Class                       Plantae               Pheronome
     Family                      Protista              Migration
     Dichotomous Key             Radial Symmetry       Phototrophism
     Fungi                       Species               Instinct
     Genus                       Taxonomy              Negative Feedback
     Kingdom                     Vertebrate            Reflex
     Trophism                    Response              Schooling
     Auxin                       Chemotaxis            Conditioned Response
     Dormacy                     Stimulus              Taxis
     Territoriality              Estivation            Gravitrophism
     Heliotrophism               Hibernation