BIOLOGY

Lesson Plans:   https://www.dropbox.com/preview/Biology%20Lesson%20Plans%20(1).doc?role=personal
NEW South Dakota Science Standards: https://doe.sd.gov/contentstandards/documents/sdSciStnd.pdf


UNIT 1 INTRODUCING BIOLOGY
  • Scientific Method
  • Lab Safety
  • Chap. 1 Biology in the 21st Century
  • Chap. 2 Chemistry

Unit project: Starting the Year With a Bang!  Using the Scientific Method and Writing a Lab Report


UNIT 5 ECOLOGY


  • Chap. 13 Principles of Ecology
  • Chap. 14 Interactions in Ecosystems
  • Chap. 15 The Biosphere
  • Chap. 16 Human Impact on Ecosystems- Endangered Species Project

Unit project: Habitat Model/Dissolved Oxygen Experiment
                     Biosphere in a Bottle: Winogradsky Column


UNIT 2 CELLS


  • Chap. 3 Cell Structure and Function
  • Chap. 4 Cells and Energy
  • Chap. 5 Cell Growth and Division

Unit project: Cell Model


UNIT 3 GENETICS


  • Chap. 6 Meiosis and Mendel
  • Chap. 7 Extending Mendelian Genetics
  • Chap. 8 From DNA to Proteins
  • Chap. 9 Frontiers of Biotechnology

Unit project: WebQuest


UNIT 4 EVOLUTION


  • Chap. 10 Principles of Evolution
  • Chap. 11 The Evolution of Populations
  • Chap. 12 The History of Life

UNIT 6 CLASSIFICATION AND DIVERSITY


  • Chap. 17 The Tree of Life
  • Chap. 18 Viruses and Prokaryotes
  • Chap. 19 Protists and Fungi

Unit project: TBA


UNIT 7 PLANTS


  • Chap. 20 Plant Diversity
  • Chap. 21 Plant Structure and Function
  • Chap. 22 Plant Growth, Reproduction, and Response

Unit project: Growing Native Plants for a Butterfly Garden