Biology (PreAP and Regular)

Biology is the study of all living things. It is a lab-oriented course which emphasizes structure and function, growth and development, cells, tissues and organs, nucleic acids and genetics, biological evolution, taxonomy, and the relationships between living things and the environment.  

Below is the content area followed during the year.


Scientific Method/Safety   

             Safety in a Science Room
             Controlled Labs

 

 

 

 

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Ecology:

  • Characteristics of Life
  • Levels of Organization
  • Ecosystems/Biomes
  • differentiation of Biomes
  • Food Chains/Food webs
  • Biogeochemical cycles
  • Biological pyramids
  • Ecological Relationships
  • Ecological Succession
  • Limiting Factors/Carrying Capacity

Biochemistry:

  • Atoms
  • Water
  • Macromolecules: carbs, lipids, proteins, Nucleic Acids
  • Enzymes

Cell Biology:

  • Scientific history
  • Types of cells
  • Organelles
  • Cell Membrane/Homeostasis
  • Microscope
  • ATP Cycle
  • Photosynthesis
  •       plant structures and systems
  • Respiration/Fermentation

Cell Growth/Differentiation:

  • Why cells divide
  • Mitosis and types of cells
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Meiosis and types of cells

DNA/RNA:

  • History
  • DNA Structure & replication
  • Transcription
  • Translation
  • Gene Expression
  • Mutations

Genetics:

  • Mendelian Genetics
  • Non-Mendelian Genetics
  • Karyotypes
  • Pedigrees
  • Genetic Disorders

Evolution:

  • History
  • Evidence
  • Natural Selection
  • Cladograms/Phylogeny Trees

Taxonomy/Classification:

  • Kingdom characteristics
  • Dichotomous keys

Bacteria/Viruses:

  • Structure
  • Classification
  • Function

Plants:

  • Diversity
  • Plant structure
  • Plant systems

Animal Systems:

  • Endocrine
  • Integumentary
  • Reprodoctive
  • Circulatory
  • Digestive
  • Immune
  • Excretory
  • Nervous
  • Respiratory
  • Skeletal
  • Muscular