Biology
Biology Syllabus 2017-18.pdf
  1. Scientific Method/Safety

 

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  1. 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
  1. Biochemistry:
  • Atoms
  • Water
  • Macromolecules: carbs, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids
  • Enzymes
  1. Cell Biology:
  • Scientific history
  • Types of cells
  • Organelles
  • microscope
  • Cell Membrane/Homeostasis
  • ATP
  • Photosynthesis
    • Plant structure and systems
  • Respiration/Fermentation
  1. Cell Growth/Differentiation:
  • Why cells divide
  • Mitosis
  • Meiosis/reproductive organs in plants animals
  1. DNA/RNA:
  • History
  • DNA Structure & replication
  • Transcription
  • Translation
  • Gene Expression
  • Mutations
  1. Genetics:
  • Mendelian Genetics
  • Non-Mendelian Genetics
  • Karyotyping
  • Pedigrees
  • Genetic Disorders
  • DNA Fingerprinting/Biotechnology
  1. Evolution:
  • History
  • Evidence
  • Natural Selection Cladograms/Phylogenetic Trees
  • Genetic Drift vs Gene flow and their effects
  1. Taxonomy/Classification:
  • Kingdom characteristics
  • Dichotomous keys
  1. Bacteria/Viruses:
  • Structure
  • Classification
  • Function
  • Genetic Engineering
  1. Plants:
  • Diversity
  • Plant structure
  • Plant systems

XII. Animal Systems:

  • Endocrine
  • Integumentary
  • Reproductive
  • Circulatory
  • Digestive Visited through Dissections
  • Immunenotes and videos
  • Excretory
  • Nervous
  • Respiratory
  • Skeletal
  • Muscular