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. All dates and subjects are subject to change.


Scientific Method/Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ecology:

  • Characteristics of Life
  • Levels of Organization
  • Ecosystems/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
  • 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
  • DNA Fingerprinting/Biotechnology

Evolution:

  • History
  • Evidence
  • Natural Selection

Taxonomy/Classification:

  • Kingdoms
  • Dichotomous keys

Bacteria/Viruses:

  • Structure
  • Classification
  • Function
  • Reminder of Genetic Engineering

Plants:

  • Diversity
  • Plant structure
  • Plant systems

Animal Systems:

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