HONORS BIOLOGY I
TEXT: BIOLOGY (MILLER.LEVINE) 2002
Unit 1 - Introduction to the Chemistry of Living Organisms
Section 1 - Intro to Chemistry
Section 2 - Properties of Water and pH
Section 3 - Carbon Compounds and Enzymes
Unit 2 - Cell Structure and Transport
Section 1 - Cell Structure and Function
Section 2 - Cell Membrane Structure and Transport
Unit 3 - Bioenergetics
Section 1 - Photosynthesis
Section 2 - Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
Unit 4 – Cell Reproduction
Section 1 – Mitosis
Section 2 – Cell Cycle Regulation and Stem Cells
Unit 5 – Molecular Basis of Inheritance: Genetics
Section 1 – Introduction to Genetics and Punnett Squares
Section 2 – Non-Mendelian Inheritance
Section 3 – Meiosis and Chromosome Mutations
Unit 6 – Molecular Basis of Inheritance: DNA and Biotechnology
Section 1 – Introduction to DNA Structure and DNA Replication
Section 2 – Protein Synthesis and DNA Mutations
Unit 7 – Nature of Science
Section 1 – Scientific Method and Graphing
Section 2 – Characteristics of Life and Levels of Organization
Unit 8 – Evolution and Natural Selection
Section 1 – Introduction to Darwin and Evidence of Evolution
Section 2 – Population and Species Evolution
Unit 9 – Ecology and the Environment
Section 1 – Introduction to Ecology and Energy Flow
Section 2 – Population, Community, and Ecosystem Ecology
This course will advance at an accelerated rate as compared to the traditional Biology course. Biology is the study of living things. Therefore, understanding life and life processes depends on mastering the unifying principles and concepts applicable to all life forms. The approach of this course emphasizes the fundamental unity of life forms and their diversity. The course focuses on major life processes and is arranged from simple levels of organization to complex levels. Basic chemistry, cell biology, and genetics precede information about organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems. This honors section will include more extensive laboratory reports than the traditional biology classes.
Classwork for Biology
Canvas is utilized for class almost every day. Each Biology unit is broken down into lessons which have links to websites and worksheets. Any worksheets that are completed in class from Canvas will be printed for students, and if they need another copy, they may print it from Canvas.
All classwork/homework assignments are started in class. If the work is not finished in class, then it will become homework. All students are given the opportunity to see me during my free period, after school, or in the morning if they need help. All assignments will be graded. They are usually worth between 5 and 10 points. Lab reports are usually worth between 40 and 100 points. Incomplete assignments or those not handed in will be a zero.
All students must keep a three ring notebook. In this notebook will contain terms, class notes, classwork assignments, and lab reports.
1) Homework, Terms, Study Guides
2) Lab Reports
3) Quizzes and Tests
Tests and quizzes
All quizzes are announced several days in advance. All tests are announced at least one week in advance. Study guides are given to all students before each quiz and test. There is one test per unit and one to three quizzes per unit.
We will do review games before each test and quiz and bonus points are awarded.
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