Biology Unit 1:
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Unit Driving Questions
- How do scientists learn and communicate?
- How are the basic concepts, skills, and understandings in science related to one another? interrelated?
- In what ways can data be used to visualize, display, and share new information?
- How do scientists use their findings in lab as evidence for their claims?
- How do the same atoms (C, H, O, N, P, S) make up nearly all of the structures that make up all living things?
- Scientists use a common language to communicate about their work.
- Documenting what you do and what you learn is the basis for communicating new learning.
- Atoms bond in many different patterns to form the molecules of life.
- *A living cell is composed of a small number of elements, mainly carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorous and sulfur.
- *Carbon, because of its small size and four available bonding electrons, can join to other carbon atoms in chains and rings to form large and complex molecules.
- *The essential functions of cells involve chemical reactions that involve water and carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids.
- *A special group of proteins, enzymes, enables chemical reactions to occur within living systems.
Science Inquiry and Application
- Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations
- Design and conduct scientific investigations
- Use technology and mathematics to improve investigations and communication
- Formulate and revise explanations and models using logic and evidence (critical thinking)
- Recognize and analyze explanations and models, and
- Communicate and support a scientific argument
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- dependent variable
- independent variable
- controlled variable
- experimental design
- Organic molecule
- Functional group
- Covalent bond
- Single, double, triple covalent bonds
- Carboxyl group
- Hydroxyl group
- Amine group
- Carbon ring
- amino acid
- nucleic acid
- law (in science)
- list; state
Students will be able to....
- Learn collaboratively in a group.
- Describe safe behavior in the lab, practice safe behavior, and explain the rationale for safety protocols.
- Effectively use a science textbook: Look up vocabulary terms, find main ideas, interpret charts, tables, diagrams
- Construct and use a cladogram to show the relatedness between organisms (for plants - animals are later.)
- Prepare for a lab investigation:
- Propose an appropriate, tesable question
- Identify or select independent variable, dependent variables, and controlled variables.
- Design a procedure that will provide answers to your question
- Collect and analyze data
- Communicate findings using tables, graphs, and charts
- Use claim, evidence, reason format to explain their findings
- Draw a model of common atoms, including valence electrons
- Explain that ions form when atoms gain or lose electrons, creating a charge on an atom.
- Explain how electrons are gained or lost or shared to form ionic or covalent bonds
- Properties of water that result from hydrogen bonding - surface tension, specific heat capacity, cohesion/adhesion, density of ice as compared to water
- State the range and meaning of the numbers on the pH scale
- *State the role of functional groups in the molecules that make up carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acidids, and ATP
- *Explain why carbon is the backbone of so many kinds of molecules
- *Recognize 4 functional groups that identify 4 types of biological molecules and explain the function of the molecule is dependent on the functional group structure
- *Use functional groups and structural features to recognize the structures of 5 biological molecules
- Students rotate roles; Reader assigned initially based on AIR scores
- Grapic organizer template (accomodation)
- Students revise after initial feedback on drafts
- Graphs are made on desmos.com or on paper, student choice (TS)
- students may type or searchon web for info, and print orglue on cards
- Observation (FA)
- Exit passes (FA)
- Cladogram practice (FA) and quiz (SA)
- Lab Safety quiz (SA)
- Feedback on reading study guide (FA)
- Pillbug draft prelab (FA) and final writeup (SA)
- Desmos - chromebook extension for graphing desmos.com