Biology at Waynesfield-Goshen High School
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Semester 1, Biology

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Semester 2: Biology

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  • Cell Respiration
  • Protein Synthesis
  • Genetics

Course Goals and Understandings:

Life on Earth is diverse, complex, and interrelated. All living things are made of the same biological molecules. Heredity and biological evolution are the basis for this diversity, complexity, and interconnectedness of living things on Earth.

We know this because we have learned to

  • curate and utilize resources for learning about and investigating life.
  • identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations.
  • design and conduct scientific investigations.
  • use technology and mathematics to improve investigations and communications.
  • formulate and revise models using logic and evidence
  • recognize and analyze explanations and models
  • communicate and support a scientific argument

 

Course Essential Understandings - from The College Board, AP Environmental Science

  1. Science is a process.
    • Science is a method of learning more about the world.
    • Science constantly changes the way we understand the world.
  2. Energy conversions underlie all ecological processes.
    • Energy cannot be created; it must come from somewhere.
    • As energy flows through systems, at each step more of it becomes unusable.
  3. The Earth itself is one interconnected system.
    • Natural systems change over time and space.
    • Biogeochemical systems vary in ability to recover from disturbances.
  4. Humans alter natural systems.
    • Humans have had an impact on the environment for millions of years.
    • Technology and population growth have enabled humans to increase both the rate and scale of their impact on the environment.
  5. Environmental problems have a cultural and social context.
    • Understanding the role of cultural, social, and economic factors is vital to thedevelopment of solutions.
  6. Human survival depends on developing practices that will achieve sustainable systems.
    • A suitable combination of conservation and development is required.
    • Management of common resources is essential.

 

 


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