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Course name: Biology

Course number: 7920015

Teacher: Drew

Objective:

The objective of this course is to impart basic biological principles to the student, connecting them with daily living skills, to deeper the student’s understanding of the world around them.

Description:

This course will provide students with access to the concepts and content of Biology I. Understanding the dynamic relationship and diverse characteristics of life forms, processes, and the environment improves the ability to predict how we develop, maintain health, and impact our surroundings.

Materials:

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Ducksters Education Site

Kids Discover

Thinker Academy

Kahn Academy

Additional Supplemental materials provided by the teacher

Classroom expectations:

The teacher will provide accommodations and modification to allow all students to participate in class to their fullest ability.

Students are expected to:

1)      Respect Peers, Staff, and Yourself

2)      Respect Class Time

3)      Respect School Property

4)      Be Where You Are Supposed to Be

Assessment:

Based on individual student needs the student may be assessed using any combination of:

         cumulative projects

         work portfolio

         written assessment

         verbal assessment

         teacher and staff daily observation

Grading:

         20% completed in-class assignments (ie. Given appropriate accommodations, was the student able to independently complete the classwork for the day)

         40% completed end of topic assessments (ie. Given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student is able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the topic based on the sunshine state standards)

         10% daily demonstration of appropriate behavior during class (ie. Given appropriate accommodations the student will demonstrate behavior that is conducive for their own learning and the learning of their peers)

         30% participation (given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student will engage in classroom activities)

Course Outline:

Month

Topic

Sub-topics

August

The Cell

What is a cell

Types of cells

Parts of the cell

September

Living Organisms

Scientific Classification
Animals

October

Living Organisms

Bacteria
Protists
Fungi
Viruses

November

The Human Body

Introduction to the Human Body
Brain
Nervous System
Digestive System

December

The Human Body

Sight and the Eye
Hearing and the Ear
Smelling and Tasting
Skin
Muscles
Breathing

January

The Human Body

Blood and Heart
Bones
Immune System
Organs

February

Genetics

What is Genetics?
Chromosomes
DNA
Hereditary Patterns
Proteins and Amino Acids

March

Plants

Photosynthesis
Plant Structure
Plant Defenses
Flowering Plants
Non-Flowering Plants
Trees

April

Diseases and Staying Healthy

Infectious Disease
Medicine and Pharmaceutical Drugs
Epidemics and Pandemics
Historical Epidemics and Pandemics
Immune System
Cancer
Concussions
Diabetes
Influenza

May

Nutrition

Nutrition
Vitamins and Minerals
Carbohydrates
Lipids
Enzymes

 

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