Introduction to Biology
Unit 1: The Nature of Science
Anchoring phenomenon: How does a water strider stay on top of the water?
Investigation: How do insects move? (1st day activity)
The Science of Biology Guided notes
CER - Bumble Bees and Fungicides
Scientific Processes - Crossword Puzzle
Scientfific Processes - Reinforcement
Investigation: How Does a Water Strider Stay on Top of the Water?
CK12 - Scientific Ways of Thinking
Characteristics of Life Guided Notes
CK12 - Characteristics of Life
Characteristics of Life Crossword Puzzle
Unit 2: Cellular Processes
Anchoring Phenomenon: How does the cell relate to an organism's overall function? How do problems with the cell relate to disease?
Organic Compounds Guided Notes
Investigation: How Do Enzymes Work?
Cell Theory and Cell Structures | Guided Notes
Bacteria Cell Coloring | Animal Cell Coloring | Plant Cell Coloring
Cell City | Cell Labeling (Simple and Complex)
Reading: Mitochondrial Disorders
Investigation: Exploring Cells
Cell Transport and Homeostasis
Investigation: How Can Diffusion Be Observed?
Investigation: The Effect of Salt on a Carrot
Cell Reproduction and Cancer
Cell Reproduction and Cancer | Guided Notes
Cell Respiration: Chicago Cyanide Murders Case Study | Student Handout
Mitochondria Coloring Worksheet
Unit 3: Immune Response
Bacteria and Viruses and the Immune System
How does the body fight infectious diseases?
How Do Bacteria Make You Sick | Guided Notes
Frontline: Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria
CDC Publication Antibiotic Resistance
How Do Viruses Make You Sick | Guided Notes
How Do Viruses Infect Cells (Coloring)
Vaccines: Calling the Shots (PBS video)
Unit 4: Inheritance
What is the relationship between DNA and traits?
Chromosome Theory of Inheritance | Guided Notes
Construct a Karyotype, Tasmanian Devil
Construct a DNA Model (optional)
Investigation: What Plants Have DNA (extraction)
DNA, Mutations, and Disease | Guided Notes
Investigation: DNA, Proteins, and Sickle Cell
Magic School Bus Rides Again: Janet's Mystery Gene
How are diseases inherited?
Human Traits Bingo | Bingo Card
Genetics Slides | Guided Notes
Genetics Review | Reinforcement: Genetics
Studying Human Genetics with Pedigrees
Dogs Decoded - explores the relationship between humans and dogs; evolution and genetics
Unit 5: Evolution
How do new species form?
Evolution: Fact, Fiction, Opinion
Rock Pocket Mouse (focus activity, anchor)
VIDA Chart - useful for all examples of evolution
Evolution | Guided Notes (done after rock pocket mouse)
Evolution Graphic: Wolves and Rabbits
African Elephant - Change Over time (HHMI film)
The Biology of Skin color (HHMI) | Worksheet
Investigation: Dog and Wolf Phylogeny