Introduction to Biology

Unit 1: The Nature of Science

anchorAnchoring phenomenon: How does a water strider stay on top of the water?

icon flask Investigation: How do insects move? (1st day activity)

 

The Science of Biology Guided notes

Data Nuggets - Deadly Windows

CER - Bumble Bees and Fungicides

Scientific Processes - Crossword Puzzle

Lab Safety Contract

icon flask 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

The Microscope | Guided Notes

Microscope Labeling

Microscope Coloring

icon flask Microscope Introductory Lab

 

Unit 2: Cellular Processes

anchor 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

CK12 - Organic Compounds

CER - Hagfish Slime

icon flask Investigation: How Do Enzymes Work?

animal cell

Cell Theory and Cell Structures | Guided Notes

CK12 - Cell Theory

Coloring: Bacteria | Animal | Plant

Cell City | Cell Labeling (Simple and Complex)

Reading: Mitochondrial Disorders

Cell Crossword

Cell Flashcards

icon flask Investigation: Exploring Cells

 

Cell Transport and Homeostasis

Cell Transport | Guided Notes

icon flask Investigation: How Can Diffusion Be Observed?

icon flask Investigation: The Effect of Salt on a Potato

 

Cell Reproduction and Cancer

Cell Reproduction and Cancer | Guided Notes

CK12 Cell Division

Cell Division Reinforcement

Mitosis Coloring

Graphic: Onion Cell Mitosis

 

Cellular Respiration

Cell Respiration: Chicago Cyanide Murders Case Study | Student Handout

Mitochondria Coloring Worksheet

 

Unit 3: Immune Response

Bacteria and Viruses and the Immune System

anchorHow does the body fight infectious diseases?

How Do Bacteria Make You Sick | Guided Notes

Frontline: Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria

CDC Publication Antibiotic Resistance

CK12 - Pathogens

Article: What is MRSA?

Bacteria Reinforcement

How Do Viruses Make You Sick | Guided Notes

Viruses Reinforcement

 

Unit 4: Inheritance

anchorHow are diseases inherited?

Chromosome Theory of Inheritance | Guided Notes

DNA Structure | Guided Notes

DNA, Mutations, and Disease | Guided Notes

DNA Coloring

Construct a DNA Model (optional)

Construct a Karyotype, Tasmanian Devil

icon flask Investigation: What Plants Have DNA (extraction)

CK 12 - DNA, The Genetic Material

Reinforcment: Chromosomes | Reinforcement: DNA

Magic School Bus Rides Again: Janet's Mystery Gene

Human Traits Bingo | Bingo Card

Genetics Slides | Guided Notes

Genetics Practice Crosses

Genetics Review

icon flask Variations on a Human Face

icon flask Modeling Heredity with Popsicle Sticks

Studying Human Genetics with Pedigrees

Pedigrees Practice - Human Genetic Disorders

Dogs Decoded - explores the relationship between humans and dogs; evolution and genetics

Unit 4: Evolution

Evolution: Fact, Fiction, Opinion

icon flask Rock Pocket Mouse Activity

Evolution | Guided Notes (done after rock pocket mouse)

CK12 - Evolution

Evolution Graphic: Wolves and Rabbits

icon flask Developing an Explanation for Tuskless Elephants

VIDA Chart - useful for all examples of evolution

The Evolution of Skin color

 

 

 

Unit 5: Plants & Ecology

 

Photosynthesis