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)
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?
Cell Transport and Homeostasis
Cell Reproduction and Cancer
Unit 3: Immune Response
Bacteria and Viruses and the Immune System
How does the body fight infectious diseases?
Vaccines: Calling the Shots (PBS video)
Unit 4: Inheritance
What is the relationship between DNA and traits?
Construct a DNA Model (optional)
How are diseases inherited?
Dogs Decoded - explores the relationship between humans and dogs; evolution and genetics
Unit 5: Evolution
How do new species form?
Rock Pocket Mouse (focus activity, anchor)
VIDA Chart - useful for all examples of evolution
African Elephant - Change Over time (HHMI film)