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Keeley Library  August 19, 2000

Honors Biology 

COURSE: 15211
Honors Biology
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  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Biochemistry

  • Lab Report Form




    CONTENT: Selectively Permeable Membranes and Osmosis:  Cellular function is based on the cellular organelles, e.g.., cell membrane, mitochondria, nucleus, ribosomes, an chloroplasts, etc.
    PERFORMANCE Lab ReportStudents will observe how a selectively permeable membrane works. They will understand the process of osmosis in cells placed in varying solutions of salt concentrations
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Biochemistry
  • Lab Report Form



    CONTENT: Organic Compounds Life processes in the cell are based on molecular interaction.
  • PERFORMANCE: Lab ReportStudents will identify the presence of carbon in organic compounds. They will use chemical teststo determine the presence of various organic molecules.
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Using Graphic Organizers
  • Creating Graphic Organizers on a Computer
  • Oral Presentations 
  • BH3 CONTENT: Mitosis Cells divide through mitosis or meiosis. Mitosis is required for growth of the organism, while meiosis produces sex cells.
    PERFORMANCE: Drawings, Presentations  Students will recognize the different stages of mitosis, examine the mitotic phases in plant and animal cells, and diagram the chromosome changes.
  • History of DNA
  • Using Graphic Organizers
  • Creating Graphic Organizers on a Computer
  • Computer Operating Systems, Software 

  •     (Using spreadsheets...?? Tutorials, etc.)
    BH4 CONTENT: Clues from the Karyotype  Each chromosome is made of DNA. The part of the DNA that codes for a protein is called the DNA.
    PERFORMANCE: Chart, Karyotype: Students will observe similarities and differences among human chromosomes, construct a karyotype, and infer chromosomal abnormalities from these karyotypes.
  • Genetics/Heredity  (See population genetics)

  • Oral Presentations/(Demo?)




    CONTENT: A Study in Population Genetics  The inheritance of genes from two parents allows the inheritance of sex linked, dominant or recessive traits. Some traits are the result of the interaction of several genes.
    PERFORMANCE: Demonstration Students will calculate the frequency of dominant, recessive, incomplete, and codominance for certain human traits in a sample population.They will demonstrate that genes do not necessarily occur in equal numbers in a population.
  • Genetics/Heredity
  • Essay






    CONTENT: The Role of Natural Selection   DNA change might result in an altered gene that can be passed on to offspring Genetic variation is preserved or eliminated  from a population through natural selection.
    PERFORMANCE: AnalysisStudents will explain how natural selection  can change gene pools, and analyze how natural selection leads to adaptation of a species to a changing environment.
  • Genetics/Heredity
  • Lab Report Form
  • Graphic Organizers (compare, contrast)
  • Biomes, Ecosystem, Biodiversity
  • Anthropological, Biological Sciences
  • BH7


    CONTENT: Amino Acid Sequences and Evolutionary Relationships : The millions of different species of plants, animals, and microorganisms that live on earth today are related by descent from a common ancestor.
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report: Students will compare amino acid sequences in proteins of several vertebrates, They will study amino acid differences and infer evolutionary relationships among diverse organisms.
  • Bacteriology
  • Nitrogen Cycle
  • Water Cycle

  • Lab Report Form




    CONTENT:  Identifying Bacteria:    Prokaryotes are commonly referred to as bacteria. They are the earliest living organisms, having evolved from about 3.5 billion years ago. Prokaryotes are the most numerous organism, and can be found in all habitats. They are very important to all other forms of life as decomposers, and the key organisms in life-sustaining chemical cycles.
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report : Students will identify bacteria by their shape, mobility and ability to accept a gram stain.

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