Cells & Heredity Chapters 1-5 :Cell structure and Function; Cell Processes and Energy; Genetics The Science of Heredity ,Modern Genetics, Evolution                         Aug 14 - Oct 31

 Topic :Cell structure and function

Chemical Compounds in Cells

Objectives / I can

Explain how invention of microscope helped in understanding of living things

State 3 points of cell theory

Describe how a light microscope works including how a lens magnifies an object

Define elements and compounds.

 

Goals

Explain how cells function as "building blocks" of organisms and describe the requirements for cells to live.

 Common Core

Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism.

Topic Diffusion and Osmosis

Objectives / I can
Describe how materials can move in and out of cells.
Investigate cellular structures and functions.

Goals
Interpret and represent results of analysis to produce findings.
Report and display the process and results of a scientific investigation.

Common Core
Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to their function.

Topic  Photosynthesis

Objectives / I can

Explain the importance photosynthesis in plants.

 Name the food green plants make.

 Write the equation for photosynthesis.

Goals

Explain how cells function as "building blocks" of organisms and describe the requirements for cells to live.

 

 Common Core

Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.

 Respiration and Fermentation

Objectives/ I can
Describe the events that occur during respiration.
Tell what fermentation is.

Goals
Explain how cells function as "building blocks" of organisms and describe the requirements for cells to live.

Common Core
Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism.

Topic  Cell Division

Objectives/ I can
Describe how cells reproduce.
 Goals
Explain how cells function as "building blocks" of organisms and describe the requirements for cells to live.
Common Core 
Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of an organism.
Common Core
Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.

Topic Mitosis

Objectives/ I can
Identify the phases of mitosis.
Goals
 Explain how cells function as "building blocks" of organisms and describe the requirements for cells to live.
Common Core Heredity - Mitosis - Pastuer-  Meiosis - Punett Squares
Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.

Test Dates:

Chap 1 Sep 15

Chap 2  Sep 22

Chap 3 Oct 20

Chap 4 Oct 30