Unit I: Diversity of Living Things
This unit investigates the way in which living organisms are classified, characterisitcis of livings things and a focus on the Kingdoms of Bacteria. Students will also learn about common expectations for scientific referencing, in preparation for future papers.
Unit II: Evolution
This unit will focus on the theory of Evolution, the founders of the theory, the consequences of the theory and how to apply it to the development to characteristics and the development of a species. Students will be expected to understand the aspects of the theory and how to apply it to situations given.
Unit III: Genetic Processes
This unit will focus on the mechanisms of inheritance, the kinds of inheritance, mitosis versus meiosis, some of the scientists who have paved the way to our understanding, and technology to manipulate genetics in organisms and the ethical questions such technology presents.
Unit IV: Mammalian Internal Systems
This unit will focus on the metabolism of the human body by investigating the interaction of the digestive system, the respiratory system and the circulatory system.Students will learn about the functions of each system and how dysfunction can lead to various symptoms and disorders. Tissues will be examined to differentiates structure and mammalian anatomy will be investigated through dissection of a specimen in the classroom.
Unit V: Anatomy, Growth Function of Plants
In this unit, students will examine how plants are used in our daily lives, how they complete the important functions of photosynthesis and gas exchange, using specialized tissues and structures. Students will understand the means by which plants reproduce and how different classifications of plants can be identified and characterized.