SLCC Introduction to Biology and Biology Lab
BIOL 1010/1015

Updated: May 3, 2009

Month

SLCC Standards & Objectives

Indicators/Learning Activites

Assessment Methods

August-Setember

1.      The domain and process of science

2.      The chemical basis of life

·   Chapter 1 Lecture Notes/Outline

·   Scientific Method Lab Intro: Poppers Lab

·   Critical Thinking and Processing Skills Activities

·   Measurement Lab

·   Microscope Lab

·   Metrics Practice Assignments

·   Chapter 2 Lecture Notes/Outline

·   Chemistry Concepts Lab

·   Atomic Structure and Bonding Practice

·   Bohr and Lewis Structures

·   Poppers Lab Write-up

·   Metrics Quiz 

·   Unit 1 Exam: Measurement, Metrics, Microscopy, Scientific Method (multiple choice)

 

·   Bonding Quiz

 

·   Chemistry Reading Quizzes

 

 

October

The chemical basis of life (cont)

2.      The cell as the basic unit of life

 

3.      Cellular metabolism and energy

·   Chemistry Capers Lab

 

 

·   Chapter 3 Lecture Notes/Outline

·   Cell Diagrams

·   Cell Structure/Function Chart

·   Cells: A Radical Idea Lab

·   Chapter 4 Lecture Notes

·   Carrot Lab

·   Enzymes Lab

·   Chapter 5 Lecture Notes

·   Unit 2 Exam: Chemistry Concepts (written and multiple choice exam)

 

·   Chapter 3, 4, 5 Reading Quizzes

 

November

Cellular metabolism and energy (cont)

 

 

4.      Cellular Respiration

 

 

 

5.      Photosynthesis

·   Chapter 5 Lecture Notes (finish)

 

 

·   Chapter 7 Lecture Notes/Outline

·   Cellular Respiration Chart

·   Kreb’s Cycle Diagram

·   Yeast Lab

 

·   Chapter 6 Lecture Notes/Outline

·   Photosynthesis Chart

·   Photosynthesis Lab

·   Unit 3 Exam: Cell and Cellular Energy/Metabolism

 

·   Reading Quizzes Chapter 7

·   Unit 4 Exam: Cellular Respiration (multiple choice & written)

 

 

·   Reading Quizzes Chapter 6

December

  Photosynthesis (cont)

 

 

6.      DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·   Chapter 6 Lecture Notes (finish)

 

 

·   Chapter 10 Lecture Notes/Outline

·   DNA coloring

·   Marshmallow DNA Activity

·   Codon Chart

·   Codon Bingo

·   Mutations Practice

 

·   Unit 5 Exam: Photosynthesis (multiple choice & written)

 

·   Reading Quizzes Chapter 10

·   Unit 6 Exam: DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis (multiple choice & written)

 

 

 

January

7.      Cell Division and Reproduction

 

 

 

 

8.      Genetics

·   Chapter 8 Lecture Notes/Outline

·   Mitosis Diagrams

·   Meiosis Diagrams

·   Sameness & Variety Lab

·   Genetics Vocabulary Cards

·   Chapter 9 Lecture Notes/Outline

·   Punnett Squares Problems

·   Pedigree Problems

·   Genetics Lab

·   Reading Quizzes Chapter 8

·   Unit 7 Exam: Cell Division & Reproduction (multiple choice & written)

 

·   Genetics Vocabulary Quiz

·   Reading Quizzes Chapter 9

·   Unit 8 Exam: Genetics

 

February

9.      Evolution

·   Chapter 13 Lecture Notes/Outline

·   Hardy-Weinberg Problems

·   Chapter 14 Lecture Notes/Outline

·   Telling Time Backward

·   Hardy-Weinberg Quiz

·   Reading Quizzes Chapter 13

·   Reading Quizzes Chapter 14

 

March

 Evolution (cont)

 

 

 

 

10.                                    Classification of Microbes

·   Chapter 15 Lecture Notes/Outline

·   Evolution Fossil Record Article and Questions

·   Cladograms

 

·   Classification Chart

·   Chapter 16 Lecture Notes/Outline

·   Microbes Lab

·   Chapter 17 Lecture Notes/Outline

·   Chapter 18 Lecture Notes/Outline

·   Reading Quizzes Chapter 15

·   Unit 9 Exam: Evolution

 

 

 

·   Unit 10 Exam: Microbes (multiple choice)

·   Reading Quizzes Chapter 16, 17, & 18

April

  11. Classification of Plants

·   Chapter 18 Lecture Notes/Outline

·   Swamp Things Lab

·   Invaders of Dry Land Lab

 

May-June

  12. Classification of Animals

·   Chapter 19 Lecture Notes/Outline

·   Animal Survey Lab

 

·   Final Exam Review Handouts/Games

·   Reading Quizzes Chapter 18 & 19

·   Unit 11 Exam: Plants & Animals

 

·   Final Exam SLCC (multiple choice)

·   Final Written Exam