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Mahomet-Seymour Schools

Curriculum

Science – AP Biology

 

Chemistry of Life

 

The learner will be able to recognize functional groups in organic molecules.

 

The learner will be able to explain the importance of water and carbon in life systems.

 

The learner will recognize basic macromolecular structures.

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Cellular Structure and Processes

 

The learner will be able to identify cell organelles and membranes.

 

The learner will be able to differentiate the processes of diffusion and osmosis.

 

The learner will be able to distinguish between active and passive transport.

 

The learner will be able to relate the processes of glycolysis, the Kreb’s cycle and the electron transport chain in respiration.

 

The learner will be able to explain the stages of photosynthesis; the light reaction and the Calvin cycle.

 

The learner will be able to recognize the role of photosynthesis in life systems.

 

The learner will be able to distinguish between the stages of mitosis and meiosis.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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Inheritance – The Study of Genetics

 

The learner will be able to recognize the role of meiosis in genetic variation.

 

The learner will be able to explain Mendel’s Laws and how to apply them to genetics.

 

The learner will be able to mathematically calculate the results of genetic crosses.

 

The learner will be able to describe the steps in DNA replication.

 

The learner will be able to sequence and correlate the steps in the processes of transcription and translation.

 

The learner will be able to apply knowledge of enzymes to biological processes.

 

The learner will be able to explore and evaluate recent advances in biotechnology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Evolution

 

The learner will be able to relate historical perspectives on evolution.

 

The learner will be able to trace the phylogeny of species.

 

The learner will be able to distinguish between prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

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Diversity of Life

 

The learner will be able to recognize properties and species of the Protist Kingdom.

 

The learner will be able to recognize the morphology and ecological impact of Fungi.

 

The learner will be able to diagram plant structure at the cellular and tissue level.

 

The learner will be able to explain a plant life cycle with alteration of generation.

 

The learner will be able to recognize the relationship of structure to function in plants.

 

The learner will be able to distinguish between homology and analogy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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Human Anatomy and Physiology

 

The learner will be able to identify structures in the human body.

 

The learner will be able to describe the role of chemicals in systematic control.

 

The learner will be able to relate structure to function in the human body.

 

The learner will be able to analyze data and make predictions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ecological Principles

 

The learner will be able to recognize ecosystems.

 

The learner will be able to identify characteristics of a population.

 

The learner will be able to analyze behavior and interpret its importance to the survival of an organism.

 

The learner will be able to evaluate the impact of human activity on the Earth.

 

The learner will be able to relate the effects of abiotic and biotic factors on living things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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