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Curriculum

Science Bioscience

 

Animal Structure and Processes

 

The learner will be able to distinguish between the digestive system and the digestive tract and identify the organs involved in the digestive process.

 

The learner will be able to explain how enzymes work and identify the specific enzymes used to break down different types of food in different sections of the digestive tract.

 

The learner will be able to describe which foods are best used for sources of energy versus the raw materials for growth, repair and reproduction.

 

The learner will be able to compare the normal operation of the digestive system with such malfunctions as; ulcers, lactose deficient, and diabetes.

 

The learner will be able to differentiate between the process of breathing and cell respiration.

 

The learner will be able to explain the physical and chemical relationship between the Respiratory System and the Circulatory System.

 

The learner will be able to describe the process of cellular respiration and distinguish the difference between aerobic and anaerobic respiration and the amount of energy released in each chemical pathway.

 

The learner will be able to analyze the energy needs of an athlete as related to high intensity versus endurance activities, and explain the role and affect of ATP depletion, lactic acid build, and the accumulation of carbonic acid on performance.

 

The learner will be able to describe homeostasis and explain what osmotic pressure has to do with the filtration and reabsorption of fluids in the body.

 

The learner will be able to understand how blood chemistry is affected by the foods we consume, the by products of metabolism and the hormones of the endocrine glands.

 

The learner will be able to explain how a urinalysis can be used to detect for diabetes and drugs.

 

The learner will be able to compare and analyze the role and effectiveness of the Nervous System with the Endocrine System.

 

The learner will be able to differentiate between the chemicals released by the neurons with those hormones produced by the ductless glands.

 

The learner will be able to appreciate the direct and indirect affect of drugs on the breathing center; blood chemistry, and O2/CO2 levels in the body.

 

The learner will be able to understand how different systems of the body work together to minimize the affect of various malfunctions such as, hypoglycemia and thyroid deficiency.

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Plant Structure and Processes

 

The learner will be able to understand the organic chemistry of foods. Emphasis will be placed on the macromolecules: carbohydrates, proteins, fats and nucleic acids.

 

The learner will be able to identify the different parts of a flowering plant and describe the function of these structures and their role in the growth and reproduction of the plant.

 

The learner will be able to differentiate between the embryonic parts of a monocot and  dicot seed and describe their germination.

 

The learner will be able to compare and analyze the various types of fruits and their relationship to seed production and flower parts.

 

The learner will be able to explain the morphological differences between monocots and dicots.

 

The learner will be able to describe the process of photosynthesis and the importance of plant pigments.

 

The learner will be able to explain the use and importance of genetic engineering in the production of food crops.

 

The learner will be able to explain how the practice of growing a soybean or corn monoculture can be more efficient in terms of pesticide use, harvesting and planting.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

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