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  • Course Code
    SC.SC063/SC064
    Content Area
    Science
    Description
    Honors Biology is an accelerated study of the living world. Students will engage in inquiry-based investigations to explore how organisms live and grow and how they interact with their environment. Students will utilize science and engineering practices to study how characteristics of one generation are passed to the next and to explain how different species are related.
    • Analyze complex real-world problems by specifying criteria and constraints for successful solutions
    • Develop, use, and revise models to explain scientific phenomena
    • Apply scientific reasoning, theory, and/or models to link evidence to the claims to assess the extent to which the reasoning and data support the explanation or conclusion

    Note: This curriculum was written prior to the 2014-2015 school year. It is scheduled to be rewritten following the Rockwood Curriculum Schedule.

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HBIO01Investigating Living Systems
Introduction to basic scientific processes used to investigate living systems: including what defines life, laboratory skills, analysis of data, and construction of experiments; properties of water and pH.
HBIO02Structure and Function of Living Things
Introduction to cell structure and function.
HBIO03Biochemistry I: Membrane structure and transport
Introduction to basic chemistry, macromolecules: lipids and carbohydrates, and cell membrane.

HBIO04Biochemistry II: Proteins and Nucleic Acids
Introduction to basic chemistry, macromolecules, enzymes, and nucleic acids.  The structure of DNA determines the structure and function of proteins.  Changes to the sequence can alter both structure and function of proteins which can affect expression of traits.

HBIO05Cell Growth, Repair, and Reproduction
Understanding of how cells grow and divide, the purpose of cell division, and its limitations.  DNA replication is an intricate part of cell growth and reproduction and changes to the DNA sequence can alter both structure and function of proteins which can affect expression of traits.  Also, understanding that sexually reproducing organisms use meiosis and explain how a diploid cell is formed from a haploid cell to ensure genetic variability.

HBIO06Heredity
An introduction to the understanding of basic genetics and the inheritance of traits.

HBIO07Evolution
Investigation of evidence to show the ancestry of organisms and change over time due to environmental impacts.

HBIO08Energy and Matter in Ecosystems
Energy and materials are essential to living systems.  Materials have specific cycling patterns and are renewable.  Energy flows through living systems; photosynthesis and cellular respiration. The movement of energy and materials can be traced in living systems through the use of food webs, energy pyramids, trophic levels and Cycle diagrams.
HBIO09Interdependence in Ecosystems
Investigate the relationships between organisms and their environment.

HBIO10Investigations in Biology
Application of scientific processes used to investigate living systems focusing on laboratory skills, analysis of data, and construction of experiments to develop a better understanding of biological principles.