MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PULIC SCHOOLS
DISTRICT PACING GUIDE
YEAR-AT-A-GLANCE
BIOLOGY I HONORS
COURSE CODE: 200032001
REPRODUCTION (How do organisms grow
XX. Biotechnology (16.10)
2nd Nine Weeks
and reproduce?)
A. Predicting impact on society, individual,
CLASSIFICATION (Why do scientists classify
and environment (16.10)
XV. Human Reproductive system (16.13)
living things the way they do?)
A. Basic Anatomy and Physiology: male
B. Medical and ethical issues(16.10)
IX. Taxonomy (15.6)
and female
C. DNA Technology and recombinant DNA
A. Hierarchical classification based on
B.
Human
Development
–
Fertilization
to
(16.12)
ECOLOGY (How do interactions among
evolutionary relationships (15.4)
Birth (all stages)
organisms impact the changing environment?)
B. Domains and Kingdoms (15.6)
MOLECULAR GENETICS (How does your
C. External Membranes
C. Reasons for changes in how organisms
II. Ecosystems (17.5)
genetic code determine an organism’s
are
classified.
(15.5)
A. Review of community Interactions**
physical appearance?)
3rd Nine Weeks
B. Distribution of life in aquatic systems
X. What defines a plant (14.7)
XXI. DNA and Replication (16.3)
(17.2)
A. Overview of Plants: Organs, tissues,
XVI. Review of Cells (14.1, 14.3)
A. Experiments and History**
C. Succession and changes (17.4)
evolution (14.7)
A. Cell theory and discovery (14.1)
B. Universal code for all organisms (16.9)
D. Predict impact from catastrophic events:
B. Physiological Processes of Plants
B. Compare/contrast cell
C. Review of structure of DNA and
Climate change, Human activity,
(Growth, Reproduction, Transpiration,
types(14.3)(prokaryote, eukaryotic,
chromosomes and location in cell**
Invasive species (17.8)
Photosynthesis, Cellular respiration)
plant, animal)
D. Role of Nucleic acids (18.1)
(14.7)
C. Organelles and membrane: roles and
III. Populations in an ecosystem (17.5)
E. DNA Replication in prophase (16.3,
C. Properties of Water (18.12)
functions
A. Population dynamics and graphs
16.17)
D.
Role
of
lipids
in
cell
membrane
(18.1)
B. Carrying capacity
XI. Cell energy: Photosynthesis (18.9)
F. Types of mutations and effects (16.4)
E. Role of membrane: Highly selective
C. Limiting Factors
A. General equation of Photosynthesis
XXII. RNA and Protein Synthesis (16.3)
barrier (14.2)
(18.7)
IV. Energy Flow (17.9)
A. RNA synthesis: Transcription (16.5)
B.
Where
it
occurs(14.7)
XVII.
Comparing
Cell
Processes:
Mitosis
(16.17)
A. Food Chains and Food Webs
B. Protein synthesis: Translation (16.5)
C. Non plant examples of photosynthetic
A. Cell Cycle (16.14)
B. Trophic levels and energy reduction
C. Types of mutations: harmful, beneficial,
organisms (15.6)
B. Process of Mitosis (16.14)
C. Biogeochemical Cycles: water, carbon,
variation, neutral (16.4)
D.
Role
of
carbohydrates
as
a
source
of
C.
Mistakes
in
Mitosis
(16.8)
and nitrogen (E.7.1, 18.12)
energy (18.1)
D. Asexual vs. sexual effect on genetic
V. Human Impact on Environment (17.20)
4th Nine Weeks
variation
XII. Cell energy: Cellular Respiration (18.9)
A. Costs and benefits of renewable and
BIOCHEMISTRY
(What are the basic building
A. General Equation for Cellular
XVIII. Comparing Cell Processes: Meiosis (16.17)
non-renewable resources (17.11)
blocks)
Respiration(18.8, 18.9)
A. Process: creating gametes and
B. Sustainability and environmental policy
B. ADP/ATP cycle(18.10)
independent assortment (16.16)
XXIII. Review of macromolecules (18.1)
(17.11)
C. Aerobic vs. Anaerobic respiration (18.8)
B. Crossing over and nonA. Types (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids,
D. Krebs cycle and Electron Transport
disjunction(16.16)
and nucleic acids)
EVOLUTION (How do scientists think life
Chain (Aerobic Respiration)**
C. Genetic variation resulting from meiosis
B. Structure and function
began and continues to change on Earth?)
(16.15)
XXIV. Role of Proteins in the Body: Enzymes
VI. Origins of Life (15.8)
HUMAN BODY (How are human body systems
D. Comparison of Mitosis and Meiosis
(18.11)
A. Law vs. theories in science
different?)
(16.17)
A. As a catalyst to reduce activation
B. Contribution of scientists (Pasteur,
XIII. Circulatory System (14.36)
energy
Oparin, Miller and Urey, Margulis, Fox)
GENETICS (How do inherited traits lead to
A. Factors affecting blood pressure, blood
B. Factors affecting enzyme function: pH,
C. Endosymbiotic theory (conceptual)
variations?)
volume, blood flow and viscosity
temperature, concentration
D. Role of amino acids and proteins (18.1)
XIX. Review Heredity - Mendelian (16.1)
XIV. Immune System (14.52)
XXV. BIOLOGY EOC AA BENCHMARKS
VII. Theory of Evolution (15.1)
A. Law of segregation and independent
A. Specific and non-specific responses
CRUNCH TIME (3 weeks)
A. Evidence for the theory of evolution
assortment (16.1)
B. Significance of factors: genetic,
B. Trends in human evolution: brain size,
B. Other patterns of inheritance: coFACTORS THAT AFFECT HUMAN HEALTH
environmental, and pathogenic
jaws, tools (15.10, 14.26)
dominance, incomplete dominance,
C. Use of antibiotics and vaccines
C. Brain structures (14.26)
XXVI. Pathogens: Prokaryotes, Viruses, Protists,
polygenic, sex-linked, multiple alleles
D. Antibiotic resistance
and Fungi**
VIII. Mechanisms of Evolution (15.13)
(16.2)
A. Darwin’s Natural Selection
XXVII. Review of Animal Kingdom
C. Punnett Squares: Mono-,Dihybrid (16.1)XXVIII. Genetic Diseases and Human Genetics**
B. Introduction to other Mechanisms
D. Predict and analyze pedigrees
(15.14, 15.15)
E. Genetic Drift/Gene flow (15.14)
**Denotes content necessary for in depth
1st Nine Weeks
I. Introduction to Biology/Nature of Life**
A. What is Biology
B. Science in the real world
understanding of the content matter but will
not be assessed on the EOC.
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