Big Ideas: Molecules of Life
Essential Questions: What are macromolecules? What are the main classes of large biological molecules?††
Vocabulary: hydrocarbons, alcohols, lipids
Month Content Skills Assessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
August Biological Molecules: Formative: Formal Indiana State Core Standards Are Not Available Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List†††
* Terminology (Molecular Phrases) Create 3-D structures of hydrocarbons, alcohols, and lipids; carbohydrates and proteins Student Partipiation and Dialog Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
* Hydrocarbons and Alcohols (Liner, Chain, Ring Components, Hydroxyl Groups) Demonstrate the amphiphilic nature of molecules such as soap Study Guide Assignments The Proceeding Are Related State Core Standards Associated with Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
* Lipids (Monomers, Fats, Phospholipids, and Steroids) Make and test soap properties and relate the soap to biological characteristics Lab Practicles and/or Projects General Biology That Can Be Applied To This Discipline/Curriculum: Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
Chapter Quizzes Visit: Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
Visit ( for Further Details and Information with Regards to the Curriculum†† Reading / Vocabulary Exam
Core Standards:††
Chapter Exam B.1.1, B.1.2, B.1.3, B.5.1, B.5.4, B.5.5
Process Standards:
[x] SEPS.1 Posing Questions
[x] SEPS.2 Developing and Using Models and Tools
[x] SEPS.3 Constructing and Performing Investigations
[x] SEPS.4 Analyzing and Interpreting Data
[x] SEPS.5 Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
[x] SEPS.6 Constructing Explanations
[x] SEPS.7 Engaging in Argument from Evidence
[x] SEPS.8 Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Info
Literacy Standards:
[x] LST.1 Learning Outcomes:
Read and comprehend science and technical texts††
independently and proficiently and write effectively for a variety
of discipline-secific tasks, purposes, and audiences
[x] LST.2 Key Ideas and Textual Support
Extract and construct meaning from science and technical texts††
using a variety of comprehension skills
[x] LST.3 Structural Elements and Organization
Build understanding of science and technical texts, using††
knowledge of structural organization and authorís purpose and††
[x] LST.4 Synthesis and Connection of Ideas
Build understanding of science and technical texts by
synthesizing and connecting ideas and evaluating specific
[x] LST.5 Writing Genres
Write for different purposes and to specific audiences or people
[x] LST.6 The Writing Process
Produce coherent and legible documents by planning, drafting,
revising, editing, and collaborating with others