Big Ideas: Molecules of Life
Essential Questions: What are macromolecules? What are the main classes of large biological molecules?††
Vocabulary: carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids
Month Content Skills Asessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
September Biological Molecules: Formative: Formal Indiana State Core Standards Are Not Available Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List†††
* Carbohydrates (Monomers, Sugars, Starches, and Cellulose) Demonstrate how G proteins can influence intracellular messaging with the use of ligands Student Partipiation and Dialog Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
* Proteins (Functions, Monomers, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, and Quaternary Types, Enzymes, Ea, Inhibitors) Investigate how insects as a good source of protein with little fats and carbohydrates Study Guide Assignments The Proceeding Are Related State Core Standards Associated with Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
* Nucleic Acids (Monomers and General Structure) Find and test various types of organic molecules including proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates in common food products 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