Big Ideas: Photorespiration / APA
Essential Questions: How is energy in the form of glucose created with light, water, carbon dioxide, and pigments? What is APA and why is it used as a style of writing in science?
Vocabulary:photophosphorylation, Calvin cycle, glucose; APA, concept maps, headers
Month Content Skills Asessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
December Photosynthesis: Formative: Formal Indiana State Core Standards Are Not Available Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List†††
* Calvin Cycle (Fixation, Reduction, Regeneration); Calvin-Benson Cycle (C3) Pending Discussion Extract and indicate starch from sugar producing leaves Student Partipiation and Dialog Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
Study Guide Assignments The Proceeding Are Related State Core Standards Associated with Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
APA (American Psychological Association) Research Paper: Lab Practicles and/or Projects General Biology That Can Be Applied To This Discipline/Curriculum: Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
* Guidelines and Instructions on Developing a Paper on a Biological Topic (Due by Yearís End) Able to create a concept map in order to help narrow and focus a topic Chapter Quizzes Visit: Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
Understand the mechanism and style of APA Reading / Vocabulary Exam
Visit ( for Further Details and Information with Regards to the Curriculum†† Write an APA on the topic of evolution based on research conducted Core Standards:††
Chapter Exam B.1.2, B.2.3, B.3.1, B.3.2, B.3.3, B.3.5
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