Big Ideas: Structure and Function / Homeostasis
Essential Questions: How are the materials that go into your body relate to homeostasis? How does the body convert food into useful moelcules? How does the human body get rid of wastes?
Vocabulary: organic molecules, digestion, mouth, esophagus, peristalsis, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum
Month Content Skills Asessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
October Digestive System: Formative: (AP.12.1-12.5) Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List†††
* Biological Molecules and/or Nutrition (Review and Discussion) Determine the lowest concentration of a substance dissolved in water which can still be tasted. Student Partipiation and Dialog Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
* Oral Cavity (Mouth, Glands, and Pharynx) and Thoracic Cavity (Esophagus, Peristalsis, Bolus) Dissect a fetal pig and observe tissues that are related to the organs of the digestive system. Study Guide Assignments Process Standards: Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
* Abdominal Cavity (Stomach, Small and Large Intestine, Pancreas, Liver, Rectum, Various Glands/Chemistry) Lab Practicles and/or Projects Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
* Conditions, Biological Issues, and Implications (i.e. Ulcers, Anorexia Nervosa, and Bulimia) Chapter Quizzes [x] SEPS.2 Developing and Using Models and Tools Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
Reading / Vocabulary Exam [x] SEPS.3 Constructing and Performing Investigations
Visit ( for Further Details and Information with Regards to the Curriculum†† [x] SEPS.4 Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Visit ( for Further Details and Information on Indiana Standards Summative: [x] SEPS.5 Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
Chapter Exam [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