Big Ideas: Structure and Function / Homeostasis   
Essential Questions: How are oxgen and carbon dioxide exchage? How does the body get ride of waste?
Vocabulary: pharynx, trachea, larynx, brochus, alveolus, diaphragm; excretion, ureter, bladder, urethra, nephron, glomerulus, loop of Henle, kidney, liver
Month Content Skills Asessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
January Respiratory System:  Formative:  (AP.12.1.-AP.12.5) Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List   
* Pathway (Nostrils, Nasopharynx, Larynx, Glottis, Trachea, Bronchi, Lungs, Bronchiole, Alveoli) Understand how breathing works by constructing a working lung model. Student Partipiation and Dialog  Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
* Gas Exchange (O2/CO2, Hemoglobin, Oxyhemoglobin, HCO3) Test changes in the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your blood. Study Guide Assignments  Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
* Breathing (Diaphragm, Intercostal Muscles, “Inspiration” / “Expiration”) Calculate the amount of air volume in a room and the rate in which those students in the room breath. Lab Practicles and/or Projects Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
* Conditions, Biological Issues, and Implications (i.e. Asthma, Pneumonia, Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, and Tuberculosis) Chapter Quizzes Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
Reading / Vocabulary Exam
Excretory System:   (AP.14.1-AP.14.6)
* Excretion (Homeostasis) Dissect a kidney for study. Summative:
* Organs (Liver, Kidney, Ureters, Urinary Bladder, and Urethra) Research and construct a 3-D model of a human nephron. Chapter Exam Process Standards:
* Kidney Structures/Function (Renal Artery/Vein, Cortex, Medulla, Renal Pelvis, Nephron(s))
* Nephron (Glomerulus, Bowman’s capsule, Proximal Tubule, Loop of Henle, Distal Tubule, Collection Duct, etc…) [x] SEPS.2 Developing and Using Models and Tools
* Conditions, Biological Issues, and Implications (i.e. Kidney Stones and UTI) [x] SEPS.3 Constructing and Performing Investigations 
[x] SEPS.4 Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Visit ( for Further Details and Information with Regards to the Curriculum   [x] SEPS.5 Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
Visit ( for Further Details and Information on Indiana Standards [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 author’s 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