Big Ideas: Structure and Function    
Essential Questions: What body structures enable humans to reproduce?, How does a human develop?; What does the nervous sytem do? How do humans sense changes in their environment?
Vocabulary: hormones, testis, ovary, ovulation, menstruation, STD, puberty; brain, spinal cord, cerebrum, cerebral cortex, cerebellum, brain stem, taste bud, cochlea, cornea, iris, pupil, lens, retina, rods, cones
Month Content Skills Asessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
March Reproductive System:   Formative:  (AP.15.1-AP.15.7) Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List   
* Hormones (i.e. GnRH, FSH, LH, Oxytocin, Prolactin, Testosterone, Estrogen, Estradiol, and Progesterone) Investigate microscopically the structures of the human ovary and anatomy of human sperm cells. Student Partipiation and Dialog  Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
* Male (Structure/ Function/Anatomy and Sperm Development) Be able to identify both male and female anatomy using models provided. Study Guide Assignments  Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
* Female (Structure/Function/Anatomy and Ovum Development and Ovulation/Fertilization/Cycle/Gestation) Create an “Infographic” about teen pregnancy. Lab Practicles and/or Projects Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
* Basic Embryonic, Fetal, Toddler, and Teen Development (Trimesters/Birth/Puberty) Chapter Quizzes Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
Reading / Vocabulary Exam
Nervous and Sensory Systems:   (AP.2.2, AP.6.1-6.10) 
* Brain, Spinal Cord, Nerves (Electrical Signaling, Action Potential, Synapse, Peripheral System, CNS) Explanation of the five senses and how they interact with the nervous system (spine and brain). Summative:
* Transduction of Sensory Organs (Hearing, Vision, Taste, Smell, and Touch) Illustrate the different parts of the brain and what those parts do. Chapter Exam Process Standards:
Dissect a brain for study.
Visit ( for Further Details and Information with Regards to the Curriculum   [x] SEPS.2 Developing and Using Models and Tools
Visit ( for Further Details and Information on Indiana Standards [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 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