Big Ideas: Knowing Science / Matter and Energy / Scientific Method    
Essential Questions: What role does science play in the study of life? What are the basic chemical principles that affect living things? What tools are used to investiage life science?  
Vocabulary: life, organic molecules, taxonomy, microscope, scientific method, theory 
Month Content Skills Assessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
August Biological Chemicals and Characteristics Formative:  HS-LS1-1,2,3,4,5,6; HS-LS4-1,2,3   Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List   
Pyramid of Complexity, Classification, and Defining LIfe Understand how carbon bonds to oxygen and hydrogen Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
Isolate and test for major types of organic molecules (fats, proteins, and sugars) using indicators Student Partipiation and Dialog  Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
Lab Methods Study Guide Assignments  HS-LS1-1,2,3,4,5,6; HS-LS4-1,2,3   Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
Scientific Method, Tools, Terminology, and Application Provide information about the functions and purpose of a microscope Lab Practicles and/or Projects Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
Gain insight to the importance of good research and a develop proper observational skills Chapter Quizzes  
Demonstrate the importance of following the scientific method Reading / Vocabulary Exam  
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