Big Ideas: Growth, Development,and Reproduction  
Essential Questions: What is DNA? How does a cell produce a new cell? What is the difference between mitosis and meiosis?  What is cancer?
Vocabulary: asexual, sexual, DNA, chromosomes, cell cycle, interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, teleophase, cytokinesis, mitosis, cancer, meiosis, somatic, gametes, STDs
Month Content Skills Asessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
February Cell Division Formative:  (Standard 1: B.1.1, B.1.2, B.1.4); (Standard 4: B.4.1, B.4.4, B.4.5) Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List   
Cancer (Growth Factors, Inhibition, Size, Tumors (Benign / Malignant),   Understand the “basic” anatomy of a DNA molecule Student Partipiation and Dialog  Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
  Causes, Types, Prevention, Gene Mutations) Observe and identify various stages of mitosis: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase Study Guide Assignments  Process Standards: Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
Meiosis (Meiosis I and Meiosis II, Spermatogenesis and Oogenesis,  Research different aspects of cancer including: carcinoma, lymphoma, sarcoma, leukemia, carcinogens Lab Practicles and/or Projects Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
  Genetic Recombination) Demonstrate the stages of meiosis I and II, genetic recombination, karyokinesis, and cytokinesis Chapter Quizzes [x] SEPS.1 Posing Questions Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
Understand how STD’s can be spread Reading / Vocabulary Exam [x] SEPS.2 Developing and Using Models and Tools
[x] SEPS.3 Constructing and Performing Investigations   
Visit ( for Further Details and Information with Regards to the Curriculum   Summative: [x] SEPS.4 Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Visit ( for Further Details and Information on Indiana Standards Chapter Exam [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