Published on August 21, 2014
AMDG 12. What are the two basic types of cells and how are they similar to and different from each other? 13. What are the structural components of the cell and how do they function in keeping the cell alive? 14. How do photosynthesis and cellular respiration transfer energy and recycle matter in the biosphere? 15. What process do all cells go through to ensure the continuity of life? 16. What are the two types of cell division, what are their stages and what happens in each stage? 17. What is the molecular basis of inheritance for all living things? 18. How does DNA work? 19. How did Mendel's work lay the foundation for our understanding of modern genetics? 20. Why is the production of gametes different from the production of somatic cells? 21. What are the basic inheritance patterns? 22. What ideas shaped Darwin's thinking and how did he use these ideas and his own research to suggest evolution by means of natural selection? 23. What is natural selection? 24. How can populations evolve to form new species? II. Assessment Evidence: Grades: 1. Grade categories for the semester 40% Quizzes & Quarter Exam 20% Lab work(lab exercise handouts and occasional lab report) 20% Homework and special assignments 20% Semester exam 2. Extra credit: Only students who have NO MISSING graded assignments are eligible. Assignments will vary and will be made available during the semester. See Haiku for details 3. Grades updated on NetClassroom on a regular basis. Students should frequently monitor their progress and check for accuracy. Homework Policy: 1. Students will consult MasteringBiology for homework and Haiku for other assignments. 2. Assignments will include: MasteringBiology, graphing and analyzing data, and reading and summarizing articles from Scientific American or other periodicals. 3. Late homework will receive 10% deduction in credit per day past the due date and time posted on MasteringBiology.