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Biology Big 20 Standards Online Support for Dr. P’s Students

Use your BB20 Score sheet to see which areas you need to master. Use the following links to help your understanding of the corresponding Biology standards.

BB20#

GPS (Georgia Performance Standards)

Bozeman Instructional Videos

Khan Academy Practice

Use the “Skill Check” to assess your understanding and view the videos to support your learning

Crash Course Biology

1

SB1.

a. Explain the role of cell organelles for both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including the cell membrane, in maintaining homeostasis and cell reproduction.

A Tour of the Cell

Cell Division
Cell Membranes
Cellular Organelles

Cellular Specialization
Cellular Variation
Compartmentalization

The Cell Membrane

Transport Across the Cell Membranes

Why Are Cells Small

Active Transport

Cellular Transport Skill Check

Bulk Transport

Introduction to Cells

Prokaryotic & Eukaryotic Cells

Plant Cell Walls

Plasma Membrane

Structure of a Cell Skill Check

Tour of a Eukaryotic Cell

2

SB1.

b. Explain how enzymes function as catalysts.

Enzymes

Enzyme Regulation

Introduction to Enzymes

3

SB1.

c. Identify the function of the four major macromolecules (i.e., carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids).

Biological Molecules
Carbohydrates
Lipids
Molecules of Life
Nucleic Acids

Polymers

Proteins

Carbohydrates

Lipids

Macromolecules Skill Check

Nucleic Acids

Proteins

4

SB1.

d. Explain the impact of water on life processes (i.e., osmosis, diffusion).

Osmosis Demo

Water & Life
Water - A Polar Molecule

Acids, Bases & pH

Diffusion & Osmosis

Hydrogen Bonding in Water

Membranes & Transport

Passive Transport

Properties of Water Skill Check

5

SB2.

a. Distinguish between DNA and RNA.

b. Explain the role of DNA in storing and transmitting cellular information.

DNA & RNA - Part 1
DNA & RNA - Part 2
DNA Replication

What is DNA?
What are Chromosomes?

Alleles and genes

DNA

Molecular Basis of Genetics

Molecular Structure of DNA

6

6) SB2.

c. Using Mendel’s laws, explain the role of meiosis in reproductive variability.

Beginner's Guide to Punnett Squares

Blood Types

Chromosomal Inheritance

Genetics

Genetic Variation
Mendelian Genetics

Genotypes & Phenotypes

Probability in Genetics

Chromosomal Basis of Genetics

Classical Genetics Skill Check

Mendelian Genetics

Variations on Mendelian Genetics

IXL: Identify inherited and acquired traits

IXL: Inherited and acquired traits: use evidence to support a statement

IXL: Match offspring to parents using inherited traits

IXL: Read an animal pedigree chart

IXL: Read a plant pedigree chart

7

SB2.

d. Describe the relationships between changes in DNA and potential appearance of new traits including: Alterations during replication, Insertion, Deletion, Substitution, Mutagenic factors that can alter DNA, High energy radiation

f. Examine the use of DNA technology in forensics, medicine, and agriculture.

Epigenetics

DNA Fingerprinting

Genotype Expression

Molecular Biology
Mutations

Secret of Life
Signal Transmission & Gene Expression
Transcription & Translation

DNA Replication & RNA Transcription and Translation

8

SB2.

e. Compare the advantages of sexual reproduction and asexual reproduction in different situations

Cell Cycle, Mitosis & Meiosis

Diploid vs Haploid

Meiosis
Phases of Meiosis
Mitosis
Phases of Mitosis

Cancer

Cell Division Skill Check

Cell Cycle & Mitosis

Introduction to Cell Division

Meiosis

9

SB3.

a. Explain the cycling of energy through the processes of photosynthesis and respiration.

Anaerobic Respiration
ATP: Adenosine Triphosphate

Life Requires Free Energy

Photosynthesis & Respiration

ATP and reaction coupling

Introduction to Cellular Respiration

Photosynthesis

Steps of Cellular Respiration

Variations on Cellular Respiration

10

10) SB3.

b. Compare how structures and function vary between the six groups (archaebacteria, eubacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals).

Archaea
Bacteria

Eukarya
Fungi

Protists

Taxonomy and the Tree of Life

11

SB3.

c. Examine the evolutionary basis of modern classification systems.

Classification of Life

Three Domains of Life

IXL: Read scientific names

IXL: Origins of scientific names

IXL: Use scientific names to classify organisms

12

12) SB3.

d. Compare and contrast viruses with living organisms.

Viruses

 

13

SB4.

a. Investigate the relationships among organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems, and biomes.

Communities
Ecosystem Change
Ecosystems

Hierarchy of Life

Niche

Community Ecology

14

SB4.

b. Explain the flow of matter and energy through ecosystems by

-Arranging components of a food chain according to energy flow.

-Comparing the quantity of energy in the steps of an energy pyramid.

-Explaining the need for cycling of major nutrients (C, O, H, N, P).

Biogeochemical Cycling

Environmental Matter Exchange

Hydrologic and Carbon Cycles

Links in the Chain

Nitrogen and Phosphorous Cycles

15

15) SB4.

c. Relate environmental conditions to successional changes in ecosystems.

d. Assess and explain human activities that influence and modify the environment such as global warming, population growth, pesticide use, and water and power consumption.

Ecological Succession

Greenhouse Effect

5 Human Impacts on the Environment

Conservation & Restoration Ecology

Ecological Succession: Change is Good

Pollution

16

16) SB4.

e. Relate plant adaptations, including tropisms, to the ability to survive stressful environmental conditions.

f. Relate animal adaptations, including behaviors, to the ability to survive stressful environmental conditions.

Animals

Finding Stomata
Plants
Plant & Animal Defense

Plant Control
Plant Nutrition & Transport
Plant Structure

IXL: Classify fruits and vegetables as plant parts

IXL: Identify plant parts and their functions

IXL: How do plants make food?

IXL: Identify flower parts and their functions

IXL: Flowering plant and conifer life cycles

IXL: Moss and fern life cycles

IXL: Circulation and respiration

IXL: Digestion

IXL: Removing waste

17

SB5.

a. Trace the history of the theory.

Origin of Life - Scientific Evidence

 

18

18SB5.

b. Explain the history of life in terms of biodiversity, ancestry, and the rates of evolution.

Abiogenesis

Phylogenetics

 

19

SB5.

c. Explain how fossil and biochemical evidence support the theory.

Endosymbiosis

Evidence for Evolution
Evidence for Evolution II

IXL: Compare ancient and modern organisms: use observations to support a hypothesis

IXL: Interpret evidence from fossils in rock layers

20

SB5.

d. Relate natural selection to changes in organisms.

e. Recognize the role of evolution to biological resistance (pesticide and antibiotic resistance)

Examples of Natural Selection

Natural Selection

Speciation

Introduction to Evolution and Natural Selection

Science Practices/Characteristics of Science

SCSh3. Students will identify and investigate problems scientifically.

Scientific Method

 
 
 
 

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