Skills And Processes: The student will demonstrate ways of thinking and acting inherent in the practice of science. The student will use the language and instruments of science to collect, organize, interpret, calculate, and communicate information.
The student will pose scientific questions and suggest investigative approaches to provide answers to questions.
The student will test a working hypothesis. (NTB)
The student will use appropriate methods for communicating in writing and orally the processes and results of scientific investigation.
The student will use, explain, and/or construct various classification systems.
The student will describe similarities and differences when explaining concepts and/or principles.
Concepts Of Biology: The student will demonstrate the ability to use scientific skills and processes (Core Learning Goal 1) and major biological concepts to explain the uniqueness and interdependence of living organisms, their interactions with the environment, and the continuation of life on earth.
The student will be able to explain the correlation between the structure and function of biologically important molecules and their relationship to cell processes.
The student will be able to compare the transfer and use of matter and energy in photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic organisms.
The student will demonstrate an understanding that all organisms are composed of cells which can function independently or as part of multicellular organisms.
The student will explain processes and the function of related structures found in unicellular and multicellular organisms.
Environmental Science: The student will demonstrate the ability to use the scientific skills and processes (Core Learning Goal 1) and major environmental science concepts to understand interrelationships of the natural world and to analyze environmental issues and their solutions.
The student will investigate the interdependence of organisms within their biotic environment.
The student will explain how organisms are linked by the transfer and transformation of matter and energy at the ecosystem level (At least - Photosynthesis/respiration; Producers, consumers, decomposers; Trophic levels; Pyramid of energy/pyramid of biomass).