Biology Syllabus




Nine Week


First Quarter







SPI 3210.1.1 Identify the cellular organelles associated with major cell processes.

SPI 3210.1.2 Distinguish between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

SPI 3210.1.3 Distinguish among proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids.

SPI 3210.1.4 Identify positive tests for carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins.

SPI 3210.1.5 Identify how enzymes control chemical reactions in the body.

SPI 3210.1.6 Determine the relationship between cell growth and cell reproduction. SPI 3210.1.7 Predict the movement of water and other molecules across selectively permeable membranes.

SPI 3210.1.8 Compare and contrast active and passive transport.

SPI 3210.T/E.1 Distinguish among tools and procedures best suited to conduct a specified scientific inquiry. SPI 3210.T/E.2 Evaluate a protocol to determine the degree to which an engineering design process was successfully applied.

SPI 3210.T/E.4 Use design principles to determine how a new technology will improve the quality of life for an intended audience.

SPI 3210.Math.1 Interpret a graph that depicts a biological phenomenon.

SPI 3210 Inq.1 Select a description or scenario that reevaluates and/or extends a scientific finding.

SPI 3210 Inq.2 Analyze the components of a properly designed scientific investigation.

SPI 3210 Inq.3 Determine appropriate tools to gather precise and accurate data.

SPI 3210 Inq.4 Evaluate the accuracy and precision of data. SPI 3210 Inq.5 Defend a conclusion based on scientific evidence.

SPI 3210 Inq.6 Determine why a conclusion is free of bias.

SPI 3210 Inq.7 Compare conclusions that offer different, but acceptable explanations for the same set of experimental data.
















The Students Will Be Able To

-properly identify and apply the steps of the scientific method in scientific exploration.

-accurately measure scientific data points and report them in a coherent manner.

-analyze data to properly discern scientifically accurate and defensible information.

-identify various structures of cells.

-compare & contrast prokaryotes & eukaryotes.

-compare and contrast plant & animal cells.

-explain the cellular physiology of the major organelles found in cells.

-explain the purposes and differences between passive & active transport, including endocytosis, receptor mediated endocytosis, exocytosis, & pinocytosis.

-identify and explain the various steps of cell division, including the steps of mitosis.

-explain the core connection between cell division & cancer.

-Identify the four major classes of macromolecules and explain their composition and role in cells.







-Scientific Exploration/Method

-Organic Macromolecules

-Cell Structure & Function

-Cell Division




Major Assignment/s







-Mitosis Lab

-Organic Macromolecule Identification Lab

-Eukaryote diagram

-Venn Diagram for Cell Types




Instructional Materials


-textbook, powerpoint presentations, microscopes, canola oil, corn starch, gellatin, plant cell slides, sucrose cubes, basic art supplies

Field Trip/s