School Quarterly Lesson Plan for Biology

Week 17
Week 18
Week 19
Week 20
Concept / Topic To Teach:
Students learn about Taxonomic Groups
Preparations for End of Semester Examination
Students will gain knowledge about bacteria, and the role bacteria plays in maintaining and disrupting the health of organisms, environments, and ecosystems
Students will learn about the structure of viruses and how viruses replicate. Students will also research a virus and determine its effect on humans. Connections to the prior study of cells should be made. Ecosystems will be addressed further in the upcoming unit on ecology.
Standards Addressed:
5.2 Describe species as reproductively distinct groups of organisms. Recognize that species are further classified into a hierarchical taxonomic system (kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species) based on morphological, behavioral, and molecular similarities.
2.3: Use cellular evidence (e.g., cell structure, cell number, cell reproduction) and modes of nutrition to describe the six kingdoms (Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, Animalia).

1c Students know how prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells (including those from plants and animals), and viruses differ in complexity and general structure.
10c Students know how vaccination protects an individual from infectious diseases.
Specific Objectives:
Phylogenetics
Review vocabulary learned in the first semester
Students demonstrate how to review notes and “polish up” notes
Introducing the Openers assignment and give the Opener answer sheet. Write and illustrate a storybook explaining life from the perspective of a bacterium. Include how it obtains energy, reproduces (keep it clean), deals with changes in the environment, and how the bacterium affects individuals and the environment.
Compare the structures of viruses to cells, describe viral reproduction, and describe the role of viruses in causing diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and influenza.
c. Students know how vaccination protects an individual from infectious diseases.
d. Students know there are important differences between bacteria and viruses with respect to their requirements for growth and replication, the body’s primary defenses against bacterial and viral infections, and effective treatments of these infections.
General Goal(s):
Taxonomy classifications

Facilitate a discussion with students and record what they learned about archae and bacteria.
Teach Student how to conduct research on a virus.
Summarize the role of microorganisms in both maintaining and disrupting the health of both organisms and
ecosystems.
Assessment Based On Objectives:
Handouts and homework
Review of answers and of submitted homework topics.
End of semester exam
View the bacillus bacteria slide. In students science notebook, draw and label a picture of the bacteria, and write at least one sentence describing its shape
Design an informational brochure about a clinically relevant virus, highlighting the viral genetics, reproductive cycle, mode of transmission, and effects on the host organism.
Biology

Week 21
Week 22
Week 23
Week 24
Concept / Topic To Teach:
Students will demonstrate their understanding of microorganisms with the storybook on Bacteria reading, the virus informative pamphlet and as a virally
Students will view and describe a variety of protists and fungi. Students will describe characteristics of protists and fungi and explain how they impact the organisms and environments around them.
Fungi
The Plant kingdom
Standards Addressed:
10d Students know there are important differences between bacteria and viruses with respect to their requirements for growth and replication, the body’s primary defenses against bacterial and viral infections, and effective treatments of these infections.
6g Students know how to distinguish between the accommodation of an individual organism to its environment and the gradual adaptation of a lineage of organisms through genetic change.
6e Students know a vital part of an ecosystem is the stability of its producers and decomposers.
1c Students know how prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells (including those from plants and animals), and viruses differ in complexity and general structure.
6d Students know how water, carbon, and nitrogen cycle between abiotic resources and organic matter in the ecosystem and how oxygen cycles through photosynthesis and respiration.
Specific Objectives:
Students will view and describe a variety of protists and fungi. Students will describe characteristics of protists and fungi and explain how they impact the organisms and environments around them.
The kingdom of Protista
The Kingdom Fungi
Plant diversity: How plants colonized land (bryophytes and ferns)
  • Plant diversity: The evolution of seed plants (gymnosperms and angiosperms)
  • Plant structure, growth and development
  • Transport in Vascular plants and Plant Nutrition
  • Angiosperm Reproduction
General Goal(s):
Students will demonstrate their understanding of microorganisms with the storybook on Bacteria reading, the virus informative pamphlet and as a virally infected patient
Protists and fungi are extremely varied and both play a role in maintaining and disrupting the health of both organisms and ecosystems.
Compare characteristics of taxonomic groups, including archaic, bacteria, protests, fungi,
The Fungus among us.
Examine and draw botanical specimens, and identify their reproductive structures. Describe, orally or in writing, how reproduction occurs in flowering plants and the evolutionary significance of this adaptation.
Assessment Based On Objectives:
Students will present the research and material on Bacteria and Viruses that they have prepared over the last two weeks.
Student poster and exam
Student worksheets and lab books
Unit Exam