ERIC Number: ED313215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Biology II Curriculum Guide. Bulletin 1820.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.
In 1986, the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education requested that an advanced course in Biology II be developed. The resulting curriculum guide contains grade appropriate goals, skills, and competencies; suggested activities; suggested materials of instruction; and minimum time allotments for instruction. Biology II is a specialized course designed for the student who has an adequate background in chemistry and general biology. This guide is developed around content cores entitled: (1) "History of Studying Biology"; (2) "Process of Biological Investigation"; (3) "Chemistry"; (4) "Cellular Biology"; (5) "Genetics and Heredity"; and (6) "Evolution." Following these domains the guide is organized into a two-tailed curriculum. One direction follows an advanced curriculum reviewing in depth the basic areas of cell biology, biochemistry, biological diversity, plant and animal physiology, metabolism and respiration, the response of organisms to the environment, behavior, and ecology. A second approach emphasizes comparative anatomy and physiology. This section places a special emphasis on the vertebrate body and how it functions. Curriculum standards and a skills checklist for 256 objectives are listed. A bibliography and evaluation techniques are provided. A total of 21 sample laboratory exercises are described in the appendix. (YP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana