ERIC Number: ED359029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Biology AB: An Instructional Course Outline. Publication No. SC-928-1987.
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Office of Secondary Instruction.
This course of study is aligned with the California State Science Framework and provides students the biology content needed to become scientifically literate and prepared for post-secondary science education. The course of study is divided into four sections. The first section provides an overview of the course and includes a course description, representative objectives, a time line, and the sequence of instructional units. The second section presents the course's 10 instructional units and enumerates the required concepts and skills to be taught. Topics covered by the units are: (1) the nature of biology; (2) the cell; (3) principles of taxonomy; (4) the classification, structure, and function of viruses, monera, protista, and fungi; (5) the classification, structure, and function of plants; (6) the classification, structure, and function of animals; (7) developmental biology; (8) genetics; (9) evolution; and (10) ecology and environment. The third section on lesson planning discusses various teaching strategies that foster scientific ways of thinking and encourage student creativity and curiosity. Ten sample lesson plans identifying specific objectives, instructional activities, practice formats, individual learner differences, and evaluation methods are provided. The fourth section contains four appendices that include: a classroom test of formal operation level including testing and scoring procedures and an answer key; a list of 31 resources; a list of the standards for Biological Science from the "Model Curriculum Standards, Grades Nine through Twelve"; and a copy of the Secondary Science Continuum. (MDH)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Botany, Classification, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Environment, Evolution, Genetics, High Schools, Lesson Plans, Plant Identification, Plants (Botany), Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods, Zoology
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Office of Secondary Instruction.
Identifiers - Location: California