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School Year [Edition 1, Volume 1]

BARBARA FRY-CLINGENPEEL, CHS, ROOM 127


BIOLOGY,
ES/LS SUPPLEMENTAL

BIOLOGY
VOCABULARY
FOR THE PA
STANDARDS

The state published


list of vocabulary for
Biology is very

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course spans two years to cover the basic

detailed. A copy of

information required by PA Standards and as adapted

the glossary of

for student needs.

terms will be sent


home to allow both
parents/guardians
and students to

This course will focus on instruction in research, some laboratory


and technical skills needed in the study of Biology. It will involve
scientific inquiry of biological concepts. Throughout the course
content, students will learn that Biology is the study of life in nine

become more

major areas including: cells, organisms, genetics, the history of life,

familiar with the

plant diversity, animal diversity, human structure/function, ecology

words and

and evolution. Each student is expected to:

definitions. As a
class, we will

E-MAIL ADDRESS:

preview, review and

BCLINGENPEEL@COLUMBIA.K12.PA.US

participate in
activities that allow
students to become
more comfortable

Be on
time
Be

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with the terms.


Challenge yourself
to add a few terms

prepared for class


Be respectful
Follow school, class and safety rules
vocabulary.
Ask for assistance if needed
Participate daily in class activities

Work individually and in teams


Provide written and oral responses
Complete unfinished work for the next class
Self-monitor classroom behavior & work production
Take regular quizzes and tests to demonstrate mastery
The material covered will help prepare students for the PA Keystone tests in addition to providing

per week to your

useful information for life. Our current society faces a multitude of science related issues (cloning, global
warming, stem cell research) that requires people to have more information and knowledge in order to
understand the issues of the times.

TEXTBOOK:

Biology, Exploring Life (2004) by Campbell, Williamson & Heyden


Prentice-Hall

GRADING:
Grades will be assigned for:

Student participation
Following procedures
Assignment completion
Assessments- quizzes & tests
Mid-terms & Finals
Benchmark assessments as provided by the school

Instruction, assignments and classroom assessments will be modified and adapted to


meet student needs. For example, there will be more repetition of concepts, previewing of
vocabulary, partial notes, more whole class completion of work and use of open notes for
quizzes and tests when possible.

B A R B A R A F RY- C L I N G E N P E E L , C H S , R O O M 1 2 7

Barbara Fry-Clingenpeel, CHS, Room 127

Topics

Exploring Life
Scope of Biology
Science of Biology
Studying Animal
Behavior

Exploring Cells
Chemical Basis of Life
Molecules of Life
A Tour of the Cell/ A
working Cell

Exploring Inheritance
Cellular basis of
Inheritance
Patterns of
Inheritance

DNA
Human Genetics
Frontiers of Genetics

The History of Life


Biological Diversity
Exploring Plants
Exploring Animal
Diversity

Human Structure &


Function

Exploring Ecology

It is not a simple life to


be a single cell, although I
have no right to say so,
having been a single cell
myself that I have no
memory of [it].
Lewis Thomas

SYLLABUS: BIOLOGY, ES/LS SUPPLEMENTAL


Please return this page with as much information as possible. I hope to maintain
regular contact through the Sapphire Portal where grades will be posted regularly,
email, texts, notes home or phone calls. I make every attempt to contact home at
least twice a month. Good communication is important to me, if I do not reach you,
send me an e-mail or message and I will respond as soon as possible.
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Barbara Clingenpeel
Barbara Fry-Clingenpeel, CHS, Room 127