Unit 9: Diversity of Life Printable Syllabus

Essential Questions:
1. What characteristics of prokaryotes make them different from eukaryotes?
2. What characteristics of protists make them different from other eukaryotes?
3. What characteristics of fungi make them different from other eukaryotes?
4. What characteristics of plants make them different from other eukaryotes?
5. What characteristics of animals make them different from other eukaryotes?

Required Reading:
· Chapter 27 (All)
· Chapter 28 (All)
· Chapter 29 (All)
· Chapter 30 (All)
· Chapter 31 (All)
· Chapter 32 (All)
· Chapter 33 (All)
· Chapter 34 (All)

· Unit 9 Guided Reading Questions

In-Class Work:
· Clicker/Socrative Reviews
· Exploring Endosymbiosis
· Microbe Observational Lab
· Plant Observational Lab
· Animal Observational Lab
· Dissection Exploration

Online Quizzes: Chapters 28 & 31, Chapters 29 & 30, Chapters 32-34

Practice Free Response: Endosymbiosis

Unit Exam – Open Note (100 pts):
· 30 Matching Questions (30 pts – 1 pt per question)
· 25 Multiple Choice Questions (50 pts – 2 pts per question)
· 10 Labeling Questions (20 pts – 2 pts per question)

Schedule: See “Weekly Outline

Unit 9 Learning Targets
  • Connect concepts in and across domains to show that timing and coordination of specific events are necessary for normal development in an organism and that these events are regulated by multiple mechanisms.
  • Describe specific examples of conserved core biological processes and features shared by all domains or within one domain of life, and how these shared, conserved core processes and features support the concept of common ancestry for all organisms.
  • Use representations or models to analyze quantitatively and qualitatively the effects of disruptions to dynamic homeostasis in biological systems.
  • Construct explanations based on scientific evidence that homeostatic mechanisms reflect continuity due to common ancestry and/or divergence due to adaptation in different environments.
  • Analyze data to identify phylogenetic patterns or relationships, showing that homeostatic mechanisms reflect both continuity due to common ancestry and change due to evolution in different environments.
  • Connect differences in the environment with the evolution of homeostatic mechanisms.