• Lower Dauphin School District

    Curriculum Guide

    Course Title: General Biology
    Subject: Science
    Grade Level(s): 10
    Synopsis of Curriculum

    Major emphasis in this course centers on microscope usage, historical biology, life characteristics, the chemical basis of life to include organic compounds, cell structure and function, cellular energy, including photosynthesis, glycolysis, respiration, and fermentation as well as cellular division and growth. Additional topics will deal with nucleic acids and protein synthesis (DNA and RNA), genetics, human heredity, organic variation, and the evolution of life. Concepts dealing with genetic engineering and technology are also topics covered in this course. Student laboratory sessions and projects are used to reinforce these topics. Students will take the Biology Keystone exam at the end of this course. 

    Units of Study Titles

    Scientific Method and Inquiry

    Chemistry of Life