Biology, Grade 10
April 20, 2022 Curriculum
This grade 10 Biology unit focuses on the inquiry question, “How is DNA replicated?” Students will learn about macromolecules, DNA investigation, and how it impacts industries such as farming and agriculture. The unit supports the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices of Developing and Using Models and Planning and Carrying out Investigations. This helps students relate photosynthesis and cellular respiration to themselves, differentiate RNA and DNA, and understand the importance of the processes. Students will use Driving Question Boards and the Claims Evidence Reasoning strategy which may be used throughout the year. This unit draws on the Reading Apprenticeship instructional framework and classroom routines including Aloud Checklist, Annotating text, and social scaffolds.