• Life Science Pacing Guide

     

    1st Nine Weeks

    Theme

    Unit

    SOL

    Cells

    **Cornerstone in this unit

    Cell Theory 

    LS.2a

    Cell Structure and Organelles

    LS.2b

    Plant vs Animal Cells

    LS.2c

    Cell Division

    LS.2d

    Cellular Transport

    LS.2e

    Cellular Organization

    Levels of Cellular Organization

    LS.3a

    Cellular organization and Life Processes

    LS.3bc

     

     

    2nd Nine Weeks 

    Theme

    Unit

    SOL

    Genetics

    DNA

    LS.10a

    Transfer of Traits through Meiosis

    LS.10b

    Punnett Squares

    LS.10cd

    Evolution/

    Change over Time

     Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

    LS.11a

    Fossil Record/anatomical comparisons

    LS.11b

    Environmental influences

    LS.11c

    Classification of Living Things

    (Continuation of LS3)

    Classify organisms based on key features

    LS.3c

    Classify into domains/Kingdoms/phyla/divisions

    LS.3c

    Binomial Nomenclature

    LS.3c

     

     

    3rd Nine Weeks

    Theme

    Unit

    SOL

    Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

    Photosynthesis/Cellular Respiration

    LS.4a

    Photosynthesis in action

    LS.4ab

    Energy Flow in Ecosystems

     **Cornerstone task in this unit

    Life Cycles (nitrogen, water, carbon, oxygen cycles)

    LS.5a

    Food webs and Pyramids

    LS.5b

    Producers/Consumers/Decomposers

    LS.5c and LS.6a

    Relationships within Population

    Competition and cooperation

    LS.6b

    Symbiotic Relationships

    LS.6c

    Organisms’ Niche

    LS.6d

    Changes within Populations

    Daily/seasonal changes

    LS.8a

    Change in Population size

    LS.8b

    Large Scale Changes

    LS.8c

     

     

    4th Nine Weeks 

    Theme

    Unit

    SOL

    Ecosystems and Biomes

    Biomes

    LS.7a

    How organisms adapt to survive

    LS.7.b

    Human Impact on the Environment

    Changes in Habitat

    LS.9a

    Forced competition

    LS.9b

    Variations

    LS.9c