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Science and Global Issues: Biology, Second Edition

Science and Global Issues: Biology, Second Edition

SEPUP CORE CURRICULUM: FULL YEAR OF STUDY

Help your students understand key biology concepts as they investigate ways in which science and sustainability are related. Sustainable development is one of the most critical issues of our time and requires analysis that takes into account personal, societal, and global perspectives. Understanding the scientific concepts behind some of the major challenges of the 21st century is a prerequisite to informed decision making. Developing scientific literacy in all students involves having students apply this understanding to complex issues that have no simple solutions.The five units in this course look at topics such as human impact on ecosystems, world health, genetically modified organisms, and biodiversity. In each unit, students are challenged to reason scientifically while applying their understanding of the main concepts of that unit: sustainability, ecology, cell biology, genetics, and evolution. More detailed descriptions of each unit (which can be purchased separately) can be found by clicking on the titles of the units in the list below.

Science and Global Issues makes biology come alive in your classroom. Each unit immerses the students in an issue that provides a realistic context that relates science to sustainability. Students ultimately propose a course of action in the scenario developed in each unit, citing scientific evidence to support their proposal and addressing the trade-offs associated with the suggested course of action. Students see the relevance of what they are studying to their own lives and how it impacts their environment and the planet. Field-tested across the country, the activities in Science and Global Issues have a proven track record of engaging students in scientific inquiry. With built-in literacy support, an embedded formative assessment system, and a comprehensive and flexible inquiry approach Science and Global Issues helps ALL students gain a deep understanding of biology.

For custom orders and state standards correlations, contact your state's Science Curriculum Specialist.

All five units are available as stand-alone units.


Content in Science and Global Issues: Biology, Second Edition is organized into 5 units, as follows:

Unit Title CORE SCIENCE CONTENT Estimated # Of 40 to 50 Minute Class Periods
A. SGI Biology, Second Edition Sustainability Unit Ecological systems resiliency, resource use and availability, ecological footprint, making sustainable decisions 8-14 (2-3 weeks)
B. SGI Biology, Second Edition Ecology Unit Flow of energy through ecosystems, global ecosystems, population ecology, photosynthesis and respiration 29-45 (6-9 weeks)
C. SGI Biology, Second Edition Cell Biology Unit Structure and function of animal and plant cells, cell specialization, basic biochemistry, disease-causing microbes 26-40 (6-8 weeks)
D. SGI Biology, Second Edition Genetics Unit Phenotype, genotype, traits, DNA replication, mutations, protein synthesis, gene expression, mitosis, meiosis, genetic engineering 29-42 (6-9 weeks)
E. SGI Biology, Second Edition Evolution Unit Levels of biodiversity, introduction to phylogeny, evolutionary processes and natural selection, speciation, evidence for natural selection 19-34 (4-7 weeks)

LAB-AIDS® provides several useful tools to guide you and your students through the Science & Global Issues: Biology course:

Student Book

Student Book

The student book uses a variety of approaches to make science accessible for all students. Each activity in the student book is designed to support concept and skill development. The various types of activities include: Laboratories, Investigations, Modeling, Readings, Talk It Over, and Projects. Through inquiry-based, hands-on experiences students connect basic biological concepts with relevant, real-world sustainability issues. Woven throughout the student book are integrated literacy strategies that help students process new science content, develop their analytical skills, make connections, and express their knowledge orally and in writing.

The embedded assessment system helps teachers identify students’ strengths and weaknesses throughout the course. This provides valuable information about when lessons might need to be adjusted so that all students get the best chance to build their knowledge and appreciation of science. The student book is richly illustrated with relevant photographs and diagrams. A comprehensive appendix provides additional student resources.

The LAB-AIDS Science Lab Notebook

The LAB-AIDS Science Lab Notebook

The use of a science journal or notebook is strongly recommended for all science classes. A journal not only models the way scientists work but it helps to develop and reinforce students’ science learning and literacy skills.

The LAB-AIDS Science Lab Notebook was designed with “Best Practices” in mind. Each of the 160 LABLOG pages, has a 2-column design with GraphAnywhere, which allows data tables and graphs to be drawn in a fraction of the usual time, and plenty of room to record data, notes, and responses to questions. It is also three-hole punched to allow students to store the entire notebook, or individual completed pages, in their binder.

Complete Materials Packages

Complete Materials Packages

The course specific materials packages provide a vast array of unique and signature items designed specifically for the program. Course Essential packages are available which allows you to buy only the unique items designed for the course. You could also purchase materials by unit if you are teaching only section of the program, or you can purchase items individually for those teachers that have well–equipped lab facilities. Our goal is to provide the necessary material without duplicating what you already have in your classroom, thus maximizing your budget.

Teacher Edition

Teacher Edition

The SEPUP wraparound teacher’s edition provides detailed information to support teachers in conducting each activity in the student book and explains how scientific concepts are developed within the big picture of the units and the course. The information provided includes practical tips such as equipment set-up and how to conduct the activities, as well as suggestions on how to enhance students’ learning experiences and how to tailor the activities to individual students and classrooms. It also includes valuable background information on scientific content and teaching strategies, lists of objectives, and answers to student analysis questions

Additional support for differentiated instruction, embedded assessments, and literacy strategies, along with other information is found in the Teacher Resources.

Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

Available as a book or CD, the Teacher Resources provide comprehensive support for differentiated instruction, literacy, and assessment, including student exemplars that address the assessment scoring guides. The CD also includes unit overviews, and all transparencies, student sheets and blackline masters.

Student and Teacher Portals

Student and Teacher Portals

Individual, classroom or district licenses can be purchased for access to our student books online. It features editable Word documents for each set of Activity Assessment Questions which allows students to e-mail their finished work back to the teacher. Microsoft Word Tools provide strong support for diverse learners. The Spelling and Grammar Checker uses red and green underline squiggles representing spelling (red) and grammar (green) errors alerting students to potential errors. The thesaurus helps to refine writing as well as expose students to new vocabulary words. Students with poor spelling skills often have difficulty using a dictionary. This feature provides an instant definition for a highlighted word, eliminating the task of dictionary lookup. Students can also use the Thesaurus to find the synonyms of words. All pages were created using Adobe Acrobat Reader. A great feature of the Adobe program is “The Read Aloud Function”. The program audibly reads the text, allowing the student to follow the reading on the page. You can speed up or slow down the program based on the student’s ability. This helps all students increase their vocabulary.

ExamView® Test Generating Software

ExamView® Test Generating Software

• Test Generator Educators can create assessments, quizzes, study guides, and worksheets using multiple question formats, pictures, tables, graphs, charts, and other multimedia elements. Works exclusively with eInstruction’s CPS™ student response systems for real‐time results.

• Test Manager

Educators collect results and generate comprehension reports in minutes. Test Manager also manages class rosters and automatically collects performance data from the school network to analyze student results and identify areas of concern.

• Test Player

Gives students the ability to take tests and view study guides over the school network. ExamView® adds even more benefits to your content.

• QuickTest Wizard

New tests can be created in a matter of minutes with easy step‐by‐step navigation. Simply select the question banks and the number of questions and ExamView® does the rest.

• Style Gallery

ExamView® tests can be easily formatted to match state or national standardized tests. Simply choose a layout based on predefined formats (e.g., TAKS, FCAT, GED, GMAT, NCLEX, etc.) and print a comprehensive answer sheet.

• Multiple Question Formats

ExamView® supports 14 question formats. An ExamView® question can contain pictures, graphs, charts, tables, and other multimedia elements. You can create dynamic questions (algorithms) for any subject area which allow infinite customization of a question using mathematical definitions.

• Teacher Resource Planner.

This planner CD serves as a powerful, click-through resource to help teachers plan A Natural Approach to Chemistry lessons – one lesson at a time. All of the course tools for each Chapter are available on this CD – with smart, user-friendly navigation. It’s all there --Chapter by Chapter from Scope & Sequence to the Student Book, Lab Manual, Teachers Guide pages – along with the Skill Sheets, Power Points, and Exam View.

Student Activity Links

Sustainability

Activity 1
Our Global Community

Planet 100 Presentation

Activity 4
Ecological Footprint

Ecolgical Footprint Survey

Ecology: Living on Earth

Activity 8
Carbon Cycle

SEPUP Simulation: The Carbon Cycle

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Activity 9
The Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Shuffle

SEPUP Simulation: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Shuffle

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Activity 14
Investigating Population Growth Rates

SEPUP Simulation: Avril Gulf Tuna Population Simulation

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Cell Biology: World Health

Activity 4
What Do Cells Do?

SEPUP Simulation: What do Cells do?

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Activity 5
What do Specialized Cells do?

SEPUP Simulation: What do Specialized Cells do?

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Activity 12
Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

SEPUP Simulation: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Simulation (Stage 2 Only)

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Activity 16
HIV/AIDS Infection and Cell Organelles

Simulation: Life Cycle of HIV, a Retrovirus

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. This is the simulation needed for the Activity 16. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

From DISCOVER BIOLOGY, Third Edition by Michale L. Cain, Hans Damman, Robert A. Lue & Carol Kaesuk Loon. Copyright © 2002, 2000 by Sinauer Associates, Inc. Used by permission of W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Genetics: Feeding the World

Activity 3
Mitosis and Asexual Reproduction

SEPUP Simulation: Mitosis and Meiosis

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Activity 12
DNA Replication

SEPUP Simulation: Investigating DNA Replication

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Activity 13
Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction

SEPUP Simulation: Mitosis and Meiosis

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Activity 16
Protein Synthesis: Transcription and Translation

SEPUP Simulation: Protein Synthesis

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Evolution: Maintaining Diversity

Activity 11
Natural Selection

SEPUP Simulation: Natural Selection

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Teacher Activity Links

Sustainability

Activity 1
Our Global Community

Planet 100 Presentation

Activity 4
Ecological Footprint

Ecolgical Footprint Survey

Ecology: Living on Earth

Activity 4
Invasive Species

NASA and the Chesapeake Bay

This 8 minute video clip shows how NASA is helping to monitor the health of Chesapeake Bay. It includes eutrophication and attempts to restore native oysters.

Activity 8
Carbon Cycle

Student Sheet 8.1: Carbon Cycle
Nitrogen Cycle Slide Presentation
Water Cycle Slide Presentation

SEPUP Simulation: The Carbon Cycle

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Activity 9
The Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Shuffle

Energy Flow in the Coral Reef Ecosystem

Ginger Ale Instructions
This website includes information on and recipes for making ginger ale, root beer and cheese as well, all of which involve fermentation. The ginger ale is the most "fool proof" of the recipes and is recommended in the Science and Global Issues: Biology Teacher’s Edition.

SEPUP Simulation: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Shuffle

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Activity 12
Too Much Life

NASA and the Chesapeake Bay
This 8 minute video clip shows how NASA is helping to monitor the health of Chesapeake Bay. It includes eutrophication and attempts to restore native oysters.

In the Zone

Film: “Big River”

Activity 13
Symbiotic Relationships

Ancient Farmers of the Amazon

Activity 14
Investigating Population Growth Rates

SEPUP Simulation: Avril Gulf Tuna Population Simulation

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Cell Biology: World Health

Activity 4
What Do Cells Do?

Student Sheet 4.1: Structure and Function of Cells

SEPUP Simulation: What do Cells do?

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Activity 5
What do Specialized Cells do?

Student Sheet 5.1: Specialized Cells

SEPUP Simulation: What do Specialized Cells do?

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Activity 6
Cell Structure and Function

Small Cells—Big Future

Activity 12
Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Student Sheet 12.2: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Sample Student Response for Student Sheet 12.2: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Note that Student Sheet 12.2 is optional and contains a set of instructions for using the simulation used in this activity.

SEPUP Simulation: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Simulation

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Activity 16
HIV/AIDS Infection and Cell Organelles

Simulation: Life Cycle of HIV, a Retrovirus

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. This is the simulation needed for the Activity 16. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

From DISCOVER BIOLOGY, Third Edition by Michale L. Cain, Hans Damman, Robert A. Lue & Carol Kaesuk Loon. Copyright © 2002, 2000 by Sinauer Associates, Inc. Used by permission of W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Additional Resources:
HHMI: Life Cycle of HIV Animation
Cells Alive: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Genetics: Feeding the World

Activity 1
A Genetically Modified Solution?

Bt Corn Trade-offs – NOVA Frontline

Activity 3
Mitosis and Asexual Reproduction

Student Sheet 3.1: Mitosis

SEPUP Simulation: Mitosis and Meiosis

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Activity 12
DNA Replication

Student Sheet 12.1: Investigating DNA Replication

SEPUP Simulation: Investigating DNA Replication

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Activity 13
Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction

Student Sheet 13.1: Meiosis

Student Sheet 13.2: Mitosis and Meiosis Comparison
Note: This is an updated version of Student Sheet 13.2 from what is found on the SGI Teacher's Edition CD.

SEPUP Simulation: Mitosis and Meiosis

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Activity 16
Protein Synthesis: Transcription and Translation

Student Sheet 16.1: Transcription and Translation

SEPUP Simulation: Protein Synthesis

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Evolution: Maintaining Diversity

Activity 11
Natural Selection

Student Sheet 11.1: Natural Selection

SEPUP Simulation: Natural Selection

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. In this simulation, students work in groups of three instead of following SEPUP’s 4-2-1 cooperative learning model. The simulation lends itself to groups of three because students observe a model of the natural selection of three bird populations in Part A, and three bird populations in three separate areas in Part B.

Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.