Introduction

The Science Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools identify academic content for essential components of the science curriculum at different grade levels. Standards are identified for kindergarten through grade five, for middle school, and for a core set of high school courses — Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Throughout a student’s science schooling from kindergarten through grade six, content strands, or topics are included. The Standards of Learning in each strand progress in complexity as they are studied at various grade levels in grades K-6, and are represented indirectly throughout the high school courses. These strands are

• Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, and Logic; Force, Motion, and Energy; Matter; Life Processes; Living Systems; Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems; Earth Patterns, Cycles, and Change; and Earth Resources.

The year long pacing guide for the 2019-2020 school year is on this link allowing students to know what area of focus we are working on throughout the year. Biology year pacing guide.pdf

Weeks of Feb 24 to March 6
  planbook Feb 24 to March 6.pdf

Week of Jan 28 to Feb 7  Planbook Jan 28 to Feb 7.pdf

Week of Jan 6 to 10  Planbook Jan 6 to 10.pdf


Week of Dec. 16-20 Planbook Dec 16 to 20 2019.pdf

Weeks of Dec. 2 - 13 planbook Dec 2 - 13.pdf


Week of Nov. 4-8
Please open this link for all the details of the week! Planbook Nov. 4 to Nov. 8 2019.pdf

Week of October 28-Nov 1
Please open this link for all the details of the week!planbook Oct 28 to Nov 1.pdf

Week of October 14-18 planbook 10 14 to 10 18.pdf

Week of October 7-11 planbook 10 07 to 10 11.pdf
Please open this link for all the details of the week!

Week of September 23-27
Please open this link for all the details of the week! planbook 09 23 to 09 27.pdf

Week of Sept. 16-20 - Please open this link to view Planbook for the week.
planbook 09 16 tp 09 20.pdf


Weeks of Aug. 26 - September 13

SOL: BIO-1: The concepts developed in this standard include the following: The nature of science refers to the foundational concepts that govern the way scientists formulate explanations about the natural world. The nature of science includes the following concepts

             a) natural world is understandable;
            b) science is based on evidence - both observational and experimental;
            c) science is a blend of logic and innovation;
            d) scientific ideas are durable yet subject to change as new data are collected;
            e) science is a complex social endeavor; and
            f) scientists try to remain objective and engage in peer review to help avoid bias.
            g)  Active participation in scientific investigations is necessary to develop an understanding of biology as an experimental science.
            h) The continual use and development of cognitive and manipulative skills associated with the formulation of scientific explanations is important.

Students will successfully take notes from the curriculum-based formative assessment videos.  Students will work out of Chapter 1 and 2 in the textbook and complete the Study Guides that align with each chapter. 

Students will recognize biodiversity

Students will recognize the characteristics of organisms