Biology Modeling Curriculum materials have been under development for several years. This effort was originally undertaken by biology teachers at Shady Side Academy (under the leadership of Anita Schuchardt) in Pittsburgh who developed resources for their Biology Last junior level course in a P-C-B sequence. Anita has since left Shadyside and is pursuing a (second) PhD. For the last few years, Angela Gard (who has led a number of Biology Modeling Workshops over the last three summers) has led the resource development effort for biology materials. These materials have been adapted for use in a biology-first sequence.
We stress that these materials are still very much under development. Use them with this in mind, and please feel free to offer the development team your feedback.
Storyline -This 2-page document describes the development of the concepts in this set of materials.
- Unit 1: Experimental Design
- Unit 2: Classifying Life
- Unit 3: Evolution
- Unit 4: Energy
- Unit 5: Cell Structure and Function
- Unit 6: Growth and Reproduction
- Unit 7: Heredity