10/11/12 SCIENCE, LIFE SCIENCE & BIOLOGY/ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Intersex Biology Lesson

 
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Overview

Hormones are responsible for the regulation of many body functions. This lesson will take a closer look into how DNA, the blueprint for life, affects hormone production and, therefore, affects the expression and regulation of primary and secondary sexual characteristics in the human body.

 

Curriculum References

SCIENCE 10

  • Big Ideas: All living things have common characteristics; Organisms are grouped on the basis of identifiable similarities
  • Curricular Competencies: Demonstrate a sustained intellectual curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal interest; Make observations aimed at identifying their own questions, including increasingly complex ones, about the natural world; Contribute to care for self, others, community and world through individual or collaborative approaches
  • Content: DNA structure and function; genes and chromosomes

LIFE SCIENCE 11

  • Big Ideas: All living things have common characteristics; Organisms are grouped on the basis of identifiable similarities
  • Curriculum Competencies: Demonstrate a sustained intellectual curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal interest; Contribute to care for self, others, community and world through individual or collaborative approaches; Make observations aimed at identifying their own questions, including increasingly complex ones, about the natural world
  • Content: Characteristics of Living Things a. cells are the basic unit of life b. sexual and asexual reproduction

BIOLOGY 12/ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 12

  • Big Ideas: DNA and Cells: all living things are made of cells, which contain DNA and cell structures that allow cells to survive and reproduce; Organization: Organ systems have complex interrelationships to maintain homeostasis
  • Curriculum Competencies: Make observations aimed at identifying their own questions, including increasingly abstract ones, about the natural world; Demonstrate a sustained intellectual curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal, local, or global interest; Contribute to care for self, others, community, and world through individual or collaborative approaches
  • Content: Organs within each of the systems are interconnected to maintain homeostasis a. reproductive system; Functional interrelationships exist among body systems; DNA carries the cell’s genetic information: a. process of DNA replication b. process of protein synthesis c. genomics