Unit 2 of AP Biology covers transport, beginning with the cellular and molecular details of diffusion, moving into cellular membrane structure, and how that structure regulates what enters and exits the cell. These principles are then applied to organismal processes such as the excretory and circulatory systems. Writing these standards made me realize that what had been a fairly large unit in terms of class time was able to be distilled down to a handful of standards.
I decided to look at my Science Practices standards again because of this comment I received shortly after posting them here:
@cthimmelheber I think that’s a good start for SP, but will be tedious to access individually. Will elaborate in comment tonightAs I looked back at the first published set of standards, and read them a bit closer and more critically, I decided that there was some fluff as well as some redundancy in them. So here is the new, and I hope improved, set of science practice standards. These are a bit more streamlined, and I hope that will also allow them to be used more globally for science classes as I attempt to expand Standards Based Grading to more of my classes, and maybe some others in the district.
— Ms. Bethea (@21stcenturychem) May 29, 2013
As always, feel free to use these with whatever modifications you need, and please leave any feedback or thoughts below.