Science - 2019-20

BIO.6 d - Cell Growth & Heredity

The student will investigate and understand bases for modern classification systems. Key concepts include
d) examination of biochemical similarities and differences among organisms.

Bloom's Levels:  Analyze; Understand

Adopted: 2010


  • Organisms are diverse, yet share similar characteristics.
  • Life can be organized into a functional and structural hierarchy.

  • I can identify how humans are similar to other organisms.


  • Similarities among organisms on the structural and metabolic levels are reflected in the large degree of similarity in proteins and nucleic acids of different organisms. Diversity is the product of variations in these molecules.


In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students will

d) compare biochemical evidence (DNA sequences, amino acid sequences) and describe relationships.


gene, gene expression, genetic predisposition, dominant, recessive, chromosome, haploid, diploid, allele, phenotype, genotype, trait, homozygous, heterozygous, mutation, albino, inheritance, test cross, inversion, drosophila, pedigree, sex-linked, fertility, pollinator, reproduction, fertilization, embryo, zygote, asexual, gamete, development

Updated: Dec 01, 2017