Do all organisms face the same challenges?
How do structures in living things reflect their function?
Is their a common hierarchical organization within the wide variety of body plans?
How do organisms control their internal environment?
How do organisms balance their energy requirements?
Learning to extrapolate the probable function of a structure by oberving its structure
A survey of various cells, tissues, organs and organ system across phyla
Use temperature control as an example of homeostasis and feedback loops
Looking at well-known organisms with a more detailed eye, identifying adaptations
Address misconceptions about animal form and function
Look at anatomical and physiological processes in an evolutionary context
Make link between concepts studied in Science I and II and a greater level of conceptual complexity in a higher level class
In class reading quizzes/identification of adaptations in animal samples
End of unit test
Biology (Cambpell, AP 8th edition)
Image bank of various organisms
Planet Earth (Attenborough, BBC Wildlife DVD)