Lesson Plans

Biology 5th Edition

by Campbell, Reece, Mitchell
©1999 by Benjamin Cummings, an imprint of Addison Wesley

The purpose of the following Focus Lessons for Biology 5th Edition is to assist you in planning your daily lessons by highlighting important ideas and concepts in each chapter, as well as the relevant sections in the program's ancillaries. The Focus Lessons, written by an experienced AP* teacher and a curriculum developer and test prep author, suggest strategies for assessing how well your students understand the important points in each chapter and also provide test-taking tips that will help your students prepare for and take the AP* Biology test successfully.

Chapter Focus Lessons
by Jewel Reuter
Archibishop Rummel High School
Metairie, LA

AP* Test-Taking Techniques

Week 1: Introduction to Biology and the Chemistry of Biology
Chapter 1: Introduction: Themes in the Study of Life
Chapter 2: The Chemistry Context of Life
Week 2: The Significance of Water Molecules and Carbon Atoms for Life
Chapter 3: Water and the Fitness of the Environment
Chapter 4: Carbon and Molecular Diversity of Life
Week 3: Macromolecules and Metabolism with a Focus on Enzymes
Chapter 5: The Structure and Function of Macromolecules
Chapter 6: An Introduction to Metabolism
Week 4: Cell Structure and Function with a Focus on Membranes
Chapter 7: A Tour of the Cell
Chapter 8: Membrane Structure and Function
Week 5: Cellular Respiration
Chapter 9: Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy
Week 6: Photosynthesis
Chapter 10: Photosynthesis
Week 7: Cell Communication and Cell Cycle: Focus on Mitosis
Chapter 11: Cell Communication
Chapter 12: The Cell Cycle
Week 8: Meiosis and Mendelian Genetics
Chapter 13: Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles
Chapter 14: Mendel and the Gene Idea
Week 9: Chromosomal and Molecular Basis of Inheritance
Chapter 13: Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles
Chapter 14: Mendel and the Gene Idea
Week 10: Transcription, Translation, and the Genetics of Microbes
Chapter 17: From Gene to Protein
Chapter 18: Microbial Models: The Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria
Week 11: Eukaryotic Genomes and DNA Technology
Chapter 19: The Organization and Control of Eukaryotic Genomes
Chapter 20: DNA Technology
Week 12: Development and the Basics of the Endocrine System
Chapter 21: The Genetic Basis of Development
Chapter 45: Chemical Signals in Animals (with respect to homeostasis and reproduction)
Week 13: Concepts: Animal Reproduction and Development
Chapter 46: Animal Reproduction
Chapter 47: Animal Development
Week 14: Introduction to Morphology and Physiology, the Digestive System, and a Follow-up to Genetics
Chapter 40: An Introduction to Animal Structure and Function
Chapter 41: Animal Nutrition
Week 15: Circulatory, Respiratory, and Immune Systems
Chapter 42: Circulatory and Gas Exchange
Chapter 43: The Body's Defenses
Week 16: Homeostasis: Focus on the Excretory and Endocrine Systems
Chapter 44: Controlling the Internal Environment
Chapter 45: Chemical Signals in Animals
Week 17: Nervous System and Sensory and Motor Mechanisms
Chapter 48: Nervous System
Chapter 49: Sensory and Motor Mechanisms
Week 18: Evolution of Populations and Modes of Speciation
Chapter 22: Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life
Chapter 23: The Evolution of Populations
Chapter 24: The Origin of Species
Week 19: Phylogeny and the Origin of Life
Chapter 25: Tracing Phylogeny
Chapter 26: Early Earth and the Origin of Life
Week 20: Analysis of the Kingdoms Monera and Protista and a Quantitative Analysis of Respiration
Chapter 27: Prokaryotes and the Origin of Metabolic Diversity
Chapter 28: The Origins of Eukaryotic Diversity
Week 21: Plant Diversity and Evolution
Chapter 29: Plant Diversity I: The Colonization of Land
Chapter 30: Plant Diversity II: The Evolution of Seed Plants
Week 22: Fungi and Animal Evolution
Chapter 31: Fungi
Chapter 32: Introduction to Animal Evolution
Week 23: Invertebrates and Vertebrate Evolution
Chapter 33: Invertebrates
Chapter 34: Vertebrate Evolution and Diversity
Week 24: Plant Morphology and Growth, Transport and a Quantitative Analysis of Transpiration
Chapter 35: Plant Structure and Growth
Chapter 36: Transport in Plants
Week 25: Plant Nutrition and Reproduction
Chapter 37: Plant Nutrition
Chapter 38: Plant Reproduction and Development
Week 26: Control Systems of Plants
Chapter 39: Control Systems in Plants
Week 27: Basics of Ecology and Behavior
Chapter 50: An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere
Chapter 51: Behavioral Biology
Week 28: Study of Population Growth Curves, Analysis of Communities, and an Analysis of Dissolved Oxygen
Chapter 52: Population Ecology
Chapter 53: Community Ecology
Week 29: Trophic Relationships, Cycling of Chemicals, Human Impact on Ecosystems and Conservation
Chapter 54: Ecosystems
Chapter 55: Conservation Biology
Week 30: Review