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Science and Technology/Engineering
Curriculum Framework - Spring 2001

Biology, Grades 9 or 10

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Additional Ideas for Developing Investigations and Learning Experiences and Suggested Extensions to Learning in Technology/Engineering are in Appendix III.

The Chemistry of Life

Broad Concept: Living things are made of atoms bonded together to form organic molecules.

1.1 Explain the significance of carbon in organic molecules.
1.2 Recognize the six most common elements in organic molecules (C, H, N, O, P, S).
1.3 Describe the composition and functions of the four major categories of organic molecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids).*
1.4 Describe how dehydration synthesis and hydrolysis relate to organic molecules.
1.5 Explain the role of enzymes in biochemical reactions.

Boldface type indicates core standards for full-year courses. An asterisk (*) indicates core standards for integrated courses.

Last Updated: May 1, 2001
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