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What is the evolutionary advantage of flowering plants? How is homeostasis and growth dependent on hormones and biological feedback (signal transduction)?

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 6
High School - Science - AP Biology - Unit 6
Plants
AP Biology requirement - Plants Chapter 38.1 - Flowering and fertilization of angionsperms Chapter 39 - Plant Response to Internal and External Signals / Related back to Photosynthesis and Fast Plants earlier in the semester. Transpiration Lab - One of the suggested investigations - Transport of water and nutrients in vascular plants.
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Students will view prior knowledge and conditions for photosynthesis from a lab earlier in the semester

Students will review prior knowledge of plant cell biology from earlier in the semester

Stedents will review prior knowledge of the fastplant label and fertilization from earlier in the semester.

Students will demonstrate knowledge of plant fertilization and reproduction of angiosperms.

Students will demonstrate knowledge of Cell Signaling and the function of plant hormones including auxin.

Students will compare and contrast the types of plant tropisms and be able to describe with examples plant photoperiodicity.

 

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AP Enduring Understandings - 1.A, 1.C, 1.D, 2.A, 2.C, 2.D, 3.E, 4.A, 4.C

1.A: Change in the genetic makeup of a population over time is evolution. 

1.B: Organisms are linked by lines of descent from common ancestry. 

1.C: Life continues to evolve within a changing environment. 

1.D: The origin of living systems is explained by natural processes. 

2.A: Growth, reproduction and maintenance of the organization of living systems require free energy and matter. 

2.B: Growth, reproduction and dynamic homeostasis require that cells create and maintain internal environments that are different from their external environments. 

2.C: Organisms use feedback mechanisms to regulate growth and reproduction, and to maintain dynamic homeostasis. 

2.D: Growth and dynamic homeostasis of a biological system are influenced by changes in the system’s environment. 

2.E: Many biological processes involved in growth, reproduction and dynamic homeostasis include temporal regulation and coordination. 

3.A: Heritable information provides for continuity of life. 

3.B: Expression of genetic information involves cellular and molecular mechanisms. 

3.C: The processing of genetic information is imperfect and is a source of genetic variation. 

3.D: Cells communicate by generating, transmitting and receiving chemical signals. 

3.E: Transmission of information results in changes within and between biological systems.

4.A: Interactions within biological systems lead to complex properties. 

4.B: Competition and cooperation are important aspects of biological systems. 

4.C: Naturally occurring diversity among and between components within biological systems affects interactions with the environment.

 

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Plant transportation - Xylem, Phloem, Osmosis, Diffusion

Photoysnthesis - Light Reactions, PS1, PSII, NADPH, ATP, Calvin cycle, RuBP, Rubixco, PGAL, glucose and sucrose

Homeostasis - circadian rhythms, diurnal and nocturnal

Signal Transduction -

Plant Homones and functions - Auxin, Gibberillins,

Coevolution

Responses to light

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