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Suggested Sequence of Topics and Learning Activities in a High School Biology Course

Minds-On Biology

In the proposed sequence of topics and learning activities, the major biological concepts build in a logical progression that uses earlier concepts to help students understand subsequent concepts and reinforces student understanding of earlier concepts as they are used in subsequent sections of the course. For example, students are introduced to DNA structure and function early in the course and then use their understanding of DNA structure and function to enhance their understanding of subsequent topics, such as genetics and cell structure and function.

The attached documents present the proposed sequence of topics and learning activities. The learning activities will help students meet the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) (

Sequence of Topics and Learning Activities.docx29.73 KB
Sequence of Topics and Learning Activities.pdf209.64 KB


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