Principles of Biosciences is a strong reinforcement of Biology content that provides an overview of biotechnology, bioengineering, and related fields. Topics include genetics, cell structure, proteins, nucleic acids, and the impact of immunological events in biotechnology. Students will further study the increasingly important agricultural, environmental, economic, and political roles of bioenergy and biological remediation; the roles of nanoscience and nanotechnology in biotechnology medical research; and future trends in biological science and biotechnology.
This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.
Scope and SequenceScope and Sequence: Principles of Biosciences
CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015
Principles of Biosciences course scope and sequence within the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of instruction. A brief description of each unit and the corresponding TEKS are included. This scope and sequence may be adapted or adopted by the local education agency.View Resource
Program of StudyPrograms of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Based on the House Bill 5 Foundation High School Program, the Program of Studies within the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Career Cluster provide helpful information, including the core courses and career-related electives in high school that will help prepare students for their career goals. These documents are designed for students, but can also be used by administrators, counselors, teachers, business and industry representatives, and parents.
Unit 1: Introduction to BiotechnologyLesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document and TEKS.
Unit 2: Exploration of the STEM Biotechnology Career OpportunitiesLesson Plan: Biotechnology, Science, Technology, and Ethics
In this lesson, students will investigate multiple fields of Biotechnology as they look at important events involving Biotechnology and exploring career options in the field. Students will also explore and evaluate more and ethical issues surrounding this critically important industry.View Resource