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Biology Essential Learning Objectives

Power Standard 1       Qtr 1

Know the characteristics of living things

Power standard 2       Qtr 1

Summarize the structure and function of organelles in eukaryotic cells and how these organelles interact with each other.  Recognize the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

Power standard 3       Qtr 1

Analyze photosynthesis and cellular respiration in terms of how energy is stored, released, and transferred within and between these systems.

Power standard 4       Qtr 2

Explain the structure of DNA and how DNA is passed on to daughter cells through the cell cycle.

Power standard 5       Qtr 2

Explain how DNA and RNA code for proteins and determine traits.

Power standard 6       Qtr 2

Explain how the environment and selective expression of genes can produce specialized cells from a single cell.

Power standard 7       Qtr 2

Explain the role of meiosis in sexual reproduction and how the interaction of alleles produces genetic variation.

Power standard 8       Qtr 4

Explain the basis of the modern classification system and identify examples from each kingdom

Power standard 9       Qtr 3

Show how matter cycles and energy flows through the different levels of organization of living systems (cells, organs, organisms, communities, and their environment) including how entropy affects them.

Power standard 10     Qtr 3

Use the theory of evolution to explain how a species changes over time and how it is the consequence of overpopulation, genetic variability, competition for resources, and natural selection.

Cameron Knigge

Biography

I am Mr. Cameron Knigge, and I am a science teacher at Timberlake High School.  I grew up in southern Idaho on a farm. I have always had a passion for animals and the outdoors. In school, I excelled in science, due to my wonderful science teachers. In 2005 I graduated from Filer High School in as the Salutatorian, and then attended the University of Idaho.

 

While attending the U of I, I majored in biology and was part of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. My senior year I became Grand Master of the fraternity and also student taught at Filer High School. I received my B.S. in Biology in the winter of 2010. My first teaching job was in St. Maries, Idaho, in the spring of 2011, and was hired at Timberlake in the fall of 2011.

 

I am also heavily involved with many athletics at THS. I am the varsity baseball coach as of 2017. I also coach the freshmen boy's basketball team, and I am the Quiz Team coach.  

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Mr. Knigge

Physical Science Essential Learning Objectives

 

Semester 1- Chemistry

1.       Produce and interpret information in graphs, charts, and diagrams. (all year)

2.       Write/Type at least one scientific lab report based on a hands-on, inquiry lab that includes all of the steps of the scientific method. (all year)

3.       Measure and calculate using the metric system (all year)

4.       Understand the structure and function of matter and its interactions

5.       Describe the properties and location of protons, neutrons and electrons, and how these results in atomic identity, isotopes and ions.

6.       Differentiate between ionic, covalent and metallic bonding.

7.       Explain how chemical reactions obey the law of conservation of mass and may release or absorb energy.

8.       Explain the processes of fission and fusion.

 

Semester 2-Physics

1.       Produce and interpret information in graphs, charts, and diagrams. (all year)

2.       Write/Type at least one scientific lab report based on a hands-on, inquiry lab that includes all of the steps of the scientific method. (all year)

3.       Measure and calculate using the metric system (all year)

4.       Explain motion using Newton’s three laws.

5.      Classify the forms of energy (kinetic, potential and electromagnetic) and explain how they interconvert without gain or loss.

6.      Describe the relationship between electricity and magnetism,

7.     Explain how waves transmit energy by transverse, longitudinal or surface vibrations of physical materials, or by electromagnetic waves in space.