Vocabulary Checklists

Crucial Biological Terminology
Current Vocab Checklist
Unit 2: Cell Structure and Function 

There are certain biological terms that you must be able to define in order to demonstrate mastery of the material presented during each instructional unit. A checklist of new key terms will be posted on this page at the beginning of each instructional unit.

Unless otherwise instructed, Vocabulary Checklists will always be due on the day of the corresponding Unit Exam.


Date Assigned Vocabulary Checklist Due Date
08/21/17 Unit 1: Chemistry of Life  09/19/17
09/20/17 Unit 2: Cell Structure and Function  10/16/17
10/18/17 Unit 3: Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems  11/15/17
11/20/17 Unit 4: Cellular Reproduction  12/13/17
01/04/18 Unit 5: Molecular Genetics  01/31/18
02/05/18 Unit 6: Patterns of Inheritance  03/07/18
03/20/18 Unit 7: Evolution  04/25/18
04/30/18 Unit 8: Ecology & Human Environmental Impacts  05/10/18

Fill out the Vocabulary Checklist at the beginning of the unit, indicating which terms you already Know and can Explain, which terms you have Heard or Seen before, and which terms you have No Clue about. Add the definitions for the unfamiliar terms when they are encountered during the unit.

Students are encouraged to use the review activities below to help them learn the key terms and their definitions.