Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Passing grade in Physical Science or teacher recommendation
This class will be offered Zero Hour. Transportation will not be provided.
This course is available as an Honors credit with instructor consent.
This class may be offered in a blended format.
This laboratory based course centers on the understanding of the structure, function, and interaction of living organisms. Topics of study include investigations into ecology and the interactions of organisms in an ecosystem; comparisons of cell processes; the structure of DNA and its role in the cell cycle and the types of cell division; an examination of genetic diversity, mutations, and inheritance patterns; and the application of genetics into evolutionary concepts that provide a foundation for biological processes. Students in biology should have basic science skills such as creating a data table, making a graph, and taking measurements. Biology is a lab class. Students are expected to work in collaborative groups for labs and projects. Communication of collected data and scientific concepts in the form of presentations and/or lab reports is expected.