The science of biology is large, complex, and constantly changing. This course provides students with a broad and interactive experience covering the main topics of biological science. Topics range from cell reproduction to the diversity of life. Students also learn about the chemical components of life, the process of energy conversion, and life’s functions. The course explores genetics, incorporating the latest scientific research, including the use of genetics in biotechnology. Next, the course covers ecology to raise students’ awareness of the many challenges and opportunities in the modern world and how they apply to the field of biology. Finally, the course presents the theory of evolution and the evidence that supports the theory. Throughout the course, students complete lab activities that reinforce the material and provide the opportunity to apply their knowledge through interactive experiments and activities.
- Scientific method project
- The scientific method
- Characteristics of life
- Classification of living things
- Basic chemistry
- Cell structure
- Cellular organelles
- Types of cells
- Cellular transport Biomimcry Project
- Energy and ATP
- Cellular respiration
- The cell cycle
- Develop proper scientific methodology techniques and apply them in scientific investigations, culminating in a scientific inquiry.
- Become familiar with the unifying characteristics shared by all living organisms.
- Examine concepts in chemistry that are important to living organisms, including the structures and functions of major biomolecules.
- Explore the structures and functions of various cellular organelles.
- Explain how cells maintain homeostasis through passive transport. Describe the way cells process energy for their activities.
- Explain the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
- Investigate the properties of plants and nature that could be applied to current issues humans face.
- Compare and contrast the ways cells reproduce through mitosis and meiosis.
- Apply the principles of genetics to demonstrate how traits pass from parents to offspring.