Course Description: This course is designed to provide a survey of the basic concepts of biology. Students will be introduced to cells, heredity, DNA structure and function, classification, ecology, and many other topics including the anatomy and physiology of plants and animals. This course will not cover evolution or intelligent design. Upon parent request resources and instructor support will be provided for study of these topics.
Lab Activities: Students engage in investigations to understand and explain the behavior of living things through scientific reasoning, analysis, written communication and real-world applications. Lab work will include inquiry-based hands-on and virtual labs that will reinforce topics taught during the year. Lab supply purchase will be minimal (< $50).
Who Should Take This Course: It is highly recommended that all high school students take a biology course. No application required.