Biology A/B

Learning Outcomes

This course is designed to acquaint students with topics in biology, chemistry of life, cell structure, cells and their environments, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, chromosomes and cell reproduction, meiosis and sexual reproduction, Mendel and heredity, DNA, how proteins are made, gene technology, history of life on earth, Evolution, classification of organisms, populations, ecosystems, biological communities, environments, kingdoms of life, viruses and bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, plant reproduction, plant structure and function, plant growth and development, animals, simple invertebrates, mollusks and annelids, arthropods, echinoderms and invertebrate chordates, vertebrates, fishes and amphibians, reptiles and birds, mammals, animal behavior, human body structure, circulatory and respiratory systems, digestive and excretory systems, body defenses, nervous system, hormones and the endocrine system, reproduction and development. Class activities will include discussion, on-site labs, online lab simulations and other interactive activities, lab reports, and an exploration project. Prerequisites: Algebra