Biology

  • Welcome to Biology! 

    Course Description:

    In Biology, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific practices during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students in Biology study a variety of topics that include: structures and functions of cells and viruses; growth and development of organisms; cells, tissues, and organs; nucleic acids and genetics; biological evolution; taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living organisms; living systems; homeostasis; and ecosystems and the environment. General requirements. Students shall be awarded one credit for successful completion of this course. Prerequisites: none.
     

    Schedule:

    • First Nine Weeks:

    Unit 1: Cell Structure and Function

    Unit 2: The Cell Cycle

    Unit 3: Cellular Processes for Homeostasis

    Unit 4: Cellular Processes for Energy

    • Second Nine Weeks:

    Unit 5:  The Role of Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis

    Unit 6:  Genetics and Epigenetics

    • Third Nine Weeks:

    Unit 7: Evolution

    Unit 8: Taxonomy

    Unit 9: Animal Systems

    • Fourth Nine Weeks:

    Unit 10: Plant Systems

    Unit 11: Ecosystems

    Unit 12: Current Developments in Biology