Welcome to Biology!
This laboratory based course centers on the understanding of the structure, function, and interaction of living organisms. The first semester focuses on ecology, basic biochemistry and the genetic processes responsible for the diversity of life. The second semester students will investigate the evolutionary principles that provide a foundation for biology and study the processes necessary for life. The semester continues with the application of concepts learned earlier in the school year in an examination of the human body with an emphasis on understanding practical functions of an organism and a comparison of bacterial and viral structures.
This class will involve components of lecture, individual student work and reflection, collaborative group work, and total class interaction through labs and projects. This class will be inquiry-based. Students will be guided in the process of how to construct their own knowledge. This effort will take principles from the scientific world and apply it to everyday life through a means that makes those principles relevant to what students face and will face when they enter the world outside the classroom. Formative assessment will happen after each topic in each unit and a summative assessment will be performed at the end of the unit.
Here is everything you’ll need to know to get started in this class:
Sign-up for Google Classroom and receive the code in class.