Course: SC400 Biology
Subject Area: Science
This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. Students of Biology will gain a fundamental understanding of the life processes and how the wide range of living things perform these processes. This course will fulfill the biological science credit for graduation. Nature and scope of science/biology; chemical make-up of living things; cells as units of structure and function; the processes of inheritance; structure and function of viruses, micro-organisms, plant and animals; and ecology will be studied.
Identify questions, concepts, and testable hypothesis that guide scientific investigations
Describe and recognize the eight life processes
Explain how organisms interact with the abiotic and biotic parts of their environment
Explain the function of cell parts, the types of cells (prokaryotic/eukaryotic), and the dynamics of cell energy
Describe the processes of mitosis and meiosis and explain why these processes are important
Describe the relationship between DNA protein molecules and amino acids in carrying out the work of cells and how this is similar among all organisms
Identify the characteristics of each of the six kingdoms and relate this to the theory of evolution
Demonstrate their understanding of how organisms have mechanisms and processes for passing traits and variations of traits from one generation to the next.
Identify the morphology and life cycles of viruses and bacteria
Compare the structure and function of animal body systems to human body systems
Notes: This Course Will Fulfill The Biological Science Credit For Graduation