Subject Area: Science
Notes: This course will fulfill the biological science credit for graduation
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