Course: SC621 Biology 2
Grade: 11, 12
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. This course is designed to give in-depth coverage of the molecular and cellular basis of life, the underlying mechanisms of biological inheritance, how biological change takes place, and the nature of micro-organisms and ecology. This course serves as a foundation for AP Biology. This course will fulfill the biological science credit for graduation. Examination of ecological systems include: communities, biomes, and population ecology.
Describe and apply laws of Mendelian inheritance to probability, complex genetics principles, disorders, and human inherited traits
Describe and apply chromosomal patterns of inheritance, gene linkage, sex-linkage patterns, and chromosomal disorders
Perform and create a lab report based on the inheritance patterns of Drosophila Melanogaster, examining Mendel’s Laws, Morgan’s theories, and gene frequency
Identify practical applications of DNA technology and types/uses of DNA analysis
Identify the structure, life cycle, and infectious evolution of viruses and make connections to real life infection scenarios
Identify the morphology, metabolics, and life cycle of different types of prokaryotes and make connections to their roles in the biosphere and impacts on humans
Identify and describe the interactions of ecological systems in terms of biotic and abiotic factors, biomes, biodiversity, and disturbances
Describe the dynamic biological processes of population ecology, population growth models, and age structures as related to human populations