Biology

Department:
Credit:
1.0
SCI/CELT
Length:
1 Year
Grade Level (s):
9
10
11
12
  • Prerequisite/Corequisite (s):
    None

The general Biology course is intended to provide a challenging, in-depth study of living organisms while providing a strong foundation for those students who will choose to pursue advanced biology. The course integrates content (disciplinary core ideas) in a way that has students utilizing the science and engineering practice skills of questioning, modeling, analyzing data, constructing explanations, and communicating this information to their peers. Throughout the year, students apply these skills through the concepts of inheritance and variation, matter and energy in organisms and ecosystems, and natural selection and evolution. Students will be challenged and assessed through their ability to construct meaning from laboratory investigations, simulations, and data analysis and to apply this understanding to new scenarios.