Biology means the study of life. In this biolog class you will examine the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution of living things. We will classify and describe organisms, their functions, how species come into existence, and the interactions they have with each other and with the natural environment. Four unifying principles form the foundation of modern biology: cell theory, evolution, genetics and homeostasis.
- Students will gain valuable and accurate information about biology concepts and issues.
- Students will be able to explain the structure, function, growth and origin of living things.
- Students will understand cell theory, evolution, genetics, homeostasis and human reproduction.
- Students will develop scientific reasoning and process skills.
- Students will work in teams and independently and be able to evaluate his/her progress.
- To help prepare students for the demands of higher education.
Outcomes: Students will…
- develop proper laboratory skills.
- be able to explain cell structure, development and function.
- be able to explain how genetics leads to biodiversity.
- understand the concepts of evolution.
- be able to explain the role ecology plays in the health of our planet.
- understand the human reproductive system and how sexually transmitted diseases occur.
- develop writing skills to show comprehension of learned materials.
- develop critical thinking processes and make value judgments.