REGISTRATION CODE: S451
STATUS: U.C. & NCAA Approved
PREREQUISITES: (1) A- in core Principles in Physics, Chemistry & Biology, B+ in Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 (H)
(2) no grade lower than a B+ in any course taken
LEVEL: 10th grade
This course is for students with an interest in pursuing biological topics in more depth and breadth than in the regular biology class. We will be using a college-level textbook in addition to various other supplemental materials. There will be an emphasis on laboratory experiments involving inquiry-based hands on learning and independent research projects throughout the year. Topics covered include: molecular biology, cell structure and function, energy transformations, cellular reproduction, genetics, evolution and the diversity of life, ecosystems, and human biology. Second semester, we will be incorporating field work as we are studying the Diversity of Life and Ecology. Students will complete an environmental service project as part of their final exam for second semester.