Biology

Biology 1

Faculty: Christian Browne, Casey DeBottis, Nick Hull, Kevin Webster


This course is designed to acquaint the student with the concepts and processes of biology. A developmental approach is utilized, beginning with life at the cell level and progressing to the most advanced life forms. Laboratory investigations are an integral part of the course. Topics of study shall include cytology, viruses, tissues and organs of the human systems, genetics, and biological evolution, and taxonomy, energy transfers in living organisms, homeostasis, ecosystems, and plants. During the course of instruction in this class, the textbooks, audiovisual materials, and lectures will include instruction and information concerning human growth and development. These topics are designed to inform and instruct only and not to enforce or diminish the individual's personal or religious attitudes.


Biology 1 Limited English/Sheltered

Faculty: Susie Degutis


This course is designed to acquaint the EL student with the concepts and processes of biology. A developmental approach is utilized, beginning with life at the cell level and progressing to the most advanced life forms. Laboratory investigations are an integral part of the course. Topics of study shall include cytology, viruses, tissues and organs of the human systems, genetics, biological evolution, taxonomy, energy transfers in living organisms, homeostasis, ecosystems, and plants. During the course of instruction in this class, the textbooks, audiovisual materials, and lectures will include instruction and information concerning human growth and development. These topics are designed to inform and instruct only and not to enforce or diminish the individual's personal or religious attitudes. The course will cover the essential knowledge and skills of the regular biology course with an emphasis on a variety of methods and modalities for instruction to meet the needs of the limited English speaker.


Biology 1 Pre-AP

Faculty: Charleen Bailes, Christian Browne, Casey DeBottis, Susie Degutis, Kevin Webster
This course is designed for the student with a high interest in science and/or who intends to take further science courses. It is designed to acquaint the student with concepts and processes of biology and is an expansion of the regular class. Experimentation and individual student inquiry are essential components of the course. The level of instruction/curriculum will focus on preparing the student for advanced placement courses. These topics are designed to inform and instruct only and not to enforce or diminish the individual's personal or religious attitudes.


Biology 1 Pre-AP/GT

Faculty: Charleen Bailes, Casey DeBottis, Susie Degutis
This course is designed for the student with a high aptitude in science, and it acquaints the student with the concepts and processes of biology. This course focuses on strategies to support abstract reasoning problem solving, research skills, and a students’ active involvement in the learning process. These topics are designed to inform and instruct only and not to enforce or diminish the individual's personal or religious attitudes. GT services are provided through the PreAP classes. 


Biology Advanced Placement

Faculty: Brenda Fabian


This course examines and discusses the principles of biology in considerable detail. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiments and individual research. This course follows the Advanced Placement recommended scope and sequence. Topics include chemistry of life, cells, cellular energetics, heredity and evolutions, organisms, and populations. During the course of instruction in this class, the textbooks, audiovisual materials, and lectures will include instruction and information concerning human growth and development. These topics are designed to inform and instruct only and not to enforce or diminish the individual's personal or religious attitudes.


Biology Dual Credit

Faculty: Gayle Gregory

A contemporary course including applications of the scientific method, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, classical and human genetics, virology, and mechanisms of evolution. The course includes a detailed survey of the major phylogenetic lineages as well as the ecological roles and relationships as well as the behavior of organisms, will be integrated throughout the course.

Biology PIP

Faculty: Charleen Bailes


IB Preparatory Biology provides students with an understanding of the important underlying biological themes of form and function, equilibriums, and evolution as an underlying concept for understanding life on Earth. Students will become knowledgeable about the ideas and concepts fundamental to biology while obtaining the knowledge necessary to be successful on the EOC exam and in SL or HL IB Biology.

 

IB Biology SL

Faculty: Brenda Fabian

The primary goal of this course is to help students gain an appreciation of science as a process and provide them with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. The course will consist of lectures, teacher-designed labs, student-designed labs, and other types of experimental learning. The material of study for Biology (SL) will include the following topics: biochemistry, cells, genetics, nucleic acids, proteins, evolution, ecology and evolution, ecology and conservation, and human health physiology. This course includes a multi-disciplinary group science project.


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