The main purpose of Biology is to develop an understanding of life in the natural world. Major themes include cell structure and specialization, energy and chemistry of life, genetics and evolution, and ecology. Learners will also investigate how humans impact the biosphere and Earth’s natural cycles.
In Honors Biology, learners will take a deeper dive into many of these biological concepts and make real-world connections to health and medicine. Content knowledge will be gained through readings, case studies, lab activities, simulations, and a variety of multimedia and technology-based applications.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Covered:
LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
LS3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
Pre-requisite: Algebra 1 suggested or concurrent
Approved UC “d” credit lab course