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Living things from microscopic organisms to humans


Class size:

minimum 5, maximum 16


Additional fees:

$50 lab fee/year 


Class time: (Meets once/week)

(Tues-1) 8:45-10:05,  (Tues-5) 2:55-4:15, (Wed-1) 8:45-10:05, (Wed-3) 12:05-1:25


Pre-requisites for class:



Graduation requirement:

1 lab science credit

  • Course Description

This high school biology course is designed to be your student’s first high school science course. Biology includes an emphasis on vocabulary as well as critical thinking skills so that students are properly prepared to have scientific discussions. Students are prepared with a strong background in the scientific method, so they are trained for laboratory sciences in additional high school science courses and university studies. I hope that through this Biology course, students will see the Creator in the creation and will see the details and design in every aspect of life. Class time will include both lecture and lab. Quizzes and tests will be given in class. This class satisfies the requirement of a high school science with a lab.


Biological Classification
Students will understand taxonomy, which is the scientific study of naming, be able to define and classify groups of biological organisms based on shared characteristics using the seven-level system, and be familiar with binomial nomenclature. 

Biological Processes
Students will be able to understand and explain the basic components and processes of 
a cell, including metabolism, homeostasis, reproduction, development, and genetics. 


Biological Relationships
Students will study the relationship at the molecular, cellular, organism, population, and 
ecosystem levels and will understand the biological hierarchy.

Experiments and Lab Reports
Students will be able to conduct, analyze, and communicate (written and orally) 
biological experiments in order to reinforce concepts discussed in class.

  • Required Books & Materials

Examining the Evidence

Brad Harrub
Publisher: Focus Press

  • Textbook

  • Binder

  • Reinforced loose-leaf notebook paper

  • Access to internet and printer 

No spiral notebooks allowed

  • Classwork / Homework

Class work will include discussion, experimentation, field studies, microscopy, and dissection. Lab reports and homework will be completed at home. 

Homework/time commitment: Approximately 2-3 hours per week on reading, homework, and lab reports.

Contact the instructor if you have additional questions.
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