Biology 1: General HS Biology and Lab (Mon)

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Teacher: David Cain
Date/Time: Monday - 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Recommended Grades: 9th, 10th
Department: Science
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)

High School Biology is designed to provide an overview and introduction to the science of biology from a Christian perspective.  Topics covered include: taxonomy, microbiology, cytology, Mendelian genetics, origins (both evolutionary & creationist concepts), ecology, botany, and zoology. Course work includes investigation of basic chemistry of living things;  cellular reproduction & DNA; and anatomy and physiology of the various comparative anatomy & physiology of the animal kingdom; and plant anatomy, physiology, and reproduction. Lab work includes various aspects of microscopy (including slide preparation); biochemical experiments; vertebrate & invertebrate dissections; field identification of plants and insects; and preserving and mounting specimens. Students will maintain a lab notebook, further develop science report writing, and presentation skills.

Text material will be supplemented by instructor and online presentations. Select field trip opportunities for additional credit may be provided.

Pre-Requisite: Physical Science

Textbook: Text, lab notebook, three ring binder, safety goggles and gloves for dissections will be provided by the student:

Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd edition, Apologia Educational Ministries (Textbook only. Please do not order the key.)

Tuition: $70/month, Lab Fee $120 (due 8/17, the first day of class)