Biology 1 Honors is designed to familiarized the student with the major concepts in the study of life and will be taught in five major domains:
- cells (components & functions)
- organisms (matter, energy, and organization in living systems)
- genetics (molecular basis of heredity)
- ecology (interdependence of organisms)
- evolution (biological).
Students will be required to take a comprehensive, state-mandated End-of-Course Exam (EOC) at the end of the semester. This assessment will comprise a percentage of the student's final grade.
Course Goals / Objectives
- To identify basic biological concepts as they relate to the structure, function, and change within living organisms.
- To relate basic biological concepts as they apply to everyday living and the environment.
- To identify and relate specified earth science concepts to biological concepts.
- To refine laboratory, cooperative skills and problem-solving techniques using The Scientific Method.
- To develop a scientific understanding and curiosity about environmental interactions in order to develop an appropriate set of values about the world.
- To develop a sense of responsibility that leads to increased self-esteem, motivation, and cooperation, and a desire for knowledge.