Course Information

This course focuses on studies of life. Below you will find the course outline and class expectations.

Course Outline - Fall Semester                      Course Outline - Spring Semester

Unit 1 The Nature of Life                               Unit 4 Genetics

Chapter 1 The Science of Biology                    Chapter 11 Introduction to Genetics

Chapter 2 The Chemistry of Life                      Chapter 12 DNA and RNA

                                                                           Chapter 13 Genetic Engineering

Unit 2 Ecology                                                                                                                       

Chapter 3 The Biosphere                                   Unit 5 Evolution

Chapter 4 Ecosystems and Communities          Chapter 15 Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

Chapter 5 Populations                                        Chapter 16 Evolution of Populations

Chapter 6 Humans in the Biosphere                                                                                    

                                                                          Unit 10 The Human Body

Unit 3 Cells                                                      Chapter 35 Nervous System

Chapter 7 Cell Structure & Function               Chapter 37 Circulatory and respiratory System

Chapter 8 Photosynthesis                                 Chapter 38 Digestive and Excretory Systems

Chapter 9 Cellular Respiration                         Chapter 39 Endocrine and Reproductive Systems

Chapter 10 Cell Growth and Division             Chapter 40 The Immune System

Standards Link: Standards for this class start on page 77 and 90. 


Our class only has one standardized test. I focus more on project-based learning and real-life application. Click here to read up on some of the pros and cons of standardized tests.

Course Expectations:

  1. Respect your classmates.
  2. Use appropriate language in class.
  3. Attend class on time.
  4. Turn in classwork on time.
  5. Have fun!