This class is offered on Tuesdays.
Biology A & B are identical classes offered in two different periods.
This course is typically recommended for advanced 8th,
and 9th-10th grade students.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the tutor
or a member of the Academic Affairs Committee.
This is a college-prep Biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods
and concepts of general biology.
Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background
in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems.
It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation,
including dissection of five specimens.
This course does not cover the systems of the human body.
Students who take and understand this course will be well-prepared for a tough university Biology course.
Course Class Time:
Class time will include review of homework and labs, as well as hands-on
activities to reinforce the material that they will read from their text.
Labs will include microscope work and dissections.
In-class quizzes will be given every 2 weeks.
Course Homework Requirements:
The student will be responsible for reading the material in the text on their
own on a weekly basis.
Other homework will include weekly study guides, worksheets, and pre-lab write-ups.
There will be a project in the 2nd semester.
Students can expect to spend approximately 4-5 hours per week on homework.
This will consist of reading about 20 pages in the text and answering around
25 questions on the Study Guide.
30% homework (study guides and misc. worksheets)
30% lab (pre-labs, participation, and write-ups)
20% quarter test
50% 1st quarter grade
50% 2nd quarter grade
40% 3rd quarter grade
40% 4th quarter grade
Internet access and a reliable printer are required for this course.
The class information and assignments will be uploaded to Schoology.
A Study Guide is due each week and will be available on Schoology
at least one week before it is due.