Biology

 

 

Contact:
Niki Thiessen  

nichole.thiessen@gmail.com


Course Time:
This class is offered on Tuesdays.
Biology A & B are identical classes offered in two different periods.

              

 

Course Pre-Requisites:

  • 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.




Course Text:
      

  • Exploring Creation with Biology – 2nd Edition 

       ISBN-   1-932012-54-5

       

 


Course Description: 
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.

  • Most weeks will involve a pre-lab write-up.
     



Tests:

  • Tests will be given in class.
     


 

Grading:

 

  • Quarter Grades:

      30%  homework (study guides and misc. worksheets)

      30%  lab (pre-labs, participation, and write-ups)

      20%  quizzes

      20%  quarter test

 

  • First Semester Grades:

      50%  1st quarter grade     

      50%  2nd quarter grade

      

  • Second Semester Grades:

      40%  3rd quarter grade

      40%  4th quarter grade

      20%  project


 

Specific Requirements:

  • 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.  

         
 

         

Course Supplies:

  • textbook

  • colored pencils

  • loose-leaf lined paper

  • 3-ring binder (1”) w. dividers labeled “Study Guides”, “Experiments”,
    and “Quizzes/Tests”

 

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