Biology Course Description
Biology (One Credit)
Students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed
decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students in Biology study a variety of topics that include:
structures and functions of cells and viruses; growth and development of organisms; cells, tissues, and organs; nucleic
acids and genetics; biological evolution; taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living organisms; living systems;
homeostasis; and ecosystems and the environment.
Biology Pre-AP (One Credit)
This course includes all of the material covered in Biology with an emphasis on preparing students for the AP Biology
course. This includes additional research, laboratory skills, and increased outside-of-class reading assignments.