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District Biology Course Description

Biology is a state standards based laboratory course that studies living things from the microscopic to the macroscopic.  The ultimate goal is to help students become scientifically literate citizens. 

Students will:

• Investigate the biochemical processes of life

• Explore life cycles, especially that of the cell

• Study the interaction of life with non-living things

• Investigate the human circulatory, digestive, and nervous     
  systems;  study human behavior, and physiology

• Examine the evidence for several theories explaining living      
   systems: cell theory, germ theory, chromosomal theory, theory of 
   genetics, and evolutionary theory

• Examine the dynamics of ecosystems, including: cycles, energy, 
   trophic levels, populations, and human issues
• Conduct an original investigation


Biology Course Description 2008-2009