BIOLOGY - SC2501
Length of Course: One Year (Lab Science)
Credit: 1.0 Credit
Grade placement: 9
Prerequisite: Teacher and DC placement recommendation.
State Code: 03051A000
Course Description: This is a general lab biology course that includes the study of the scientific method and tools used in biology, all of which are used throughout the year. Laboratory work is designed to be both procedural, to reinforce concepts learned in class, as well as inquiry based in nature. Areas of study include: ecological studies which covers community interactions, population dynamics, and the importance of biodiversity within the biosphere; general chemistry concepts as related to organisms; cell functions including photosynthesis and cellular respiration; cell reproduction, genetic mechanisms and inheritance; and evolutionary theory. Critical thinking, as well as reading and writing strategies, are emphasized in all topics throughout the course.