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Join this high school biology course and fully prepare your student in the basics of biology, with topics in the biology and chemistry of life, cells, photosynthesis, genetics, DNA and the human genome, Darwin’s theories, and more.
Prepares the student for ACT/SAT science. Students are expected to take notes during class. Notes will help with weekly quizzes, quizzes are open book. This Biology class is a general overview of high school Biology presented from a Catholic perspective.
Week 1 The Science of Biology
Week 2 The Chemistry of Life
Week 3 Ecosystems and Communities
Week 4 Humans and the Biosphere
Week 5 Cell Structure and Function
Week 6 Photosynthesis
Week 7 Cellular Respiration
Week 8 Cell Growth and Division
Week 9 Genetics
Week 10 DNA and RNA
Week 11 The Human Genome
Week 12 Darwin’s Theory
Week 13 History of Life
Week 14 Classification
Course Materials: Prentice Hall Biology ISBN-13: 978-0131662551 ISBN-10: 0131662554 (www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0131662554/catholictreas-20 or bookfinder.com)
Homework: Expect to spend 2 hours each week on vocabulary study, reading, and quizzes. Vocabulary is assigned alongside the weekly reading for better understanding of the material and to prepare the student for the lecture. Most of the computer-graded quiz material is based on vocabulary and what is presented in class.