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Honors Biology with LAB Part One

Join this college-preparatory biology course and fully prepare your student for college biology with topics in the chemistry of life, energy, photosynthesis, genetics, classifications, and more.

Total classes: 14

Prerequisite: Middle School Life Science, excellent study skills, and love to learn.

Suggested grade level: 11th to 12th grade or advanced 10th grade

Suggested credit: One full semester of Science or Honors Biology. For Honors Biology with LAB.


What is life? How does it work? Biology is the study of life, from its simplest forms to the most complex. In this 2-semester course we will systematically explore all aspects of life, from the chemistry of the molecular machines that work in each of our cells to the vast intricate web of interconnected species on earth. An intensive honors-level biology class for college-bound students.


Week 1: Chemistry of life

Week 2: Cells; Lab: Denaturing proteins

Week 3: Flow of Energy

Week 4: Glycolysis and Respiration

Week 5: Photosynthesis; Lab: Winogradsky Column

Week 6: Genetics, Meiosis, Sexual Reproduction

Week 7: Genes and the Genetic Code

Week 8: Molecular Genetics of Prokaryotes and Viruses

Week 9: Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes and Human Genetics Lab: Punnett Squares

Week 10: Classification

Week 11: Prokaryotes and Viruses; Lab: Prokaryote key

Week 12: Protist, Fungi, Plants

Week 13: Animals I, II; Lab: Cladogram

Week 14: Animals III, IV; Lab: Arthropod behavior

Materials and Homework

Course materials: Biology 5th Edition by Curtis and Barnes, ISBN-10: 087901394X (https://amzn.to/2Oc8A1Q or bookfinder.com)

Lab materials Provided free by instructor plus household or commonly available

items. Please purchase genetic corn (https://www.carolina.com/plant-genetics/genetic-corn-seed-green-albino/177130.pr). We will use half of the seed this semester, and half next semester. Some labs will be ongoing projects requiring preparation and sometimes long waiting periods.

Homework: Expect to spend approx. 4 hours per week outside of the classroom. Heavy reading in text and additional reading, per instructor. Weekly Quizzes, midterm/final, and labs. One 5-page paper.

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