Biology

The goal for this class is learn about basic Biology principles that affect our daily lives. Students should also gain an appreciation of the ethical questions that the process of science creates, and to become more aware as citizens of the biological world around them, be it as a consumer, community leader, or biologist.

In this course, you will be graded by various assessments, such as current event journals, homework assignments, lab write-ups, quizzes, computer presentations, and tests. This is designed to help the student by not placing too much emphasis on one certain assessment. For example, some students perform poorly on tests, but do a good job of turning in homework assignments, current event journals, and labs. Therefore, this type of student can still do well in my class because their strengths will balance (or possibly outweigh) their weaknesses.

Syllabus

Unit 1- The Cell and different types of organism organization


Unit 2- ATP in Photosynthesis and Respiration


Unit 3- Cell Growth and Division (Mitosis and Meiosis)


Unit 4- Genetics


Unit 5- DNA


Unit 6- Ecology


Unit 7- Humans and our impact on our planet


 

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.  ~Winston Churchill