Biology A is designed to give the student a strong basis for understanding the world. The course consists of a varied curriculum that provides the student the opportunity to explore, compare, research, reflect, and make real-world connections. The curriculum, which meets Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), engages students in problem-solving and scientific investigation and provides opportunities for both hands-on exploration and virtual simulation.
During this course, the student will study the science of life. The student will explore the idea that living things are extremely diverse in form, yet are unified by certain core characteristics that they all share. In learning about these core characteristics, the student will be able to critically evaluate data and information related to biological problems, connect many ideas to the student's own life, and see the world in a new way.
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In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science, we will need a list of physical hands-on laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.