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Course description

Biology covers a wide range of concepts in the field of biology. Students will study the cell, including cell structure and function. The concept of the cell is extended, and students explore Mendelian genetics and how humans inherit traits. In addition, the course examines the structure and mechanisms of DNA, as well as the role of biotechnology in today’s society. Students also explore the theory of evolution, including early ideas, how populations evolve, and the history of life on Earth. Students discuss the concept of ecology, where they learn about different principles of ecology, interactions that occur within ecosystems, the biosphere, and how humans have impacted ecosystems thus far. Upon completion of this textbook-free course, students will be required to take the Keystone Biology exam.

School country

United States

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High school

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

School / district Address

652 Midland Avenue

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Requested competency code

Lab Science

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Deferred date

Deferred Reason

In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science, we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.

Expected grade level


Online / Virtual