The Biology I curriculum covers life science topics. Emphasis is on cellular structure and function; cell processes; interdependence of organisms within their environments (cycles, adaptations, relationships, limiting factors); impact of human activities on the environment; structure and function of DNA; genetic traits and expression; application of DNA technology; theory of evolution by natural selection; classification systems; biological molecules; and biochemical processes. Completion of this course with a 60 or higher final grade and the state mandated Biology EOC with a Level III or higher satisfies the Biology graduation requirement. This honors course covers Biology topics in greater depth with a focus on problem solving in the context of a larger environmental impact and lab experience.
Requested competency code:
- Lab Science
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.