Course title

Biology of the Living Earth 1-2



Course description

Biology of the Living Earth 1-2 is a laboratory-based college preparatory course that integrates the high school Life Science (LS); Earth and Space Science (ESS); and Engineering; Technology; and Applications of Science (ETS) Performance Expectations (PE) from the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The fundamental concepts necessary to understand Biology have been selected from the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) of NGSS. The course is broken down into four learning segments; spanning content from Biology to Earth Science. Students encounter Biology through real-world phenomena to heighten relevance and to emphasize that biological laws are used to describe; explain; and make predictions about all living things. Throughout the course; students will investigate with activities; experiments; demonstrations; discussions; and observations of real-world phenomena and the evaluation and analysis of published materials. Students will clearly and persuasively communicate their claims as they obtain and evaluate evidence derived from these investigations. This course has been approved by the University of California to meet the (D) lab science entrance requirement as well as Poway Unified School District Life Science graduation requirement.

School country

United States

School state


School city

San Diego

School / district Address

13500 Camino del Sure

School zip code


Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • LBIO
  • Biology

Approved date

Online / Virtual