• COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    Biology
    Grade 11 
    5 credits/full year 
    PREREQUISITE: Completion of 10th grade Chemistry

    In this course students explore the origin of life, biochemistry, transport, 
    energy processing, cell cycle, mitosis, DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, 
    meiosis, inheritance patterns, evolution, ecology, Mendelian and molecular 
    genetics. Students will have the opportunity to explore these ideas through 
    class discussion, lab experiences and independent research. Students will 
    analyze authentic data as a part of case studies to form evidence-based 
    conclusions. Ideas discussed in this course will lead to an understanding of 
    societal challenges as well as career paths to affect change in those areas.