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This course will provide students with a broad and interactive experience covering the main topics of biological science. The course is divided into four distinct parts, each consisting of three, fifteen-lesson units. Each of the units is based on a central concept. A graded assessment is given after each lesson and an exam follows each part of the course. There are also lab activities found frequently in the course to reinforce the material and give the students an opportunity to apply their knowledge through experiments and activities.
Biology as a science is a large, complex, and ever-changing topic that will serve as a foundation course for high school students. Students will be exposed to topics ranging from the process of science to cell reproduction to the diversity of life. Also covered in this course are the chemical components of life, the process of energy conversion, and lifes functions. The subjects of genetics and evolution are also explored and the course focuses on the latest scientific research to support the students learning. Finally, ecology is covered to raise student awareness of the many challenges and opportunities of the modern biological world.

Part 1 Description
The first part of the course introduces students to the definition of life and applies the scientific method to biological concepts. The first unit covers the classification of living things into groups and asks students to justify their reasoning for these classifications. The second unit is a survey of the biochemicals vital to the structure and function of living things; this unit also covers acids and bases and the similarities and differences among the macromolecules. Finally, the third unit covers the cell, its components, and their purposes. The methods of transport across the cell membrane that allows cells to maintain a constant internal environment is also a focus of this third unit of Part 1.
_________â_Part 1 Unit 1 Science as a Process
_________â_Part 1 Unit 2 Biochemistry
_________â_Part 1 Unit 3 Cells and Transport

Part 2 Description
Part 2 of the course begins with fifteen lessons describing the various types of energy used by cells and how living things convert this energy from one form to another. The reactions involved with both cellular respiration and photosynthesis are covered here, as well as the connection between the suns energy and life on Earth. Unit 2 then moves on to cell reproduction and the various ways in which organisms grow, repair tissues, and divide into offspring. The final unit introduces students to the basics and history of genetics, and asks them to apply what they have learned to solve problems and investigate human genetic disorders.
_________â_Part 2 Unit 1 Energy Conservation
_________â_Part 2 Unit 2 Cell Reproduction
_________â_Part 2 Unit 3 Genetics

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Two parts