This full year standard level biology course covers the Chemistry of Life, Cell Biology and Ecology in the first semester and Molecular Biology and Genetics, Evolution and the Diversity of Life, and Human Anatomy and Physiology in the second semester. Students are asked to view videos, tutorials, animations, play biology games, and complete simulations and virtual labs. Assignments include weekly discussions, 3-2-1 key fact assignments, assignment quizzes, lab activities, vocabulary word walls, and concept maps. Students share information and collaborate via discussion forums, blogs and wikis. Students complete weekly quizzes at the end of each week as well as a unit test at the end of each unit.
*This course may be appropriate for Gifted and Talented middle school students that meet all course prerequisites.*