(Grades 9-10; 7 periods/week, full year; 1 unit)
This course covers the same material as Biology but examines
each area at a greater level of depth and detail, and proceeds
at a faster pace. It provides a comprehensive overview of the
central concepts of biology: cell structure and function, genetics,
human physiology, evolution, ecology and the diversity of life.
Each week four periods are spent in the laboratory, carrying out
experiments and investigations, while the remaining three are
devoted to the presentation and discussion of new material. The
ecology unit culminates in the spring trimester with a field trip
to Drey Land for a field ecology study (Click here
for complete description of Biology Drey Land program.) This approach
adequately prepares students for the Biology SAT II.