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Biology A explores the balance existing between organisms, the environment, food supply and animal diversity. Students use the scientific method to investigate the effects of salt on plants and use microscopes to observe osmosis in cells. The trimester ends with learning about mitosis.
Biology B explores meiosis, the passing of traits from one generation to the next in genetics, how information for those traits, coded for in DNA, is expressed within cells, and finally, how nature selects organisms having favorable traits, passing them on to the next generation.
Advanced Topics in Biology explores in greater depth, the characteristics of life, uses chi square to analyze genetic crosses, isolates DNA from wheat, investigates DNA sequencing and gene regulation. Students then create a hypothetical genetically modified organism.
Astronomy covers a short history of its beginnings, the evidence for the universe beginning with the Big Bang, how our galaxy and solar system were created, the properties of stars, planets and exoplanets, moons, asteroids and comets, and the technology involved in space exploration.
Students study select body systems, how they function, and disease affecting these systems. Students work on projects to illustrate how the organs function. Hands-on dissection of fetal pigs and cows’ eyes help bring to ‘life’ the body systems and how they interact.
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