Honors Biology with Labs
Honors Biology with Labs
Instructor: Ms. Seray
Please review the course details below
REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN - Classes start Sept 2, 2019 and end May 1, 2020.
· Thanksgiving Break: November 25 - December 1, 2019
· Winter Break: December 16, 2019 - January 19, 2020
· Spring Break: March 9 - 15, 2020
This Honors Biology course places a strong emphasis on lab work to help cement complex material. Topics covered include: Cells, DNA, genetics, evolutionary relationships, organic chemistry, and how living systems interact in ecology. Satisfactory completion of this course will allow students to enroll in AP Biology.
This course requires a study commitment, outside of instruction time, of approximately 5 hours per week.
A lab kit will need to be purchased separately to satisfy the lab requirements of this course.
The lab kit, which includes a lab manual, can be purchased directly from our vendor by clicking here [Note: Microscope not included].
Explore how systems of cells function together to support life processes
Determine how individuals of the same species vary in how they look, function, and behave
Explain the mechanisms of genetic inheritance
Describe the environmental and genetic causes of gene mutations and the alteration of gene expression
Explain photosynthesis and cellular respiration and describe their differences
Investigate the role of biodiversity in ecosystems and the role of animal behavior on the survival of individuals and species
Understand natural selection and the process of evolution
Understand and demonstrate the process of scientific thinking
Complete and submit lab reports
Complete weekly pre-recorded lectures
Participate in interactive online student forums
Deliver assessments and/or assignments in a timely manner
PREREQUISITES AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
This course is recommended for students 13 years of age or above
Students should have taken or should concurrently be taking Algebra II
Choi, J., Clark, M., and Douglas, M. Biology. 2nd edition. Openstax.
[This free online textbook can be downloaded by clicking here.]
Binder with loose leaf paper, pen/pencil, and eraser
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Seray pursued her interest in science by becoming a pharmacist and practicing in various clinical settings. During her studies, her strong academic standing and innovative community health projects, conferred her the coveted “Pharmacy Student of the Year” award. After graduating, she continued to serve her community and became finalist for “Pharmacist of the Year.” For the past few years, Ms. Seray has taught science to students in the homeschooling community worldwide. Read more.