Honors Biology with Labs

Honors Biology with Labs

695.00

Instructor: Ms. Seray

Please review the course details below

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COURSE SCHEDULE:

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN - Classes start Sept 2, 2019 and end May 1, 2020.

No classes:

·      Thanksgiving Break: November 25 - December 1, 2019

·      Winter Break: December 16, 2019 - January 19, 2020

·      Spring Break: March 9 - 15, 2020


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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.

Lab Component

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].


COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • 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


REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS/RESOURCES:

  1. Choi, J., Clark, M., and Douglas, M. Biology. 2nd edition. Openstax.

    [This free online textbook can be downloaded by clicking here.]

  2. Binder with loose leaf paper, pen/pencil, and eraser


 
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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.