• Course Description

    This course engages students in the study of life and living organisms and examines biology and biochemistry in the real world. This is a semester course that encompasses traditional concepts in biology and encourages exploration of new discoveries in this field of science. The components include biochemistry, cell biology, cell processes, heredity and reproduction, the evolution of life, taxonomy, human body systems, and ecology.


    Course Objectives

    Throughout the course, the following goals will be met:

    • Understand the relationships among living organisms

    • Describe the functions and processes that control cellular activities

    • Trace the discoveries and scientific thought that increase the application of new technology in the field of DNA and genetics

    • Examine the taxonomy that organizes all organisms

    • Recognize the structures and functions of systems of the human body

    • Relate the interdependence of ecosystems and propose solutions to issues impacting the environment


    Grading Policy

    You will be graded on the work you do online and the work you submit electronically. The weighting for each category of graded activity is listed below.

    Grading Category Weight

    • Assignments 10%
    • Labs 10%
    • Lesson Quizzes 20%
    • Unit Tests 40%
    • Cumulative Exams 20% 


    Scope and Sequence

    When you log into Edgenuity, you can view the entire course map—an interactive scope and sequence of all topics you will study. The units of study are summarized below:

    Unit 1: Scientific Knowledge and Inquiry

    Unit 2: The Building Blocks of Life

    Unit 3: Cell Biology

    Unit 4: Cell Processes

    Unit 5: Molecular Genetics

    Unit 6: Heredity

    Unit 7: Scientific Communication

    Unit 8: The Evolution of Life

    Unit 9: Taxonomy

    Unit 10: The Human Body I

    Unit 11: The Human Body II

    Unit 12: Ecology