Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in NGSS Biology or CP Biology and H Chemistry or equivalent
Requirement: Students must enroll in the 11th and 12th grade courses for the full 20 credits. Students must take the IB exam at the end of the course.
Students will learn the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of Biology. Laboratory experiences and selected investigations encourage higher order thinking skills, formulation of hypotheses, and generation of new ideas. Topic studied include cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution and biodiversity, human physiology, DNA, cell metabolism, plant biology, and animal physiology. Students choose from one of four optional topics for additional study: neurobiology and behavior, biotechnology and bioinformatics, ecology and conservation or further human physiology.