Biology (non-lab)

Biology introduces students to the study of living things, both plants and animals. Students learn about the basic chemistry of life, cellular processes, genetics and evolutionary theory in addition to tracing similarities and differences between the major kingdoms and phyla, from the simplest to the most complex. There is an alternate unit on ecology for those students whose religious beliefs preclude studying the unit on evolution.

Activities are included to introduce students to various topics and to expand their understanding and experience of what is being discussed in the written course materials. For each exam, students are asked to carry out and report on one of the unit’s activities. The examinations contain a wide variety of questions that ask students to apply what they have learned to understanding the natural world. For a nominal fee students may receive a laboratory kit and manual to perform and report experiments in conjunction with the exams submitted.

There are 9 examinations in Biology.

Biggs, Alton et al., Biology: The Dynamics of Life, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.