Type of Credit: Science
This course provides students with exploratory activities, laboratory experiences and real-life applications in the biological sciences. The content includes the following concepts: nature of science, matter, energy, chemical processes of life, reproduction and communication of cells, basic study of genetics, organization, classification and taxonomy, structure, reproduction and function of plants, animals, and microorganisms, interdependence of living things, adaptations, and the impact of technology on society. Preserved animal studies may be a part of this course. All students are required to pass Biology I. For students entering 9th grade in 2012-2013, thirty percent of their final grade will be based on the Biology I End of Course exam. Students will be required to take the exam in order to be awarded credit.