Prerequisite: Chem Study
Students come to understand biology in the context of evolution and homeostasis from the molecular to the organismal levels, to develop their analytical thinking skills as biologists, and to prepare for introductory college-level biology. Laboratory work supports key concepts throughout the year and helps students sharpen their data interpretation/analytical thinking skills. Six weeks of lab work are devoted to Drosophila melanogaster crosses and the interpretation of the results. Advanced Biology is a content-heavy course that requires both assimilation of core knowledge and an ability to apply that core knowledge to demonstrate an understanding of how the biological world operates. It also heavily promotes independence and personal responsibility for the students to organize their study habits to best comprehend the challenging material.