Students develop the research and analytical thinking skills required to succeed in numerous disciplines. Students engage in activities, laboratory investigations, and discussions to develop their understanding of the unifying themes of modern biology. Topics include:
• Cell Biology
• Cell cycle, mitosis, and meiosis
• Mendelian Genetics
• Photosynthesis and respiration
• Human physiology and reproduction
Students collect and analyze data using a variety of tools, including computer-based lab probes, spreadsheets, and graphing software. Lab exploration includes basic microscopy, dissection, and models of biological processes. Students demonstrate their understanding of the material with research-based lab reports, models, and other projects.