Students are led in the critical evaluation of biology in solving personal and social issues.

Subject Matter Experts:
Dr. William Rogers

Lesson 1

DNA

  • Basic DNA Structure
  • RNA
  • Protein Synthesis
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • DNA Technology

Lesson 2

Ecosystems and Energy Flow

  • Energy Flow
  • Chemical Cycling
  • Environmental Issues

Lesson 3

Population Growth

  • Growth Formulas
  • Exponential Growth
  • Growth Patterns

Lesson 4

Population Growth Outcomes

  • Human Population Growth
  • Danger of Rapid Growth
  • Factors Impacting Growth
  • Future Scenarios

Lesson 5

6th Period of Extinction

  • Mass Extinctions
  • Rates of Extinction
  • Biotic and Abiotic Factors
  • Preventing Extinction

Lesson 6

Building a Strategy

  • Preserving Biodiversity
  • Saving Endangered Species

Lesson 7

Scientific Methodology

  • Major Steps
  • Proper Experimental Design

Lesson 8

Science vs. Non-Science

  • Criteria for Scientific Investigations
  • Good and Bad Science

Lesson 9

Natural Selection

  • Genetic Variation
  • Population Genetics
  • Types of Natural Selection
  • Artificial Selection

Lesson 10

Genetic Trends

  • Zygotes
  • Stem Cells
  • Genetic Screening

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