Welcome to Biology! I am looking forward to a great year and I hope you are as excited as I am about this class. Biology is the science of life and of living organisms. Because we are living organisms, biology has special meaning. Through the study of biology, you will gain insight into the living world around you and a deeper understanding of yourself. I am here to help, so do not hesitate to contact me with your questions or concerns.
Biology is a lab course designed to teach the structure of living organisms. We will cover a wide range of topics including the scientific method, cells, genetics, ecology, and natural selection. This course will highlight the various ways these topics affect our lives while placing special emphasis on scientific process, critical thinking, and problem solving. The course curriculum is aligned with the Arizona State Standards which include the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards.
- Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be scientifically literate members of a community.
- Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills through scientific investigation.
- Integrate writing, inquiry, collaboration and reading throughout the curriculum in order to create a rigorous classroom environment.