Physics and Chemistry and Department Recommendation
This course covers the same principles and concepts as presented in Biology, but the pace and depth of inquiry is much greater. The course includes extensive laboratory work, and the course content requires the use of analytical and deductive reasoning, critical thinking, and application of learned material. This course will also include much more intensive reading and writing than Biology as well as more formal research. The course is primarily for highly motivated students who have strong science interests. A wide range of topics will be examined including cell structure and function, genetics, protein synthesis, evolution, ecology, the six kingdoms of life, viruses, and human anatomy and physiology. Students will be required to complete additional paper in the first semester and take part in the science exhibit the second semester.