COURSE DECRIPTION: What is Biology? Biology (from Greek βιολογος - βίος, bios, "life"; -λογος, -logos, study of). It is the branch of science that studies living organisms. During this course your student will examine the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and classification of living things. The five unifying principles for this course are as follows: cell theory, evolution, gene theory, energy, and homeostasis. Remember, scientific theories are explanations of scientific observations, not guesses!
QRT1: Nature of Science, Macromolecules, Properties of Water, & Cell Structure and Function
QRT2: Immune System, Plant Structure and Cellular Energy, Human Reproduction, & Genetics
QRT3: Meiosis, Molecular Genetics, Evolution, Brain, & Diversity and Classification
QRT4: Diversity and Classification, Ecology, & Cardiovascular Health
Student Code of Conduct: The school will give the student a hard copy of the Student Code of Conduct. The Student Code of Conduct may also be found on the Marion County Public School’s website. (www.marion.k12.fl.us). Please, review the Student Code of Conduct for information on the following topics: Electronic Devices; Disciplinary Response Codes; Tardy Policy; Absences/Make-up work; Truancy; Cheating/Plagiarism.
Instructional time (our most valuable resource): Instructional/class time will not be used to retake/make-up missed test or labs. Students may schedule to come in between 8:30am-9:30am to take/retake tests and complete missed labs. Please note, it can take a student four days to catch up with his/her peers when only one day was missed!