Biology, 9-12, 10:00-11:30 Tu
Textbook: Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd edition ISBN-13: 978-1932012545, ISBN-10: 1932012540, 3-ring binder, Bound composition notebook
This course will introduce students to biology from a perspective that life is brilliantly designed. The Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology text will be used as a basic guide, altered and supplemented at the discretion of the instructor. The course will be divided into 2 semesters, the first introducing the scientific method, cell biology, the chemistry of life, cellular reproduction, and genetics; the second semester will include an overview of the characteristics of organisms from various kingdoms and phyla, an introduction to ecology, and a discussion of origins, touching on arguments supporting evolutionary theory vs. design.
Students will be expected to read the textbook, complete written assignments, watch short youtube videos, and take tests at home. Class meetings will be 90 minutes each week and will include experiments as well as lectures that emphasize explanations of more complex topics. Additional online video lectures via Zoom may be offered as topics require. A traditional grading scale (93-100%=A, etc) will be used for written homework, lab reports, and assessments. Students will be expected to use correct grammar and spelling and to maintain neat lab notebooks.