Biology is the study of LIFE; living things are beautiful, curious, and although it seems odd, they are often resilient and fragile at the same time. Studying life helps us learn about our Creator. Biology has taught me that our Lord is inventive and values beauty, and that He has a sense of humor. This year we will learn about living things: This course focus on the levels of biological organization from molecules up to and including the organism.
Welcome to Biology for the 2016-2017 school year. I am attaching my course syllabus below. Students are also required to keep their copy of the syllabus in the front of their binders to refer to. Please remember that students must have a 3 in binder that is used only for biology.
This first quarter we begin by establishing a correct relationship between God (truth) and Science ( a valuable, but flawed human endeavor). We then study the scientific method as a process of learning about the world. We will then study the tools of the Biologist, and practice using some of the equipment in lab. Near the end of the quarter we explore the question, "what does it mean to be alive?", and start learning about the basic chemistry of life and the four classes of organic molecules.