Biology

In this Biology course, students study a variety of life processes

and learn how different organisms meet the challenges of living

in their environment. Students learn to use laboratory equipment

and materials to collect data and then use a variety of data analysis

skills to interpret the data. Major biological concepts for student

focus include homeostasis, energy transfer and use, the relationship

between structure and function, and change over time. Course

content and skills are assessed through a wide range of evaluative

measures including tests with objective and written responses,

laboratory reports, simulations, research projects, class presentations

and home assignments. Students take mandatory local county

assessments each quarter. The tests are meant to replicate the

content and format of the Biology High School Assessment.

Students will take the MD Biology High School Assessment in

May. A passing score is required for graduation.