Welcome!

"I cannot think of a single field in biology or medicine in which we can claim genuine understanding, and it seems to me the more we learn about living creatures, especially ourselves, the stranger life becomes."
    ~Lewis Thomas, Discover Magazine




Living Environment is a course where students study the science behind life as we know it. Everybody will participate in labs where they create and answer questions, design experiments, and interact with the content they learn in a hands-on way. 

Each unit we study has a series of essential questions that the students answer throughout the unit to tie everything together. These units are:

Unit 1 - Scientific Inquiry
Unit 2 - Cells
Unit 3 - Circulation & Respiration
Unit 4 - Digestion & Excretion
Unit 5  - Immunity & Disease
Unit 6 - The Nervous System
Unit 7 - Endocrine & Reproductive Systems
Unit 8 - Genetics
Unit 9 - Evolution
Unit 10 - Ecology


All students must take Living Environment and pass Living Environment regents in June in order to graduate. Additionally, students must complete 1200 minutes of lab time to sit for the regents. Attendance is very important for this class, both to understand content and not to miss these lab minutes!