Welcome to Biology! 

For the 2015/16 school year we will be using google classroom for class communications.

 You can find me for extra help in room 219 and my email address is: scott_blanchette@needham.k12.ma.us.

Honors Biology, This college preparatory course uses a thematic approach to introduce major concepts in the biological sciences. The concepts detailed below will be threaded to the following themes: Homeostasis, Organization, Unity and Diversity, Structure meets Function, and Transfer of Energy and Matter. The expectation of this course is that students strive towards independently applying knowledge to new concepts. The major topics in biology are reviewed in depth and students are required to incorporate vocabulary and make connections to the real world. A working knowledge of algebra is strongly recommended for this course.

 

Accelerated Biolgoy, This college preparatory course uses a thematic approach to introduce major concepts in the biological sciences. The concepts detailed below will be threaded to the following themes: Homeostasis, Organization, Unity and Diversity, Structure meets Function, and Transfer of Energy and Matter. The expectation of this course is students can independently apply knowledge to new concepts. The pace of accelerated biology is intensive, as the major topics in biology are reviewed with great depth and breadth. It is recommended that students who elect accelerated biology have strong mathematics skills.