All 100 level biology courses teach core biological concepts aligned with the Common Core and New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.
This course is designed to introduce students to the diversity and complexity of the living world around them and the interdependence and interrelationship that exists among all living organisms. A variety of approaches are used with a focus on scientific investigative practices. These approaches include established laboratory investigations as well as opportunities to conduct investigations that are student-designed. Units covered are scientific processes, biochemistry, cell structure, cellular transport, cellular energy, cellular division, DNA structure and function, genetics, evolution, ecosystems and energy flow. Connections are made between these biological concepts and students’ lives.