Mr. McGeney

BIOLOGY 1 : Westfield High School, Westfield N.J.

jmcgeney@westfieldnjk12.org

James McGeney, Ed.M Teacher of Life Science

B.S. Marine Biology - University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Ed.M. Life Sciences - Rutgers University G.S.E.

All Living things interact with their environment. Biology offers an organized approach for asking AND answering questions about the natural world. The study of life investigates subjects that affect each of us and the way we live. Biology I is a college preparatory course based on biological concepts, principles and the interrelationships between organisms and the environment. Students are expected to focus on concepts that will enable them to successfully continue their biological education beyond High School. Concepts discussed include evolution, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology and ecology. Through active engagement in classroom discussion and activities, students should attain essential science skills and build the foundation necessary to make informed decisions about issues that impact society, as well as themselves. Students will learn to incorporate scientific practices for investigating natural phenomenon, identify and evaluate core ideas of Biology and to relate concepts to their personal lives.