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High School Biology Classes

Class Available at PCLC

Class Available at EIE

Biology at PCLC (see below for EIE)

Grade Level 9-10 a-g certified (if charter approved) – two-semester course
Cost of class: $450 per semester
*See Locations and Schedules for possible additional Student Fees that may be added to your classes and possibly payable with charter funds.

Note: Lab supplies will be provided when students are In-Person for class. For online students, a supply list will be provided so they may do the experiments with us. The cost of lab supplies should also be covered by charter school funds if purchased through an approved vendor.        

This class will include such topics as:

  • Intro to Chemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Protein synthesis
  • Photosynthesis
  • Thorough coverage of Genetics
  • Classification and a survey of the Kingdoms including:
    • Archaebacteria
    • Eubacteria
    • Protista
    • Fungi
    • Plantae
    • Animalia
    • Ecology

This course meets weekly for 2 hours (1 hour of lecture, 1 hour of lab). Weekly homework assignments from the textbook, lab reports, and handouts will be completed by the students at home each week. There will be 1-2 long-term projects. Tests will be sent home with the student to be administered by their parent online. Two in-class practicum tests will be given by the instructor.

To register, complete the registration page for the location of your choice.

A textbook is required, with two choices available: Pick one (charters use Glencoe)

Biology Student Text (3rd ed.- 2 vol.)
by Thomas E. Porch and Brad R. Batdorf.
ISBN: 978-1-57924-932-8
Publisher: Bob Jones University Press, 2004
Length: 1104 pp. Format: softbound; 2 volumes

 

Glencoe Biology – Student Edition
ISBN: 9780078802843
Publisher: Glencoe, 2009, Hardcover
Charter students must use the Glencoe textbook.
The 2006 Glencoe biology book is also acceptable.

Biology at EIE

Grade Level 9-10 a-g certified (if charter approved) – two-semester course
Cost of class: $450 per semester
*See Locations and Schedules for possible additional Student Fees that may be added to your classes and possibly payable with charter funds.

Note: Lab supplies will be provided when students are In-Person for class.       

This A-G level biology course is designed to take the student through a general study of living matter. Students will learn basic biological principles and explore the diversity of life on Earth. They will study the present form and function of organisms, from cells to organ systems, from simple viruses to complex Homo sapiens. There are more than twenty-five hand-on lab/lab activities covering such topics as:

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Fungi
  • Protists
  • Plants
  • Animals & animal behavior
  • Ecology

Along with a variety of dissections and modeling, there are student-led investigations that allow the student to pursue individualized areas of inquiry.  In addition, students will learn microscopic and aseptic techniques together with laboratory safety and proficiency.

Emphasis will be on disciplinary core ideas (content), scientific practices, and crosscutting concepts, coupling practice with content to apply the material in a meaningful way to the world, and analyzing & proposing ways to minimize human impacts on biodiversity.  The year culminates in a student-led multi-week lab project with a poster presentation and an optional field trip.

To register, complete the registration page for the location of your choice.

A textbook is required

Glencoe Biology – Student Edition
ISBN-10: 0078945860
 
Publisher: Glencoe Science, 2012 edition or newer
or your choice of high-school level Biology textbooks that cover 100% of the material we cover (see the course content for details), subject to teacher approval.

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