Credit Recovery - Biology A

Course Description



This course is an introduction to general biology. It will include the fundamental principles of living organisms including physical and chemical properties of life, cellular organization and function, the transfer of energy through metabolic systems, cellular reproduction, the classification of living things, and the six kingdoms of life. The main focus is to present biological information in an understandable and straight forward way that will capture the student’s interest dealing with up-to-date principles and concepts.

Course Outline

Unit 1: The Nature of Science and Biology

Section 1: Introduction to Biology

Section 2: Chemistry of Life

Unit 2: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Section 1: Energy

Section 2: Photosynthesis: Food Production

Section 3: Cellular Respiration

Unit 3: Cell Structure

Section 1: Cell Structure

Section 2: Cell Membrane: Structure and Function

Section 3: Chromosomes and Cell Reproduction

Section 4: Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction

Unit 4: Genetics

Section 1: Mendel and Heredity

Section 2: The Chromosome Theory Of Inheritance

Section 3: Human Genetic Traits

Section 4: How Proteins Are Made

Section 5: Protein Synthesis: From Gene to Protein

Section 6: Biotechnology and the Genetics Revolution

Unit 5: Evolution

Section 1: Evolution: Descent With Modification

Section 2: Evolution and Genetics



There is no required textbook for this course.