Science III: Biology

This course emphasizes the study of living organisms and life processes. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 examines the structure and function of cells and human body systems including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, lymphatic, and reproductive systems. It provides lines of support for the Theory of Evolution, the evolutionary process, hominid evolution, classification and interdependence of living organisms.

Semester 2 consists of four units that include evolution, the origins of life, diversity of life, human form and function, animal behavior, and ecology.

1 Credit

Science I: Environmental Science
Science II: Physical Science

This course is aligned to the National Science Education Standards (NSES), Florida Sunshine State Standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards, Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, and Colorado P-12 Academic Standards.

Science III Semester 1

SCI 301: Pretest - Biology
The Cell
Integumentary and Skeletal Systems
Human Muscular System
Nervous System
Human Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
Human Digestive and Excretory Systems
Human Endocrine and Immune Systems
Human Reproductive System
The Theory of Evolution
Evolutionary Timeline
Biological Classifications
Plant and Animal Kingdoms
Primate and Hominid Evolution
Hominid and Human Evolution
Interdependence of Organisms
SCI 301: Test - Biology

Science III Semester 2

Biology Semester 2 Pretest
Unit 5: Evolution and the Origins of Life
Darwin's Observations
Evidence of Evolution
The Origins of Species
Viruses and HIV
Unit 5 Test
Unit 6: The Diversity of Life
Characteristics of Fungi
Plant Evolution
Reptiles and Dinosaurs
Unit 6 Test
Unit 7: Human Form and Function
Introduction to the Human Body
Skeletal System
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Nervous System
Immune System
Reproductive System
Unit 7 Test
Unit 8: Animal Behavior and Ecology
Classical, Ecological and Social Behavior
Introduction to Ecology
Biogeochemical Cycles
Ecosystems and Communities
Unit 8 Test
Biology Semester 2 Test

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