Description: This class is an introduction to cell biology, genetics, taxonomy, microbiology, botany, zoology, and ecology. This class is worth 1 high school credit in Science. The laboratory components of this class include at-home experiments that utilize common household objects, as well as virtual laboratories and dissections. This class uses 11 experiments, including 4 dissections (see required materials below). More information will be provided to the students.  This class is worth 1 high school credit in Science.

Grade Level: 9-12 (ages 14-18) (students must be at least in 9th grade)

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: Modern Biology 2009 edition text. The textbook ISBN is 9780030367694 and can be purchased through Amazon, AbeBooks, and other used book sellers. The following dissection materials will also be required, but please do not purchase until March: Introductory Dissection Kit (Grasshopper, Earthworm, Frog)Perch Specimen, and Perch Dissection Guide. The only other lab materials required will be a flower and some M&Ms. Students will also need a USB headset microphone (built-in microphones also work).

Syllabus: See the Biology syllabus