Section: Schools, Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

In this introductory biology course, students examine from a biblical worldview the nature of life and the chemical basis of living cells. Using classical methodology, students learn to think critically about the science and study of life on this planet, which also includes an introduction to evolutionary theory. A recognition of diverse worldview backgrounds is recognized, but emphasis is placed on critical thinking and the scientific process. Students complete laboratory exercises and gain experience writing formal lab reports.

Topics include: biomolecules, cell structure, cell function, cell division and genetics; overview of the six kingdoms, including representative organisms from each kingdom and their ecological interrelationships through dissection of organisms or a virtual alternative. Human systems are briefly covered and the ecological interrelationships between organisms are also addressed.

Prerequisite: Chemistry is recommended but not required.

Suggested Grade Level: 11–12

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