What is it about living things that makes them alive? Why do some plants grow in the desert and some animals live in the arctic? Why do we care about carbon dioxide anyway? Is strength and fitness inherited or can we improve our athleticism? In this course we will answer these questions and many more as we study cells and tissues, genetics, classification of all living things, ecology, and the systems of the human body. Students will be guided into evaluating each of the arguments and assumptions that are put forth in the text from a Biblical worldview. Laboratory investigations will encourage students to spend time discovering the natural wonders in their own local communities.